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June 27, 2007

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael E. Heerd, son of Phil and Kathy Heerd of Martinsburg, W.Va., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Heerd is a 1996 graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School.




Air Force Airman 1st Class Cassidy L. Griffin, daughter of John and Terri Griffin of Martinsburg, W.Va., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Griffin is a 2006 graduate of Hedgesville (W.Va.) High School.




Army Spec. Michael D. Rippeon, son of Frances Rippeon of Marker Road, Middletown, Md., has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Rippeon is an infantryman normally assigned to the 175th Infantry Battalion, Frederick, Md.

Rippeon is a 1990 graduate of Middletown High School.




Army Pvt. Phillip D. Moats, son of William D. Moats of Boonsboro, and Gail C. Jarvis of Williamsport, has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Moats is an indirect fire infantryman normally assigned to the 175th Infantry Battalion, Frederick, Md.

Moats is a 2004 graduate of Williamsport High School.




Army Spec. Carlos M. Irizarry, son of Eric M. Irizarry, and stepson of Lisa M. Irizarry, both of Waynesboro, Pa., has been mobilized and activated for a future deployment to an undisclosed overseas location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Irizarry is an infantryman normally assigned to the 175th Infantry Battalion, Frederick, Md.

His wife, Katie, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pew of Frederick.

Irizarry is a 2000 graduate of Frederick High School.




Samuel Hart Beauchamp III, son of Sam Jr. and Heike Beauchamp of Newville, Pa., and grandson of Sam Sr. and Wilma Beauchamp of Clear Spring, and Felix and Margret Kappes of Zeltingen, Germany, has been recognized for superior academic achievement and leadership potential by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Beauchamp has accepted an appointment to attend the Coast Guard Academy and will be sworn in as a member of the Class of 2011 on July 2, 2007.




Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Philip Henderson, son of Mike and Anita Henderson of Charles Town, W.Va., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Henderson is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson High School, Charles Town.




Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan S. Fletcher, son of David Fletcher of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Lori Fox of Hedgesville, W.Va., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Fletcher is a 2006 graduate of James Rumsey Technical Institute, Hedgesville.




Air Force ROTC Cadet Nathan R. Williams, son of Charles R. and Terry J. Williams of Smithsburg, has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

His wife, Frances, is the daughter of Jeffrey A. Kline of Gerrardstown, W.Va., and Amanda M. Keister of Welsh Run Road, Greencastle, Pa.

Williams is a 2003 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School. He attended Oklahoma State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 2006 and a master's degree in 2007.

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