52-year-old veteran starts over in basic training

Heads turn and eyes widen when they see Staff Sgt. James Secriskey toughing it out alongside the fresh-faced youngsters in Combat Basic Training. This Army veteran may carry the same rank as most drill sergeants, … .

John Carthel Putman

Service: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Holt Memorial Chapel, with burial at Maplewood Cemetery; Visitation; 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Holt Memorial Chapel.John Carthel Putman, of Bellefonte, age 88, passed from this life … .

Jesse James Oliver

Born Jan. 21, 1983, CWO2 Jesse James Oliver, 37, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at his home in Chesapeake, Va.Overcoming a challenging childhood, Jesse was determined to be successful. Jesse was a hero … .

From the military to the ministry

Image copyright Alan McCracken Image caption Alan McCracken’s wife Karen accompaied him to his ordination ceremony at St Anne’s Cathedral When the Rev Alan McCracken joined the Army in 1983 a… From the military to … .

Holmen grad leads midshipmen at U.S. Naval Academy

Chapman believes the means for facing those challenges is to listen, learn and understand the perspectives of his peers.“It starts by listening and getting a pulse at the squad leader level and then relentlessly working … .