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Army Pvt. Gregory A. Madden has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the grandson of Joyce and Jim Frost of Norman Ave., Fairfax, and son of Christy Crosby of Coppermine Road, Front Royal, Va. Madden is a 2006 graduate of Skyline High School, Front Royal.
Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew R. Gollaway, son of Judy and John Gollaway of Fairfax, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Gollaway and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Gollaway spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments.
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Daniel R. Kohli, son of Cheri K. Combs of Centreville, and Peter R. Kohli of Pottstown, Pa., recently received his commission as an officer in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico. During the 10-week-long training program, Kohli received extensive instruction on a variety of specialized subjects including Marine Corps history, tactics, operations and organization, land navigation and other military subjects. Kohli also completed a demanding daily physical fitness program that involved running, pullups, obstacle and endurance courses and calisthenics. Kohli is a 2003 graduate of Pottsgrove Senior High School of Pottstown, Pa. and joined the Marine Corps in January 2008.
Army National Guard Spec. Elizabeth J. Kailey 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. Kailey is the daughter of William Kailey of Burke View Court, Burke, and Judy B. Kailey of Fairfax.
Air Force Airman Nampyo Hong 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 Soon Hong of Lakewood Drive, Harrisonburg, and nephew of Sunyoung Kim of Fairfax. Hong is a 2007 graduate of Spotswood High School, Penn Laird.