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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Catty native serves overseas


Army 1st Lt. Curtis M. Garner has deployed overseas in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of continued U.S. commitment to collective security and enduring peace and stability in the region in light of the Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Since April 2014, Army Europe has led land forces efforts on behalf of the U.S. military, by conducting continuous, enhanced multinational training and security cooperation activities with allies and partners in Eastern Europe. These activities are taking place in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary.

These training events improve interoperability, strengthen relationships and trust among allied armies and contribute to regional stability.

Garner is a 2010 graduate of Catasauqua High School. He is a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Colton M. Arndt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Arndt is the son of Michael and Sherri Arndt, of Northampton. He is a 2016 graduate of Northampton Area High School.


Private First Class Amanda Kesselring graduated as a combat medic during a ceremony Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas.

A graduate of Whitehall High School, she was involved in the ROTC program while attending Bloomsburg University.

She enlisted in the Army in the summer of 2016.

She completed basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She also has attained National EMS and EMT certifications.

Kesselring is now stationed at Fort Bragg, Fayettesville, N.C.