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June 10, 2008

Air Force Airman Sammy A. Arouni, son of Muna and Essam Bahsali of Middletown, Md., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Arouni is a 2006 graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md.

Army National Guard Spec. Zachary J. Stipanovic, son of John and Sandra Stipanovic of Gapland Road, Gapland, has returned to Alpha Troop, 1st Battalion, 158th Calvary, Annapolis, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Stipanovic, a military police officer, has two years of military service.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Diane G. Cummings is deployed as a member of Task Force Marne, one of more than 20,000 soldiers from the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based 3rd Infantry Division and elements of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky. The soldier is serving a 15-month tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cummings is an intelligence exploitation supervisor with 11 years of military service.

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She is the daughter of Danny A. and Dahlia V. Garces of Waco, Texas.

Her husband, Ronald, is the son of Ronald C. and Natalie D. Cummings of Hagerstown.

Cummings graduated in 1994 from Midway High School, Hewitt, Texas, and received an associate degree in 2003 from the Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey, Calif. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2003 from Excelsior College, Syracuse, N.Y.

Army Pfc. John T. Schoenberger, son of Cindy L. Bockhofer of Smithsburg, and John A. Schoenberger of Alexandria, Va., has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

Army Sgt. Ronald C. Cummings Jr., son of Ronald C. and stepson of Natalie Cummings of Hagerstown, is deployed as a member of Task Force Marne, one of more than 20,000 soldiers from the Fort Stewart, Ga.-based 3rd Infantry Division and elements of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Ky. The soldier is serving a 15-month tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Cummings is a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer with the 3rd Signal Company. His home station is Fort Stewart. He has served in the military for 11 years.

Navy Seaman Recruit John F. McCormick, son of Carolyn E. Fordham of Cassville, Pa., and John F. McCormick of Boonsboro, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

McCormick is a 2007 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.) Area High School.

Navy Seaman Craig A. Clopper, son of Milissa A. Sibley of Clear Spring, and Mike W. Clopper of Big Pool, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Clopper is a 2007 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

Army Pfc. Ronika C. Beard, daughter of Brenda Bowie and granddaughter of Dorthy Bowie, both of Frederick, Md., has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Beard graduated in 2005 from Frederick High School and received an associate degree in 2007 from Monroe College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mike M. Runyon II, son of Flo E. Runyon of Chambersburg, Pa., and Michael M. Runyon of Bryan, Texas, and approximately 400 sailors were mobilized and deployed to the Middle East while assigned to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) Forward Hotel homebased at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station-Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Va.

Runyon's unit deployed to relieve Navy Customs Battalion Tango to perform customs inspection missions in Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). NAVELSG Hotel will help ensure returning military equipment conforms to U.S. Department of Agriculture standards and ensure all gear returning with personnel serving abroad in support of OIF complies with U.S. Customs regulations.

Runyon is a 2002 graduate of Coppers Cove High School of Coppers Cove, Texas and joined the Navy in March 2002.

Navy Seaman Recruit Dustin T. Brown, son of Sharon L. and Donald B. Brown of Thurmont, Md., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Army Capt. Jason C. Newby, son of John G. and Mary Newby of Williamsport, has deployed to a forward operating base in Afghanistan to support the missions of Operation Enduring Freedom and the ongoing Global War on Terrorism.

Newby, an infantry officer and company mentor with five years of military service, is normally assigned to the 101st Forward Support Battalion at Fort Riley, Junction City, Kan.

Newby graduated in 1999 from St. James School and received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

Civilian Sheya J. Treglia, daughter of Tracy A. Fox of St. Thomas, Pa., and Terry A. Fox of Chambersburg, Pa., recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

Treglia will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.

Treglia is completing her senior year at James Buchanan High School.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan R. Panciera, a 2006 graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, Md., recently graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, S.C.

Panciera is prepared to operate a reactor on a nuclear powered submarine or aircraft carrier, ensuring the availability of propulsion and power.

Panciera joined the Navy in July 2006.

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