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 […]

MILITARY — Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter

Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter

Hovarter graduates from Marine Corps boot camp Pfc. Craig A. Hovarter, 23, of Rockford graduated from the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego on July 29, 2011. He successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 48 recruits in Training Platoon 1007. While in basic […]

Babcock completes basic training

SPC Elizabeth Babcock

SPC Elizabeth Babcock graduated from basic combat training Bravo Company 1-40th Field Artillery Fort Sill, Okla. on July 29, 2011. She will now attend combat medic training at Fort Sam, Houston, Texas and 68K training as a medical laboratory technologist at the same location. SPC Babcock is a Rockford resident and proud mother of Bryce […]