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Air Force Airman Bret T. Hooner, son of Kelly Hooner of Palm Harbor, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman 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.

Hooner is a 2010 graduate of Palm Harbor University High.

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Air Force Staff Sgt. Roxanna S. Reyes, a 2000 graduate of Clearwater High, is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to antiterrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners serving in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific and Europe.

Operation New Dawn, antiterrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners serving in the Iraq Theater of Operations, officially ended Dec. 15.

Reyes is a combined air and space operations center awards and decorations monitor assigned to the 6th Force Support Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa. The staff sergeant has served in the military for nine years.

She is the daughter of Susan Hollingshead and sister of Nancy Hollingshead and Luis G. Reyes, all of Clearwater.

Military news and notes 02/08/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:25pm]
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