Airman Lateef B. Rasberry graduates Utilities Systems Apprentice course

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2005

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lateef B. Rasberry, of Suffolk, graduated from the Utilities Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.

The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; and maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, and natural gas systems.

The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; performing inspection, recurring maintenance, and seasonal overhaul on systems and components; troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing, and replacing defective components; and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.

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Rasberr, is assigned to the 203rd Red Horse Squadron, Camp Pendleton, Virginia Beach.

He is the son of Harvey and Alberta Rasberry of Widgeon Court, Suffolk.

The airman is a 1997 graduate of Nansemond River High School, Suffolk, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.