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Military news

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:01 am

Air Force

Airman Brandon L. Jones graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Chris and Vicki Jones of Columbia City and a 2011 graduate of Columbia City High School, Columbia City.

Airman Josiah B. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Smith earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Andrew and Juliette Smith of Fort Wayne and a 2010 Northrop High School graduate.

Air National Guard

Airman Mario M. Boone graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Jackie Boone-Morales of Fort Wayne and a 2008 Elmhurst High School graduate.

Airman 1st Class Kevin C. Snowball graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Robert Snowball of Fort Wayne and son-in-law of Wendell Snider of Auburn, and a 2006 Bishop Dwenger High School graduate.

Airman John G. Snowball graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Robert Snowball of Fort Wayne.

Airman Benjamin C. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Kimberly Shumate of Fort Wayne.

Airman Christopher P. Jakacki graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Peter Jakacki of Fort Wayne and a 2008 Leo High School graduate.

Air Force Reserve

Airman Olivia R. Hall graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. She is the granddaughter of Jane Carroll of Churubusco.

Air National Guard

Airman Matthew J. Anderson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Sharon and Dewayne Anderson of Huntington and a 2006 graduate of Columbia City High School, Columbia City. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Ivy Tech Community College.

Airman 1st Class Aaron M. Strebig graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is the son of Carrie Strebig of Fort Wayne and a 2009 Northrop High School graduate.

Army

Pfc. Kevin R. McBroom

has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Michael and Cathy McBroom of Fort Wayne and a 2011 Snider High School graduate.

Pvt. Jalen Prewett has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Pamela White of Fort Wayne and a 2011 Homestead High School graduate.

Pvt. Jenna M. Colley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of William Colley of Camden, Mich., and Barbara Colley of Fort Wayne. She is a 2009 graduate of Reading High School in Michigan.

Marine Corps

Pvt. Jamie L. Rose earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Rose is a 2012 graduate of Carroll High School.

Navy

Seaman Apprentice Robert C. Maxwell recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Mark C. Maxwell of Fort Wayne.

Seaman Recruit Michael W. Davis recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Davis is a 2012 Homestead High School graduate.

Petty Officer 1st Class Karl A. Seghorn and Fireman Apprentice Alan K. Cochrane competed in the ship's Damage Control (DC) Olympics along with fellow sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99). DC Olympics provide sailors a chance to have fun while testing and improving the damage control skills they've learned through normal training. Farragut's DC Olympics consisted of six events including a firefighting ensemble relay, message relay, pipe patching scenario, de-smoking race, stretcher bearer race and a competition to see who could aim a fire hose the best by filling a trash can with the water stream. Seghorn is the son of Karl Seghorn of Fort Wayne. He is a 1988 graduate of Northport High School, Northport, N.Y., and joined the Navy in May 1993. Cochrane is the son of Kathy and Brian Cochrane of Fort Wayne and is a 2009 graduate of Snider High School. He joined the Navy in June 2011.

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