Military News

July 27, 2010

Issaquah resident graduates from Army basic training

Army Reserve Spec. Ihilani Powers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Powers studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. Powers is the daughter of Althea Dani, of Issaquah.

Powers graduated in 1996 from the Kamehameha Schools, Honolulu, Hawaii, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Military News

July 6, 2010

Issaquah grad promoted to rear admiral

Capt. Brett Heimbigner

Captain Brett C. Heimbigner was recently selected for rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Heimbigner, the son of Cameron and Kris Heimbigner, of Sammamish, graduated from Issaquah High School in 1983.

Heimbigner joined the Navy immediately after graduating from the University of Washington in 1987. Over a 22-year career as an intelligence officer, he has deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq for more than 30 months with Special Operations Forces, where he was awarded the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star medals.

Heimbigner is the commanding officer of the Joint Intelligence Center, Central Command, under Gen. David Petraeus, in Tampa, Fla.

Heimbigner is married with two children.

Military News

May 25, 2010

Liberty grad arrives for duty at Fort Benning

Private Emma Lorenz, of Issaquah, has arrived for duty at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Lorenz, the daughter of Jeff and Jan Lorenz, of Issaquah, is an instructor shooter assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit. A 2009 graduate of Liberty High School, Lorenz has served in the military for less than one year.

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