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Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 4:30 am

Army Staff Sgt. Arlondo Sutton arrived for duty as an Army recruiter assigned to the Chicago Army Recruiting Battalion at Orland Park Army Recruiting Station, Ill.

Sutton has served in the military for eight years.

He is the son of Constance Sutton of Killeen. Sutton graduated in 1999 from Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk, Va.

Army Spc. Anthony J. Hunkins was part of a U.S. Army Pacific task force that participated in training near Sendi, Japan, with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.

The training was part of an annual bilateral exercise between American and Japanese forces called Yama Sakura.

Hunkins is an information technology specialist assigned to the 78th Signal Battalion, Network Support Branch, at Fort Buckner, Japan. The specialist has served in the military for four years.

Hunkins is a 2008 graduate of Shoemaker High School.

He is the son of Todd Hunkins of Killeen.

Air Force Airman Michael D. Harrison has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies.

Harrison earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Gay Harrison of Killeen, and a 2010 graduate of Shoemaker High School.

Air Force Airman Jack C. Burns graduated from eight weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Burns is the son of Lawrence and Sun Nam Burns of Killeen, and a 2005 graduate of Ellison High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Eric B. Kelley, a 2006 graduate of Salado High School, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Kelley received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.

Navy Seaman Recruit Bethany N. Gill recently completed the U.S. Navy’s eight-week basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Gill is a 2012 graduate of Copperas Cove High School, and the daughter of Brandy S. and Joshua A. Gill of Copperas Cove.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Henry B. Hahn graduated from eight weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Hahn earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Karin Hahn of Temple.

The airman is a 2007 graduate of Belton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Texas A&M University, College Station.

Navy Airman Joann Alvarez-Maysonet and other sailors from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) recently conducted operations in the vital Asia-Pacific region alongside sailors from the USS George Washington (CVN 73).

Alvarez-Maysonet is a 2001 graduate of Rosalina C. Martinez High School of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and joined the Navy in December 2011. The airman is the sister of Jose A. Alvarez-Maysonet of Killeen, and Milka J. Alvarez-Maysonet of Whitehall, Pa.

Navy Seaman Jeffrey S. Gilbertson and Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Terry R. Derks attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

The world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise has served in nearly every major conflict to take place during its history from the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to six deployments in support of the Vietnam conflict through the Cold War and the Gulf Wars.

Gilbertson is a 2007 graduate of Wascow High School.

Derks is the son of Joy McMann and Norman Derks, both of Leander.

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

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