News and notes of servicemen and women from the Fox Valley area:
- Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kerrie E. Congine, daughter of Patricia and Noland Congine of Crystal Lake, was recently selected as Sailor of the Quarter with the Naval Security Group Activity in Sugar Grove, W. Va.
Congine was chosen as the top performer from among all the sailors assigned to the command and was cited for outstanding professional accomplishment, proficiency, leadership, initiative and military bearing.
Congine is a 1995 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School. She joined the Navy in May, 1996.
- Marine Pfc. Jan P. Domagalski, son of Danius and Elizabeth Domagalski of West Dundee, recently participated in Fleet Week 1999 in New York, while assigned with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Domagalski was one of 10,000 military service members who participated in the 12th annual celebration, one of the largest public salutes to the sea services. The six-day event showcased the city's appreciation for and honored the contributions and sacrifices made by men and women of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
A parade of 12 U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships and one Royal Canadian navy vessel initiated the festivities. In addition, fly-overs conducted by various military aircraft accentuated the grand event.
Service members made appearances on popular television programs, participated in athletic events and food competitions, and attended professional baseball games in addition to experiencing the unique lifestyle the city had to offer.
Domagalski is a 1998 graduate of Harry D. Jacobs High School n Algonquin. He joined the Marine Corps in September, 1998.
- Joseph A. Dulmage, son of Jeff Dulmage of East Dundee and Catherine Gentz of Rockford, joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Rockford. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career specialty.
Dulmage is a 1997 graduate of Rockford East High School. He reported to Fort Knox, Ky. for active duty on May 26.
- Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy M. Hoch, son of Michael and Barbara Hoch of Lake in the Hills, has been named noncommissioned officer of the quarter. Selection was based on Hoch's exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, significant self-improvement, and other accomplishments. …