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Promotions

Air Force Senior Airman Robert E. Bean, son of Edward A. and Mary M. Bean of St. Petersburg, has been promoted to his present rank at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska, where he serves as a communications-computer systems operator. Bean is a 1989 graduate of Gibbs High School.

Army Master Sgt. Wayne C. Sigourney, son of Curtis and Harriet Sigourney of St. Petersburg, has been transferred from Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he served in the Emergency/Trauma Room and received the Meritorious Service Medal, to Schweinfurt, Germany, and promoted to his present rank.

Graduations

Army Pvt. Beverly M. Edwards, daughter of Hazel E. Jones and David J. Edwards, both of St. Petersburg, has graduated from the basic photolithographic processing course at Fort Belvoir, Va. She is a 1991 graduate of St. Petersburg High School.

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Kevin J. Lavin, whose wife, Lindsay, is the daughter of Davis and Patricia Wilson of St. Petersburg, has graduated from the Naval Senior Enlisted Academy at the Naval Education Training Center, Newport, R.I. Lavin is a 1974 graduate of Northeast High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Michael P. Smith Jr., son of Michael P. and Melody A. Smith of Kenneth City, has graduated from the utilities equipment repairer course at Fort Belvoir, Va. Smith is a 1990 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School.

Awards

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Julia C. Kaminski, a 1981 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, has received the Navy Achievement Medal while serving at Naval Hospital, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N.C. The award is an official recognition for outstanding accomplishments and devotion to duty. She joined the Navy in September 1981.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Patrick K. Johnson, son of Madison Johnson of St. Petersburg, has received the Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service while serving with Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Group Three, San Diego. Johnson, a 1976 graduate of Northeast High School and a 1990 graduate of National University, San Diego, joined the Navy in November 1981.

Completion of training

Army Reserve Spec. 4 Andrew Pepe, Army Pfc. Matthew Pepe and Marine Pfc. Daniel Pepe, sons of Vincent and Jane Pepe of Pinellas Park and graduates of Northeast High School, are serving as follows: Andrew, a 1988 graduate of NEHS, is an Army Reservist employed as a Firefighter/EMT for St. Petersburg. Matthew, a 1990 graduate of NEHS, has completed Army military basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and is serving at Fort Rucker, Ala. Daniel, a 1992 graduate of NEHS, has completed Marine military basic training at Parris Island, S.C.

Military News is published in Wednesday's City Times. Entries include military personnel from St. Petersburg, Pinellas Park, Gulfport, Kenneth City, South Pasadena and the gulf beaches. Information may be submitted to Darrell Cutshall, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Please include a photo if available and your return address.

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