South Sound Military for May 23

May 22, 2013 

Air Force

Air Force Airman 1st Class Paul Q. Aspiras graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Raul and Lourdes Aspiras of Lacey, and a 2003 graduate of River Ridge High School.

Air Force Airman Robert K. Burkhardt III graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Burkhardt is the son of Pari and Robert Burkhardt II of Yelm, and a 2010 graduate of Yelm High School.

Air National Guard

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Matthew P. Stephens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Stephens is a 2004 graduate of Yelm High School.

Army

Army Pvt. Adam C. Kauwe has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Kauwe is the grandson of Orian Casebolx of Shelton, and Jim Walsh of Long Beach, Calif.

Army National Guard Spec. Ian A. Madorin-McGregor has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Madorin-McGregor is the son of Douglas McGregor of Olympia, and grandson of James Cloonan of Chicago. He is a 2005 graduate of Capital High School, in Olympia, and he earned a master’s degree in 2012 from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Army Pfc. Kimberly A. Roberts has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. Roberts is the daughter of Susan and Thomas Roberts of Olympia, and a 1995 graduate of Tumwater High School.

Army Pvt. Caitlyn E. Rose has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the sister of Megan Ramirez of Olympia, and a 2012 graduate of South Sound High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Yo Han Kim has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Kim is the son of Jongin and Byungsuk Kim of Olympia, and he is a 2012 graduate of Olympia High School.

Army Reserves

Patrick McDonald was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant major in the Army Reserves during a ceremony at the state capitol. McDonald is an MPA graduate of Saint Martin’s College and The Evergreen State College.

Marines

Marine Corps Pvt. Mason K. Bryant, son of Laura M. and Larry S. Bryant of Olympia, graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Bryant is a 2011 graduate of Timberline High School.

Navy Navy Seaman Apprentice Kevin L. Collins Eason, son of Felicia R. and Willie F. Pearson of Yelm, recently graduated from U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Collins Eason is a 2012 graduate of Yelm High School.

Navy Seaman Dominique J. Hazzard, whose wife, Britney, is the daughter of Mark Stevens, of Shelton, recently reported for duty at Navy and Marine Intelligence Training Center, Virginia Beach, Va.

Navy Seaman Benjamin A. Winright, son of Tavna R. Stephens of Olympia, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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