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Army Spec. Evan T. Williams, son of Abigail Graetz of Largo, is one of more than 300 U.S. Army soldiers who participated in "Spirit of America 2010" in celebration of the Army's 235th birthday. This year's event was held in September in Pittsburgh, the Greater Cincinnati area, and Grand Rapids, Mich. Williams, a unit supply specialist, is assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Fort Myer, Arlington, Va. He has served in the military for more than two years. The specialist is a 2009 graduate of Dunedin High School.

Army Pvt. Michael C. Martin, son of Winston Martin and Marjorie Martin, both of St. Petersburg, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The private is a 2010 graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman Kimberly T. Formeller, daughter of Diane Formeller of Seminole, and granddaughter of Eva Sutton of St. Petersburg, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Formeller is a 2004 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.

Air Force Airman Jamie Wilson, son of Angela Godwin, and grandson of Annie Garrett, both of St. Petersburg, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Wilson is a 2009 graduate of Gibbs Senior High School.

Adrian S. Lassiter, son of Alfreda D. Burnett of St. Petersburg, has been selected for promotion to the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Lassiter is a command support staff noncommissioned officer assigned to the 97th Medical Dental Support Squadron at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The sergeant has served in the military for four years.

Carlos D. Velez, son of Carlos Velez of St. Petersburg, graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The cadet is a student at Florida International University, Miami. Velez graduated in 2000 from Lodi High School and received an associate degree in 2008 from Miami Dade College.

Army Pvt. Jodi L. Simms, niece of Mark Simms of St. Petersburg, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Army Reserve Pvt. Joseph M. Vanderbleek has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Vanderbleek is a 2009 graduate of Northeast High School.

Air Force Airman Matthew E. McDonald, son of Maria McDonald of St. Pete Beach, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. McDonald is a 2008 graduate of Gibbs High School.

Army Pfc. William S. Huttenlocker, son of Leslie Gray of Gulfport, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Huttenlocker is a 2004 graduate of Boca Ciega High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Renee E. Nassif, daughter of Carolyn and James Nassif of Largo, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Nassif is a 2010 graduate of Largo High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Kevin M. Grimm, son of Margaret and Dean Grimm of St. Petersburg, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Grimm is a 2006 graduate of Northeast High School.

Military graduations and training news 10/19/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:47pm]
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