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Service news - Jan. 30

January 29, 2013
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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Clint A. Waldon, son of Steve and Michael Waldon of Boonsboro, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Waldon is a 2012 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Justin S. Kolodin, son of Leslie Kolodin of Keedysville, and grandson of Patrica Kolodin of Laurel, Md., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Kolodin is a 2008 graduate of Boonsboro High School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Traven J. Monroe, son of Michele L. Burger of Williamsport, and Troy F. Monroe Sr. of Ijamsville, Md., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

One week prior to graduation, Monroe endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

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Monroe is a 2011 graduate of Frederick (Md.) High School.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew M. Santamaria of Falling Waters, W.Va., a 2004 graduate of Hedgesville High School, was awarded a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal recently while serving with Commander, Task Force Six Ninie, Naples, Italy.

Santamaria displayed leadership and was a driving force in achieving 99 percent communications connectivity to 14 U.S. and five allied submarines conducting 40 missions vital to national security in the U.S. European Command and the U.S. African Command’s areas of responsibility.

Additionally, as the department training petty officer, he led a training regimen resulting in a 200 percent increase in department qualifications while supporting the highest optempo in command history.
Santamaria joined the Navy in May 2005.

Marine Corps Pvt. Christopher B. Mayne, son of Lori and Jason Mayne of Mercersburg, Pa., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Mayne is a 2012 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg.

Marine Corps Pvt. Caeleb M. Shafer, son of Julie A. and William L. Hays of Waynesboro, Pa., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Shafer is a 2012 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Angela M. Cheeks, daughter of Beverly M. Murtagh of Berlin, Md. and William J. Cheeks, of Mount Airy, Md., was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Cheeks 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.

Cheeks is a 2008 graduate of Linganore High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Joseph W. Frishkorn of Frederick, Md., a 2009 graduate of Linganore High School, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

One week prior to graduation, Frishkorn endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Marine Corps Pfc. Johnathan D. St. Clair, a 2012 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, Pa., earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

One week prior to graduation, St. Clair endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Marine Corps Pfc. Blake A. Poffenberger, son of Kathy Jones of Greencastle, Pa. and Randy Poffenberger of Greencastle, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

One week prior to graduation, Poffenberger endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Poffenberger is a 2012 graduate of James Buchanan High School in Mercersburg, Pa.

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