Lt. Veronica Cooper, right, receives the Navy Achievement Medal from Capt. John Lamberton, hospital executive officer, on July 24 for her performance as an obstetrics nurse while assigned to U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella, in Sicily. Cooper is now at U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, in Japan. She is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School and a 2008 graduate of KU’s Navy ROTC program. Jim Cooper submitted the photo.