Army 2nd Lt. William Longwell, son of Robert M. Longwell of Hagerstown, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Elite Ranger School.
Longwell will be stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.
Longwell is a 2008 graduate of Shippensburg (Pa.) University.
Airman 1st Class J. Joseph Kaiktsian, of Boonsboro, received promotion to Senior Airman, E4, six months early. He finished basic training like all Air Force recruits, at Lackland Air Force Base, but was given rank of E3 and earned both the Green Rope and the Yellow Rope. After basic training, he completed tech school as a supply specialist and was transferred to his first duty station at Langley Air Force base in Virginia.
Preston R. Wallech, son of Esther Wallech of Hagerstown, has been promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force.
Wallech, a wing intelligence flight commander with 16 years of military service, is assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing, Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Ark.