Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Post IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Contributed photoFrom left, Molly Robison, WindWalkers Executive Director, Kendall Vanderhoof, Sierra Beightel, Bill Slattery (back row), Lily Thorsen, Rick Abernathy, Sara Fleming, Gary Lantz, Bronte Gilman, Zac Fangman and Bob Littler.

Kiwanis and Key Club of Glenwood Springs partnered on Oct. 27 to work at WindWalkers equine therapy of Carbondale. WindWalkers uses horses and trained professionals to help families and individuals with challenges to grow and thrive. Kiwanis and Key Club have supported WindWalkers for years with both money and volunteer hours. The projects included continued improvement of the tack room, paneling a bathroom, painting barrels, and cleaning stalls and yards.

Matthew C. Beresky has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.Beresky is a loadmaster assigned to the 302nd Airlift Wing at Peterson Air Force Base. The new master sergeant has served in the military for eight years.He is the son of Kimberly L. Hazard and grandson of Luci Duke, both of Colorado Springs.Beresky graduated in 2003 from Roaring Fork High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Melody A. Bryant, daughter of Amanda M. Bryant of Glenwood Springs, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.During the eight-week program, Bryant 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.Bryant is a 2012 graduate of Roaring Fork High School of Carbondale.

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