Military news for North Pinellas

Army Staff Sgt. Ramon P. Sepulveda, son of Ramon Sepulveda of Palm Harbor, is deployed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sepulveda is human resources sergeant assigned to the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C. The staff sergeant has served in the military for eight years.

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Daniel P. Henzie, grandson of Beatrice J. Henzie of Largo, has been promoted to the rank of major in the Army.

Henzie is a chief of flight operations assigned to the Defense Contract Management Agency in Alexandria, Va. The major has served in the military for 18 years.

He graduated in 1992 from Coal City High School, Ill., and received a bachelor's degree in 1997 from Western Illinois University, Macomb.

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Army Spec. Evan T. Williams, son of Abigail M. Graetz of Largo, was part of a support team made up of soldiers from throughout the Army for the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The Army sponsored the nationally-televised football game played Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This was the Army's 10th year as sponsor of the high school all-star game that pits the best players in the nation against each other in an East versus West contest. The soldiers' support ranged from coordinating events with players and soldier-heroes to providing media coordination, hotel accommodations and organizing and orchestrating pregame activities. In this year's matchup, the West team outscored the East, 30-14.

Williams, a member of the Army Drill Team, is assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, Arlington, Va.

The specialist is a 2009 graduate of Dunedin High.

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The following military personnel have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Airman William C. Rodgers, son of William and Laura Rodgers of Largo.

Air Force Airman Daniel Cooper, son of Lisa Cooper of Largo and Wayne Cooper of West Columbia, S.C., earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Air Force Airman Adam G. Vergos, son of Thomas Vergos of Palm Harbor and Reva Foster of New Port Richey, is a 2008 graduate of Countryside High.

The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Military news for North Pinellas 02/06/10 [Last modified: Saturday, February 6, 2010 11:17am]

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