Navy Seaman Recruit David M. Breland recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando. He is the son of Jack C. Breland of New Port Richey and joined the Navy in September.
Air Force Master Sergeant James J. Mertes Jr. was recently promoted to his present rank while serving with the 347th Operations Support Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, Ga. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James J. Mertes of Hudson and a 1979 graduate of Hudson High School. He joined the Air Force in August 1979 and was a recent graduate of the NCO Academy at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Fla.
Army Pfc. Glenwood S. Griswold recently arrived for duty at Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Hawaii. He is a 1992 graduate of Zephyrhills High School.
Marine Pvt. Phillip E. Shepard recently completed the light armored vehicle repairman course. He is the son of Louise A. Sirkman of New Port Richey and joined the Marine Corps in May.
Allison L. Haeger recently enlisted in the Army's Delayed Entry Program and is in basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She will receive advanced individual training as an automated logistics specialist at Fort Lee, Va. She is the daughter of Jean Streight of New Port Richey and a 1993 graduate of River Ridge High School.
Army Pvt. Derek J. Jarrels recently completed a primary leadership course at Camp Casey, Tongduchon Up, South Korea. Jarrels, a military police specialist, is the son of Teresa A. and James A. Jarrels of Wesley Chapel and a 1993 graduate of Land O'Lakes High School.