Spc. Joseph C. Garcia has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.

Garcia is a signal support system specialist assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

He has served in the U.S. Army for two years.

He is the son of Ernest and Veronica Garcia of Killeen.

His wife, Dominga Garcia is the daughter of Richardo and Sylvia Herrera of Colorado Springs, Colo.

The specialist is a 2010 graduate of Fountain-Fort Carson High School.

The following U.S. Army soldiers have completed nine weeks of basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga.:

Pfc. Adan A. Montano is the son of Liliana Solis and stepson of Rolando Salinas, both of Killeen.

He is the former ward of Olblz Sagarra of Bronx, N.Y.

Montano is a 2012 graduate of Ellison High School.

Pvt. Joshua P. Yonker is the son of Kristie Yonker of Killeen and is a 2011 graduate of Killeen High School.

Pvt. Luke A. Stalzer is the son of Allie Garrett of Fort Hood, and Geoff Hiesler of Granite Shoals.

Stalzer is a 2010 graduate of Marble Falls High School.

The following U.S. Army soldiers have graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.:

Pfc. Timothy J. Sexton is the son of Felicia Bradshaw and stepson of Paul Bradshaw, both of Fort Hood.

Sexton is a 2012 graduate of Harker Heights High School.

Pfc. Jammie A. Blunt Jr. is the son of Jammie Blunt of Killeen.

Blunt is a 2012 graduate of Shoemaker High School.

Pvt. Jordan A. Smallwood is the son of Peggy and Pavius Smallwood and stepson of Leanna Stevenson, all of Killeen.

Smallwood is a 2012 graduate of Ellison High School.

Pvt. Breeon A. Shull is the son of Rebecca Shull of Killeen.

Shull is a 2011 graduate of Harker Heights High School.

Pfc. Yoshime F. Moreno is the son of David Moreno of Temple and a 2012 graduate of John Jay High School, San Antonio.

Pvt. William Galan Perez is the son of Lilliam Galan of Killeen and a 2011 graduate of SilverValley High School, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Pvt. Angela R. Ruiz is the daughter of Yvette Ruiz of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Roberto Ruiz of Killeen.

She is also the sister of Robert Ruiz of Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

Ruiz is a 2011 graduate of South Fort Myers High School, Fla.

Pvt. Miari A. Carney is the daughter of Cynthia Carney of Killeen, and sister of Geneva Carney of Columbus, Ga.

She is a 2008 graduate of T.W. Andrews High School, High Point, N.C.

Pfc. Kristina A. Northup is the sister of John Northup of Killeen and a 1996 graduate of Sidney Central High School, N.Y.

Reserve Pvt. Oluwatobi A. Babalola is the son of Bola Babalola of Bryan, and brother of Laolu Babalola of Killeen.

He is a 2011 graduate of Bryan High School.

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

Contact Teresa Tankersley at teresat@kdhnews.com or (254)501-7542

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