From the Armed Services

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- Thomas C. Amenta, son of Paula and Francis Amenta of West Dundee, has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Carpentersville. 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.

Amenta is a 1999 graduate of Dundee-Crown High School. He will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. for basic training on Sept. 7.

- Quint L. Baldwin, son of Ruben Baldwin and Dawn Brewer of Elgin, joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Carpentersville. 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.

Baldwin is a 1998 graduate of Elgin High School. He reported to Fort Knox, Ky. for basic training on June 26.

- Navy Seaman Recruit Laura Benitez Martinez recently reported for duty with Strike Fighter Squadron 113, Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Calif. Benitez Martinez is a 1998 graduate of Elgin High School. She joined the Navy in Oct. 1998.

- Marine Pfc. Roberto J. Cintro recently completed a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian oceans and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, embarked aboard the ships of the USS Boxer Amphibious Ready Group.

During the deployment, Cintro participated in the exercise Eager Mace, an exercise conducted to improve the inter-operability between Kuwait and U.S. military forces. Cintro also participated in Edged Mallet, a bilateral training exercise with the Kenya military.

Cintro conducted port visits to Australia, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Kenya, Singapore and Thailand. While in port he had the opportunity to be involved in multiple community relations projects.

Cintro's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability to rapidly organize for combat operations in virtually any environment. MEUs are composed of more than 2,000 personnel and are divided into an infantry battalion, an aircraft squadron, a support group and a command element. With the combination of these teams, Cintro's unit supplies and sustains itself for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way for follow-on forces.

Cintro is a 1995 graduate of Elgin High School. He joined the Marine Corps in July, 1995.

- 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. …