January 25, 2011
Local students join Army delayed entry program
The following local students joined the United States Army delayed entry program:
Americo J. Antonio, a 2010 graduate of Liberty High School, is the son of John and Michele Antonio, of Issaquah. He qualified for a $1,000 enlistment bonus and will report to Fort Sill, Okla., for basic training in April.
Nicholas J. Davey, a student at Skyline High School, is the son of Alan and Sherrly Davey, of Issaquah. He qualified for a $800 enlistment bonus and will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training in July.
The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives a 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.
Local student joins Army Reserve delayed entry program
Lawrence D. Dong, a student at Issaquah High School, entered the United States Army Reserve delayed entry program.
The son of James Dong and Jin Yu Ding, of Issaquah, will report to Fort Jackson, S.C., for basic training in August.
The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days.
An enlistment in the Army Reserve gives many new soldiers the option to learn a new skill, serve their country, and become eligible to receive more than $7,000 toward a college education and $20,000 for repayment of college loans.