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Deajah Fletcher

Deajah Fletcher of Sherwood recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $45,920. After graduating from Sylvan Hills High School in May, she will attend Basic Training followed by military skill training. Upon returning to Arkansas, PVT Fletcher will serve with the 871st Troop Command in North Little Rock. She is the daughter of Kendra Ford.

Danielle A. Hollis

Navy Seaman Apprentice Danielle A. Hollis, daughter of Jeremiah Hollis, of North Little Rock, is assigned to aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), who recently departed for its San Diego home after 14 months of work at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Washington.

Hollis, others sailors, shipyard workers and contractors completed what the Navy calls a Docked Planned Incremental Availability, $218 million in maintenance and upgraded systems, much of it performed in dry dock. Projects ranged from preserving the ship’s exterior and island, complete overhaul of its internal computer network, and work on the main engines and rudders.

Many sailors conducted work for which they had no experience, and there were unexpected challenges, but the ship’s crew partnered with shipyard tradesman to complete it.

The Regan will rejoin the West Coast deployment cycle and will be homeported at Naval Base Coronado.

Hollis joined the Navy in November 2001

Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer of Jacksonville recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $45,920. He will attend Basic Training followed by Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic training at Ft. Lee, Va. Upon returning to Arkansas, Palmer will serve with Headquarters Service Company 777th Aviation Support Battalion at Camp Robinson. He is the son of Steve Palmer of Jacksonville and Santonette Strong of Little Rock.

Houston Wade

Houston Wade of North Little Rock recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $45,920. He will attend Basic Training after completing his junior year at North Little Rock High School in May.Following his high school graduation in 2014, he will attend military skill training. Upon returning to Arkansas, PVT Wade will serve with Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 114th Aviation at Camp Robinson. His step-father and mother, Joe and Kelly Reeves, reside in Sherwood. He is the son of William Wade of Selma.

Jacob Walthall

Jacob Walthall of Sherwood recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $45,920. He will attend Basic Training followed by military skill training. Upon returning to Arkansas, PVT Walthall will serve with Delta Company 1st Battalion 153rd Infantry in Sheridan. He is the son of Clysta Byrd.

Dlondra Williams

Dlondra Williams of North Little Rock recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $45,920. After graduating from North Little Rock High School in May, she will attend Basic Training followed by Food Service Specialist training at Ft. Lee, Va. Upon returning to Arkansas, PFC Williams will serve with Echo Company 39th Brigade Support Battalion in Benton. She is the daughter of Tagongay Williams.

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