Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin C. Le Blanc, son of Linda Le Blanc, Little Falls, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He earned distinction an an honor graduate.
Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew C. Lovitz, son of Curt Lovitz, Breezy Point, and JoAnn Lovitz, Aitkin, recently graduated from the single channel radio operator course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga.
Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin A. Emons, son of Donald J. and Carla L. Emons, Aitkin, recently graduated from Airman Leadership School at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, Va.
Joshua M. Kuhne, son of Jennifer L. and Kevin S. Kuhne, Pequot Lakes, recently joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He reported to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training.
Timothy R. Richards, son of Tammy L. and Jonathan N. Richards, Staples, joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He reported to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training.
Justin L. Odden, son Lynne M. and stepson of Tyrone Umlauf, Little Falls, joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He reported to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training.
Army Pvt. Brandon L. Leerssen, son of Larry L. and Tamara L. Leerssen, Pine River, arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., to complete the track vehicle repairer advanced individual training course.
Thomas J. Hall, son of Kevin J. and Jan G. Hall, Merrifield, was promoted to the rank of senior airman in the Air Force. The airman is a fire team member assigned to the 824th Security Forces Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga.
Jacob I. Schuety, son of Kathleen E. and Stephen N. Schuety, Brainerd, joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He reported to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., for basic training.
Army Staff Sgt. Frederick B. Korb, son of Frederick B. Korb Jr., Cardigan Court, Naperville, Ill., and Margaret M. Wurzinger, Brainerd, participated in a demobilization ceremony as a member of the 814th Military Police Co. at Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. During the 10-month mobilization period, reservists of the 814th MPC provided the necessary assets to secure Fort Hood while members of the 64th MPC and the 401st MPC were deployed elsewhere to fight the war on terrorism.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.