Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, Blase H. Scranton, son of Mary Nieson-Peters of Juneau and Lucky D. Scranton of Clinton, Mont., is participating in Operation Enduring Freedom while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu, home ported in San Diego.
Sailors and Marines aboard Scranton's ship departed their homeport for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. Their mission was changed after the terrorist attack on Sept. 11. They were among the first to participate in raids against Taliban and al-Qaida forces in Afghanistan.
Amphibious assault ships like the USS Peleliu are capable of transporting more than 1,700 fully equipped Marine assault troops and can provide a rapid buildup of power to support sea -to-shore assaults.
Scranton is a 1996 graduate of Gresham High School of Gresham, Ore. and joined the Navy in December 1998.
Juneau resident Bob S. Huber has enlisted in the United States Army.
Sgt . 1st Class Jerry J. Carpenter of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Juneau, said that Huber has enlisted as a Combat Engineer and recently left for basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Huber said he joined the Army for skill training and experience.
He is a 2001 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and is the son of John B. Watson and Jo-Ann C. Huber of Juneau.
Juneau resident Aaron W. Ingraham has enlisted in the United States Army's Delayed Entry Program (DEP), which allows an individual to join the Army, secure his or her guarantee, and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days.
Sergeant 1st Class Jerry J. Carpenter of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Juneau, said that Ingraham's test score and enlistment in the Infantry qualifies him for a $13,000 cash incentive and he has enrolled in the G.I. Bill for up to $23,400 toward full time schooling. He will leave for basic training at Fort Benning, Ga. on June 13, 2002.
Ingraham says he joined the Army for travel and adventure.
He attended Berlin Central High School in Berlin, N.Y. and is a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School. He is the son of Richard N. Ingraham and Rory M. Ingraham of Petersburg, N.Y.
Two Juneau residents have enlisted in the United States Army's Delayed Entry Program, allowing them to join the Army, secure their guarantees and delay their actual departure date for up to 365 days.
Kyle F. Monti, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School and the son of Tama Stevenson, has enlisted as a cavalry scout. Along with his test score, this qualifies him for a $7,000 cash incentive. He will leave for basic training at Fort Know, Ky. on Aug. 6, 2002.
Torri N. Marble, a senior at Juneau-Douglas High School and daughter of Walter E. Marble III and Cindy G. Marble, says she joined the Army for skill training and experience. Her test score and enlistment as an air traffic control operator qualifies her for up to $40,000 under the Army College Fund program. She will leave for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. on Sept. 5, 2002.
Hoonah resident Anthony N. Gonzalez has enlisted in the United States Army.
Sergeant 1st Class Jerry J. Carpenter, of the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Juneau, says that Gonzalez has enlisted as a cannon crewmember and recently left for basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.
Gonzalez said he joined the Armny for skill training and experience.
He is a 2000 graduate of Hoonah High School and is the son of Gregory A. and Sandra L. Gonzalez of Hoonah.
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