Flags, people line streets in honor as fallen soldier returns

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Army Specialist Zachary Shanafelt laid to rest Friday The streets of Rockford were closed off and lined with American flags and crowds of residents who stood in honor of Army Specialist Zachary Shanafelt, 24, who was injured in Afghanastan in 2011 and died November 21 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. Shanafelt’s […]

Brooke M. Streelman graduates from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brooke M. Streelman 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 […]

Airman Dooley graduates from military training

Air Force Airman Cole C. Dooley 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 […]

Michigan Army National Guard promotes Rockford Soldier

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Augusta, Michigan — Chad Randall of Rockford, Mich., has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Michigan Army National Guard. Randall is the Deputy Commander, with the Augusta-based 177th Regional Training Institute. He has been a member of the Michigan Army National Guard and Active Duty Army for 24 years. Randall served […]

Rockford grad receives national honors, performs locally

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Army Specialist Eric Culver has received awards from The Association of the United States Army and the Enlisted Association of the National Guard.  Spc. Culver serves with the official military band of Michigan and performs regularly at Bostwick Lake Congregational Church in Rockford.