In the service

Army Sergeant Cole W. Rothacher has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

Rothacher is a military policeman and team leader assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has been in the Army for seven years.

Sgt. Rothacher is the son of Don and Allison Rothacher of Eagle Point. He is a 2002 graduate of Eagle Point High School.

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Air Force Airman Crystal N. Lacey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Lacey 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

She is the daughter of Cindy Cates of Eagle Point, and is a 2011 graduate of Crater High School.


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