Army Pvt. Chad K. Rose, nephew of Susan McDonald, St. Petersburg, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Rose is a 2008 graduate of Northside Christian High School.
Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit Dominique L. Evans, daughter of Lisa Rogers-Beacham of St. Petersburg and stepdaughter of Dezi C. Beacham, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Evans is a 2008 graduate of Lakewood High School.
Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Troyton M. Loggins, son of Mark Loggins, Seminole, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N.J. Loggins is a 2004 graduate of Osceola High School.
The following have graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and have been commissioned as ensigns in the U.S. Navy: David C. Schultz. Schultz is a 2005 graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy. Michael V. Minkoff, son of Elise B. and Thomas H. Minkoff of St. Petersburg. Minkoff is a 2004 graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic High School. Kira L. Devers-Jones, daughter of Diane Devers of Seminole and Ralph Jones of Accokeek, Md. Devers-Jones is a 2005 graduate of Lakewood High School. And Gregory W. Day, son of Greg Day of St. Petersburg. Day is a 2005 graduate of Madison Central High School of Madison, Miss.
Navy Seaman Cortez J. Williams, son of Yolanda Jones of St. Petersburg, deployed to support Maritime Security Operations, provide crisis response capability and increase theater security cooperation and forward naval presence in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. Williams is a 2008 graduate of Gibbs High School and joined the Navy in August 2008.