Community news roundup — graduates, military, scholarships, National Merit, Associated Students

September 23, 2014

Local students graduate from Seattle Pacific University

Issaquah: Jenive Brooks, Bachelor of Arts, psychology; Heather Clauson-Sells, Doctor of Education, doctoral studies in education; Pallavi Dua, Master of Science, information systems management; Joanna Harmon, Master of Arts, teaching; Jaclyn Kopson, Master of Arts, business administration management; Madison Maloney, Master of Arts, industrial and organizational psychology; Abigail Platter, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts, art; Daniel Schafer, Master of Science, information systems management; Kristina Schwartz, Master of Arts, teaching; Kerry Truell, Master of Education, literacy; and Tara Walker, Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science, mathematics

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Community news roundup — college, dean’s list, graduates, military

September 16, 2014

College news

Hallie Holton, of Sammamish, was named to the honor roll at University of Kansas, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Arthur Jepsky retires from U.S. Army Reserve

July 15, 2014

U.S. Army Reserve Col. Arthur S. Jepsky has retired from the Army Reserve after serving honorably for 32 years.

Jepsky was last serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for Support Operations with 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), McGarity U.S. Army Reserve Center, Pa.

Contributed Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

Col. Arthur S. Jepsky, retiring after 32 years of service, receives the Legion of Merit in a Celebration of Service ceremony.

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Military News

February 4, 2014

Local residents complete Air Force boot camp

Air Force Reserve Airmen Anthony Holmes Jr. and Jazmine Fleming graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Holmes is the son of Leverne Holmes, of Newcastle.

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Military News

January 14, 2014

Neal Robinson graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman First Class Neal Robinson, son of Marina Robinson, of Aiea, Hawaii, and Gene Robinson, of Issaquah, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The intensive eight-week program includes military training, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.


Military News

November 12, 2013

Ryan Lamm completes Army boot camp

Army Spc. Ryan Lamm, son of Ken and Bev Lamm, of Renton, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

Over the course of nine weeks, Lamm and his fellow soldiers developed basic combat skills and gained experience using various weapons.

Lamm graduated from Kettle Falls High School in Kettle Falls, and received his bachelor’s degree from Washington State University in Pullman in 2009.


Military News

June 11, 2013

Joshua Woods completes Army basic training

Army Pfc. Joshua M. Woods graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Woods is a 2012 graduate of Issaquah High School. He is the son of Cindy Woods, of Sammamish, and Tim Batzel, of Renton.

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Military News

November 6, 2012

Tiger Mountain grad completes bootcamp

Army Pfc. Dylan T. Wilson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Wilson studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Wilson, the son of Kimberly Wilson, of Issaquah, is a 2011 graduate of Tiger Mountain Community High School.

Military News

October 9, 2012

Area sailor to deploy to the Middle East

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Jake Swett, son of Kyong and Tim Swett, of Maple Valley, will deploy to the Persian Gulf region with the crew of the USS Mobile Bay, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, four months earlier than previously scheduled and help shift its destination.

The deployment, as part of the Stennis Strike Group, will help support existing naval force requirements in the Middle East and reduce the gap caused by the upcoming departure of the USS Enterprise Strike Group.

Swett joined the Navy in February 2009.

USS George Washington is Issaquah native’s ‘home away from home’

September 18, 2012

Fireman Thomas Timmons, of Issaquah, poses for a photograph in the machine shop aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). By MCSSA Brian H. Abel

Issaquah native Thomas Timmons spends his day doing what most welders do.

He welds, grinds, brazes and fabricates different metal pieces to make something new.

The difference is that Timmons does his work aboard a mammoth aircraft carrier that is made up of 60,000 tons of structural steel and travels across the Pacific Ocean protecting the collective maritime interests of the United States and its allies.

In a call from the USS George Washington, as it traveled somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, Timmons spoke about his life on the ship.

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