Military digest 6/21/04

Monday, June 21, 2004

Local Navy officers prepare for deployment

Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Timothy C. Carlisle, a 2001 graduate of Scott County Central High School, Sikeston, Mo.; James L. Mercer, a 2000 graduate of Charleston High School, Charleston, Mo.; Michael E. Roberts, a 1990 graduate of Dexter High School, Dexter, Mo. -- who joined the Navy in March 2000 -- and their fellow shipmates recently participated in realistic exercise scenarios and operational challenges in preparation for a routine, scheduled deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, homeported in Mayport, Fla.

-- From staff reports

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