-- Army Pfc. Shaun Haradon of Pasco returned stateside May 3. He spent the last year on deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, attached to the 2-38th U.S. Cavalry. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the NATO Medal, and for being part of the Cavalry was awarded a pair of Gold Spurs. He is in the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade and stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.
He is a 2009 Pasco High School graduate and the son of Dawn and Tony Haradon of Pasco.
-- Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Blahut graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
Blahut is the son of Robert and Jeanne Blahut of Prosser.
He is a 2006 graduate of Prosser High School.
Air National Guard Airman Stephanie L. VanSlycke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
VanSlycke is the daughter of Char Ross of Great Falls, Mont.
She is a 2001 graduate of Hanford High School, Richland.
-- Air Force Airman Nathaniel J. Hansen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Marie and Robin Hansen of Benton City.
He is a 2011 graduate of Kiona-Benton City High School, Benton City.
-- Navy Ensign Dana L. Hulke, daughter of Judy and Mark Hulke of Richland, was recently commissioned upon graduation from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Program at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.
During college, Hulke completed naval science courses and academic courses that fulfilled degree requirements.
Hulke is a 2008 graduate of Richland High School of Richland, and joined the Navy in May 2012.