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December 25, 2012
  • Katelyn E. Steele
Katelyn E. Steele

Navy Airman Apprentice Katelyn E. Steele, daughter of Lisa and Charlie Chaney and Scott and Karen Steele, all of Hagerstown, recently was promoted to her rank upon graduation from U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Steele is a 2012 graduate of Washington County Technical High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Corinne N. Dowling Pursley, a 2011 graduate of Berkeley Springs (W.Va.) High School, was recently promoted to her rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Dowling Pursley received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. The training included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
        
Marine Corps Pvt. Cody R. Hockenberry, a 2009 graduate of Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Senior High School, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps Pvt. Julianne J. Gilbert, daughter of Cynthia McGovern and Paul Gilbert, both of Frederick, Md., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Gilbert is a 2010 graduate of Tuscarora High School in Frederick.

Pvt. Cody D. Souders, son of Dan and Mary Lou Souders of Smithsburg, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Souders is a 2012 graduate of Smithsburg High School.

Army Pvt. Tyler B. Hammett, son of Michael Hammett of Frederick, Md., and Kimberely Walters of Smithsburg, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

 Hammett is a 2010 graduate of Tuscarora High School in Frederick.

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