News about members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard in our communities.
►Navy Petty Officer Chris Forde, an aviation electrician and member of the VP-45 squadron, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. He is the son of Sharon and the late John Forde of Sudbury and a 2004 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. While deployed to El Salvador he earned the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Coast Guard Special Operations for Drug War Operations award, and First Sea Service Deployment and Battle “E” ribbons. He was detached to Scotland and Norway for antisubmarine patrol and also deployed to the Republic of Djibouti in Africa, where he earned the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Forde was also commended for his exceptional technical knowledge and professionalism, and selfless devotion to duty.
From basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:
►Airman Vincent Saengsombat, son of Sivixay and Kongpheth Saengsombat of Waltham, and a 2012 graduate of Waltham High School.
► Airman First Class Amanda K. Morales, daughter of Karen Morales of Washington and Darryl Gaudet Jr. of Louisiana. The airman is a 2005 graduate of Trinity Catholic High School in Newton.
►Airman Maxx J. Cummings, son of Mark and Dianne Cummings of Arlington, and a 2011 graduate of Arlington High School.
From basic training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.:
►Army Private Edwin M. Wasiuk, son of Edwin Wasiuk of Maynard, and a 2003 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.The Globe welcomes submission of news items about local military personnel. Items may be sent to Alice C. Elwell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Material for this column was provided or verified by the Department of Defense.