Review Category : Military News

Javier S. Garcia

U.S. Air Force Airman Javier S. Garcia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Garcia is the son of Samuel Garcia of Findlay, Ohio, and Vanessa Caraballo of Ottawa, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Ottawa, Ohio.

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Astacia C. Richardson

U.S. Air Force Airman Astacia C. Richardson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Richardson is the daughter of Stacy Kern and step-daughter of Marcus Kramb of Fostoria, Ohio. She is also the granddaughter of Christine and Randall Kern and niece of Randall Kern, all of Kansas, Ohio. The airman graduated in 2016 from Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio.

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Blake E. Wise

Army Sgt. 1st Class Blake E. Wise has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America’s dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in eastern Europe. These activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. These training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO. Atlantic Resolve demonstrates the U.S. commitment to the security of NATO allies on air, land and at sea. To ensure its own security, NATO must have strong, committed and capable allies, which is why the United States has fought, exercised and trained with our European allies for the past 70 years. The U.S.-European strategic partnership is built on a foundation of shared values, experiences and commitment to a Europe that is stable and prosperous.

He is a 1998 graduate of Bowling Green Senior High School, Bowling Green, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Gavin T. Sargent

U.S. Air Force Airman Gavin T. Sargent graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Sargent is the son of Alisha Helmig and step-son of Gavin Helmig of Lima, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School, Lima, Ohio.

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Ryan R. Riggs Jr.

U.S. Air Force Airman Ryan R. Riggs Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Riggs is the son of Troy and Lisa Callahan of Tiffin, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Columbian High School, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Nicholas Luke

luke-nicholasU.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas Luke graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Luke is the son of Carole and Matthew Luke of Bluffton, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Bluffton High School, Bluffton, Ohio.

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Erica R. Yerkes

U.S. Air Force Airman Erica R. Yerkes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Yerkes is the daughter of Eric and Brendie Yerkes of Fostoria, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio.

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Austin C. Struble

U.S. Air Force Airman Austin C. Struble graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Struble is the son of Joshua D. and Danielle E. Struble, and brother of Troy D. Struble and Briann N. Struble, all of Fostoria, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Fostoria Senior High School, Fostoria, Ohio.

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Andrew A. Burgei

Andrew A. Burgei has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees, an allowance for buying textbooks, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year in which the scholarship is in effect.

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis based on academic and personal achievements, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, leadership abilities, and in-person interviews. The scholarship recipients enroll as members of the Army ROTC battalion at their colleges.

Upon graduation from college and completion of the ROTC program requirements, the student receives a bachelor’s degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. All scholarship students incur a military service obligation of eight years, which they may fulfill through either active-duty or reserve Army service or service.

He is a 2015 graduate of Columbus Grove High School, Columbus Grove, Ohio.

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Noah L. Wagner

Noah L. Wagner has received an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. The scholarship pays for tuition, fees, an allowance for buying textbooks, and a monthly stipend for up to 10 months of each school year in which the scholarship is in effect.

Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis based on academic and personal achievements, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, leadership abilities, and in-person interviews. The scholarship recipients enroll as members of the Army ROTC battalion at their colleges.

Upon graduation from college and completion of the ROTC program requirements, the student receives a bachelor’s degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. All scholarship students incur a military service obligation of eight years, which they may fulfill through either active-duty or reserve Army service or service.

He is a 2015 graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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