In Service for July 14

Herald staffJuly 12, 2013 

- Seaman Laura H. Higby was recently selected for Coast Guard Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

Higby is serving with the Coast Guard Telecommunications and Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va. Previously, she served with the Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, also in Alexandria.

She is a 2004 graduate of Hanford High in Richland and a 2010 graduate of Gonzaga University.

She is the daughter of David and Sheila Higby of Richland.

- Air Force Airman Russell W. Curtis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Curtis is the son of Robyn Curtis of Richland and Patrick Curtis of Stanfield, Ore.

He is a 2011 graduate of Hanford High School.

- Air Force Airman 1st Class Joel M. Rogel graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Rogel is the son of Dodie Buttice of Walla Walla.

He is a 2010 graduate of Walla Walla High School.

- Air Force Airman Eduardo A. Acosta graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio,.

Acosta is a 2008 graduate of Kiona-Benton High School, Benton City.

- Navy Seaman Apprentice Matthew E. Beus, son of Kathleen J. and Glenn W. Beus of Othello, Wash., recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Beus is a 2009 graduate of Othello High School.

- Air Force Airman Kapahi K. Kawai-Puaa graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Kawai-Puaa earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Vanessa Puaa of Pasco.

The airman is a 2010 graduate of Richland High School.

- Army Pfc. Christopher J. Hutton has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Hutton is a 2010 graduate of Walla Walla High School.

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