1st Lt. Blake J. Austensen, son of Phillip and Suzanne Austensen of Woodbine, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal, awardedto soldiers for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.
Austensen, a 1984 graduate of Glenelg High School, is a combat engineer at Fort Benning, Ga.
ELIN COMPLETES TRAINING
Marine Pvt. Neil J. Elin, son of Marilyn Rooze of Mount Airy, recently completed recruit training at Parris Island, S.C.
Elin is a 1988 graduate of Damascus High School.
POPE ARRIVES FOR DUTY
Air Force Master Sgt. Gladys P. Pope, daughter of Mary C. Patrick of Sykesville, has arrived for duty at Andrews Air Force Base.
Pope, a production control technician, is a 1964 graduate of Sykesville High School.
MCELROY ON USS AMERICA
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John D. McElroy, son of James and Helen McElroy of Sykesville, is serving in the Persian Gulf aboard the aircraft carrier USS America for a six-month deployment that has stopped in Italy, Greece and Turkey.
McElroy is a 1985 graduate of Liberty High School.
LEA ARRIVES FOR DUTY
Air Force Capt. Timothy J. Lea, son of John and Claire Lea of Columbia, has arrived for duty at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
Lea, a space systems operations officer, is a 1981 graduate of Centennial HighSchool.
ANDERSON EARNS WINGS
Air National Guard 2nd Lt. Robert G.Anderson, son of Audrey D. Anderson of Mount Airy, has received silver wings upon
graduation from pilot training at Williams Air ForceBase, Chandler, Ariz.
Anderson is a 1983 graduate of Glenelg HighSchool.
ALDEN FINISHES SCHOOL
Sgt. John V. Alden, son of Don and Sandra Alden of Ellicott City, has graduated from a 153-hour airman leadership school.
Alden is a security specialist at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City, Okla.
SEAMAN YEAGER RETURNS
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas A. Yeager, son of George and Mildred Yeager of Mount Airy, recently returned aboard the destroyer USS Elliott following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
Yeager joined the Navy in May 1987.
JOHNSON ENDS TRAINING
Marine Pvt. Daniel J. Johnson, son of James and Debra Johnsonof Savage, recently completed recruit training at Parris Island, S.C.
Johnson is a 1991 graduate of Hammond High School.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward J. Davis, a 1990 graduate ofLaurel High School, was promoted to his present rank while serving aboard the amphibious transport dock USS Nashville, based in Norfolk, Va.
Davis joined the Navy in July 1990.
WORTHEM REPORTS FOR DUTY
Air Force Senior Airman Kelly D. Worthem, son of Michael and Kathy Worthem of Sykesville, has arrived for duty at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.
Worthem is an airfield management specialist.