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IN THE MILITARY

Air Force

Krystale Thomas, daughter of Yonnell Osorio of Rock Hill, recently graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. She is stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Thomas is a graduate of Rock Hill High School.

Army

Pfc. Barry Dean Powers II, son of Barry D. Powers Sr. and Charlene T. Powers, both of Rock Hill, completed basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and advanced training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Md. He will be stationed at Camp Stanley in South Korea and serve as quartermaster/chemical equipment repair

Marine Corps

Staff Sgt. David F. Wishert, a 1995 graduate of Chester High School, recently reported for duty at Marine Corps Recruiting Station, San Antonio.

Pvt. Christopher W. Surratt, grandson of Richard E. and Tommie T. Harvey of Rock Hill, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Pfc. Samuel C. Morales, son of Sonia E. Cruz of Rock Hill and Samuel Morales of Haledon, N.J., recently completed the Electro Optical Ordnance Maintenance Technician Course. He is a 2005 graduate of Belleville High School in Belleville, N.J.

Pfc. Thomas D. Lowery, son of Cynthia A. and Thomas F. Lowery of Lancaster, recently graduated from the Ammunition Technician Specialist Course while assigned to Marine Corps Detachment Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. Lowery is a 2001 graduate of Lancaster High School and joined the Marine Corps Reserve in December 2006.

Navy

Fireman Recruit Andrew B. Branham, son of Benny G. and stepson of Lisa J. Branham of Rock Hill, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2007 graduate of Rock Hill High School.

Seaman Recruit Michael J. Shackelford Jr., son of Anett M. York of Fort Mill and Michael J. Shackelford of Rock Hill, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2006 graduate of Fort Mill High School.

Seaman Recruit Courtney M. Tardogno, daughter of Diane T. and Everette R. Atwell of Chester, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John M. Whalen III, son of Donna Keasler and John M. Whalen Jr., both of Rock Hill, recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline and qualified as a Naval nuclear operator. Whalen is a 1999 graduate of Fort Mill High School and joined the Navy in March 2006.

Robert L. Higdon, a 2007 graduate of Fort Mill High School, recently enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N. C. Higdon will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Anthony W. Crawford, a 2003 graduate of Fort Mill High School, recently enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N.C. Crawford will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Joshua D. Wooten, a 2005 graduate of Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, recently enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N.C. Wooten will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Reunions

The USS Nimitz (CVN-68) Association is searching for shipmates (ship's company, staff, squadrons and detachments) who served on board the nuclear attack aircraft carrier for a ship's reunion in Nashville, Tenn., June 19 through 22, 2008.

The Nimitz is deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

For information, contact Joe Brunner at waldoj@cox.net., or (619) 466-2132, or log onto www.ussnimitzassociation.org for membership.

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