Johnson Gets His Wings

Service notes

January 05, 1992

Air National Guard Capt. Andre L. Johnson, son of Earle L. Johnson of Savage, received silver wings on graduation from pilot training at Williams AFB, Chandler, Ariz.

BENNETT ABOARD CARRIER

Navy Airman Apprentice Aaron S. Bennett, son of Steven and Dorthea Bennett of Mount Airy, departed for a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS America.

The USS America will lead an eight-ship battle group while conducting scheduled operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

BELL FINISHES TRAINING

Marine Private Phillip E. Bell, son of Gloria J. Bell of Sykesville, recently completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Bell isa 1988 graduate of Liberty High School.

BOWEN FINISHES COURSE

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Eric R. Bowen, son of Robert and Linda Brown of Sykesville, completed the Navy Security Guard Course.

Bowen, who joined the Navy in

November 1990, is a graduate of Liberty High School.

GINGCO ON USS AMERICA

Navy Airman Rodger J. Gingco, son of Rodelio and Geraldine Gingco of Ellicott City, and Navy Petty Officer Second Class John D. McElroy, son of Helen and James McElroy Sr. of Sykesville, both departed for a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS America, based in Norfolk, Va.

Gingco joined the Navy in April 1990 and McElroy, a 1985 graduate of Liberty High School, joined the Navy in December 1987.

MCCOLLUM IS TACTICAL

NavyPetty Officer First Class Richard D. McCollum, son of Jean McCollum of Laurel, completed the Tactical Intelligence Systems Maintenance Course.

During the course at the Naval Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., students receive training on maintenance for the computer-based satellite communication system.

McCollum, a 1978 graduate of Laurel Senior High School, joined the Navy in June 1978.

WORTHEM IN NEW MEXICO

Air Force Senior Airman Michael T. Worthem Jr., an air traffic control operator, has arrived for duty at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Worthem, a 1987 graduate of South Carroll High School, is the son of Michael and Kathleen Worthem of Sykesville.

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