* Navy Seaman Apprentice Alan Goff, son of Virgil R. and...

Serving our country

November 10, 1991

* Navy Seaman Apprentice Alan Goff, son of Virgil R. and Barbara L. Goff of Finksburg, recently graduated from the Weapons Technician School.

During the 14-week course at Weapons Training Group, Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, students received training on air-delivery, surface- and subsurface-launched nuclear weapons, preparation of selected records and reports, and familiarization of nuclear weapons hazards, safety and security requirements.

A 1989 graduate of Westminster High, Goff joined the Navy in February 1991.

* Navy Seaman Recruit Aaron R. Silverman recently completed training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla.

During the training cycle, recruits are taught general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 occupational fields.

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

Silverman is the son of Harold N. and Ann L. Silverman of Mount Airy.

Marine Pfc. William E. Wagner, son of Barbara K. and William E. Wagner Jr. of Mount Airy, recently completed the automotive organizational maintenance course at Marine Corps Service Support Schools, Marine Corps Base,Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Students are taught the skills needed to perform inspections, diagnostic tests, adjustments, services and repairs to tactical motor transport equipment under garrison or field operating conditions.

Wagner, a 1983 graduate of South Carroll High, joined the Marine Corps Reserves in January 1991.

* Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James E. Wohney, son of Jeannine M. Wroten of Sykesville, recently graduated from the Basic Avionics Aviation Electronics Technician Course.

During the course at the Naval Air Technical TrainingCenter, Naval Air Station Memphis, Millington, Tenn., students receive technical instruction on the fundamentals necessary to perform job-entry level aviation electronics maintenance tasks.

Students alsoreceive instruction to prepare them for further specialized trainingon operational aviation electronics equipment found in naval aircraft.

The 1988 graduate of Liberty High School joined the Navy in November 1990.

* Marine Pvts. Wendy A. Harris and Keith E. Reitz recently completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, ParrisIsland, S.C.

During the training cycle, recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival, introduced to typical military daily routine and study the personal and professional standards traditionally exhibited by Marines.

All recruits participate in an active physical conditioning program and gain proficiency in a variety of military skills, including first aid, rifle marksmanship and close order drill. The program emphasizes teamwork and self discipline.

Harris is the daughter of Walter A. Harris and stepdaughter of Bette R. Harris of Westminster. She is a 1991 graduate of Westminster High School.

Reitz is the son of Frederick E. Reitz of Sykesville and a 1990 graduate of Catonsville High School, Baltimore County. He joined the Marine Corps in June 1991.

* Navy Seaman Recruits Johanna J. Rothen and Jamie R. Mattfeld recently completed training at Recruit TrainingCommand, Orlando, Fla.

During the training cycle, recruits are taught general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 occupational fields.

Rothen is the daughter of John J. and Jennifer J. Rothen of Mount Airy. The 1987 graduate of Glenelg High School, Howard County, joined the Navy in July 1991.

Mattfeld is the daughter of RonaldJ. and Roberta W. Mattfeld of

Manchester. The 1990 graduate of North Carroll High School joined the Navy in July 1991.

* Navy Lt. JoAnn E. Sersland, daughter of Thomas H. and Irene B. Johnson of Westminster, recently completed the Officer Indoctrination School.

During the course at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., students are prepared for duty in the naval staff field corresponding to their civilian profession.

The first five weeks of studiesinclude naval history and traditions, personnel administration, military law, close-order drill and other general military subjects.

During the final week, studies concentrate on the application of civilian professions within the Navy.

The 1981 graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and 1991 graduate of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D., joined the Navy in September 1989.

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