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Military news

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 15, 2001


Navy Ensign Andrea T. Young recently reported for duty with the guided missile destroyer Precommissioning Unit Howard, based at Bath, Maine. She is a 1996 graduate of Chamberlain High School, Tampa.

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Air Force Airman Joshua G. Coker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Dawn Coker, Odessa. He is a 2000 graduate of Sickles High School, Tampa.

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Michael P. Couch joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He reported for basic training Feb. 15. to Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Patricia E. Couch, Tampa, and is a 1995 graduate of Gaither High School.

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Air Force Lt. Col. Michael A. Cox was selected as a National Defense Fellow to Clark Atlanta University. He is the son of George E. Cox Jr., Tampa. Cox received his bachelor's degree in 1981 from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., and earned his master's degree in 1990 from Webster University, St. Louis.

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Army 1st Sgt. Peter M. De Rochemont arrived for duty at Camp Humphreys, Pyongtaek-Gun, South Korea. He graduated from Brandon High School, Brandon, and received an associate degree in 1981 from Tampa College, Tampa.

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Air Force Airman Terry L. Dickson graduated form the utilities systems apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He is the son of Ken and Beth Dickson, Brandon.

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Eric J. Garcia joined the Army under the Delayed Entry Program. He will reported for basic training Feb. 14 to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Melinda and Norberto Garcia, Tampa, and is a 1994 graduate of Jefferson Senior High School, Tampa.

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Army Pvt. Benjamin C. Gilley graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky. He is the son of Donald B. Gilley, Daytona, and Moira A. Gilley, Tampa.

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Air Force Airman Jennifer E. Grubb graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Susan Grubb, Tampa. She is a 2000 graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tampa.

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Navy Seaman La Toya C. Hedge recently escorted the battleship USS Wisconsin to its new home at Nauticus, the National Maritime Center in Norfolk, Va.

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Air Force Airman Quincy F. Hines graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Phillip Hines Sr., Tampa, and grandson of Mattie Lawrence, Melbourne. Hines graduated from Tampa Bay Technical High School in 1994 and received an associate degree in 1997 from Brevard Community College, Melbourne.

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Marine Corps Cpt. Sergio L. Leon was promoted to his current rank while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. He is the son of Gema E. and Marco E. Alvare, Tampa. He is a 1996 graduate of Tampa Catholic High School, Tampa.

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Air Force Airman Carlos M. Maestri graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Andrea Cotera, Tampa, and Jose Maestri, Hyannis, Mass. He is a 1999 graduate of Jefferson High School, Tampa.

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Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marlow Y. Levy reported for duty at Naval Branch Medical Clinic, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, Ga. He is a 1990 graduate of Tampa Bay Technical High School, Tampa.

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