Kerner finishes course
Navy Seaman Recruit William G. Kerner, son of Maureen A. and George J. Kerner of Woodbine, has completed a course at Fort Devens, Mass. which taught him to operate international Morse code equipment.
Seaman Kerner is a 1991 graduate of South Carroll High School, Sykesville.
Airmen complete training
Air National Guard Airmen Kristen L. McCoy, daughter of Joan Van Anken of Columbia and Herbert H. McCoy of Annapolis, and Christina M. Garrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick S. Garrett of Ellicott City, have completed the six-week basic military training course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Airman McCoy is a 1981 graduate of Wilde Lake High School and Airman Garrett is a 1991 grad of Mount Hebron High School.
Marine Lance Cpl. Mark T. Thurston, son of Roy E. Thurston of Ellicott City, recently returned to Camp Lejeune, N.C., with the 24th Expeditionary Unit following a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean. Ports of call in the Black Sea included Constanta, Romania; Samsun, Turkey; Burgas, Turkey and Rota, Spain.
A 1988 graduate of Glenelg High School, Corporal Thurston joined the Marine Corps in March 1989.
Airman Gingco returns
Navy Airman Rodger J. Gingco, son of Rodelio J. and Geraldine Gingco of Ellicott City, has returned to Norfolk, Va., aboard the USS America following a six-month tour of the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
When the aircraft carrier returned to the Persian Gulf with its 12-ship battle group, it became the first veteran of the Gulf War to be redeployed to the region following the war.
Airman Gingco graduated from Randallstown Senior High School 1983 and joined the Navy in April 1990.
Pfc. Johnson reports
Marine Pfc. Daniel J. Johnson, son of James A. and Deborah L. Johnson of Savage, recently reported for duty at Marine Barracks, Naval Air Station, Annapolis.
A 1991 graduate of Hammond High School, he joined the Corps in November 1991.
Stockham finishes ROTC
Army 2nd Lt. Bradley E. Stockham, son of Edwin H. and Roslyn T. Stockham of Sykesville, was promoted to his present rank through the Army ROTC program at the University of Richmond, where he earned a bachelor's degree.
Army Corporal Wilson D. Staubitz Jr., son of Wilson D.
Staubitz Sr. of Ellicott City, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal, which is awarded for meritorious service, acts of courage or other outstanding accomplishments.
Corporal Staubitz is a 1985 graduate of Mount Hebron High School.
Baxter completes basic
Army Pvt. Theodore L. Baxter, son of Theodore and Elaine Baxter of Columbia, recently completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Private Baxter is a 1991 graduate of Oakland Mills High School.
Airman 1st Class John T. Watkins, son of Sandy K. and John W. Watkins of Mount Airy, was a member of an aircraft servicing and munitions systems team that competed in exercise Sabre Spirit '92, at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
Teams from Japan, Korea, Alaska, Guam and the continental United States participated in the seven-day event which tested the combat support skills of weapons load crews, munitions production crew chiefs, fuels technicians and other specialists.
Navy Seaman Thomas G. Lindamood, son of Gary and Barbara Lindamood of Ellicott City, has reported for duty aboard the USS Saratoga, an aircraft carrier home ported in Mayport, Fla.
A 1988 graduate of Mount Hebron High School, Seaman Lindamood joined the Navy in August 1988.
Collins in re-enactment
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James A. Collins, son of Martha J. Collins of Columbia, recently participated in a combined Australian-United States anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Coral Sea, the first allied victory in the Pacific War.
More than 300 American and Australian veterans of World WarII were aboard the USS Blue Ridge, host ship for the commemoration, which took place near Townsville, Australia.
Stationed aboard the destroyer USS Fletcher out of San Diego, Petty Officer Collins joined the Navy after graduating from Hammond High School in 1988.
Marine Lance Cpl. Dimitri Wasilewski, son of Peter J. Wasilewski of Ellicott City, and Marine Cpl. Charles M. Lowery, son of Donald J. and Ann C. Stromberg of Columbia, recently began a six-month Mediterranean assignment with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Five amphibious ships and 5,000 sailors and Marines will participate in a variety of operations and training exercises.
Corporal Wasilewski, a 1988 graduate of Glenelg High School, joined the Marines in February 1989. A graduate of Hammond High School, Corporal Lowery entered the Corps in July 1989.