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Mitchell, Hammond Engaged

— Larry and Mary Mitchell of Centreville and Joan Hammond of Tulare, Calif. and Richard Hammond of Irvine, Calif. are happy to announce the engagement of their children, Michael Stephen and Michelle Marie.

Mike, a 1996 graduate of Centreville High School, received his degree in science from Penn State in 2000. A lieutenant commander and FA-18 Super Hornet pilot with the Navy, he is currently attached to Squadron 154 (the "Black Knights") as a department head based at Lemore Naval Air Station, Calif.

Michelle graduated from Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia, Calif. in 1998, received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Cal Poly in Pomona, Calif. in 2003 and master's degree in counseling psychology from National University in Fresno, Calif. in 2008. She is a social worker with the Child Welfare Services in Tulare County, Calif.

Following a Sept. 29 wedding at the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite National Park the couple will reside in Visalia, Calif.

In early 2013, Mike will deploy on an 8-month cruise aboard the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Michelle will continue working with the Child Welfare Services.