Service news

September 01, 2004

Trent L. Fritz, son of Richard L. Fritz of Waynesboro, Pa., has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Valdosta (Ga.) State University.

His wife, Amber, is the daughter of Ron C. and Annette Tiverson of Adel, Ga.

Fritz is a 1992 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School and received an associate's degree in 1999 from the Community College of the Air Force.

Air Force Airman Joseph R. Schick, son of Cheryl and Michael Fusco of Greencastle, Pa., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Schick is a 2003 graduate of Greencastle-Antrim High School, Greencastle.

Air Force Airman Dustin D. Ford, son of Vickie Ford of Bloomery, W.Va., and Donald Ford of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.


Ford is a 2001 graduate of Berkeley Springs High School.

Army Pfc. Lavar D. McDowell, son of Dira G. McDowell and nephew of Linda A. Duke, both of Martinsburg, W.Va., has graduated from the signal support systems specialist advanced individual training course at Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga.

McDowell is a 2003 graduate of Martinsburg High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jerry S. Becker recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Becker is a 2001 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, Pa.

Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Gust A. Theopulos, son of Gust A. Theopulos of Sharpsburg, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Ill.

Theopulos is a 2003 graduate of Arthur P. Schalick High School, Pittsgrove, N.J. He joined the Navy in January.

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