Three Complete Basic

Service notes

October 06, 1991

Three area residents have graduated from Air Force basic training atLackland Air Force Base, Texas. They are:

* Airman Edward L. Johnson. The son of Edward L. and Sandy F. Johnson of Annapolis, the airman is a 1990 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

* Airman 1st Class Cheryl L. Randall. She is the daughter of Audrey Tuskan of Severn.

* Airman Willam R. Stamey Jr. He is the son of retired army Master Sgt. Willam R. Stamey of Glen Burnie, and PatsyR. Stamey of Vine Grove, Ky.

During the six weeks of training, the airmen studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


Army Reserve Pvt. Robert D. Smith Jr. has graduated from the combat signaler course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga.

The course provided instruction on field wire construction, trouble shooting field wire lines, the operation of a field switchboard and radio communications, and systems in combat and combat service support.

He is the sonof Robert D. and Elanore L. Smith of Severn. The private is a 1987 graduate of Meade Senior High School, Fort George G. Meade.


Marine Pfc. Christopher Perez, son of Mary A. Smarlissi of Annapolis, recently graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialists Course.

During the course, conducted at the Marine Corps Administrative Detachment, Fort Lee., Va., students received instruction on the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of fuel handling units and accessory equipment.

He joined the Marine Corps in January 1991.


Beth Ann Ferrero has completed a U.S. Air Force ROTC field training encampment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

The summer curriculum consists of orientation on jet aircraft, career opportunities, human relationseducation and equal opportunity training.

Physical fitness and survival training is also emphasized. The field training is normally attended by cadets between their second and third year of college.

The cadet is a student at Purdue University, Indiana. She is the daughter of Joseph and Carol Ann Ferrero of Severn. She is a 1989 graduateof Meade Senior High School, Fort George G. Meade.


Navy Seaman Recruit William Nesbit of Glen Burnie recently completed training at the Recruit Training Command, Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif.

During his training, Nesbit was taught general military subjects designed to prepare him for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's five occupational fields.

His studies included seamanship, close-order drill, naval history and first aid.

After completing this course, recruits are eligiblefor three hours of college credit in physical education and hygiene.


Four area residents received practical work in military leadership at the ROTC advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. They are:

* Earle C. Trott, a student at Bowie State University. He is the son of Louis D. and Amy O. Trott of Annapolis. Trott is a 1988 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

* William G. Rothe Jr., a student at Salisbury State University. Rothe is theson of Navy Chief Warrant Officer William G. and Diane E. Rothe of Severn. He is a 1988 graduate of Meade Senior High School, Fort GeorgeG. Meade.

* Sharon L. Kellogg. Kellogg is the daughter of retiredArmy 1st Sgt. Robert H. and Susan V. Kellogg of Gambrills and is a 1988 graduate of Arundel Senior High School, Gambrills.

* Andrew C.Benson, a student at the University of Delaware, Newark. Benson is the son of Kathleen P. and Robert Benson of Millersville. He is a 1988graduate of Old Mill Senior High School.

The camp, normally attended by cadets between their third and fourth year of college, includes instruction in communications, management and survival training.

Completion of the advanced camp and graduation from college results in a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, National Guard or the U.S Army Reserve.


Army 1st Lt.Pamela D. Stevenson has returned to her home station from Operation Desert Storm.

While deployed to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Stevenson was promoted to first lieutenant with duties as a combat engineer. Sheis based at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash., with the 864th Engineer Battalion.

She is the daughter of Glenn F. Dempsey of Glen Burnie and Roy Dempsey of Baltimore. Her husband, Carl, is the son of Roland C. and Jeanette Stevenson of Glen Burnie. She is a 1984 graduate of Glen Burnie Senior High School.


Marine Lance Cpl.Casey W. Adams of Edgewater was promoted to his present rank upon graduation from recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

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