Justin S. Oberbeck has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
Oberbeck, a 1999 graduate of Highland High School, has reported to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training.He is the son of Marla Herrington of Mountain View and Paul Oberbeck of Thayer, Mo.
His wife, Johannah, is the daughter of Jim Hill of Hardy.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job speciality prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
Air Force Capt. Stacey L. Coleman has graduated from the flight nurse course at the School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio. The nurse is trained to perform duties as a medical crewmember serving in aeromedical evacuation units.
She is the daughter of Ruth E. Coleman of Fort Smith and Jim M. Coleman of Hardy.
The captain is a 1986 graduate of Jonesboro High School and a 1993 graduate of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.
The training included principles of aerospace medicine, altitude physiology, specialized techniques necessary for safe and efficient transportation of patients during peacetime and wartime; survival skills, life support principles, procedures, equipment and techniques; and knowledge and skills required for management and nursing care of in-flight patients.
Air Force Senior Airman William L. Kaelber Jr. has arrived for duty at Vandeberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif.
Kaelber Jr. is a titan/atlas booster electrical quality assurance evaluator assigned to the 2nd Space Launch Squadron.
He is the son of Sharon W. Parker of Hardy, and is a 1995 graduate of Highland High School.