Military Notes

Sgt. Kendra Dial

Army Reserve Sgt. Kendra D. Dial has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom. Dial is a member of the 94th Military Police Company, based in Londonderry, N.H.

Dial, a military police sergeant, has served in the military for four years.

Her husband, Karl, is the son of Karl Dial of Kannapolis.

Cadet Ivor Tiwari

Ivor A. Tiwari has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

Cadets must successfully complete the six-week, two-phase orientation program before entering their freshman year.

Tiwari, son of George and Sharon Tiwari of Huntersville, is a 2010 graduate of North Mecklenburg High School.

Pvt. Colby Chavis

Army Pvt. Colby C. Chavis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Chavis is the son of Jennifer Farrell of Rockwell.

Pvt. Stephen Perry

Army National Guard Pvt. Stephen H. Perry has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

The course is designed to train students in receipt, storage, issue, shipping and distribution of petroleum, oil and lubricant products used by the Army.

Perry, son of Ricky Perry of China Grove, graduated from a home school program in 2004.

Airman Justin Reid

Air Force Airman Justin T. Reid graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Reid, son of Hassell Reid Jr. of Rockwell, is a 2008 graduate of East Rowan High School in Granite Quarry.

Recruit Preston Hampton

Navy Seaman Recruit Preston W. Hampton, son of Wadine and Larry Hampton of China Grove, recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Hampton is a 2008 graduate of South Rowan High School.