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Air Force Airman Scott D. Hinves graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

He is the grandson of Patricia Franke of Clearwater and is a 2000 graduate of Clearwater High School.

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Army Sgt. 1st Class Karl A. Morneau has returned to Alaska after being deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The soldier is assigned to the 725th Brigade Support Battalion, a subordinate unit of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division at Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska.

In addition, Morneau has been decorated with the Bronze Star Medal and the Combat Medical Badge.

Morneau has served in the military for 16 years.

He is the son of Gerard A. and Joan B. Morneau of Dunedin.

Morneau is a 1991 graduate of Dunedin High School.

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Army Pvt. Justin A. Howard graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

He is the son of Dennis Howard of Chittenango, N.Y., and Brenda Howard of Tarpon Springs.

Howard is a 2007 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Curtis A. Lange II has graduated from the Air Traffic Control Operations Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

The course is designed to train students to control en route and terminal air traffic and learn aircraft identification. Students are also taught to initiate and issue air traffic control clearances, instructions and advisories to ensure the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic.

Lange will be assigned to the 319th Operations Support Squadron, Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

He is the son of Curt A. and Cathy J. Lange of Clearwater.

The airman is a 2007 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School.

Clearwater military news 04/12/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:32am]
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