Army Reserve Pfc. Thomas C. Garvin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Garvin is the son of Pam Garvin of Steep Falls and is a 2005 graduate of Bonny Eagle High School, Standish.


Army National Guard Spec. Megan E. Everest has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Everest is the daughter of John and Sue Everest of Kennebunkport and granddaughter of Bob Everest of Portland. She is a 2007 graduate of Kennebunk High School and graduated from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., in 2011


Maine Army National Guard has announced the October promotions to the rank specified for the following soldiers:

Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Akoa, Richmond, Joint Forces Headquarters;

Spc. Devin Allen, Denmark, 133rd Engineer Battalion;

Staff Sgt. Beau Blanchard, Portland, 120th Regional Support Group;

Maj. Paul Bosse, Auburn, 52nd Troop Command;

Cpt. David DeRienzo, Gorham, 133rd Engineer Battalion;

Sgt. Nicholas Girardin, Whitefield, 152nd Maintenance Company;

Staff Sgt. Paul Kedzierski, Lewiston, Mearng Medical Detachment;

Pfc. Glenn Mallett Jr., Lisbon, Company B, 3/172nd Infantry (Mountain);

Pfc. Christian McBreairty, Turner, Company B, 3/172nd Infantry (Mountain);

Spc. Calahan McCue, Fryeburg, 133rd Engineer Battalion;

Sgt. 1st Class Peter Morrison, Bowdoin, 121st Public Affairs Detachment;

Master Sgt. Mark Ridgeway, Topsham, Recruiting And Retention Battalion;

Spc. Jake Roberts, Farmington, 133rd Engineer Battalion;

Spc. Sarah Smith, Poland, Detachment 1, 136th Engineer Company;

Pfc. Daniel Winchell, Wells, Detachment 1, 1136th Transportation Company

Spc. Erika Yackulic, Scarborough, 262nd Engineer Company.