Navy Fireman Apprentice Anna C. Rodriguez recently graduated from the Basic Interior Communications School at the Center for Surface Combat System Unit, Great Lakes, Ill.

Rodriguez was named honor graduate for her academic accomplishments during the course.

During the course, Rodriguez received training on the technical requirements to operate and maintain switchboards and ships' communications systems. Rodriguez also studied electrical circuitry, testing equipment, and the use of wiring diagrams.

Rodriguez is a 2011 graduate of James E. Taylor High School in Katy, and joined the Navy in September 2011.

She is the daughter of daughter of Claudia O. House-De Alba of Killeen, and Jaime Rodriguez of Katy.

Air Force Senior Airman Brison O. King graduated and received an associate in applied science degree from the Community College of the Air Force.

The worldwide college, headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala., awards job-related associate degrees and other credentialing programs to enlisted airmen.

Enlisted members are automatically enrolled in the college and begin earning college credit during basic military training.

King is a medical logistics journeyman assigned to the 319th Medical Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The senior airman has served in the military for five years.

He is the son of Bruce and Lillie King of Harker Heights.

King graduated in 2006 from Ellison High School, and received an associate of science in 2012 from Lake Region State College, Grand Forks.

Navy Seaman Jeffrey S. Gilbertson and fellow sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) formed a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions committee.

The committee is a peer-to-peer mentoring program geared toward assisting sailors in making positive decisions in all areas of their lives. A 2007 graduate of Wascow High School in Belton, Gilbertson joined the Navy in January 2010.

The following airmen have completed eight weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio and will earn four credits toward an associate of applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force:

Air Force Reserve Airman William J. Murray earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Kent Murray of Killeen. The airman is a 2009 graduate of Shoemaker High School.

Air Force Airman Molly Sedgwick is the daughter of Jessica and Terry Marshall of Belton. She is a 2010 graduate of Belton High School.

In the service is compiled from Hometown news releases received from the Armed Forces. For more information, email

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