Military Digest: 9-27-04

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Janelle L. Fifer recently reported for duty at Naval Station Ingleside in Texas. She is a 2000 graduate of Clovis High School.

Army Pfc. Valentin Ramirez has graduated from the utilities equipment repairer advanced individual training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Md. He is the son of Ramon and Maria Ramirez of Muleshoe.

Air National Guard Senior Airman Thomas J. Flores is deployed overseas at a forward operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the son of Tommy Flores of Gallup, N.M. and Cinthia Barros of Clovis. He is a 1999 graduate of Clovis High School.

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael E. Kolek, son of Lawrence F. Kolek of Clovis and Barbra A. Dennis of Cuba, N.Y., and more than 2,100 marines and sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently conducted operations in Najaf, Iraq, while stationed at Forward Operating Base Hotel, Iraq. Kolek joined the Marine Corps in May 1995.
— Information provided by military news services