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Salute to Service

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Dale Burford, Air Force Airman
Son of Rhonda and Thomas Burford
2008 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

5/9/14  Dale graduated from Security Forces Tech School on Monday, May 5, 2014.

5/8/14  Dale Burford recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
 

 
Navy Seaman Cody W. Bahrke
Son of Brenda S. and William F. Bahrke
2009 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

2/22/13 
Bahrke recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.   During the eight-week program, Bahrke completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.  An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. 
 
Katie Harman, Navy
Daughter of Jeff and Tami Harman
2006 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

7/5/13  Katie Harman graduated on June 14, 2013 from the U.S. Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Ill.  She is currently in Pensacola, Florida for schooling and will be stationed in San Diego, California aboard a
U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier upon completion of her program in Florida.

Navy Seaman Paul M. Larsen
Son of Kim K. and Mike D. Larsen
2002 Graduate of Tri-Center High School
2006 Graduate of Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
Currently Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Tri-Center

6/22/12  Larsen recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  During the eight-week program, Larsen completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.  An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

AWOAN Blake A. Sullivan
Airman U.S. Navy
Stationed in Jacksonville, FL

Daughter of Paul and Kim Sullivan
2010 Graduate of Tri-Center High School
2012 Graduate of Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA

11/27/12  Recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  During the eight-week program, Larsen completed a variety of training, which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety.  An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
SPC  Shelby L (Haugaard) Cardoza--Army
1st Squadron
6th Cavalry Regiment
Combat Aviation Brigade
1st Infantry Division
Fort Riley, KS
Daughter of  Tom Haugaard and Tonya Mayer
2005 Graduate of Tri-Center High School
 
5/25/12  I am currently stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas in the 1st Squadron 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.  I have been here since May 2011.

5/25/12  Her address is:
696 Pawnee Bluff Rd Box 114
Fort Riley, KS 66442

AB KYLE A. RING--Air Force
5914
527 I AVE A0973
SHEPPARD AFB, TX 76311-9999
Son of  Albert and Cheryl Ring
2009 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

2/7/11  Kyle Ring graduated from Air Force Basic Training on Jan. 21, 2011.


   Kyle and Ash--Click on picture to enlarge.

Lcpl. Joseph Phillips, USMC
MTA-1 co.
Combat logistics battalion 3
Unit 44130
Fpo ap 96607-4130
Son of Joel and Rose Phillips
2009 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

10/12/13  Joe is out of the Marines now and living in Missouri Valley while attending Iowa Western Community College.  His plans are to become a veterinarian.

5/23/11  Joe is home on leave as of now.   He will be heading back in January 2012  for Afghanistan.  He goes back to Okinawa on June 9., 2011.

Cpl. Martens, Seth E.
2D CEB C Co 1st Plt, Unit 73604
FPO ASE 90510-3604
Son of  Darrold and Joyce Martens
2002 Graduate of Tri-Center High School
 

A1C Kyle L. Lenagh--Air Force Airman
Son of Rachel Lenagh
2008 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

Kyle Lenagh's address as of 3/9/11
379 ECES/CEOIM
APO AE 09309


Kyle's  Email Address:
  
afliberator@yahoo.com

3/9/11  Kyle is currently deployed to Qatar for six months.

Airman  Andrew L. Manhart, U.S. Navy
Son of Calvin and Amy Manhart
2007 graduate of Tri-Center High School

                      
Squadron--VAQ 137 Rooks

9/30/11  Andrew returned from deployment in July 2011.  He's now back at Widbey Island, WA. at NAS.   He was deployed on the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the US Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet area of responsibility.  His squadron is VAQ 137 Rooks.   In addition to providing air support for ground forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the "Big E' played a significant role in counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia.          

July 2011--Andrew had the honor of holding the Iowa flag during USS Enterprise's Homecoming in Norfolk, VA.

Captain Donald Smith, Army
Son of  Fred and Jennifer Smith
2003 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

Donnie's email address:  donald.t.smith@us.army.mil

Captain Donald Smith
HQRC South-Ops
10th MTN DIV LLI Kandahar, Afghanistan


After graduating from Tri-Center, he attended University of Iowa and graduated with a double major in 2007.  Donnie was accepted into officer’s school in June of 2007.  He has now completed basic training and Officers Candidate School.    He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in September 2009 and deployed on Saturday, October 17, 2009  for a 1 year tour of duty in Iraq.   He returned from Iraq in July 2010.

5/26/11   Donnie has recently been promoted to Captain, and he is being deployed to Afghanistan on June 7, 2011.
 

Air Force Airman Lance M. Courtier
Son of Kerry and Barb Courtier
2008 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

As of Jan. 2010:
430 Phantom Ave., Unit 8071
Mountain Home AFB, ID 83648-8071

1/6/09  Graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

 
Airman, 1st Class Derrick L. Danker
Iowa Air National Guard

Son of Peter and Pam Danker
2005 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

3/17/10  Derrick's Address:  Iowa Air National Guard, 185 LRS Squadron, Sioux City, IA
 
Air Force Airman Andrew D. Gwynn
Son of Jill Gwynn and David Gwynn
2008 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

As of Jan. 2010:
105 Airman Circle, Box 2567
Offutt AFB  68113

4/19/09  Recently Airman Gwynn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
 

 

Major Jay W. Brooke
Son of John  and Linnea Brooke
Attended Tri-Center Schools 1979-1989
Graduated from Falls City High, NE  1991

1/3/12  Currently:  Jay is with 10th SFG in Colorado and will be deploying in Jan'12 - Jun'12 to Djibouti.

Deployed to Iraq from Nov’04 thru June ‘05 as a ODA Team Leader w/ 10th SFG; Jan’07-May’07 as Asst. Bde S3 for 10th SFG.  Upon completion of his currently deployment, Jay will move to Colorado to become a BN S3 in the 10th SFG summer ‘11 and be re-united with his wife Lisa along with children Jared, Hannah and Mason after his 13 mth deployment.  12/19/10  Assigned to 4 Infantry Division (4 ID) as the 10th Iraqi Army G2 (Intel) advisor--Deployed to Iraq in Mar’10 and will re-deploy o/a Mar’11

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)  Matthew Brooke
Son of John and Linnea Brooke
1987 Graduate of Tri-Center High School 

1/3/12   Currently:
  I am currently spending a "short tour" from Nov '11 to Apr '12 in Afghanistan.

Deployed to Kuwait Dec'02-Jan'03, Iraq April-June 2003; Sept.-Oct. 2003; and Sep-Nov 2004 w/ NSA/INSCOM and deployed to Iraq Jun '07 - Jul '08 w/ 1BCT / 82nd ABN as the BCT S2 (Intel Officer).  Matt arrived home on Jul'08.  LTC Brooke was then deployed to Afghanistan on Apr '09 for another 14+ month deployment this time with the 82nd ABN DIV Headquarters as the Deputy G2.   He returned home Jun '10.  12/19/10:  Currently JSOC Intelligence Brigade (JIB) Operations Officer (J3) at Fort Bragg, NC.  He transitioned from the Deputy G2/J2 - 82nd Airborne Division to his current job in Aug ‘10.

 
AR Adam Hood
Son of Darcy & Julia Hood, Bill & Rebecca Darrington
2002 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

As of Jan. 2010:
20954 Greenbriar Dr.
Elkhorn, NE  68022-6976

 
Sgt. Eric Suntken--129th Transportation Co. &
Specialist Alex Suntken--1-168th Infantry Battalion
Sons of Bob and Gayle Nelson
2000 Graduate of Tri-Center High School--Eric
2003 Graduate of Tri-Center High School--Alex

Alex finished his 2nd tour in Iraq.  He returned home from Iraq on April 25, 2008.  He is now stationed out of Council Bluffs.

8/29/10  Alex is mobilizing to deploy with the 1-168th to Afghanistan once more with Delta Company within a month.

 
Staff Sergeant (Air Force E-5) Sara Plambeck
Daughter of Sam and Tracey Plambeck
2002 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

As of 4/5/10:
37th Training Wing Judge Advocate's Office
Lackland Air Force Base
San Antonio, Texas

Sgt. Troy Plambeck, Iowa Army National Guard--1st
   Battalion, 133rd Infantry out of Waterloo
Son of John and Ruth Plambeck
1990 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

He is currently deployed to Iraq.

 

Staff Sergeant Jason C. Heimbaugh
Son of Frank and Joy Heimbaugh and Pam and Todd Birnie
Former student of Tri-Center High School

1/24/09  SSG Jason C. Heimbaugh returned to Fort Hood in Texas on Saturday, January 3, 2009, from a 14-month tour in Iraq where he was stationed in Mosul, Iraq with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment.  This was his second tour.

Airman Staff Sergeant Nicholas T.  Kinart
Son of Steve and Kelly Marr
2004 Graduate of Tri-Center High School


As of 1/16/10,  Nick is currently in Italy.

CMR426  Box 229
APO AE09613-003

 
Captain Janet (Zimmerman) Dettle
Daughter of Joe & Joyce Zimmerman
1995 Graduate of Tri-Center High School


U.S. Army--Deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from January 2005 to January 2006

Now stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA
SPC. Dustin Laver
Son of Bill & Yvette Oloff, Gene & Shauna Laver
2003 Graduate of Tri-Center


Army National Guard
1-168th Infantry out of Council Bluffs, IA

8/29/10  Dustin is mobilizing to deploy with the 1-168 to Afghanistan once more with HHC within a month.  He will be gone for 400 days. 


5/4/11  Dustin is hoping to be back home in July 2011.
   Dustin Laver
   HHB1-6A
   BDOC, Fob Salerno
   APO, AE  09314

 

Staff Sergeant Nick H. Richards, USAF
Son of Jerry and Brenda Dargin
2004 Graduate of Tri-Center High School


Stationed at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota
28th Munitions Squadron
 

11/15/10  Staff Sergeant Richards is prepping to deploy for six months in January 2011.

NICK H. RICHARDS, SSgt, USAF
Munitions Accountability Technician
28th Muns/MXWCA
385-1937/2887
 

Sgt Tiffany Hester
Daughter of Dave & Linda Hester and Teri Hester
1999 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

updated 11/26/07

Stationed  at the base in Grafenwoehr Germany with the Army
CMR 475   Box 3937
APO AE Germany 09114

Email:  Tiffany.Hester@US.Army.Mil or amest23@yahoo.com 

 

Airman Recruit Kenneth Butler--Navy
Son of Ken and Tracey Butler
2006 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

4/10/07  Currently in Pensacola, FL for Aviation Structural Mechanic Schooling (AM)
 

Air Force 1st Class Airman Dustin P. Taylor
Son of Richard Taylor
Son of Angela Taylor
2007 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

10/3/09  Stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Great Falls, Montana--Dustin is in the 341st Security Forces Group/Tactical Response Force.  Dustin graduated from the Air Force Sniper School on September 27, 2009. 

Dustin and his wife, Justine, had a baby girl on April 3, 2009 at 10:34 a.m.   They named her Kiarra Leigh Taylor.  Kiarra was
7 lbs 9 oz. and 19.5 inches long.  She has blonde hair and blue eyes.  Congrats!

Email Dustin at:  afwarhawk07@aol.com 

 
Captain Sarah Ella (Anderson) Savageau--Army
Daughter of Dennis and Mary Anderson
2005 Graduate of Tri-Center High School


Above Picture of  Sarah with her family and Aunt and Uncle.--West Point Graduation in May 2009--Click on the picture to enlarge.


4/19/13 
Sarah graduated in May 2009 from West Point military academy in New York, where she served as her company commander 1st semester her final year, member of the women's basketball team until knee surgery in October 2008, and also made the academic dean's list.  Sarah got married the weekend after graduation at The Point.  She and her husband, Mike, are West Point graduates and are both Captains in the Army.  They are now stationed at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma.
  

Spec. Eric L. Pitts--Army
Son of Jackie Hursey
Son of Gail Pitts

2005 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

Unit 2 Fort Wainwright, AL  99703
 

 

 

 
Seaman Colleen Williams
Daughter of  Cory Williams
Daughter of Pam Williams

 2008  Graduate of Tri-Center High School

As of Jan. 2010:
BEQ 835 Room 4302
320a Dewey Ave.
Great Lakes, IL  60088
 
E-5 Shawn Dalton
Son of  Patrick Dalton
Son of Barb Dalton

 2002 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

Deployed to Babil, Iraq
C Troop  1/3 ACR, FOB Kalsu, APO AE 09312 
 
 
Private Alvin L. Ring II
Son of Louis Ring of Shelby
2009 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

HHC 3 BSTB, 3BCT 10th Mtn. Div.
Stationed at Ft. Drum, NY
 
Josh Torneten
2007 Graduate of Tri-Center High School
National Guard for six years
 
SGT Tanya Redinbaugh
1168 Transportation

Daughter of Roger and Leta Redinbaugh
2004 Graduate of Tri-Center High School

A Co. FSC 224 ENG BN

 

 

We want to thank ALL people who have ever served our country!