* Navy Airman Apprentice Michael W. Jenkins recently...

Serving our country

September 29, 1991

* Navy Airman Apprentice Michael W. Jenkins recently departed on a routine six-month deployment to the Mediterranean.

A member of the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 122 based at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va., he embarked aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal for the ship's final operational deployment.

Jenkins is the son of Jerry Jenkins of Manchester and Sherrie Wisner of Westminster. A 1988 graduate of North Carroll High School, he joined the Navy in August 1988.

* Marine Pfc. Roy R. Champion, sonof Glyda E. and Roy R. Champion Sr. of Mount Airy, recently completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

During the training cycle, recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival and introduced to typical military routine and personal and professional standards.

All recruits participated in a physical conditioning program and gained proficiency in a variety of military skills, including first aid, rifle marksmanship and close-order drill. Teamwork and self-discipline are emphasized throughout the training.

A 1986 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick County, Champion joined the Marine Corps in April 1991.

* Marine Sgt. Robert J. Thomas recently reported for duty with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Sta

tion, Cherry Point, N.C.

He is the son of Melvin P. and Barbara C. Thomas of Woodbine and a 1985 graduate of Glenelg High School, Howard County. He joined the Marine Corpsin December 1985.

* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott W. Kroft, son of David L. and Sarah L. Kroft of Westminster, recently departed on a a seven-month deployment in support of Operation Fiery Vigil.

Kroft, a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four based inPort Hueneme, Calif., is a 1982 graduate of Westminster High School.

The disaster recovery effort was instituted after the June 15 eruption of Mount Pinatubo that covered the Subic Bay Naval Station withvolcanic ash.

NMCB-4 assisted in disaster recovery efforts by removing the ash from Cubi Point airfield and roads, restoring water, sewer, refrigeration, air conditioning and demolishing structures whichcollapsed under the weight of the ash.

Kroft joined the Navy in June 1982.

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