Peninsula People

Posted: Monday, November 28, 2005

Edward, Tinsley deploy

Former peninsula residents Navy Airman Apprentice Valentine Edward and Navy Chief Warrant Officer Charles F. Tinsley returned to sea after their two-month long inport period while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.

The Kitty Hawk Strike Group is the largest strike group in the Navy and is composed of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, Carrier Air Wing 5, guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville and USS Cowpens and destroyer Squadron 15.

Edward is the son of Larry Meyer of Kasilof and is a 2001 graduate of Skyview High School. He joined the Navy in February 2005.

Tinsley is the son of Ella A. McFetridge of Soldotna and Charles Tinsley, Jr of Mesa, Wash. He is a 1978 graduate of Wallowa High School of Wallowa, Ore. and joined the Navy in January 1984.

Nusunginya honored

Vern Nusunginya was awarded the 2005 Public Service Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives, during its annual convention in Fairbanks in October. He was selected from a list of 10 finalists. He lives in Soldotna with his wife, Sharon, and their children.

Stevens, Holloway join Air Force

Former Soldotna resident Air Force Airman 1st Class Warren L. Stevens and former Kenai resident Air Force Airman Chad S. Holloway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

During the six weeks of training they studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

In addition they earned credit toward associate degrees through the Community College of the Air Force.

Stevens is the son of Vicki and James Wood and a 1999 graduate of Soldotna High School.

Holloway is the son of Steve and Ann Holloway and is a 2005 graduate of Nikiski High School.

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