Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kourtney S. Powell recently was promoted to her current rank while with Navy Munitions Command, Conus West Division, Detachment Fallon, Fallon, Nev. Powell was promoted based on sustained superior job performance and proficiency in her designated specialty.

Powell is a 2008 graduate of Valdosta High School of Valdosta, Ga., and joined the Navy in March 2011.

She is the daughter of Leslae Powell of Killeen.

Marine Corps Pfc. James L. Harris Jr. has reported for duty with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron One, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan.

Harris is a 2011 graduate of Harker Heights High School. He joined the Marine Corps in October 2011.

Harris is the son of Linda G. and Wayne R. Wattley of Killeen.

Navy Seaman Recruit Alex R. Nichols recently completed eight weeks of U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Nichols is a 2005 graduate of Belton High School.

He is the son of Patricia and Charlie Speck of Belton.

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