Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Redding has retired after 21 years of military service.
Redding served as deputy division chief of current operations and crisis response at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.
During his military career, Redding served in a variety of positions at different command levels. He received several awards and military decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and five Meritorious Service medals.
He is the son of Boyce and Joan Redding of Gastonia. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have three children: Austin, Nicholas and Tabitha.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Seth Payne, Airman Christopher Hearn and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan Boseman have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, they studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill; and received physical, rifle and marksmanship training.
Payne is the son of Valerie Payne of Gastonia. Hearn is the son of Brenda Hearn of Gastonia. Boseman is the son of Mabrey Boseman of Mount Holly.
Air Force Lt. Col. Marshall Perry Jr. has assumed command of the Joint Personal Property Shipping Office for the Northeast Region at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass.
Perry is the brother of Louann Gates of Gastonia.