Army Reserve Pvt. Kelly J. Feia, daughter of Phyllis Feia, Little Falls, recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Army National Guard Pfc. Shannon N. Kempenich, son of Shawn P. and Joan P. Kempenich, Little Falls, recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Hokenson, son of Karen J. and Kieth L. Hokenson, Brainerd, recently completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Charleston, S. C.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan C. Lunardi, stepson of Todd M. and son of Tonya E. Ryappy, Aitkin, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jerome B. Jirava III, son of Elizabeth T. Lamsov, Aitkin, and Jerome B. Jirava II, Moorhead, has been activated, mobilized and deployed to Kuwait and Iraq to support the mission of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 353rd Transportation Co. headquartered in Buffalo. Jirava is a motor transport operator with 14 years of military service.
Army National Guard Pfc. Josh L. Steininger, son of Paula Steininger, Brainerd, and Jerry Steininger, Motley, recently graduated from the chaplain assistant advanced individual training course at the Chaplain School, Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Travis R. Orth, son of Christine R. and Rodney M. Orth, Pine River, recently enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District Minneapolis. He will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Christopher E. Luchka, son of Robert M. Luchka, Pine River, recently enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at the Navy Recruiting District in Minneapolis. He will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
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