Bylsma receives Navy Achievement Medal

Chad Jay Bylsma, a 2005 Rockford High School graduate and son of Pam Bylsma of Rockford, has recently been awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for excellence in his work. Since joining the Navy in 2005, Bylsma is now a Petty Officer Second Class Machinist Mate, supervisor of an engine room watch team, and a planned […]

Winters graduates from training

Army Pvt. Brian N. Winters graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course  at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit  firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system  communication equipment.  They also learn […]

Ingersoll to return to U.S.

Army National Guard Spec. Joel R. Ingersoll is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraqi or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively. The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J. for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units. Ingersoll […]

Homrich graduates from basic training

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon K. Homrich 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 […]

Sippel graduates from basic training

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Air Force Airman Garrett W. Sippel 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 four credits […]