Marine Corps Pfc. Francisco-Javie Melendez, a 2006 graduate of The Heights School, in Potomac, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Navy Seaman Recruit Indonesia P. Putera, a 2009 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Army National Guard Pvt. Adam C. Watkins has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Watkins is the brother of Pickle and Aaron Watkins of Potomac. He is a 2012 graduate of Winston Churchill High School.