Air Force Medical Corps Capt. Jordan C. Humphrey, son of Eric and Debbie Ends Cowden of Hickory and Sam and Angie Humphrey of Parsons, W.Va., has received his medical degree from the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey. Humphrey was promoted to the rank of captain upon graduation. While attending medical school, Humphrey performed research in the emergency department at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Aerospace Medicine at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. Humphrey plans to continue his training as a resident physician at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for one year before returning to the Air Force to pursue a career in Aerospace Medicine. He is a 2006 graduate of Avella High School and a 2009 graduate of Duquesne University.
Air Force Airman Joshua M. Klaus, son of Billie Lawhorne of Washington, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Klaus is a 2013 graduate of Trinity High School.
Air Force Reserve Airman Alexander J. Hurley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force. Hurley is a 2013 graduate of Fort Cherry High School, and his parents are William and Jeanne Hurley of Hickory.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Shrump, an aviation ordnanceman at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., has completed a three-week live ammunition training at Naval Air Station Fallon in Fallon, Nev., and a four-week training operation aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Shrump is a 2011 graduate of Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency, and her parents are Chuck and Debby Shrump of Washington.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Shrump, an aviation electrician’s mate, was detached from his squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Wash., to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. He also earned his second Good Conduct Medal. Shrump is a 2006 graduate of Pennsylvania Homeschoolers Accreditation Agency, and his parents are Chuck and Debby Shrump of Washington.
Army Maj. Dustin A. Menhart has graduated from the Command and General Staff Officers Course at the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kan. The college is the Army’s senior tactical school. The 10-month course trains intermediate level Army officers, officers from other U.S. armed services, international officers and civilian leaders from other federal agencies to operate in full spectrum Army, joint, interagency and multinational environments as field-grade commanders and staff officers. Graduates are prepared to assume war-fighting duties immediately upon graduation. Menhart is a 1991 graduate of Bethlehem-Center High School and earned a master’s degree in 2011 from the University of Georgia. His parents are Frank C. and Gail A. Menhart of Vestaburg.