Military news 11/4/02

Monday, November 4, 2002

Sievers graduates from U.S. Army rigger course

Army Pvt. James J. Sievers has graduated from a parachute rigger course at the 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

Sievers was trained to inspect, pack, rig, recover, store and maintain airdrop equipment. Airdrop equipment includes troop and cargo parachutes, platforms, cushioning materials, and extraction and release systems.

The son of Juddy L. and Timothy M. Sievers of Jackson, Sievers is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School.

Gaskins re-enlists for three years in Marines

Marine Corps Sgt. Jason M. Gaskins, a 1998 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, Mo., recently re-enlisted for three years while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Iwakuni, Japan.-- From staff reports

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