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Military honors: Powell enters psychology program in Bethesda, Md.

Air Force Capt. Katrina D. Powell has begun work at the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. The four-year graduate program focuses on training military and civilian candidates to practice in clinical and operational military settings.

Powell was only one of two Air Force-wide selectees this year. Upon completion, she will become a clinical psychologist in the Air Force.

She is the daughter of Jessie Mae Powell and the late Earl Fields Sr. of the Big Estate community.

She is a 2002 graduate of Battery Creek High School. She received a psychology and English degree in 2006 from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., a masters in English in 2010 from California State University, Bakersfield, Calif., and a masters in psychology from Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz.