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Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:30 am

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Terry R. Derks and Navy Seaman Jeffrey S. Gilbertson recently arrived in Norfolk, Va., after a deployment aboard the USS Enterprise supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas.

Derks is the son of son of Joy McMann of Lampasas and Norman Derks of Leander. He is a 1988 graduate of Mayville High School of Mayville, Mich., and joined the Navy in July 1988.

Gilbertson is a 2007 graduate of Wascow High School in Belton.

Navy Seaman Recruit Amanda R. Haas, daughter of Tina M. Amerson and Albert L. Haas, both of Harker Heights, recently completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Haas is a 2012 graduate of Harker Heights High School.

Navy Airman Shereeney S. Williams also recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Williams’ former guardians were Hugh E. Powell of Tallahassee, Fla., and Faith A. Powell of Killeen.

Williams is a 2012 graduate of Lincoln High School of Tallahassee.

Air Force airmen earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force after graduating from basic training. The following airmen completed the eight-week program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio:

Air Force Airman Tidashia N. Johnson is the daughter of Georgia Lamar of Harker Heights, and sister of Tehia Rice of Killeen. She is a 2011 graduate of Harker Heights High School.

Air Force Airman Dominique Y. Martinez-Lopez is the daughter of Maria Martinez of Killeen. She is a 2010 graduate of Ellison High School.

Air Force Airman Shaqasia D. McDowell is the daughter of Janetta McDowell of Killeen and Michael McDowell of Harker Heights. She is a 2011 graduate of Ellison High School.

Air Force Airman Charisma S. Monk is the daughter of Brenda Bracey of Binghamton, N.Y., and sister of Tramel Bracey of Harker Heights. She is a 2011 graduate of Harker Heights High School.

Air Force Airman Chance C. Williams is the son of Jeff and Karen Williams of Salado. He is a 2011 graduate of Salado High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Stacey A. Torres is the daughter of Dawn Gadney of Nolanville. She is a 2006 graduate of Ellison High School.

In the service is compiled from Hometown news releases received from the Armed Forces. For more information, e-mail teresat@kdhnews.com.

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