News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
Deployed to Afghanistan
►Marine Lance Corporal Tyler J. Battcock, (inset) son of Janice and Augie Grace of Burlington and Michael Battcock and Carol Livingstone of Tewksbury. Battcock is a 2009 graduate of Tyngsborough High School.
Returned from deployment to Afghanistan
►Marine Lance Corporal Stephen R. Harris, son of Lori Spindler of North Reading and Robert Harris of North Reading. Harris is a 2010 graduate of Lynnfield High School. He has been assigned to the Intelligence Unit at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Promoted►Jason R. Theriault to the rank of Air Force senior master sergeant. Theriault, a 21-year veteran, is the son of Nannette Roaden of Gloucester and Robert Theriault of Peabody. His wife, Clara, is the daughter of Don Hauenstien of Epping, N.H. Theriault graduated in 1990 from Gloucester High School. He has been assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla.
Competed in the 2012 US Army Combatives Championship at Fort Hood, Texas
►Army Sergeant Yanic M. Achuo, son of Henry M. Achuo of Methuen. Achuo is a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear technician stationed at Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. Achuo competed in the lightweight division and made it to the second of five rounds in July.
From Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
►2nd Lieutenant Timothy M. Hartford, (right) son of Heather and Paul Hartford of Georgetown.
►2nd Lieutenant Ryan J. Cooney, son of Michael Cooney of West Newbury and a 2008 graduate of Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury.
From basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
►Army Private 1st Class Adonis R. Carrasco, son of Raul Carrasco of Westford and a 2011 graduate of Westford Academy.
►Army Private 1st Class Elizabeth A. Aceto, daughter of Jannet Aceto of Lynn, and a 2007 graduate of Winthrop High School.
►Army Private David M. Baumert, son of Susan Baumert of Merrimac and a 2007 graduate of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, Haverhill.
►Army Private Shayna M. Rozumek, daughter of Mary Mears of Newburyport and a 2010 graduate of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, Haverhill.
From basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio
►Airman Ryan M. Powers, son of Valerie MacQuarrie of Lynn and a 2010 graduate of Lynn Classical High School.
Awarded an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship
►Neil E. Lombardozzi, son of Ann Taylor and stepson of Dave Taylor of Salem, N.H., grandson of Mary Alice Taylor and Paul Taylor of North Andover and a 2012 graduate of Salem (N.H.) High School.