Struthers native retires
Air Force Master Sgt. Scott L. Barnhart has retired after 26 years in the military. Barnhart was honored in a retirement ceremony Dec. 14 at Fort Belvoir, Va., but will officially leave the Air Force on April 1.
Barnhart, the son of Don and Marilyn Barnhart, of Struthers, was a law enforcement specialist his entire career, which included several duty stations in the United States and two deployments to the Middle East, once to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Southern Watch, and once to Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
During his career, he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Force Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, eight Air Force Achievement Medals, and numerous leadership and outstanding performance awards.
Barnhart, a 1979 graduate of Struthers High School, is married to the former Camille Walker, of Seabrook, Texas. They have two children, Jennifer Casey Barnhart and Anthony Raymond George Barnhart, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. Barnhart plans to settle in the Colorado Springs area after leaving the Air Force.
Salem group elections
The Salem Memorial and Patriotic Association will elect 2007 officers at its meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway. Association members will also plan activities for the year.
Air Force: Airman George D. Cann, honor graduate (Union Area High School, New Castle, Pa, '05), son of Karen Mullennix, of New Castle; Airman Betsy L. Luzik (Poland Seminary High School, '06), daughter of Jack Luzik, of Spitler Road, and Terri Luzik, of Forest Hill Avenue, both of Poland.
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