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Ukiah Hometown Heroes http://ukiahhometownheroes.org Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:52:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.18 Specialist Jolaney R. West http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/specialist-jolaney-r-west/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:24:02 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=152 U.S. Army 3 years service, enlisting for another 3 years.  Stationed at Ft Bliss in El Paso, Texas.

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Sergeant Anthony Graham http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/sergeant-anthony-graham/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:23:01 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=148 U.S. Army 4 years service, re-enlisted.  Currently stationed in Korea.

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Lance Corporal Wesley Fox http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/lance-corporal-wesley-fox/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:21:53 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=146 U.S. Marine Corps 14 months service. Currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

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Anthony Ayala – Staff Sergeant http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/anthony-ayala-staff-sergeant/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:20:25 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=143 Anthony Ayala always knew he wanted to join the Armed Forces. Shortly after graduating from Ukiah High School he enlisted in the United States Army, and was soon deployed to the Middle East. Once there he served in Iraq and Kuwait.

In total, he served four and a half years of active duty service while being stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado as a Military Police Officer. When his active duty time was completed he enlisted in the Army National Guard as a Reservist, and enrolled in Mendocino College to obtain his Associates Degree in Administration of Justice. Shortly after he graduated he was again deployed for a year, but this deployment was to Cuba.

Additionally, when the wildfires affected the community SSG Ayala’s Army National Guard unit was one that responded. He spent several weeks in Santa Rosa, California helping those who had been affected.

Throughout his ten years of military service he has earned many awards. Such as: Overseas Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, California State Service Ribbon, Non-Commissioned officer Professional Development Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Achievement Medal, California State Service Ribbon.

Currently, SSG Ayala is proudly serving in the Army National Guard while also working full-time for Ukiah Unified School District.

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David John Moody http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/david-john-moody/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:19:05 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=141 He served from 1989-1999 in the Army as a Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and a Recovery Special. Also received school for AGT 1500 turbine M1 Abrams repair, Hazardous Material Transportation course and Combat Lifesaver course. Served from 1999-2004 in the Army National Guard. 

While in the Army he served two tours in Korea and stationed in Fort Stewart Georgia for 6 1/2 yrs, While there he went to Kuwait And Egypt. And Finished his Army serves at Fort Lewis Washington. He received numerous Awards including 5 Army Achievement medals,Southwest Asia Serves medal with one bronze and star.

His three sons and I are ever proud of him, also  parents and Family are proud of him too.

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Private First Class Dalton A. Young http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/private-first-class-dalton-a-young/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:18:10 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=139 I enlisted in the Army in May of 2017 as a 19D (Calvary Scout). I attended Basic Combat Training and Job training at Fort Benning, Georgia. I attended Airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia where I learned how to become a Paratrooper. That would have to be my most nervous moment in the Army where I had to jump out of a plane. If you haven’t tried it, you should! I am currently stationed in Germany where we just returned from a expeditionary deployment to Poland. I joined to travel and see the world and I am doing just that. AIRBORNE!

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Specialist Jordyn N. Bartley http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/specialist-jordyn-n-bartley/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:12:36 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=134 I was a part of Ukiah High School’s graduating class of 2016. I am currently stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX as a 25U(Signal Support Systems Specialist). I started my journey in August of 2016 where I attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and continued training for my job on Fort Gordon, Georgia. I joined the Army because I wanted to experience the world and learn things that wouldn’t be taught in a classroom setting. This last year and a half I have learned more than I ever expected to and it continues to amaze me every day with how far I’ve come.

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Private First Class Jordan E. Totten http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/private-first-class-jordan-e-totten/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:08:20 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=130 I am a graduate of Ukiah High School class of 2016. I enlisted in the Army in July of 2016 as a 35N (Signals Intelligence Analyst). I attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and attended job training in Goodfellow Airforce Base, Texas. I am stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina with the 3rd Special Forces Group and I have been all over the U.S. attending different training classes for my job. I work with the top of the line communication equipment and enjoy what I do. I am currently supporting the Special Forces Operations and wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Private Second Class Clayton A Murry http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/private-second-class-clayton-a-murry/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:05:55 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=119 I enlisted in the Army in August of 2017 as a 15P (Aviation Operations Specialist). I graduated from Ukiah High School class of 2017. I joined the Army because everyone I knew was going to the Mendocino Junior College and I knew I wanted to do something different. I was at school and had spoken with the Army recruiter during lunch and the next day went into their office here in Ukiah and talked about my opportunities.  I attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and went to job training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. I am currently stationed overseas in South Korea enjoying the environment. We train hard but we do get time off to go out and experience the culture and travel throughout this beautiful country.

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Captain David B. Rodriguez http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/2018/09/10/captain-david-b-rodriguez/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:01:06 +0000 http://ukiahhometownheroes.org/?p=114 Captain David B. Rodriguez, United States Navy, distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service as Director of the Office of Religious Affairs, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa from 4/2017 to 5/2018. He was responsible for Key Leader Engagements (KLEs) These KLEs were critical to building partnerships, credibility, partnership capacities, and mutual trust.

Chaplain Rodriguez developed a Communications Relations Project with CARITAS Djibouti, to alleviate the suffering of homeless orphans. When he discovered that the children were not receiving protein in their diet, he made this situation known to three churches in the U.S. Consequently, these churches provided CARITAS with dried beans, peanut butter, and vitamins for the malnourished children.

Chaplain Rodriguez also provided spiritual care to members of the US military in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

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