In the service 3/26/07 |

In the service 3/26/07

Army National Guard Warrant Officer 1 Patrick D. Earl is currently deployed to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.

In Operation Iraqi Freedom, U.S. and coalition forces in partnership with the Iraqi government are helping the Iraqi people defeat terrorists and build an inclusive democratic state. Coalition forces, including the Iraqi army and security forces, conduct full-spectrum counter-insurgency operations to isolate and neutralize the former regime extremists and foreign terrorists. Coalition forces organize, train, and equip Iraqi security forces to create a secure environment at allows the reconstruction process to continue.

In Qatar, reserve component members are assigned to units serving under the U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla. The unified command manages the missions for both military operations and is responsible for U.S. security interests and assets in 27 nations stretching from the horn of Africa, through the Arabian Gulf region, and into Central Asia.

The warrant officer is an officer in charge with 20 years of military service.

He is the son of Albert H. Earl of Grass Valley.

His wife, Stacy, is the daughter of Diana L. Nell of Penn Valley.

Earl is a 1986 graduate of Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley.

Jeffrey Glenn

Jeffrey M. Glenn, U.S. Navy, graduated with honors from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. He is a Cryptologic Technician Interpretive, fluent in Mandarin. Mr. Glenn will be stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. He is the grandson of Ed and Jeanne Glenn of Grass Valley.

Brian Wheatley

Army Reserve Pvt. Brian M. Wheatley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Colombia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

He is the son of Sandy Wheatley of Grass Valley.

Wheatley is a 2005 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User