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Military news

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 12:01 am

Air Force

Airman Trenton L. Shaffer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Shaffer earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Steve Shaffer of Fort Wayne and brother of Kamanda Bucher of Peoria, Ill. He is a 2007 graduate of Dunlap High School, Dunlap, Ill., and received a bachelor's degree in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion.

Army National Guard

Pvt. Justin O. Wells has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Michelle Cope of Fremont and a 2007 graduate of Fremont High School, Fremont.

Army Reserve

Pfc. Daryl A. Flowers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Daryl Flowers of Fort Wayne and a 2010 Northrop High School graduate.

Navy

Seaman Recruit Emily Mohley recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Nikki L. and stepdaughter of Jim Bulger of Fort Wayne and a 2012 North Side High School graduate.

Seaman Katelyn E. Butler was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Butler received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. She is a 2008 Northrop High School graduate.

Seaman Matthew F. Rupright recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2012 Bishop Luers High School graduate.

Petty Officer 1st Class Brent W. Lough and Petty Officer 1st Class John H. Roberts, along with 5, 500 sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently arrived in Norfolk, Va., after a 7 1/2 -month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas. The USS Enterprise was inactivated upon its return. While deployed, Enterprise CSG served in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Lough is a 1994 graduate of Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, Woodburn, and joined the Navy in July 1999. Roberts is the son of Donna and Ted Roberts of Fort Wayne. He is a 1996 graduate of Blackhawk Christian School and joined the Navy in March 2001.

Seaman Quinn M. Simmons was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Simmons received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. He is the son of Paula A. and Robert E. Simmons of Fort Wayne and a 2012 Wayne High School graduate.

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