o Army Maj. Christopher H. Warner is currently deployed as a member of Task Force Marne, one of more than 20,000 soldiers from the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based 3rd Infantry Division and elements of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky. The soldier is serving a 15-month tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.With more than 53 patrol bases within their area of operation, the task force has made significant strides in enhancing security in the region. Since the arrival of the task force more than a year ago, violence in the region has been reduced by more than 75 percent.
The decrease in violence has allowed the task force to focus on rebuilding efforts, including local governance and economic development, along with medical treatment missions, providing fresh drinking water and working with local security forces and volunteers to provide a broad blanket of stability to the region.
Warner, a psychiatrist, is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. His home station is Fort Stewart.
He is the son of William and Diana Warner of Ridge Ave., Atglen, Pa.
The major received a bachelor's degree in 1996 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. In the year 2000, Warner earned a doctorate from the U.S. Lighthouse Society, Bethesda, Md.
o Stephanie Harnish of Christiana, Pa., graduated with honors from Rosedale Bible College on May 24. She received an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Bible. While at RBC, Stephanie toured with the Rosedale Chorale and the Salt & Light Co., acted in The Miracle Worker, served on the Student Council, and was vice-president of the graduating class. She is the daughter of Dave and Nancy Harnish, also of Christiana, and attends Bart Mennonite Church. Rosedale Bible College is an evangelical, Mennonite junior college located near Columbus, Ohio.