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Navy Captain Justin Debord

Navy Captain Justin Debord


U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather E. Gilbert

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather E. Gilbert


U.S. Air Force Airman Craig A. Smith Jr.


U.S. Air Force Airman Austin A. Sudduth


Julie M. Vinson


U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Ward


AIR FORCE

• U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather E. Gilbert graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Gilbert is the daughter of Dusty Gilbert of Alger, and granddaughter of Dawn Gilbert of Powell, Wyo.

She is a 2015 graduate of Powell High School, Powell, Wyo.

• U.S. Air Force Airman Craig A. Smith Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Smith is the son of Craig A. Smith Sr. and Katrina R. Trapp and step-son of Evelyn Y. Deitz-Smith, all of Sidney.

He is a 2015 graduate of Christian Academy Schools, Sidney.

• U.S. Air Force Airman Austin A. Sudduth graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Sudduth is the son of John A. and Jennifer R. Sudduth and brother of Skylar P. Sudduth of Van Wert.

He is a 2017 graduate of Van Wert High School, Van Wert.

• U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Ward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ward is the daughter of Tracy and Dale Smith and wife of Trevor Ward, and of Zanesfield.

She is a 2010 graduate of a homeschool program in Zanesfield.

• Julie M. Vinson has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Officer Training School (OTS) at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.

The 12-week officer procurement program is designed to provide students with a broad, in-depth understanding of their role as Air Force officers. They train inside and outside the classroom in leadership, communication, and management skills, as well as team building, military history and theory, international security, and specialized professional knowledge areas. They also complete physical fitness regimens and air expeditionary forces field-training exercises.

After graduating as officers, they students will attend a career specialty technical training program to further develop their leadership and professional skills. Technical training areas will include pilot, navigation, and air battle management; space and missile operations; and several support-oriented career fields.

Vinson is the daughter of William Vinson of Little Hocking, Dorothy Fuerst of Columbus Grove., and Becky Vinson of Little Hocking, and sister of Greg and Kelly Vinson of Chicago, Ill., and Leanna Vinson of Columbia, S.C.

She is a 2010 graduate of Federal Hocking High School, Stewart. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Ohio University, Athens.

NAVY

• Navy Captain Justin D. Debord celebrated 25 years of military service during a retirement ceremony in the Operations Center Auditorium June 29 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus.

In his final assignment, Debord served as the director of Strategic Acquisition Programs for the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime.

Debord is a native of Waynesfield, and an alumnus of The Ohio State University, Michigan State University Eli Broad School of Management and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.

Navy Captain Justin Debord
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Heather E. Gilbert
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U.S. Air Force Airman Craig A. Smith Jr.
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U.S. Air Force Airman Austin A. Sudduth
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Julie M. Vinson
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily T. Ward
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