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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Eugene E. Dann, son of Diane and Eugene E. Dann of Palm Harbor, completed the Mk 86 Gun Fire Control System course while assigned to the Training Support Center, Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia.

The Mk 86 GFCS is the central subelement of the weapon system on AEGIS class ships. Upon completion, graduates are able to safely operate and maintain electronic and computer sections of a naval gun weapon system. He is also familiar with operations, maintenance, troubleshooting and fault isolation with radar systems.

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Matthew P. Stoffel, son of Dwight and Claudia Stoffel of Paducah, Ky., and grandson of Bruce Reaves of Clearwater, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Stoffel is the deputy legal counsel to the chairman of the joint chiefs. He is assigned to the Office of the Legal Counsel to the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon in Virginia. The new lieutenant colonel has served in the military for 12 years.

He graduated in 1992 from Paducah Christian Academy, Paducah, Ky., and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1996 from Georgetown College, Ky. He also earned a Juris Doctor in 1999 from the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington.

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The following military personnel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Airman Ryan R. Hagen is the grandson of Barbara Hagen of Clearwater. He is a 2011 graduate of Clearwater High.

Air Force Airman Jeffrey A. Leemon is the son of Jeff Leemon of Clearwater.

The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Military news for Pinellas 11/28/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:41pm]
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