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Military news

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Air National Guard

Airman 1st Class Brett W. Luithly graduated from the Water and Fuel Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of Chris and Serena Luithly of Roanoke and a 2012 graduate of Homestead High School.

Army

•Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) recently congratulated Collin Jeffrey Parker of Warsaw on his acceptance into the United States Military Academy at West Point. Coats nominated Parker, a senior at Culver Military Academy, for an appointment to West Point. Parker is president of the student council and captain of the wrestling team. He also is a recipient of the Duchossois Scholarship, which covers full tuition at Culver Military Academy and is based on superior academic, citizenship and character achievement. Parker is the son of Jeffrey Parker and Melissa Long.

Pvt. Hadley K. Tubbs has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Tina Snodgrass and stepdaughter of Bill Ball, both of Bluffton, and is a 2012 graduate of Norwell High School, Ossian.

Pvt. Forrest I. Lutz has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Angela Babcock and Todd Lutz, both of Auburn, and a 2012 graduate of DeKalb High School, Waterloo.

Spec. Alison F. Bonham has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Michael Bonham of Columbus and niece of Rick Lewis of Angola. She is a 2006 graduate of Columbus East High School, Columbus, and she earned a master's degree in 2011 from Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Fla.

Pfc. Nicolaus C. Hosack has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Mack and Giesla Hosack of Angola and a 2008 graduate of Angola High School, Angola. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from Brown Mackie College.

Pvt. Lidia S. Mejia has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Angel and Blanca Mejia of Fort Wayne and a 2011 South Side High School graduate.

•Pvt. Lance M. Gustin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Jennifer Howard and David Gustin, both of Fort Wayne.

Army National Guard

Pvt. Ashlea N. West has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the sister of Andrew Schultze and Amanda Wolfe, both of Fort Wayne, and a 2011 graduate of Eau Claire High School, Wis.

Pvt. Mitchell Robinson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Kathrine Robinson of Fort Wayne and a 2012 graduate of Homestead High School.

Army Reserve

Pvt. Kenneth Win has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of U Win of Fort Wayne and a 2012 graduate of Carroll High School.

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