Phillips enlists in Alaska Guard
Brandon Phillips of Juneau has enlisted in the Alaska Army National Guard as a light wheel vehicle mechanic. He will attend 21 weeks of physically and mentally challenging training at Fort Jackson, S.C. After completing training, he will return to Juneau and drill 39 days a year. As a Guardsman, he is eligible for educational benefits including State Tuition Assistance, which pays 100 percent tuition at the University of Alaska, and the Montgomery GI Bill. His recruiter was Sgt. 1st Class Paul Kerr and can be reached in Juneau at 586-6041 or (800) 478-4566.
Ludlam completes basic training
Marine Corps Pvt. Joseph Ludlam, son of Juneau residents Joann Simpson and Joe Ludlam, completed 13 weeks of basic training on Oct. 15, 2004, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.
The training phase ended with the Crucible, a 54-hour, all-company outdoor exercise that stresses physical and mental toughness on very little sleep and reduced rations. The training environment culminates with a graduation ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem and addressed as Marines for the first time in their careers.
Private Ludlam is a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.
Juneau's Rader and Hand graduate
The following graduated from Eastern Washington University's 2004 summer session: Derek Rader of Juneau graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. Rebecca Hand of Juneau graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in recreation management, while simultaneously earning a position on the dean's list.
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