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January 6, 2011
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Sgt. Reginald Williams returns to California

Army Staff Sgt. Reginald R. Williams is a member nd Heavy Equipment Transportation (HET) company who has returned to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. after being deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, now changed to Operation New Dawn.

During the 12-month deployment, 2nd HET Company members transported cargo, performed recovery missions, and provided armed security during convoy movements. The unit performed 256 convoy operations, drove almost 3.3 million miles throughout Iraq, and transported 120,128 tons of cargo without an accident.

Operation New Dawn transitions and signifies a formal end to U.S. military combat operations in Iraq, and shifts the U.S. emphasis from predominantly military to predominately civilian as the U.S. officials assisting Iraqis in accordance with the Strategic Framework Agreement.

Williams, a motor transport operator, has served in the military for 21


He is the son of Lawrence and Shirley Williams of W. Sunflower Circle, LaBelle, and a 1989 graduate of La Belle High School.

Reuter graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman David J. Reuter graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He 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.

He is the son of Trudy Reuter of Lake San Carlos Circle, Fort Myers and graduated 2010 from South Fort Myers High School.



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