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Mount Vernon Military Notes

Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Michael Colesanti from Mount Vernon has re-enlisted to continue service with the Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

Marine Corps Pvt. Nozogahl Bekai, son of Marie C. Bekai of Alexandria, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

Marine Corps Pvt. Michael G. Posey, son of Beth and Michael R. Posey of Alexandria, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Posey is a 2011 graduate of Bishop O'Connell High School of Arlington.

Marine Corps Pvt. Mau E. Knight, brother of Darius J. Faison of Gainesville, Fla. and nephew of Marine Corps Sgt. Michael T. Knight of Alexandria, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Knight is a 2009 graduate of Pine Ridge High School of Deltona, Fla.

Army Sgt. John R. Hately has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Hately is a squad leader assigned to the Fourth Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for three years. He is the son of Michele Parchman of Fort Belvoir. The sergeant is a 2006 graduate of Hayfield Secondary School.

Army Pvt. Christian Parton has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

Coast Guard Seaman Elizabeth T. Ellis, a 2008 graduate of West Potomac High School, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.

Army Pvt. Darius E. Gettridge has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Gettridge is a 2012 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Hector J. Gaona Torres, a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tanon O. Tomatipagul graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Tomatipagul is the son of Nitis Olafson of Franconia Station.

Navy Seaman Recruit Osiel A. Montoya, son of Elena Guzman-Arevalo, of Burke, and Osiel Montoya, of Alexandria, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Navy Ensign Jennifer L. Jones graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and was commissioned to her current rank.

Navy Ensign Jeffrey C. Christopher graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned to his current rank.

Navy Seaman Michael M. Costigan completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Army 2nd Lt. Yohei Sakamoto has graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Sakamoto has served in the military for two years.