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POSTED: August 7, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Army 1st Lt. Sean F. Justi has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning in Columbus.

Justi now has authorization to wear the distinctive Ranger Tab. A graduate of the Ranger Course is the epitome of the U.S. infantryman.

During the 61-day course, the Ranger proved that he could successfully accomplish all required tasks during the three phases of training.

The course is designed to assess and develop military skills, physical and mental endurance, stamina, and confidence of the soldier to successfully accomplish small unit combat missions.

The training is tough, rugged, strenuous and realistic, and is conducted in three terrains, wooded, mountainous and jungle-swamp.

The soldier is trained to withstand stresses of combat and overcome all obstacles to accomplish the mission under any circumstance or situation. The Ranger is trained to properly sustain himself and his subordinates and maintain equipment under difficult field conditions during simulated combat operations; develop combat functional skills for planning and conducting ground, airmobile, airborne, and waterborne patrolling and survival operations.

Justi, a scout platoon leader, is assigned to the Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas. He is the son of Anthony J. and Maureen T. Justi of Lexington Drive, Richmond Hill.

In 2002, Justi graduated from Richmond Hill High School , and received a bachelor’s degree in 2006 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

 

Air Force Airman Quinton E. Seeley has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

During the 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.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Arlene Bennett of Standard Lane, Springfield, and grandson of Gene Swope of Bea Road, Richmond Hill.

Seeley is a 2007 high school graduate of the Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy, Augusta.

 

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