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With the Military-Aug. 19

Posted: August 17, 2012 - 8:38pm

Navy Seaman Spencer J. Norwood

Navy Seaman Spencer J. Norwood, son of Brad and Kelley Norwood and Tim and Jerri Kallroos, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Justin P. Richards

Justin P. Richards recently attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He is currently deployed with the 40th Naval Construction Battalion in Japan. He is a 1998 graduate of Brainerd High School.

Mathew Warner

Air Force Airman First Class Mathew Warner, son of David and Elaine Warner, St. Maries, Idaho, and grandson of Jean Muehlbauer, Brainerd, and the late Leonard Muehlbauer, recently graduated basic training at Lackland Air Force Base Texas. He completed an intensive 8-week program including military discipline, physical fitness, basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through community college of the Air Force. Warner is a jet engine mechanic stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Navy Airman Ethan D. Buehl, son of Tracy and Douglas C. Buehl, Pequot Lakes, and sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) recently volunteered to assist in the Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) competition at the Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash.

Air Force Airman Ronald A. Truesdell, son of Marilyn Brown, Brainerd, and Ronald Truesdell, Henderson, Nev., recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Navy Seaman Adam M. Mankowski, son of Michael Mankowski, Baxter, and Janet M. Mankowski, Delano, Minn., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.