Bennett Promoted

Service notes

September 01, 1991

Navy Airman Apprentice Aaron S. Bennett, son of Steven and Doretna Bennett of Mount Airy, has been promoted to his present rank while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS America. The 1988 Linganore HighSchool graduate joined the Navy in August 1990.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darrell W. Billings, son of Louise Wheeler of Laurel, graduated from Field Medical Service school at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Billings studied the fundamentals of battlefield survival, personal protective measures and received instructions on basic

tactics. In order to graduate he hadto demonstrate basic proficiency in emergency medical techniques, casualty evacuation, field sanitation and preventive medicine procedures.

The 1980 Laurel High School graduate joined the Navy in April 1981.


Navy Seaman Recruit Jody L. Buckley, a 1989 Hammond High School graduate, completed training at Recruit Training Command in San Diego.


Navy Fireman Apprentice Gregory B. Lyons, son of Ray L. Lyons of Jessup, recently returned

from service in Operation Desert Storm serving aboard the destroyer USS Caron. The 1985 Laurel High School graduate joined the Navy in November 1989.


Navy Fireman Apprentice Richard J. Whitney, son of Richard J. Whitney Sr., of Savage, recently departed for a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USSShenandoah. The destroyer will provide maintenance, logistics and personnel support to other Navy ships in the area. Whitney joined the Navy in February 1990.


Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James E. Mort, a 1980 Laurel High School graduate, recently left on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the aircraftcarrier USS Forrestal. Mort, who joined the Navy in February 1981, will participate in various training exercises during deployment. Thiswill be the last deployment for the Forrestal, which is scheduled toreplace the Navy's training aircraft carrier USS Lexington.


Marine Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Elliott, son of Shirley T. Elliott of Mount Airy, recently reported for duty with the Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron in Cherry Point, N.C. He joined the Marine Corps in July 1988.


Peter A. May, son of Leona M. and Albert W. May of Marriottsville, received practical work in military leadership at the ROTC advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

The camp, attended by cadets between their third and fourth years of college, includes instruction in communication, managementand survival training.

Successful completion of the ROTC camp andgraduation from college results in a second lieutenant post in the U.S. Army, Guard or Reserve.

May, a 1987 Liberty High School graduate, is a student at Western Maryland College.

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