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Post by Scott Fontaine on Dec. 12, 2009 at 6:54 am with 3 Comments »
December 12, 2009 6:54 am

(A look at what local service members are accomplishing in the military. If you’d like to add something, email me at scott.fontaine@thenewstribune.com.)

National Guard Col. Kenneth L. Hegtvedt graduated from the U.S. Army War College Department of Distance Education program at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution.

Hegtvedt serves as a chaplain with I Corps at Fort Lewis. A Bellingham native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1974 from Western Washington University, In 1978, he earned a master’s degree from Western Theological Seminary in Portland in 1978. He also earned a doctorate from California Graduate School of Theology in 1998 and an additional master’s degree from the Naval War College in 1995.

Airman Jared S. Henden of Allyn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of North Mason High School in, Belfair.

Ensign Christopher A. Cochran of Kent has entered into the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Md., as a first-year medical student of a four-year program. The student will be trained and prepared to serve as a physician in the Army, Navy, Air Force or the Public Health Service. He graduated in 1992 from Kent-Meridian Senior High School and received a bachelor’s degree in 1998 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.

Eric C. Madarang of Lacey graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis.

Army Reserve Pvt. Daniel J. Nieman of Yeln graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is a 2009 graduate of Yelm High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Andrew D. Smith of Yelm graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is a 2009 graduate of Yelm High School.

Airman Jordan J. Bailey of Kent graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Bailey is a 2007 graduate of Kentlake High School.

Airman Mark A. June graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. June is a 2004 graduate of North Thurston High School.

Charles N. MaGill of Steilacoom graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis. MaGill is a 1999 graduate of Steilacoom High School.

Airman Sonya Moore of Tacoma graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She is a 2007 graduate of Foss High School.

Airman 1st Class Andrew A. Zemanek of Puyallup has arrived for duty at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Zemanek is a bioenvironmental engineer assigned to the 436th Aerospace Medical Squadron.

Army Reserve Pfc. Brian A. Lindstrom of Olympia graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. Lindstrom is a 2006 graduate of Olympia High School.

Airman Mickey A. Casem of Fife graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Casem is a 2007 graduate of Fife High School.

Airman Nathaniel S. Coolidge of Yelm graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Coolidge is a 2002 graduate of Yelm High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Laura A. Olson of Spanaway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Olson graduated in 2005 from Spanaway Lake High School, and received an associate degree in 2007 from Tacoma Community College.

Army Reserve Pfc. Takato Watanabe of Puyallup graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Watanabe is a 2009 graduate of Gov. John R. Rogers High School, Puyallup.

Airman Alexander J. Hall of Des Moines graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Hall is a 2009 graduate of Evergreen Lutheran High School in Des Moines.

Army Reserve Pfc. Chris Scott graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. Scott is a 2009 graduate of Capital High School in Olympia.

Army Reserve Pfc. Delia A. Maldonado of Tacoma graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Maldonado is a 2009 graduate of Mount Tahoma High School.

Seaman Brandon K. Adams of University Place recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Adams is a 2009 graduate of Curtis High School.

Lovea H. Stewart graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis. The cadet is a student at the University of Portland and a 2006 graduate of Spanaway Lake High School.

Airman Benjamin J. Smith graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Kentwood High School.

Timothy J. McCracken graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis. The cadet is a student at Central Washington University, Ellensburg. McCracken graduated in 2004 from Clover Park High School, Lakewood, and received an associate degree in 2006 from Pierce College in Steilacoom.

Airman Anthony A. Johnson of Tacoma graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Johnson is a 2008 graduate of Bates Technical High School in Tacoma.

Airman Blake M. Stokke of Spanaway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Stokke is a 2007 graduate of Spanaway Lake High School.

Airman 1st Class Holly A. Alexander of Graham graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She is a 2009 graduate of Graham-Kapowsin High School.

Airman 1st Class Alix M. Coddington of Spanaway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Airman Cameron M. Risbell of Bonney Lake graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2008 graduate of Bonney Lake High School.

Airman 1st Class Catrina R. Celestine of Puyallup graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She is a 2008 graduate of Rogers High School in Puyallup.

Airman 1st Class Joshua S. Eckert of Puyallup graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Emerald Ridge High School in Puyallup.

Airman 1st Class Marcello J. Yamaguchi of Yelm graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2009 graduate of Yelm High School.

Army Reserve Pfc. Ian J. Johnson graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a 2009 graduate of River Ridge High School in Lacey.

Airman Taylor J. Ryerson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She is a 2009 graduate of Tahoma High School in Covington.

Airman Philip B. Avery of Shelton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2008 graduate of Shelton High School.

Air Force Reserve Cadet Christopher A. Birge of Lacey has completed all field training encampment requirements as a cadet in Air Force ROTC program and entered the Professional Officer Course. The cadet is a student at the University of Washington and a 2007 graduate of Timberline High School in Lacey.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Timothy N. Tasse II graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2007 graduate of Lakes High School in Lakewood.

National Guard Pvt. Christopher Gannon of Enumclaw graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a 2007 graduate of Enumclaw High School.

Alison R. Donaldson graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Donaldson, a healthcare specialist (combat medic), is assigned to the 59th Military Police Company, Fort Carson, Colo. She received a bachelor’s in 2006 from DeVry University in Federal Way.

Army Pfc. Charles O. Meno of Lacey graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga.

Airman Charles P. Gaalema of Auburn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2008 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Auburn

Airman Brandt May graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He graduated in 2005 from Franklin Pierce High School in Parkland and received an associate degree in 2007 from Highline Community College in Des Moines.

Army Pvt. Kenny R. Wright of Lakewood graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. He is a 2009 graduate of Lakes High School.

Airman Joshua T. Masulit of Spanaway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2007 graduate of Bethel High School, Spanaway.

National Guard Pvt. Dara V. Kean of Lacey graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Army Pvt. Zack A. Culver graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training. He is a 2005 graduate of Curtis High School in University Place.

National Guard Pvt. Michael J. Groark Jr. of Lacey graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is a 2009 graduate of Timberline High School, Lacey.

Army Pvt. Charles Finn graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is a 2005 graduate of Auburn Riverside High School.

Airman Diana C. Tamoro of Lakewood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. She received an associate degree in 2009 from Pierce College in Steilacoom.

Army Pfc. Bobbie Russell of Rainier graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a 2009 graduate of Yelm High School.

Seaman Bryce J. Anderson of Kent recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Anderson is a 2004 graduate of Kent Meridian High School.

Seaman Justin T. Beals of Kent was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Beals is a 2003 graduate of Kentwood High School. He is a 2008 graduate of Western Washington University.

Seaman Jacob Foyston of Federal Way was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2002 graduate of Kent- Meridian High School of Kent.

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