Military notes: Spec. Alex HermeSpecialist Alex Herme recently was deployed to Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan with the Army’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. Herme works as a Chinook helicopter crew chief providing in-air operational maintenance and support. The deployment is expected to last until July 2011. Alex is the son of Tom and Paula Herme of Farmington, and brother of Rachel Herme, Fargo, ND.