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JACOBSEN — Army Specialist Noelle P. Jacobsen recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

She completed an intensive, 10-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Army core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

She has begun her 10-week Advanced Individual Training at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va., after which she will return home and rejoin her unit as a member of the 234th Army Band at the 41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas.

She also will begin school at Western Oregon University.

Jacobsen is the daughter of Dave and Jane Jacobsen of Troutdale. She is a 2014 graduate of Reynolds High School.


Justin H. Klein is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training.

After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., the selected cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages.

The selected cadets spend three weeks assisting with Army missions that range from community outreach projects to teaching English to local children or host country military personnel.

Klein went to Moldova this summer for a month. While there, he lived in the Moldovan Military Academy with Moldovan military cadets.

He also trained along side the Moldovan cadets in areas of weapons assembly/disassembly, weapons safety, leadership training and physical training.

Outside of training with the cadets, Klein learned basic Romanian and Russian, which he used to communicate with the Moldovan people, as well as performed many community service projects with multiple organizations around the country.

Klein is a student at the University of Portland. He is the son of Douglas L. and Mutsumi O. Klein of Damascus. The cadet is a 2013 graduate of Central Catholic High School.


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