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To have engagements, weddings, obituaries, or other significant personal events listed in The Arlington Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Thursday before publication. Call Elizabeth Orr at 703-917-6449 with any questions.

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Benjamin A. Schellman, son of Andrea H. and James M. Schellman of Arlington, recently reported

for duty at Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas. Schellman joined the Marine Corps in March 2003.

On Nov. 13, five Northern Virginia chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Psi Nu, Psi Alpha Alpha, Omicron Kappa Kappa, Pi Lambda Lambda and Eta Delta Delta joined together to celebrate National Achievement Week, recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to their community and to the fraternity. Nearly 300 brothers and their guest celebrated the fraternity's annual Achievement Week by attending a banquet at Rosslyn Westpark Holiday Inn Hotel in Arlington. Pictured for Omega Man Award are brother Alex King's wife accepting, brother Jerome "Duke" Haggin, brother Victor T. Taylor Sr., brother George Johnson.