Trujillo on active duty in Kuwait
Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Trujillo, son of Cecilia and
Santiago Trujillo of Pueblo, and the reserve Sailors of Naval Expeditionary
Logistics Support Force (NAVELSF) Forward Group Oscar, based out of
Williamsburg, Va., are currently in the middle of a routine scheduled deployment
to Camp Patriot, Kuwait. Trujillo's unit has been working directly with the Army
to provide combat logistics support to soldiers and marines in Iraq and Kuwait
in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Trujillo is a 1982 graduate of South High School of Pueblo and joined the Navy
Reserve in March 2002.
Fernandez completes basic Marine Corps training
Marine Corps Pfc. James L. Fernandez, son of Audrey A. Auldridge and Leno I.
Fernandez of Colorado Springs, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.
Fernandez and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m., by running three
miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning
program, Fernandez spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments that
included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival,
marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed
close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.
Fernandez and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core
values--honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding
personal and professional conduct. Fernandez and fellow recruits ended the
training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an
emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and
addressed as "Marines" for the first time in their careers.
Fernandez is a 2003 graduate of Mesa Ridge High School of Widefield.
Army Pfc. Isaac M. San Juan has graduated from One Station Unit
Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Ky., which consisted of basic military training
and advanced individual training (AIT).
The first nine weeks of initial entry training, or basic combat training, the
trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship
qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical
exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first
aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
During AIT, the soldier completed the seven-week cavalry scout course. The
training included subjects and instructions to operate, maintain and fire M2/M3
Bradley fighting vehicles; call and adjust fire on enemy targets, recognize
friendly and threat vehicles; conduct reconnaissance and security missions,
perform foot patrols, conduct land navigation, locate and neutralize mines; and
operate and maintain scout vehicles.
San Juan is the son of Jose Pascino San Juan, and the nephew of Marcella Lafbre,
both of Pueblo, Colo.
Jerry L. Archuleta has been promoted to the rank of master sergeant in
the U.S. Air Force.
Archuleta is a first sergeant assigned to the 52nd Logistics Readiness Squadron,
Spindale Air Base, Germany.
He is the son of Ida Archuleta of Miami, Fla. His wife, Bobbi, is the daughter
of Robert Pacheco, and Donna Harmon both of Pueblo, Colo. The sergeant is a 1988
graduate of Centennial High School, Pueblo
Air Force Airman 1st Class Jennifer M. Robles has graduated from basic
military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission,
organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training
exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate
degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Robles is the daughter of Rachel Robles of Rowland Heights, Calif. Her sister,
Elizabeth Gaston, resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. The airman graduated from
John A. Rowland High School, Rowland Heights.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Steven R. Rodriguez has arrived for duty at
McGuire Air Force Base, Wrightstown, N.J.
Rodriguez, an aerospace maintenance helper, is assigned to the 605th Aircraft
He is the son of Cindy D. Foster of Las Animas, Colo. In 1996, Rodriguez
graduated from Las Animas High School.
Navy Hospitalman Recruit Lance D. Lopez, son of Donna S. Lopez of
Norfolk, Va. and Louis D. Lopez of Colorado Springs, Colo., recently graduated
from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School, Great
During the 14-week course, Lopez learned a wide range of medical procedures used
to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses.
Lopez also received an introductory instruction for service in a variety of
medical environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical
departments to fleet Marine forces and medical administration offices. Lopez's
newly acquired skills and knowledge will enable his to help provide quality
health care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel and their families.
Lopez's first assignment after school will involve direct patient care, but with
his training, Lopez can work in several areas, including first aid and assisting
with minor surgery, pharmacy and laboratory analysis, patient transportation,
and food service inspections.
Lopez is a 2003 graduate of Doherty High School of Colorado Springs, Colo. and
joined the Navy in September 2003.
Navy Hospitalman Apprentice Patrick R. Sierra, III, son of Mary L.
Wendorf of Pueblo, Colo. and Patrick R. Sierra, Jr of Pueblo, Colo., recently
graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at Naval Hospital Corps School,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the 14-week course, Sierra learned a wide range of medical procedures
used to provide first aid and assist Navy doctors and nurses. Sierra also
received an introductory instruction for service in a variety of medical
environments, from fleet hospitals and shipboard medical departments to fleet
Marine forces and medical administration offices. Sierra's newly acquired skills
and knowledge will enable them to help provide quality health care to Navy and
Marine Corps personnel and their families.
Sierra's first assignment after school will involve direct patient care, but
with his training, Sierra can work in several areas, including first aid and
assisting with minor surgery, pharmacy and laboratory analysis, patient
transportation, and food service inspections.
Sierra joined the Navy in September 2003.