Service notes


U.S. Navy Sailor Bailey Nicole Reed graduated from basic military training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., on Aug. 3.

She is attending technical school in Pensacola, Fla.

Reed completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Navy core values, physical fitness, swimming and basic warfare principles and skills.

Sailors who complete basic military training also earn five college credits.

Reed is the daughter of the late Melissa Mauk and was raised by her grandmother, LuAnn Black of Altoona.

She is a 2015 graduate of Altoona Area High School and the cosmetology program at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center.


U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler J. Lenkerd graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Lenkerd is the son of Brian Lenkerd of Reynoldsville and Stacey Worling of Altoona and stepson of Marshall Worling of Altoona.

He is a 2012 graduate of Great Commission Schools, Altoona.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va.


PENSACOLA, Fla. — Seaman Jesson Beck, a 2012 graduate of Bellwood-Antis High School and Tyrone native, is stationed with a command responsible for teaching future information warriors the skills required to defend America around the world.

Beck works as a cryptologic technician and operates out of the Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Corry Station.

A cryptologic technician is responsible for analyzing electronic communications, jamming enemy radar signals, deciphering information in foreign languages and maintaining equipment and networks used to generate top secret intel.

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