Service news - May 9

May 09, 2012

Air Force Airman Brandon J. Rowland, son of Cherie and Terry Rowland of Clear Spring, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Rowland is a 2011 graduate of Clear Spring High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Keith A. Mehaffie Jr., son of Keith Mehaffie Sr. of Smithsburg, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Mehaffie is a 2005 graduate of Middletown (Md.) High School.

Army Warrant Officer 1 Michel D. Taranto, son of Monroe J. and Sulee Taranto of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.

The course is designed to certify warrant officers as competent to serve as warrant officers in designated career specialties.

The course also prepares newly appointed officers for their first duty assignments and all subsequent assignments as warrant officers and chief warrant officers in the active Army, National Guard or Reserve.

He is a 1991 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1995 from Iowa State University.


Marine Corps Pfc. Danielle N. Corrado, daughter of Janet Corrado and Eugene J. Corrado, both of Falling Waters, W.Va., recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course with Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron One, Marine Aviation Support Training Support Group 21, Meridian, Miss.

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