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January 02, 2010

MAN GRADUATES FROM ARMY BASIC

Army Pvt. Kelly A. Loney has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, in Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.

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The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment.

Loney is the son of Ed Loney of Burbank.

The private is a 2007 graduate of Burbank High School.

GIRL SCOUTS MARCH IN PARADE

Thirty-eight Gold Award Girl Scouts from the new Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles marched down Colorado Boulevard in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day.

Those participating from Burbank were Nancy Au, Rebecca Chiaravalle and Kaitlyn Ross. Those participating from La Crescenta were Brianne Nicole Johnson and Anna Stapelfeldt. And those from La Cañada Flintridge are Hinde Kast, Malia Mailes, Megan Martin, Melissa Pittson, Rachel Rudy, Ragini Sahai and Amelia Wooten.

This will be the 26th appearance for Girl Scouts who joined the elite Tournament Troop in 1984. The Troop, consisting of Eagle Scouts from The San Gabriel Valley Council and Gold Award Girl Scouts from Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, carries the banners announcing the award-winning floats through the 5.5-mile parade route.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouting’s highest honor, recognizing outstanding accomplishments in leadership, career exploration and a large-scale service project — the core of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The process is one of the most prestigious and fulfilling Girl Scout opportunities.

In 2009, 255 young women of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles council achieved the Gold Award. This year’s Gold Award Girl Scouts spotlighted critical issues such as childhood obesity, environmental concerns, community revitalization, breast cancer awareness, elderly care, and illiteracy, just to name a few.

For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate, call (213) 213-0150 or 1-888-GSGLA-4-U or visit www.girlscoutsLA.org.


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