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Captain R. Brian Taylor (U.S. Army), a 1997 graduate of Centreville High School, is returning for a second 12-month tour of duty to Iraq in October, 2008. Capt. Taylor commands an attack company of eight Apache AH-64D helicopters comprising A Company, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. Capt. Taylor will be stationed in Tikrit as part of Task Force Lighting, and will be covering the borders of Iran, Iraq and Syria. Capt. Taylor was stationed in Taji for his first tour in Iraq in 2005, where he patrolled Baghdad and was awarded two air medals, the combat infantryman badge, and the bronze star for his service. Capt. Taylor resides, with his wife the former Deirdre Zigganhagen of Connecticut, in Savannah, Georgia. Capt. Taylor fomerly resided in Virginia Run.

Stephen M. Fellows has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The cadet is a student at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va. He is the son of Charles and Mary Ann Fellows of S. Springs Court, Clifton. In 2006, Fellows graduated from Centreville High School, Clifton.

Army Reserve 1st Lt. David Healy has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The lieutenant, an ordinance officer with three years of military service, is normally assigned to the 157th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Willow Grove, Pa.

He is the brother of Jonathon M. Healy of Fountianside Lane, Fairfax. Healy is a 2001 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, Alexandria.

Senior Adrian Martinez has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Adrian is the son of Frank and Roxana Martinez of Oak Hill.

Adrian was awarded the position of Delta Flight Commander, with the rank of cadet first lieutenant. Only students with records of strong academics and leadership abilities are eligible for the Academy’s cadet officer and non-commissioned officer ranks.

Adrian is active on the wrestling and track teams and is a member of the Bible Study Club. He also excels academically, consistently being named to the President’s List for maintaining a grade point average above a 4.0. He is a member of the National Honor Society, received an Honorable Mention on the National Spanish Exam Level 2, and won First Place for Exposition in the annual Speech Contest.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Krystal K. Liburd 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.

Liburd is the daughter of Paulette Liburd of Lees Corner Road, Chantilly. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Fairfax High School.

Air Force Airman Saranam L. Dorman 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 in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Dorman is the daughter of Richard and Carol Dorman of Eddy Court, Centreville. In 2006, the airman graduated from Westfield High School, Chantilly.

Evan M. Humphrey has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the Advanced ROTC Course at their college. Humphrey is the son of Frank M. Humphrey and Alexis L. Mazzocco of Otsego Drive, Oak Hill. In 2006, the cadet graduated from Oakton High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Willy A. Maldonado, son of Zoila F. De La Rivera of Centreville, recently completed the Administrative Clerk Course at Personnel Administration School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Lejeune, NC. During the eight-week course, Maldonado learned basic skills and knowledge in personnel management and administration procedures. With his newly acquired knowledge, Maldonado is ready to prepare personnel evaluations and reports, leave authorizations, military identification cards, and official orders for Marines changing duty station. Maldonado is a 2007 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School of Upper Marlboro, Md., and joined the Marine Corps in January 2008.