Hayes named Army commander


U.S. Army Capt. Jocelyn Hayes from Pine Bluff was named commanding officer of the FFSC 125th BSB (DarkNights) Unit at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, in a ceremony Nov. 16.

The 2002 graduate of Dollarway High School has also received several military awards.

Her honors include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Medal.

Hayes is the daughter of Mattie Hayes of Pine Bluff.