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Navy Seaman Apprentice Raymond D. Mullen, son of Diana M. Kennedy-Mullen of Fairview and Craig A. Mullen of Washougal, Wash., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Mullen received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. He is a 2010 graduate of Washougal High School of Washougal, Wash.

Navy Seaman Recruit Jonathan D. Beiersdorf, son of Rebekah J. and Timothy D. Beiersdorf of Gresham, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Beiersdorf is a 2011 graduate of Gresham High School.


Air Force First Lt. Michael D. Mclain has been named Junior Company Grade Officer of the Year for the 436th Airlift Wing Medical Group.

McClain is a resource management flight commander assigned to the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The first lieutenant has served in the military for two years.

He is the son of Debbie Butler of Damascus and Larry McClain of Beaverton. He is also the grandson of Helen Stone of Gresham and nephew of Blake and Lori Rowe of Longview, Wash.

McClain graduated in 2005 from Centennial High School and received a bachelor’s degree of science in 2010 from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Army Reserve Pfc. Mario J. Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Hernandez is a 2012 graduate of Reynolds High School, Troutdale.

Army Pfc. Jared A. Riehl has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. A 2012 graduate of Sam Barlow High School, Riehl is the son of Paul Riehl of Damascus.

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