PUBLISHED: 3:26 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Medlin joins U.S. Army
Joshua L. Medlin has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. The recruit qualifies for a $2,000 enlistment bonus.

Medlin will report to Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., for basic training on Feb. 22, 2006. He is the son of Myron and Connie Medlin of Sitka.