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Air Force Airman Michelle A. Boley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She is the daughter of Michael Boley of Raintree Road in Burke. Boley is a 2000 graduate of Lake Braddock High School.

Midshipman James H. Hix of Springfield and Midshipman Nicholas A. Cappel of Fairfax were recently appointed as midshipman officers at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Midshipman Hix is serving as regimental alumni liaison, and Midshipman Cappel is serving as platoon commander. A graduate of Bishop Ireton High School, Hix was nominated to the Academy by former Sen. Charles S. Robb. A graduate of Paul IV High School, Cappel was nominated by Congressman Frank R. Wolf.

Army Pvt. Nathan A. Rendelman, a 2001 graduate of Woodson High School in Fairfax, and Army Pfc. Allen M. Sanders of Springfield have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Air Force Airman Evelin D. Solis Chicas, a 1999 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Sarah E. Sherburne of Burke have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Christopher Matthew Boyls-White, 16, a junior at the Marine Military Academy, has been promoted to the rank of cadet staff sergeant and will be serving as platoon sergeant. Boyls-White is the son of Glen E. Boyls and Marsha White of Fairfax Station. The Marine Corps JROTC promotion is in recognition of his combined performance in academics, military leadership and athletics.

Andrew Williams has contracted under the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) program as a non-scholarship cadet. Williams is a student at the Virginia Military Institute, where he will major in economics. He is the son of Harrison and Priscilla Williams of Fairfax Station and a 1999 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Fitzwilliam, son of Sondra K. and Peter K. Fitzwilliam of Fairfax, recently completed a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, based in Norfolk, Va. Fitzwilliam was one of more than 10,000 Atlantic Fleet sailors and Marines aboard the ships of the USS John F. Kennedy Carrier Battle Group and USS Wasp Amphibious Ready Group participating in joint-service, multinational operations in the U.S.-led war against terrorism.

Fitzwilliam is a 1982 graduate of Norfolk Academy of Norfolk and joined the Navy in May 1987. He is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. degree and a 1996 graduate of Troy State University in Alabama with an M.S. degree.

Army Pvt. Richard C. Schram has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Reyna and John Schram of Waterline Drive in Burke. Schram is a 1997 graduate of Lake Braddock High School in Burke.

James W. Borell of Burke, Brian J. Elanchard of Springfield, and Colin M. Eame of Fairfax Station have entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

Army Pvt. Colin A. Bell has graduated from the automated logistical specialist advanced individual training (AIT) course at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Va. He is the son of Helene M. Bell of Bristow, Va., and Robert S. Bell of Springfield.