RHS students among Service Academy appointees and Congressional Medal of Merit recipients

Seth Carozza, United States Airforce Academy. Carozza also received the Congressional Medal of Merit.

Rep. Justin Amash recognized the Third Congressional District’s service academy appointees and student Congressional Medal of Merit recipients at an awards ceremony on Saturday, April 20. From Rockford High School, the following students were among Service Academy appointees: Seth Carozza is an appointee for the United States Airforce Academy. Kevin Clinthorne is an appointee for […]

Rockford graduate completes Army basic training

2012 Rockford graduate, Jack D. Thenikl, has successfully completed United States Army basic training in Oklahoma. Jack has continued on to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas to complete his medical training to become a Combat Medic. Best wishes from Jack’s family and friends in Rockford! And best wishes to all military family and […]

Rockford grad Ryan Bennett returns from overseas

Army Spec. Ryan J. Bennett has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches […]

Airman Jorge Budzynski graduates Basic Training


Air Force Airman Jorge Budzynski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an […]

Local resident earns title “U.S. Marine”


Area native, Private First Class Kaitlin Fugate, 19, earned the title “U.S. Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in Parris Island, S.C. on November 21, 2012. Fugate enters into a proud, lifelong brother and sisterhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps’ ranks. Putting […]