Local resident earns title of “United States Marine”

Abigail-Beurmann

Private First Class Abigail L. Brown-Beurmann, 20, earned the title of “United States Marine” upon graduating from Marine Corps recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina on Sept. 14, 2012. PFC Beaurmann enters into a proud, lifelong brotherhood composed of the select few men and women who have earned their place in the Corps’ rank. […]

Alexander Degelder begins Navy duty

Navy Ensign Alexander J. Degelder, son of Betsy Faulkner and Jack Degelder of Rockford, Mich., recently reported for duty with Training Squadron 22, Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas. Degelder is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School and joined the Navy in May 2011. He is a 2011 graduate of Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI […]

Angstman graduates with honors

Navy Seaman Recruit Emily N. Angstman, daughter of John E. Angstman of Rockford, recently graduated from Operations Specialist School with honors. During the course at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, Great Lakes, Ill., Angstman learned to operate surveillance and search radars, recognize and identify electronic signals, control aircraft approach devices and operate electronic […]

Sizemore completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas R. Sizemore recently 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 […]

Carrier completes Officer Candidate School

Army 2nd Lt. Kevin D. Carrier has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. During the 12 weeks of training, the officer candidate received “basic soldiering” instruction in leadership, professional ethics, soldier team development, combined arms tactics, weapons defense, combat […]