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January 24, 2004

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Capt. Ronnard Green, Lawrence, on Jan. 9 accepted the U.S. Army company command of the Forward Maintenance Company, 172nd Brigade Support Battalion in Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


  • Navy Seaman Apprentice Derrick Shields recently graduated from the Basic Enlisted Submarine Course at Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn. During the six-week course, he learned the basic theory, construction and operation of submarines. Shields also learned shipboard organization, damage control and submarine safety and escape procedures. He is the son of Kayla McDaniel, Baldwin, and Jerry Shields, Jay, Okla.

  • Army Pfc. Joseph Wright has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.

During basic training, Wright received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training and first aid.

During AIT, Wright received instruction to serve as an infantryman using light and heavy anti-armor weapons, indirect-fire support, and mechanized operations while assigned to a rifle or mortar squad. The training included weapons qualification, tactics, patrolling, navigation, field communications, and combat operations; engagement in infantry combat exercises, battle drills, land mine locating, neutralizing and extracting, and survival operations during a nuclear, biological or chemical attack.

Wright is the son of Gary Wright, Overland Park, and Candy Rehm, Tonganoxie.


  • Air Force Cadet Andrew D. Dailey has made the dean's list at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., for earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average for the fall 2003 semester.

Dailey, a 2000 graduate of Oskaloosa High School, is the son of John and Susan Dailey, Ozawkie.

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