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Dustin J. Soriano graduated May 25 from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology. Commissioned as a second lieutenant, he is scheduled to report to Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, in August to begin pilot training. A 2007 graduate of Archbishop Thomas Murphy High School in Mill Creek, he is the son of John and Barbara Soriano of Marysville.

Army Reserve Pvt. Justin M. Biggs graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Henery and Pamela Biggs of Lake Stevens, and is a 2008 graduate of Lake Stevens High School.

Michael J. Fuller has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho. He is the son of Kathy Dethman of Clarkston and Dan Fuller of Lynnwood.

Army Pvt. Monica L. Dahl has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Dahl graduated in 2010 from Lake Stevens High School.

Army Reserve 1st Lt. Catherine C. Ramirez is preparing for service overseas. The soldier is a member of the 328th Human Resource Company, based in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, the lieutenant is a company commander with eight years of military service. She is the daughter of Walter Graham of Renton and Dianne Urquhart of Lynnwood. Her husband, Rudy Ramirez, is from Texas.

Army Pfc. Tiffany J. Burger has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Burger graduated in 2010 from Oak Harbor High School

Army Master Sgt. Raymond E. Laverenz graduated from the Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. Laverenz is a member of the military police member with 22 years of service. He is the son of Robert Laverenz of Oak Harbor and is a 1984 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. Laverenz graduated in 2009 from Troy State University in Montgomery, Ala. His wife, Eileen, is from Oregon.

Air Force Airman 1st Class James E. Klaszky graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Klaszky earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Edward and Josephine Klaszky of Oak Harbor, and he graduated in 2010 from Oak Harbor High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew R. Piercy has graduated from basic training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Donna Cappa of Marysville and David Piercy of La Crosse, Va.

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