Army Sgt. Danielle P. Phillips has returned to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq and/or Kuwait in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Iraqi Freedom II. The soldier is regularly assigned to the 16th Military Police Brigade at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.
Phillips, an administrative specialist, is the daughter of Karen A. Bogart of Bar Nunn.
She graduated in 1993 from Kelly Walsh High School and received an associate degree in 2003 from Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C.
Army Reserve Sgt. Aaron P. Tollman has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III.
Tollman is a military police investigator assigned to the 313th Military Police Detachment, Army Reserve Station, Las Vegas, Nev.
He is the son of Rex F. and Julie A. Tollman of Lusk and is a 1997 graduate of Niobrara County High School, Lusk.
*KITTY HAWK DRILLS: Navy Lt. Cledis May, son of Virginia S. and Cleodis May of Cheyenne, and his fellow shipmates recently completed a series of sea trials, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
The sea trials ended a four-month ship's restricted availability for May's unit. The sea trials ensured Kitty Hawk can maneuver and maintain high speeds. The ship also tested many of its self-defense systems.
Carriers like the Kitty Hawk are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
May is a 1989 graduate of Cheyenne East High School and joined the Navy in June 1995.
*CHEYENNE MAN ENLISTS: Civilian Marc A. Hoffmaster, son of Ronda Hoffmaster of Cheyenne, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Denver.
Hoffmaster will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Luke A. Ritchey has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
Ritchey, a 2003 graduate of Arcadia High School, Ohio, will report to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., for active duty on July 26, 2005.
He is the son of Susan G. Ritchey of Plymouth, Mich., and James C. Ritchey of Cheyenne.
*HOSPITAL CORPS GRAD: Navy Hospitalman Recruit Erin E. Cheeseman, daughter of Maureen Colligan of Milford, Pa. and John Cheeseman of Granite Canon, recently graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the 14-week course, Cheeseman learned a wide range of medical procedures used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses.
Cheeseman also received an introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration
Cheeseman's newly acquired skills and knowledge will enable her to help provide quality health care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families. Cheeseman's first assignment after school will involve direct patient care, but with her training, Cheeseman can work in several areas, including first aid and assisting with minor surgery, pharmacy and laboratory analysis, patient transportation, and food service inspections.
Cheeseman is a 2004 graduate of Delanare Valley High School of Milford,
*GRADUATE FROM BASIC: These Wyomingites have graduated from basic training in their respective branches.
Airman Jared C. Bindl has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Edward Bindl of Mountain View and is a 2004 graduate of Mountain View High School.
Airman Alex J. King has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Dean King of Thermopolis Jonell Wilson of Newcastle. King is a 2004 graduate of Thermopolis High School.
Airman Ryan B. Anson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Anson's parents are Carey and Sharon Anson of Rolling Hills. In 2001, the airman graduated from Glenrock High School.
Reserve Airman 1st Class James L. Taylor has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
He earned distinction as an honor graduate.
Taylor is the son of Vichi Taylor Wheatland. In 1991, the airman graduated from Wheatland High School.
Airman Halley S. O'Donnell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
O'Donnell is the daughter of Carla and stepdaughter of Scott Edwards of Casper.
In 2004, the airman graduated from Natrona County High School, Casper.
Pvt. Barry M. Shannon has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and special training in human relations.
Shannon's parents are Diana L. Shannon and Michael V. Shannon, both of Gillette.
The private is a 2001 graduate of Campbell County High School, Gillette.
Pfc. Andrea L. Murphy has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Murphy is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Murphy of Cody. In 2004, the soldier graduated from Cody High School.
Pfc. Gregory R. Meyer has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Meyer is the nephew of Debbie and Randy Zurn of Casper.
Pvt. Joshua W. Irish has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Irish's father is Jeff Irish of Douglas.
Reserve Pvt. Nicholas A. Clark has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Tammy Clark and Micheal Clark, both of Evanston. Clark is a 2004 graduate of Evanston High School.
Pfc. Robert D. Fertig has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Fertig's parents are Robert and Lisa Fertig of Cheyenne. The private is a 2004 graduate of East High School, Cheyenne.
National Guard Pvt. Mike W. Cooney has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Cooney's mother is Ann Taylor of Chugwater. The private is a 2004 graduate of Chugwater High School.
National Guard Pvt. Jason D. Meyer has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Meyer is the son of John Meyer of Buffalo. He is a 2004 graduate of Buffalo High School.
Pvt. Shawn R. Seymore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky.
The private is a 2004 graduate of Natrona County High School, Casper.
Seaman Apprentice Benjamin W. Spillman, son of Bonnie L. and Bud Spillman of Cheyenne, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Spillman completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor in today's U.S. Navy.
Spillman is a 2002 graduate of Central High School of Cheyenne.
Seaman Apprentice Jason E. Thomas, son of Debra L. Thomas of Beaumont, Calif. and Lawrence E. Thomas of Cheyenne, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Thomas is a 2003 graduate of Central High School of Cheyenne.
*LEADERSHIP GRAD: Air Force Senior Airman Mark L. Prokop has graduated from Airman Leadership School at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Mo.
The five-week course is designed to train senior airmen to understand their positions in the Air Force organizational structure, leadership, communications skills, and profession of arms, which are needed for professional development to be effective noncommissioned officers. Airmen are prepared and better equipped to serve as supervisors, managers and rating officials as they progress in their enlisted military careers.
The school is the first of three levels of professional military education programs used to develop and cultivate leadership and supervisory skills, and is a required course for airmen to complete prior to being promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.
Prokop, a security forces leader, is assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron.
He is the son of Trudy K. Quattlebaum of Cheyenne.
*REPORTS FOR DUTY: Marine Corps Pvt. Levi G. Stuart, son of Mary F. McKinley of Fort Shaw, Mont. and Kevin J. Teppo of Cheyenne, recently reported for duty with Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Lejeune, N. C.
Stuart is a 2004 graduate of Simms High School of Simms, Mont.
*OSUT GRAD: Army National Guard Pvt. Samuel J. Beecham has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The training included completion of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
In basic training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions.
During AIT, the soldier completed the Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course. Trainees learned to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; and perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment. They also learned to establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
He is the son of Gregory and Lu Beecham of Dubois and is a 2004 graduate of Dubois High School.
*AIT GRADS: Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan G. Rickard has graduated from the machinist advanced individual training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md.
The student was introduced to machine shop fundamentals including fabricating, repairing, and modifying metallic and nonmetallic parts. The trainee learned to operate machines such as engine lathes, utility grinders, power cutoff saws, armature, undercutters, arbor, hydraulic, and drill presses, and associated attachments, accessories and tools.
He is the son of Christy Rickard of Laramie and Gary Rickard of Lingle. Rickard is a 2003 graduate of Lingle-Fort Laramie High School, Lingle.
Army Pvt. Christopher A. Clymore has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, including suspension systems, internal combustion engines and power trains, spark- and compression-ignition engines, wheel-hub assemblies, hydraulic brake and steering systems, and operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist, and winch assemblies.
He is the son of Cindy R. and Joel Clymore of Cody and is a 2004 graduate of Cody High School.
Army National Guard Pfc. Evan W. Lorentz has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Lorentz's parents are Joe J. Lorentz and Terry L. Taylor, both of Cheyenne. The private is a 2004 graduate of Central High School, Cheyenne.