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Military news

Air National Guard Airman Robert J. Cotoia graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Cotoia is the son of Lisa and Robert Cotoia of Smithfield. He is a 2012 graduate of Smithfield High School.

Navy Seaman Brittney Fontaine, daughter of Tina J. Miranda, of Cranston, and David A. Fontaine, of Smithfield, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Fontaine completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. Fontaine is a 2009 graduate of Cranston West High School.

Army Cadet Shane P. Dunphy has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to the ultimate goal of becoming an Army officer. Dunphy is a student at Providence College. He is the son of Edward and Lisa Dunphy of Smithfield.