Air Force Master Sgt. Grady J. Driver, son of Elizabeth Evers of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Ralph Driver of Verbena, Ala., and son-in-law of Deloras Rasmussen of St. Petersburg, has deployed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, to serve in support of Operation New Dawn. He is regularly assigned to the 321st Air Expeditionary Wing and is a security forces adviser with 19 years of military service.
Army Pvt. Zachary W. Gee, son of William B. Gee and nephew of Brett F. Gee, both of St. Petersburg, has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The private is a 2010 graduate of St. Petersburg High School.
Army Pvt. Adam T. Colella, son of David M. Colella of St. Petersburg, has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2004 graduate of Largo High School.
Army Reserve Spec. Miles L. Lenhart, son of Carole Lenhart of Treasure Island, has been mobilized and activated at Joint Base Dix-McGuire Lakehurst, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation New Dawn in the Iraqi Theater of Operations or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Theater of Operations. The military police member belongs to the 108th Training Command based in Charlotte, N.C.
Navy Seaman Recruit Lamontez N. Sanders, son of Meredith A. Drayton and Bryant L. Sanders, both of St. Petersburg, has completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Sanders is a 2010 graduate of Gibbs High School.
Air Force Airman Robert P. Michaels, son of Robert Michaels Jr. of St. Petersburg, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Michaels is a 2010 graduate of Northeast High School.