Military Notes

Military Notes

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Air Force Airman Kelly S. Brooks 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, core values, 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 relating through the Community College of the Air Force.

She is the daughter of Nancy Brooks of Arch Angle Court, Richmond, and niece of Mary Alder of W. First St., Fairfax.

The airman is a 2004 graduate of Potomac Senior High School, Woodbridge.

Marine Corps Pvt. Thomas J. Sowa, son of Thomas P. Sowa of Fairfax, recently graduated from the Basic Distribution Management Specialist Course at the Marine Corps Combat Support Service School's Supply School located at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N. C. The mission of the supply school is to conduct resident training for officers and enlisted personnel in the supply, fiscal accounting and disbursing fields. The school also provided billeting and administrative support to perform functions necessary for discipline, morale and welfare of both students and permanent personnel. Sowa is a 2007 graduate of Fairfax High School of Fairfax, and joined the Marine Corps in April 2008.

Air Force Senior Airman Adam C. Lewis has re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after three years of military service. Lewis, an aerospace maintenance technician with three years of military service, has been selected for a permanent change of station to the U.S. Naval Station, Rota, Spain. He is the son of Mark R. and Diana M. Lewis of Baugher Drive, Centreville. His brother, Brian R. Lewis, resides in Gainesville. The airman is a 2003 graduate of Westfield High School, Chantilly.

Army Spec. Kyle A. Davis was one of more than 300 Army soldiers who participated in the "Spirit of America 2008" performance to the citizens of Rochester, N.Y., and Worcester, Mass on Sept. 12 and 13, respectively. The citizens welcomed the soldiers while they paid tribute to the sacrifices and triumphs of the American Soldier, who has remained the U.S. Army's centerpiece for more than 233 years.

During the event, soldiers brought history to life with the Spirit of America performance. The performance captured the true stories of those who have answered the call to duty for our nation. The soldiers, dressed in historical uniforms, re-enacted key moments in the U.S. Army and American history. The re-enactments included battle scenes, short periods of simulated gunfire, and performances by the Army's elite ceremonial units.

The show featured the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," and soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)--the Army's oldest active-duty infantry unit, which includes the Fife and Drum Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Commander-in-Chief's Guard, the Continental Color Guard and the U.S. Army Drill Team.

Davis, an infantryman with two years of military service, is assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

He is the son of Wesley R. and Kimberly M. Davis of Jermantown Road, Fairfax.