Backes re-enlists in Army

Army Spec. Devin M. Backes has re-enlisted in the U.S. Army during a mass re-enlistment ceremony at Regional Command South, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan Oct. 11.

Backes is an allied trades specialist assigned to the B Company, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion at Fort Riley, Kan. He has served in the military for four years.

Backes is the son of Brenda Sims, Jefferson City.

He is a 2007 graduate of California High School, California.

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