Hesperia resident Capt. Dennis Nowicki, Jr., CNG, recently left Fort Hood, Texas for Kuwait where he will spend two weeks being briefed before going on to Iraq.


Assigned to the 224th Sustainment Brigade, Capt. Nowicki is part of the team tasked with providing administrative and operational support for the force reduction to take place in Iraq over the next year as the United States military winds down its mission in that country. Nowicki will be stationed at Tallil Air Base, south of Baghdad.


Nowicki will see a familiar face at Tallil, as his brother Ken Nowicki, also a Hesperia resident, works at the base as a civilian employee of a Defense Department contractor. Capt. Nowicki also served in Iraq from the fall of 2007, through the spring of 2008, in the Sunni Triangle.