In Service

Seaman Evan Veine of Stevensville heaves mooring line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney while arriving at Naval Station Rota, Spain, earlier this month. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, is on its sixth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.

Bates: U.S. Air Force Airman Jacob D. Bates, a 2016 graduate of Marcellus High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Andrew and Sandra Bates of Lawton.

Grill: U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Danielle M. Grill, a 2012 graduate of Niles High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Kelly and Robert Feifar of Niles.

Hicks: U.S. Air Force Airman Marcus L. Hicks, a 2018 graduate of Bangor High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Fred D. Hicks of Bangor.

Kibler: Cadet Petty Officer 1st Class Melanie Kibler was awarded the Silver Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Cadet Medal by Karen Woodworth, regent of the Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter National Society DAR, on June 15 at the Community-Based Transition Center in Paw Paw. Kibler, who will be a senior this fall at Lake Michigan Catholic High School, is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Kibler. She plans to join the Navy after high school.

Sorenson: U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Devin E. Sorenson, a 2018 graduate of Bangor Career Academy, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. He is the son of Tali and Dennis Sorenson of Bangor.

Stutz: U.S. Air Force Airman Kaitlyn M. Stutz, a 2018 graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Theresa and Douglas Stutz of Benton Harbor.