Military Briefs for Feb. 1

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dudley returns from deployment
Army Pfc. Jeremy E. Dudley has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States.  U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.
Dudley is an airborne infantryman assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He has served in the military for two years.
He is the son of Cassandra and Jonathan Troxel, both of Ladson.
The private first class is a 2010 graduate of Stratford High School, Goose Creek.
 Meddaugh graduates from basic military training
Air Force Airman Brandon V. Meddaugh graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman 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.
Meddaugh is the son of Iris and John Hammett of McGrady Drive, Ladson.
He is a 2012 graduate of Ashley Ridge High School, Summerville.

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