Bryan P. Heppel
Army Pfc. Bryan P. Heppel has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.
During basic military training, Heppel received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions. The advanced individual training is designed to acquire skills in area support, conduct battlefield control, area security, and law and order operations.
Heppel, the son of Elizabeth Heppel of Yuma, is a 2007 graduate of Cibola High School.
Reginal J. Willoughby
Army Pvt. Reginal J. Willoughby has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
The course is designed to train soldiers in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations. It includes field and classroom training in proper use of tools, equipment, technical data, locate recovery sites, and maintain recovery vehicle armament systems.
Soldiers drive, maintain and perform preventive maintenance on recovery vehicles, receive operating instructions, auxiliary power units and use of proper recovery safety procedures when rigging, recovering and towing tracked vehicles.
Willoughby, the son of Reginald Willoughby of Yuma, is a 2009 graduate of Kofa High School.
Yuma Elks Lodge 476 has awarded scholarships to students Aaron Skousen, Antelope Union High School, Laura Moedano and Samantha Chambless, both of Cibola High School. All three were most valuable student national finalists, and each was awarded $1,000 a year for four years.
Heather Kennedy, Antelope Union High School, received a vocational award of $800.
Tiffany Riggs, Yuma Catholic High School, received the Elk of the Year scholarship of $1,000.