Waldo County man deploys overseas
Army Staff Sgt. Thomas G. Hooper has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.
Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security through a series of actions designed to reassure NATO allies and partners of America's dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.
Hooper is a 2011 graduate of Belfast Area High School from Belmont. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2016 from Henry Caro Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Fort Benning, Ga.
Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in eastern Europe. These activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.
These training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies, contribute to regional stability, and demonstrate U.S. commitment to NATO.
Airman graduates from basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Samuel Crawford has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Crawford is the son of Timothy Crawford of Monmouth and Kathlyn Blackmore of Sebago, stepson of Anne Crawford of Monmouth, and brother of Timothy Crawford and Niklaus Crawford of Belfast.
He is a 2010 graduate of Monmouth Middle School. He earned an Associate Degree in 2016 from Kennebec Valley Community College.