Army Reserve Spec. Kris A. Samora is returning to the United States after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. Samora, a military police member with six years of military service, is assigned to the 94th Military Police Company, based in Saco. He is the son of Karen Foster of Standish and is a 2000 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School, Standish.

Air Force Airman Charles J. Stone graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Mary Stone of South Portland and graduated in 2008 from Portland High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Eric C. Walton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Sherry Swett and Daniel Walton, both of Windham, and is a 2008 graduate of Windham High School.

Navy Seaman Owen H. Hughes, son of Katherine and Robert Hughes of Portland, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Hughes is a 2006 graduate of Deering High School and a 2010 graduate of Providence (R.I.) College.

Military family teens will be offered expanded federal summer camp programs run by the country’s university cooperative extension system. The low-cost, high-adventure camps are held at 50 locations, including one in Alaska and two in Europe, in addition to Maine.

The U.S. Agriculture Department, land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System will work with local communities to offer the camps. Military teens ages 14 to 18 can choose an adventure including a kayaking trip through Washington’s San Juan Islands, an adventure racing course in the Northeast or a backpacking trip through Alaska’s Denali Forest.

The Maine Military Adventure Camps will be held at the Extension’s 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Bryant Pond and Tanglewood/Blueberry Cove, with at least 272 Maine youths taking part. The website is: