April 14, 1991
* Marine Pfc. Michael A. VanVleck, son of Richard VanVleck of Taneytown, recently reported for duty with Headquarter Battalion, Headquarters, Marine Corps, Arlington, Va.A 1989 graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School, Bradley, Ill., he joined the Marine Corps in May 1990.* Several countians have completed recruit training at their respective Recruit Training Command centers.During the eight-week training cycle, the naval recruits studied general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training inone of the Navy's 85 basic fields.
November 4, 1990
Navy Seaman Sandra M. Hasener, daughter of Joseph and Jacqueline Hasener of Kingsville, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla.During her eight-week training cycle, she studied general military subjects designed to prepare her for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 basic fields.She joined the Navy in July 1990.QUINTAL CERTIFIED IN ORDNANCE REPAIRMarine Pfc. Matthew D. Quintal, son of Fay Ogrysko of Pylesville, completed the Electro Optical Ordnance Repair course.
July 28, 1991
Marine 2nd Lt. Khyron S. Allen, son of Stan and Josita Allen of Columbia, has graduated from the Basic School at the Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Quantico, Va.Allen, who was prepared as a newly commissioned officer for assignment to the Fleet Marine Force, joined the Marine Corps in April 1988.LOWER GETS HIS WINGS2nd Lt. Patrick K. Lower, son of Edward and Bonnie Lower of Clarksville, received his wings after completing 13 months of training from the U.S. Army Aviation Flight School, Fort Rucker, Ala.Lower, who is a 1985 graduate of Atholton High School, is qualified to fly Huey and Cobra helicopters.
August 30, 1992
ARNOLD*Navy Seaman Recruit Alfred T. Koblinsky recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Orlando, Fla.*Navy Seaman Recruit Raymond T. Terry recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Orlando, Fla. Seaman Terry is a 1986 graduate of Severna Park Senior High School.CROFTON*Marine Pvt. Douglas V. Day recently completed recruit training. Private Day is a 1990 graduate of Arundel High School.EDGEWATER*Marine Pfc. Justin W. Aiken recently reported for duty with the Marine Corps Security Force Company at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, Va. Private Aiken is a 1991 graduate of South River High School.
April 28, 1991
Marine Sgt. William J. Craig, son of William and Irene Craig of Sykesville, recently returned from a seven-month deployment to the Mediterranean and west coast of Africa while serving with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based in Camp Lejeune and New River, N.C.The Marines and sailors of the 26th MEU participated in exercises in Spain, Turkey, Gibraltar and also participated in Operation Sharp Edge in Liberia.Operation Shart Edge involved supporting the American Embassy in Liberia and evacuating U.S. citizens and nationalities several times a week.
April 7, 1991
Navy Seaman Apprentice Howard N. Oals, whose wife, Janice, is the daughter of Robert Holcomb of Bel Air, graduated from Basic ElectronicsTechnician School.During the course conducted at Service School Command, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla., Oals received introductory instructions on electronic circuit concepts, radar principles, and the basics of radio transmitters and receivers. He also studied the procedures for repairing amplifiers, transmitters, receivers, and power supply lines.