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Hometown Hillsborough for June 27

Best friends share military bond: Two best friends will share a unique military bond this summer when Matt Baker, left, reports to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Jon Browning, right, reports to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Friends since middle school, Baker and Browning encouraged each other as classmates in the International Baccalaureate program at Strawberry Crest High School. They motivated each other during competitions on the cross country and track and field teams. They also helped each other in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Outside school, both enjoyed going to the movies and playing airsoft and paintball. When Baker and Browning both decided to compete for military academy nominations, they worked through the process together.
Best friends share military bond: Two best friends will share a unique military bond this summer when Matt Baker, left, reports to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and Jon Browning, right, reports to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. Friends since middle school, Baker and Browning encouraged each other as classmates in the International Baccalaureate program at Strawberry Crest High School. They motivated each other during competitions on the cross country and track and field teams. They also helped each other in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. Outside school, both enjoyed going to the movies and playing airsoft and paintball. When Baker and Browning both decided to compete for military academy nominations, they worked through the process together.
Published Jun. 27, 2014

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