Bond graduates basic training
Navy Hospitalman recruit James Bond recently graduated from basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the 14-week course, Bond learned a wide range of medical procedures used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. Bond also received an introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration offices.
He is the son of Debra A. and Joseph Bond of Seward.
Bond is a 2004 graduate of Seward High School and joined the Navy in August 2004.
Melvin joins reserves
Army Reserve Pvt. Chelsey J. Melvin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During nine weeks of training soldiers studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills.
Melvin's parents are Debbie Landenglos and Mickey Landenglos, both of Kenai.
McCamon, Thompson provide relief
Soldotna residents Ashley McCamon and Riley Thompson raised funds for the tsunami relief effort by collecting money door-to-door in their neighborhoods. They donated the funds to the American Red Cross.
Ruffridge named to president's list
Former Kenai resident Justin Ruffridge recently was named to the president's list at the College of Pharmacy at Washington State University. He is the son of Linda and Michael Ruffridge and a 2001 graduate of Wings Christian Academy.
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