Pfc. John A. Cochensparger has graduated from the power-generation equipment repairer advanced individual training (AIT) course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md.
During AIT, the soldier was trained to perform unit, direct support or general support maintenance functions on power-generation equipment. This included repair and overhauling internal combustion engines, tactical utility, precise power generation sets, and other associated equipment.
He is the son of John A. Cochensparger of Sturgis, Mich., and Nancy L. Dodson of Danville.
Kentucky National Guard
Oscar S. Pumphrey was joined by family and friends Aug. 28 at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort before his unit was deployed to Iraq. The unit, which supports Blackhawk helicopters, will leave Frankfort Wednesday for additional training before being assigned to Iraq at the end of the year. Patty Pumphrey, Roma Sims and Rhonda Sims-Roberts hosted the event. Pumphrey is a 1984 graduate of Lincoln County High School and a former Kings Mountain resident. He and his wife, Teresa, live in Boyle County.