Goke reenlists in the U.S. military

Goke's uncle, United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 William B. Pike Jr. administers the oath of reenlistment. (contributed)

Goke’s uncle, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 William B. Pike Jr. administers the oath of reenlistment. (contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – On Jan. 17, at Montevallo High School, United States Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Goke reenlisted for another six years.

Goke is a Montevallo native and attended Montevallo High School, graduating in 2006. His uncle, United States Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 William B. Pike Jr. of Jemison, administered the oath of reenlistment.

Goke is preparing to be deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia for the fourth time in his career. Goke has been stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall in England, as well as his current assignment at the Birmingham Air National Guard Base located at the Birmingham International Airport.

Goke is part of a small active duty squadron attached to the 117th Air Refueling Wing after receiving a humanitarian reassignment in 2012 due to his stepfather being terminally ill. His stepfather, James Holcombe Jr., was also a Montevallo native.

Goke says he joined the United States Air Force after 9/11 and loves serving his country, whether at home or abroad.