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OMAN RETURNS FROM DEPLOYMENT

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle R. Oman, son of Martha S. and Larry S. Oman of Steamboat Springs, recently returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MED), home based at Camp Lejune, N.C.

During the deployment, Oman's unit defended U.S. policy and supported international interests in the Middle East and Europe, visiting cities in Croatia, Italy and Spain.

The 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, aircraft squadron, support group and command elements for either quick mission accomplishment or clearing the way for follow-on forces.

Oman joined the Marine Corps in May of 1996.

SVENSSON PASSES COMBAT TRAINING
Army Private Johan A. Svensson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky.

During the training, Svensson received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, first aid, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history and traditions.

He is a 2000 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School and is the nephew of Kim Fairbanks of Steamboat Springs.

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