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Marine Corps Pvt. Gurtej Singh, a 2010 graduate of Westfield High School, Chantilly, graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

Army National Guard Pvt. Nicholas A. Rocha has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Rocha is the son of Mike Rocha and a 2009 graduate of Westfield High School

Army Spec. Katherine R. Craft has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Craft is the daughter of Kathy Craft of Centreville. She is a 2006 graduate of Westfield High School, Chantilly.

Navy Seaman Recruit Michael S. Callahan, son of Sunny M. Crosby of Centreville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Callahan is a 2011 graduate of Battlefield High School of Haymarket.

Army Sgt. Sarah M. Lawhorn has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Lawhorn is a cryptologic linguist assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. She has served in the military for four and a half years. While deployed Lawhorn received the Army Commendation Medal. She is the daughter of Edith Belso of Centreville, and Brian Lawhorn of Morristown, Tenn. The sergeant is a 2003 graduate of Fairfax High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2007 from the University of Massachusetts.

Army 1st Lt. Kenneth A. Spenard has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Spenard is a platoon leader assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Arthur and Sallie Spenard of Clifton Road, Clifton. The first lieutenant is a 2006 graduate of Riverbend High School, Fredericksburg. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2010 from James Madison University, Harrisonburg.

Army Spec. Nickolas B. LoCascio has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. LoCascio is a paratrooper assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for two years. He is the son of Ellen LoCascio of Hartwood Lane, Centreville. The specialist is a 2006 graduate of Centreville High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Alexander L. Tran, son of Kim C. and Scott T. Tran of Centreville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Tran is a 2012 graduate of Chantilly High School.

Army Pvt. Kie Hwan Park has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Park is the son of Sang Sup and Hyun Sook Park of Centreville. He is a 2011 graduate of Westfield High School, Chantilly.

Marine Corps Pfc. Benjamin L. Martin, son of retired Marine Corps Maj. Charles E. Martin of Centreville, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Martin is a 2012 graduate of Clarke County High School of Berryville, Va.

Marine Corps Pfc. Dennon J. Carranza-Kee, a 2012 graduate of Westfield High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps Pvt. Abukar A. Muhidin, son of Leyla Arale of Centreville, and Abdullahi Shirar, of Centreville, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Muhidin is a 2012 graduate of Woodson High School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler M. Fake, son of Annette Fake of Nokesville, Va., and Robert B. Fake, of Clifton, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Army Spec. Eugene Kim has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Kim is the son of YunJung Kim of Fairfax. He is a 2006 graduate of Centreville High School. He received a bachelor's degree in 2012 from George Mason University.

Army Reserve Pfc. Roberto B. Herrickseran III has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Herrickseran is the son of Roberto Seran of Virginia Beach, and Chrystal Ueltschi of Centreville. He is a 2008 graduate of Floyd E. Kellam High School, Virginia Beach.

Francis J. Rechner has been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend a host college or university. High school seniors from across the United States are selected after a competitive application process based on comprehensive tests scores, scholastic achievement, school officials' evaluations, extra-curricular activities, and community involvement. Rechner is the son of Frank and Daphne Rechner of Chantilly and the grandson of Eva Stinson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Frank and Sue Rechner of Phoenixville, Pa. and Helen Rechner of King of Prussia, Pa. Rechner is a 2012 graduate of Chantilly High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. John P. Diaz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Anamaria Abarca of Herndon, and Mario Diaz of Hagerstown, Md. Diaz graduated in 2010 from Westfield High School.

Army 2nd Lt. Michael B. Kohn has graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Kohn is the son of Henry and Barbara Kohn of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is a 1990 graduate of Chantilly High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 from George Mason University.

Marine Corps Pfc. Dennon J. Carranza-Kee, a 2012 graduate of Westfield High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Air Force Airman Sean A. Cogar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Cogar is the son of Delia Cogar of Chantilly. He is a 2007 graduate of Freedom High School.