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The following soldiers have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Army Pfc. Eric J. Cabral, son of Tony Cabral of Oldsmar. He graduated in 2004 from East Lake High and received an associate's degree in 2007 from Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park.

Army Pfc. Joshua D. Satler, son of Alan Satler of Oldsmar. He is a 2004 graduate of East Lake High School.

Army Pvt. Richard L. Wilkins, son of Lisa and Charles Wilkins of Clearwater. He is a 2005 graduate of Countryside High School.

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

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Jessica L. Beachkofsky and her husband, Thomas M. Beachkofsky, graduated from the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.

Both were promoted to the rank of captain and commissioned as Air Force Corps officers.

Jessica is the daughter of Jerry E. Langseth of Palm Harbor and Claudia K. Nelson of Green Cove Springs, and sister of Erika C. Cochrane of Palm Harbor. She graduated in 1994 from River Ridge High School in New Port Richey and received a bachelor's degree in 2003 from the University of South Florida. The university is the Department of Defense's military school of medicine, which educates students for direct accession in the Medical Corps of the Army, Navy, Air Force and public health science.

At the school, students complete a four-year course of study to be a military physician.

The curriculum includes extra hours in epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, tropical medicine, leadership and field exercises, medical effects of weapons of mass destruction and other subjects related to the military medical career field.

Local updates on military personnel 07/19/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:29pm]
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