Military news

Posted: February 16, 2013

Marine Corps Pvt. Richard E. Abel, son of Edward R. Abel of Stephens City, has graduated from recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S. C. He is a 2012 graduate of Lighthouse Baptist Academy of Winchester.

Army 1st Lt. Sarah Gano, daughter of Tim and Susan Gano of Whitacre, was promoted to her current rank at her duty station in Ft. Bragg, N.C., where she is an Army nurse. She is a 2007 graduate of James Wood High School and 2011 graduate of Radford University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Air National Guard Airman Brittany E. Chandler graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and was named an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Kim and James Chandler of Berryville and is a 2009 graduate of Clarke County High School. She earned an associate’s degree in 2012 from Lord Fairfax Community College.

Air Force Airman Garrett Jimenez graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Diane Kelley of Winchester and Dwayne Jimenez of Edinburg and a 2012 graduate of James Wood High School.