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Local student earns all A's at Tech
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Senior Master Sgt. Cassandra Crawford-Bice has been named senior non-commissioned officer of the year for her unit at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
MariaCelina Socias Iglesia of Hinesville earned the distinction of faculty honors for fall semester 2006 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Undergraduate students earning a 4.00 academic average for the semester gain the distinction of faculty honors at Georgia Tech.
Three other students from Hinesville made the dean’s list for fall semester 2006 at the Georgia Tech:
• Vanessa Ibeliz Galloza
• John Michael Kroger
• Gary Christopher Mann.
Undergraduate students earning a 3.00 or higher academic average for the quarter gain the distinction of being named to the Dean’s List at Georgia Tech.
The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to nearly 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Victoria Kroell of Hinesville has been named to the merit list at Brenau University for fall semester 2006.
Merit list students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 12 to 14 semester hours of course work.
Brenau University is a private university offering more than 30 baccalaureate and graduate programs with liberal arts foundations.

Senior Master Sgt. Cassandra Crawford-Bice has been named senior non-commissioned officer of the year.
She is with the 850th Electronic Systems Group Detachment 5 superintendent at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Crawford-Bice tracked and scheduled mobility and ancillary training for 65 personnel and kept the unit in a constant state of readiness. Her air expeditionary force management expertise resulted in her program reaching 100 percent mobility qualified and was lauded by the electronic systems center inspector general as an “outstanding program.”
The sergeant directed a review of critical satellite parameters and updated simulators, which increased test accuracy by 450 percent. She integrated three atmospheric software models that improved the ability to forecast satellite communication outages.

Two young people with ties to Liberty County have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C:
• Army Pvt. Sulanna S. Nena,  daughter of Standon George of Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, and niece of Shrue Bingham of Hinesville. Nena is a 1996 graduate of Kosrae High School.
• Army Pvt. Yajaira T. Childers, a 2003 graduate of Bradwell Institute, earned distinction as an honor graduate.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Lawrence V. Freeman III has arrived for duty at Eglin Air Force Base, Valparaiso, Fla.
Freeman, a security forces apprentice, is assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron.  He has less than one year of military service.
He is the son of Lawrence V. Freeman Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and Maggie M. Freeman of Hinesville. The airman is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Mark D. Ryals Jr., has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The course trains students in receipt, storage, issue, shipping, and distribution of petroleum, oil and lubricant products used by the Army.
Ryals is the son of Mark D. and Vicki T. Ryals of Riceboro.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Mark P. Spencer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Hyon Spencer of Hinesville and a 2006 graduate of Liberty County High School.
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