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Coast Guard Seaman Eric T. Foster, brother of Derrio D. Foster of Largo, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.

During the eight-week program, Foster completed a training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, firefighting and marksmanship.

Foster is a 1997 graduate of Parker High School, Birmingham, Ala.

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Navy Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca S. Kaiser has retired from the Navy after 24 years of military service.

Prior to retiring, Kaiser was the country director for Tajikistan, U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa.

She is the daughter of John and Tamara D. Badders of Largo, and wife of Jack G. Kaiser Jr.

The lieutenant commander graduated in 1980 from Largo High, and received a bachelor's degree in 1984 from the University of Florida. She earned a master's degree in 1997 from the University of South Florida.

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Airman 1st Class Blake T. Borrack, a 2004 graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies, performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

He is the son of Ted Borrack of Palm Harbor.

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Army Pvt. Richard J. Bush, son of Richard Bush Sr. of Largo, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics.

Updates on local military personnel 07/26/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 9:03am]

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