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Air Force Airman Jaswant S. Khanna has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Rajinder Khanna of Marsden Court, Sterling.

Khanna is a 2006 graduate of Fairfax High School.

Gary M. Clemens, Clerk of the Circuit Court, announces that his office has been recognized by the State Compensation Board for exceptional court debt collection practices in fiscal year 2006. The study conducted by the State Compensation Board revealed that the Loudoun County Circuit Court is one of 14 Circuit Courts in Virginia that had debt collection rates that exceeded the statewide average for four consecutive fiscal years.

The National Conference Center announces the appointment of Kurt J. Krause as general manager, who has more than 20 years of hospitality experience.

Maureen Hempenius, a member of the Loudoun Volunteer Services Board of Directors, presented Mary Lacy Grecco, a sophomore at Potomac Falls High School, with a Certificate of Appreciation, honoring her as Student Volunteer of the Month. The presentation took place at Potomac Falls High School, in front of Mary Lacy Grecco's peers, her family and school staff.

Members of Leadership Loudoun, an organization devoted to discovering, inspiring and connecting Loudoun's leaders, met with Gov. Tim Kaine (D) and other elected officials last month, as part of Leadership Loudoun's annual trip to Richmond.

This year, 18 members went to Richmond Feb. 20, and in addition to meeting with the governor, they also met with Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, Attorney General Bob McDonnell, Del. Joe May (R-33), Sen. Mark Herring (D-33) and Transportation Secretary Pierce Homer.

Army Pfc. Daniel M. Reilly has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is the son of Mark and Sheila Reilly of Jefferson Drive, Sterling. Reilly is a 2003 graduate of Potomac Falls High School.

Jory Z. Ruscio of Leesburg, was named to the Alpha Epsilon Lambda honor and leadership society at Virginia Tech. He is receiving his Ph.D. in genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology.

The Loudoun Arts Council’s annual ArtShare program awarded grant monies to seven area arts organizations. Recipients of this year’s awards are Loudoun Academy of the Arts, Loudoun Symphony, Master Singers of Virginia, Sterling Playmakers, Loudoun Ballet, Loudoun Community Band and the Loudoun Chorale. The total granted was $10,380.

The Loudoun County Animal Shelter hosted representatives from 34 humane organizations Sunday, March 4, as part of Petfinder.com's national adoption options workshop series.

Eighty-eight participants from Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Pennsylvania attended the day long program at Ashburn Library. They represented a variety of animal welfare organizations, from municipal and private animal shelters to rescue and education groups.

Army National Guard Pvt. Sherrell D. Bradshaw has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

She is the daughter of Ronald Bradshaw of Balfour Place, Fayetteville, N.C., and Karen Carlisle of Stanford Square, Sterling. Bradshaw is a 2006 graduate of Pine Forest High School, Fayetteville.

The following individuals were elected to the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association board March 30: Kristina Bouweiri, Reston Limousine, Sterling; R. Bruce Gemmill, Campbell and Associates, Leesburg; David Gragan, CGI-Spend Management Solutions, Leesburg; Carolyn Howell, Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park, Dulles; Frank McNally, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly; Charles Muldoon, Historic Morven Park, Leesburg; Greg Miller, PM Hospitality Strategies, Inc, Washington, D.C.; Alison Rubin, BF Saul Company-Hotel Division.

On March 20, Del. Tom Rust (R-86) received the bipartisan endorsement of Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean) and Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Prince William) to take the position left vacant by the late Del. Harry Parrish of Manassas on the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). Callahan and Colgan are the co-chairman of the Virginia General Assembly’s Northern Virginia delegation.