Allie Powell (at left), a 2013 graduate of Apollo High School, joined active duty in the Air Force, taking the oath Tuesday, Jan. 28. Her basic training started the same day, at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Allie is the daughter of Connie (Knaus) Powell of St. Cloud and Robert Powell of Clear Lake, both of whom were security police in the Air Force. She is the granddaughter of Ron Knaus of Kimball.
It should be noted that Allie is the third member of the Knaus family to take the military oath, along with her mother Connie and great-grandfather Carlyle (who was in the Marines). Allie’s oath was taken on the seventh anniversary of Carlyle’s death.
and thank you!