Salutes & Awards

June 1, 2018

Park U graduates students from local area

Park University Luke Air Force Base campus graduated 15 students who live locally May 19 at Club Five Six:

Vincent Beckwith, Buckeye; Larry Blunt, Surprise; Nikeva Dominquez, Glendale; Mark Fraser Frye, Chandler; Danielle Hansen, Surprise; Jeffrey Scott Hansen, Surprise; Anthony Hoover, Avondale; Todd Johnson, Surprise; Terry-Anne Maxime, Laveen; Brian Quintana, Buckeye; Donaciano Salinas, Waddell; Gus Michael Aballe Sollano, Peoria; Richard Stewart, Avondale; Jason Sykes, Glendale; and Jossie Ariadne Meyer, Avondale

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Violin player sailed on to career in Navy

Courtesy photo Richard States and wife, Sharon, pose for a photo at the USS Mauna Kea reunion in 2009 in San Antonio. There used to be an ad commonly seen in the 1960s that stated, “Join the Navy and see the world.” An acco...
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Young soldier’s adventure gives chance of lifetime

Courtesy photo Brittney Weber receives the Officer Honor Graduate certificate for her class at Airborne School. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure hit movie screens in 1989. This motion picture highlighted two high school sen...
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AF veteran legend in martial arts

Courtesy photo In 1969, Rudy Crosswell and his all-American GI team shocked the nation by taking third place in kumite at the all-Japan Seishin-kai National Championships — shattering the stereotype that only Japanese nationa...