Three San Benito High seniors join the Army under the Delayed
Entry Program.
Hollister residents Nashia M. Alvarez, Kristen McAlpine and Elliot C. Pirtle have joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

All three will graduate from San Benito High School June 13. They will report to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. for active duty – McAlpine on Sept. 4, Alvarez on Sept. 17 and Pirtle on Oct. 28.

Alvarez is the daughter of Carlos and Nancy Alvarez of Hollister. McAlpine is the daughter of Jeff and Jode Commins of Hollister and Pirtle is the son of Pamela Pirtle of Hollister.

The Delayed Entry Program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. Their enlistment gives Alvarez, McAlpine and Pirtle 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 military training, the new soldiers will receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

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