Cullen J. Schafer of Keeseville was promoted meritoriously to the rank of lance corporal, U.S. Marine Corps on April 12. Cullen completed his A-school training, where he served as class leader and graduated as the honor graduate of his class in aviation mechanics at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. Cullen completed his basic training on Nov. 16, 2006, from U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He will report to New River, N.C., to continue his training as an aviation mechanic on rotary wing aircraft.

Schafer is the son of Phil and Kim Schafer of Keeseville and is a 2003 graduate of AuSable Valley Central School.

Army Staff Sgt. Joey A. Jones has arrived for duty at the U.S. Army Recruiting Station in Auburn, Maine. Jones is the son of James A. Jones of La Count Street, Chateaugay.

Air Force Airman Zachary W. Farrell has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

He is the son of Wayne Farrell of Simms Road, Chateaugay, and is a 2006 graduate of Chateaugay Central School.

Army Pfc. Kyle F. Bushey has graduated from the Special Forces Candidate One-Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Bushey is the son of Richard and Barb Bushey of Blackman Road, Mooers Forks and is a 2002 graduate of Northeastern Clinton Central High School.

Lindsy M. Chatland has received an Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) college scholarship offer to attend a selected college or university.

She is the daughter of Thomas E. and Marlea T. Chatland of Oswego Lane, Plattsburgh and is a 2007 graduate of Beekmantown Central High School.

Army Pfc. Brittany C. Isenberg has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

She is the daughter of Shari Griffith of Route 9N, Plattsburgh, and James Isenberg of William Smith Street, Huntingdon, Pa.

Isenberg is a 2006 graduate of Plattsburgh High School.

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