BASIC TRAINING IS OVER

THE BALTIMORE SUN

The following area servicemen recently completed basic military training:

* Airman Michael S. Menowsky, son of Demma D. Bagwell and stepson of retired Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bill Ro. Horton of Severn, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 1990 graduate of Meade High School.

* Air National Guard Airman Gene M. Olmo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Olmo of Davidsonville, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

* Airman David L. Virden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald R.Virden of Pasadena, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 1986 graduate of Chesapeake High School.

* Army Reserve Pvt. Michael L. Ostasewski, son of Charles Ostasewski of Severna Park and Charlene Sivert of Columbia, completed training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

* Airman Keith M. Wozniak, son of Joe M. and Charlotte E. Wozniak of Linthicum Heights, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The airman is a 1988 graduate of Southern High School.

* Airman John R. Gerwig, son of John J. Gerwig of Pasadena,completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

* Airman Bradley V. Smith, son of Jeffrey O. Smith of Annapolis, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 1990 graduate of Broadneck High School.

* Airman David J. Mikolajczak, son of Donna E. Mikolajczak of Sterling, Va., and Joseph E. Mikolajczak of Severna Park, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

* Airman Daniel K. Knoss, son of Mary D. Fisher of Hibbing, Minn., and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gary K. Knoss of Fort Meade, completed training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

* Pvt. Monica L. Belanger, daughter ofSgt. Maurice Richardson of Fort Meade and Flora L. Richardson of South Bend, Ind., completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

* Airman John B. Kooper, son of Linda D. Summers of Mount View, Calif., and James E. Kooper of Glen Burnie, completed training at Lackland Air ForceBase, Texas. He is a 1990 graduate of Dundalk High School, Baltimore.

* Airman George D. Peterson, son of retired Air Force Lt. Col. George D. and Jeanette L. Peterson of Annapolis, completed training atLackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 1984 graduate of Annapolis High School and a 1989 graduate of Bowie State University.

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CAPTION: BRADLEY V. SMITH

Airman completes training

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CAPTION: DANIEL K. KNOSS

Basics are over

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CAPTION: GEORGE D. PETERSON

Finishes his training

VILCHECK REPLACES MILLS

Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Vilcheck Jr. relieved Navy Lt. Cmdr. Neal Mills as officer-in-charge of the Naval Radio Transmitting Facility in Annapolis at a July 15 change of charge ceremony.

The Naval Radio Transmitting Facility has operated on Greenbury Point since 1918 when it was used for communications between the United States and Europe during World War I. The facility, now staffed with more than 75 military and civilian personnel, provides communications to Atlantic and Mediterranean fleet units. The officer-in-charge reports to the commanding officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic, in Norfolk, Va.

Mills has been in charge of the facility since July 1988. He will report to Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Fleet, laterthis month.

Vilcheck, a native of Cleveland, has served in the Navy since May 1967. He was commissioned under the Limited Duty OfficerProgram in 1981. Before reporting to the Annapolis facility, he was at the Naval Submarine School in Groton, Conn.

KESSLER COMMISSIONED

Jeffrey D. Kessler recently was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and awardeda bachelor of science degree.

He is the son of Frank J. Kessler of Odenton and Julie J. Wessel of Huron, S.D.

The lieutenant is scheduled to attend training in the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

The academy is a four-year educational institution, charged with the task of training young Americans to become professional Army officers.

STEVENSON PROMOTED

Kamala D. Stevenson has been promoted in the Army to the rank of first lieutenant.

She is a platoon leader at Fort Lewis, Wash.

Stevenson is the daughter of Roy L. Demsey of Baltimore and Glenn E. Dempsey of Glen Burnie.

The lieutenant is a 1984 graduate of Old Mill HighSchool and a 1989 graduate of Howard University in Washington.

NEW RANK FOR JUNGNITSCH

David R. Jungnitsch has been promoted in the Air Force to the rank of master sergeant.

Jungnitsch is a radio maintenance work center supervisor in Davidsonville.

He is the son of retired Air Force Master Sgt. Ronald W. and Claire F. Jungnitsch of San Antonio, Texas.

BROWN NOW MAJOR

Marin Brown, executive officer of the 195th Ordnance Battalion at Fort Dix, N.J., has been promoted in the Army to the rank of major.

Brown is the son of Louise Johnson of Annapolis.

His wife, Cheryl, is the daughter of Earnest Brooks of Baltimore.

The major graduated from Annapolis High School in1973 and received a bachelor's degree in 1979 from Morgan State University.

LAVIGNE-SMITH HONORED

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Karen B. Lavigne-Smith, whose husband, William, is the son of Matilda P. andWilliam P. Smith of Pasadena, recently received the Navy AchievementMedal.

She received the decoration for her superior performance of duty while serving with Patrol Squadron Eight, Brunswick, Maine.

COLGAN FINISHES COURSE

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert A. Colgan, son of Benjamin E. and Judy A. Colgan of Arnold, recently completedthe Navy Security Guard Course.

During the course, taught at the Naval Technical Training Center Detachment, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Colgan studied the laws, regulations and procedures governing law enforcement programs.

Colgan was trained in apprehension, search and seizure, riot control, drug abuse detection, small arms, waterfront defense and anti-terrorism tactics.

He is a 1989 graduate ofSeverna Park High School.

OLGA STUDIES IN FLORIDA

Navy Seaman Recruit Edward Olga, son of Edward C. Olga Sr. of Glen Burnie, recently completed the Electronic Warfare Technician Basic Operations Course.

During the course, taught at the Naval Technical Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Fla., Olga was instructed in shipboard mission preparation, watchstanding procedures and operator equipment techniques.

STEWART GRADUATES

Army Reserve Pvt. Tracy D. Stewart has graduated from the material storage and handling course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

Students were trained in receipt, storage, shipment, issue, preservation and packaging of supplies and equipment.

Stewart is the daughter of Deborah K. Stewart of Severn and Anthony E. Stewart of Baltimore.

The soldier is a 1988 graduate of Meade High School.

GIDDINGS ENDS TRAINING

Air Force Reserve Sgt. Ricky W. Giddings recently completed the clinical training portion of the medicalservice specialist career field at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.

Students received advanced instruction in various specialties of the nursing and health care career field. The course is designed to give students as much exposure to actual patient care settings as possible.

Giddins is theson of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Giddings of Glen Burnie.

He is a 1984 graduate of Glen Burnie High School.

DAWSON COMPLETES CLASS

Specialist Joseph W. Dawson has graduated from the air traffic control operator course at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala.

Graduates were taught aircraft recognition, interpretation of weather reports, instrument flight rules and manual approach control radio and telephone procedures.Also included was the Federal Aviation Administration control tower operation course.

He is the son of Joan L. Smith of Annapolis.

The specialist is a 1982 graduate of Annapolis Senior High School.

PLUMER STUDIES WEAPONS

Army National Guard Pvt. David D. Plumer has completed training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the course, students received training that qualified them as light-weapons infantrymen and as indirect-fire crewmenin a rifle or mortar squad.

Instruction included weapons qualifications, tactics, patrolling, land mine warfare, field and combat operations. Plumer is the son of Ann Plumer of Glen Burnie.

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