January 3, 2009
Navy officer Jamie McKelvie, of Steamboat Springs, poses with youngsters in Papua, New Guinea, in the midst of a Pacific Partnership Mission. McKelvie and his colleagues helped build two medical aid stations, among other projects.
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Lieutenant junior grade to join Naval Construction Force
Lieutenant Junior Grade James "Jamie" McKelvie collected his first paycheck from the Navy while still a junior in the engineering school at Colorado State University. Then, he spent the first three years of his enlistment in Hawaii without ever shipping out to sea.