Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John W. Nelson and U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael T. Boucher have returned on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal to Mayport after serving for seven months on the Mediterranean and Red seas. They served with a 10-ship battle group and provided support for the Kurdish relief effort. The USS Forrestal assisted in President Bush's visit to Greece and Souda Bay, Crete, in July 1991. Before that Nelson and Boucher participated in several multinational training exercises with Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Greece, France, Great Britain and the Netherlands. The Forrestal has since been transferred to Pensacola to become a Navy aviation training vessel. Nelson is the son of Anna and John I. Nelson and Boucher is the son of Rose V. Maid and Joseph S. Boucher, both of Spring Hill.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Scott R. Cyr has completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in San Diego. He was instructed in general military subjects in preparation for further academic and on-the-job training in one of 85 occupational fields. Cyr also studied seamanship, close-order drill, naval history and first aid. He is the son of Anne M. and Robert P. Cyr of Hernando.