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© St. Petersburg Times, published November 15, 2000

U.S. Navy Airman Matthew R. Guynn, son of Ronald and Jeanette Guynn of St. Petersburg, has completed basic military training at the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

A 2000 graduate of Pinellas Park High Criminal Justice Academy, Guynn is attending technical school at Pensacola Naval Base.

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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. David J. Pittenger, son of Jim and Jan Pittenger of Pinellas Park, graduated with honors from the Marine Corps Communications Electronics School at Twentynine Palms, Calif. He was awarded a Meritorious Mast.

A 1996 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, Pittenger is stationed at MacDill Air Force Base Central Command.

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U.S. Army Maj. Keith A. Thompson, son of the late Clarence and Varice Thompson, was promoted to his current rank while assigned to the 332nd Transportation Battalion in Tampa.

The 1982 graduate of Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg joined the Army Reserve in 1986 after graduating from Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

Thompson is a cartographer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wetlands Inventory in St. Petersburg.

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U.S. Navy Seaman Lennix B. Adams, son of Pamela L. Peterson of St. Petersburg, returned from a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. The ship's home port is in Norfolk, Va.

Adams is a 1997 graduate of Dixie Hollins High School. He joined the Navy in October 1997.

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