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Army Pfc. Jeffrey K. Davis has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the son of Marvin A. Davis and Joseph Way of Norcross and a 2008 graduate of Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville.

Army Staff Sgt. Barkett W. Manning has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the son of Barkett P. Manning of Buford and a 1993 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

Devin T. Durden has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is the son of Timothy and Mary Durden of Buford and a 2009 graduate of Buford High School.

Daniel G. Pickett has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is the son of Thomas and Sun Pickett of Suwanee.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew E. Chapman graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Harry and Melinda Chapman of Snellville and a 2008 graduate of South Gwinnett High School.

Air Force Airman Plinio M. Alves graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Raquel Williams of Dacula and a 2005 graduate of Alpharetta High School.

Marine Cpl. Brittany M. Bellew of Lawrenceville was promoted to her current rank of corporal in a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan, on July 1. She is the daughter of Billy and Laurie Bellew of Lawrenceville and a 2007 graduate of Collins Hill High School.

Army 2nd Lt. Jeffrey W. Whittington graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning in Columbus. He is the son of Terry and Norma Whittington of Lawrenceville.

Navy Seaman Recruit Matthew R. Eason of Norcross completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Kimberly C. Beach of Temple and Brian K. Eason of Norcross and a 2008 graduate of Meadowcreek High School.

Army Pvt. Joshua L. Thomas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Alecia Thomas of Lawrenceville and a 2007 graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School.

Army Pfc. Brian T. Barnes graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Jennette Barnes of Lawrenceville and grandson of Carol Barr of Newnan. He is a 2000 graduate of Berkmar High School and a 2008 graduate of Gwinnett Technical College.

Michael J. Kim has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after completing the Army ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. He is the son of Myong and Chan Kim of Snellville and a 2005 graduate of Brookwood High School.

Navy Seaman Lydia Ruiz completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Ruth R. and Rolando G. Ruiz of Lawrenceville and a 2003 graduate of Collins Hill High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Saskia P. Jones graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Dolores Jones of Norcross and a 2008 graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur.

Airman Paige Baker graduated from Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Howard and Berly Baker of Cumming and Renee and Mike Woodall of Buford and is a 2007 graduate of Mill Creek High School.

Army Pvt. Kyle M. Brule graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus. He is the son of Kevin Brule of Bowling Green, Ky., and Gaylon Lands of Dacula and a 2008 graduate of the Gwinnett County Technical School.

Matthew Denk of Buford graduated on July 24 with honors from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., earning an Associate of Arts degree in modern standard Arabic. He was also awarded the graduate's Kellogg Award. He is the son of Joe and Judy Denk of Buford and a 2007 graduate of Mill Creek High School.

Army Pvt. Callie L. West graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Tina West of Loganville and niece of Tonya Longo of Lawrenceville and a 2005 graduate of Snellville Christian Academy.

Navy Airman Larry C. Cornelius completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Cornelius is the son of Eleanor D. Cornelius of College Park and Larry C. Cornelius, Sr. of Dacula and a 2002 graduate of Westlake High School in Atlanta.

Navy Fireman Recruit Celia J. Breyley recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Breyley is the daughter of Beverly A. Hall of Norcross and Charles B. Fussell of Lawrenceville and a 2001 graduate of Meadowcreek High School.

Army Reserve Pfc. Brandan R. Wyatt graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the grandson of Bessie Winfrey of Atlanta and Frankie Webb of Snellville and a 2008 graduate of Newton County High School in Covington.

Navy Reserve Seaman Recruit Kelly T. Gant completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Maxine Caver of Norcross and Leroy Gant of Browns Mills, N.J., and a 1999 graduate of Willingboro High School in Willingboro, N.J.

Marine Corps Pvt. Clifton M. Davis completed the Marine Corps Basic Enlisted Supply Course at Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Davis, a 2008 graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School, joined the Marine Corps in January.

Army Pvt. Joseph Plumadore graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning in Columbus. He is the son of Lisa Bates of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and nephew of Lori Battaglia of Dacula and a 2006 graduate of Northeast High School in Fort Lauderdale.

Marine Corps Pvt. Perry Thomas Jr. completed the Marine Corps Enlisted Warehouse Basic Course at Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools Training Command in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He is the husband of Ambreia, the daughter of Carlina Fitts of Dacula.

Navy Seaman Dwayne H. Watson, son of Kardel C. Spence of Lawrenceville, recently completed U.S. Navy Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lake, Ill.

Navy Seaman Jonita A. Shell, sister of Lamar E. Morales of Stone Mountain, recently completed U.S. Navy Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Navy Seaman Recruit Dianne J. Creamer, daughter of Denise and Edward Creamer of Duluth, recently completed U.S. Navy Basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She is a 2007 graduate of Norcross High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Neil A. Wright, son of Anne and Michael Wright of Snellville, was recently meritoriously promoted to his current rank while serving with Marine Aircraft Support Squadron Three, Marine Air Control Group-38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

John E. Poulnot, a second lieutenant assigned to Fort Stewart in the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry division, successfully completed the Ordnance Basic Officer Leader Course as an honor graduate. He is the son of Bob and Donna Poulnot of Snellville and a graduate of Georgia Tech.

Air Force Airman Jessie J. Austin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Rebecca Austin of Lilburn and graduated from Berkmar High School.

Air Force Airman Ian D. Moyer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Kim and Gary Thompson of Suwanee.

Air Force Airman Antonio M. Gibson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Benny Gibson of Lawrenceville.

Army National Guard Pvt. Gregory A. Stallings graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Cindy Smith of Lilburn and a 2007 graduate of Parkview High School.

Air Force Airman Candace P. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of Renee Woodall of Buford and Howard Baker of Cumming and a 2007 graduate of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Irene E. Faulds graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. She is the sister of Charles Faulds of Suwanee.

Orell Golding of Dacula, who is serving with the New York Army National Guard's Early Entry Elmt. 369 Sustainment Brigade, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant major.

Stephen E. Beaton has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. He is the son of Bradford and Barbara Beaton of Suwanee and a 2009 graduate of Collins Hill High School.

Air Force Cadet Chloe E. Babcock has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. She is the former ward of Quinton Ward of Suwanee and a 2009 graduate of North Gwinnett High School.

Antoine D. Broadnax has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. Broadnax's parents are Willie Mae Thomas of Palatka, Fla., and Welborn D. Broadnax of Snellville.

Air Force Airman Jovan M. Thornton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Alonzoe Thornton of Lilburn and Allison Thornton of East Point. He is a 2005 graduate of Brookwood High School in Lilburn.

Brittany A. Kall has graduated from the Army Reserve Office Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. She is a student at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega and is the daughter of Richard Kall of Loganville and Lorna Kall of Lawrenceville.