Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

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Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class David L. Fleming graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.He is the son of Timmy Fleming of Poppy Court, Parachute.Fleming received a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

James and Diane Barry are pleased to announce the completion of 10 years of active duty in the United States Navy by their son, Jason Barry. Jason received an honorable discharge on July 22 at the rank of Petty Officer Second Class as an Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd class, air warfare. During his active service he deployed with the Harry S. Truman Battle Group in 2003 for the Enduring Freedom campaign in the Middle East. His other major deployment was with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group in 2009, to the western Pacific Ocean and securities in the Pacific Rim. Upon discharge, Jason will be attending undergraduate classes at San Diego City College and working towards an aeronautical science degree offered at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott, AZ.

Brian Mable Karate completed its summer tests. All candidates demonstrating skills for advancement in rank were successful in their performance. From the youths to the adults all were very determined to achieve their goal for advancement.Congratulations to all.

Local Rifle mountain bikers gave Trey Pruett (third from the right) a surprise 15th birthday ride at 6 a.m. on July 21. Trey is both a road and mountain bike rider and has just recently joined local riders to find out where all of the singletrack rides are located. Trey has mostly ridden trails in Grand Junction, Fruita, Moab and Gunnison. Now, he doesn’t have to leave town to find fun trails.

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