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2003-08-27 communities
Service News

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lowell H. Sammons, son of Pamela K. and Lowell H. Sammons of Inez, recently graduated from the Nuclear Field "A" School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command. Goose Creek, S.C.

The three-to-six-month course teaches machinist's mates, electrician's mates and electronics technicians the basics of their jobs. It provides hands-on training on equipment designed to teach technical skills.

Sammons will attend follow-up training at the Nuclear Power School and receive more detailed instruction on principles of science and engineering, construction, and operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Sammons was also promoted to his current rank.

Sammons is a 1999 graduate of Sheldon Clark High School and joined the Navy in February 2003.

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Army Sgt. Shannon L. Adkins is one of 250 soldiers assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division (Light) who returned to Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, after being deployed to support the mission of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the global war on terrorism.

While deployed, the soldiers served at various area of responsibility locations and were assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division or the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Some of the soldiers received Combat Infantryman Badges and combat patches from their adoptive units.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving U.S. and coalition forces efforts to disarm and end the current Iraqi regime. The focus of the mission is to liberate the Iraqi people, preserve Iraq as a unified state, keep its territorial integrity intact, and help the Iraqi people begin the process of economic and political reconstruction.

Adkins is a cavalry scout squad leader with four years of military service. He is the son of Barbara J. Miles of State Route 3, Catlettsburg.

The sergeant is a 1999 graduate of Boyd County High School. Ashland.

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