Josh Peargin promoted to staff sgt.

Josh E. Peargin has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the Air Force and deployed overseas to support missions of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Peargin is a combat correspondent regularly assigned to the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. He has served in the military for five years.

Peargin is the son of Doug and Victoria Peargin of Sweet Home and brother of Samantha Howell of Salem. His wife is Rose Peargin. He is a 1998 graduate of Sweet Home High School.