Air Force Airman Kasey M. Weber, daughter of Richard Weber of St. Petersburg, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Weber is a 2009 graduate of St. Petersburg College.
Air Force Airman Ryan E. Roe, son of Janet Gwynn of St. Petersburg, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Roe is a 2010 graduate of Northeast High School.
Air Force Airman Charles T. Goucher, son of William Goucher of St. Petersburg and grandson of Linda Goucher of Kenneth City, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman is a 2010 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.
Navy Seaman Recruit Derrian A. Monroe, daughter of Loraine M. and Leighton A. Monroe of St. Petersburg, has graduated from Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Monroe is a 2007 graduate of Lakewood High School.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Brian A. Hutchinson, son of Winsome S. Barnett of St. Petersburg and Carl D. Hutchinson of Miami Gardens, has graduated from Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Navy Seaman Alex H. Watkins, son of Pat and Roger Watkins of St. Petersburg, recently returned from an independent six-month deployment to the Middle East, Pacific and Indian Ocean area alongside 350 fellow sailors attached to the cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) out of San Diego. The Princeton's main objective was to patrol areas where the threat of piracy was growing against merchant vessels. The Princeton assisted the USS Dubuque (LPD 8) along with other vessels in capturing nine suspected pirates who had taken control of the merchant vessel Magellan Star. Watkins is a 2007 graduate of Seminole High School.
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