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Raymond E. Chartier Jr., made captain in the Navy on Dec. 1. He is stationed at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C.
Capt. Chartier is the son of Raymond and Elaine Chartier, of Bradenton. His wife, Erin, and sons, Joshua, Collin and Tyler, reside in Fairfax, Va.
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Army Staff Sgt. Justin R. Daniels has arrived for duty at the West Allis Recruiting Station, Wis.
Daniels, a recruiter with 10 years of military service, is assigned to the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion.
He is the son of Fay A. Wright, of Bradenton, and grandson of Eva Daniels, of Palmetto.
Air Force Airman Christina M. Simmons graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
She is the daughter of Darlene M. Capdarest, of North Port, and Terry L. Simmons, of Bradenton.
Simmons is a 2007 graduate of North Port High School.
Army Sgt. First Class Natasha M. Tsantles has returned from deployment in Mosul, Iraq, after providing medical care to service members in Multi National Division-North for the past 15 months.
Tsantles, a health-care specialist (combat medic), is assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky. She has served in the military for 10 years.
She is the daughter of Michael Szelwach and stepdaughter of Tracy Szelwach, of Bradenton.
Tsantles is a 1998 graduate of Manatee High School.
Army Staff Sgt. Carl J. Hineman has returned from deployment in Mosul, Iraq, after providing medical care to service members in Multi National Division-North for the past 15 months.
Hineman, an operating room specialist with 13 years of military service, is assigned to the 102nd Medical Detachment, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
The staff sergeant is a 1993 graduate of New Directions High School, Sarasota.
Army Pvt. Dustin J. Armstrong graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Armstrong is the son of Andrea Rath, of Bradenton.
The private graduated from Community High School in 2006.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Russell S. Howe, brother of Brandy L. Bellittera, of Bradenton, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Howe is a 2006 graduate of Booker High School.
Army Pvt. Richard J. Carling graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the brother of Haley Carling, of Garden Parkway, Bradenton.
Carling is a 2008 graduate of Bayshore High School.
Army 2nd Lt. Adrian E. Tilston graduated from the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Tilston is the son of Adrian E. Tilston of Sarasota.
The lieutenant graduated in 2004 from the Sarasota Military Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Army National Guard Pvt. Earl J. Cole graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
He is the son of Carey Cole of Bradenton.
Army Pvt. John J. Mettille graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Susan Young of Bradenton.
The private is a 2006 graduate of Manatee Technical Institute