Gaston & Catawba

Military News

The following Air Force Airmen 1st Class have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas:

Jillian Bradshaw, daughter of Jennifer Bradshaw of Hickory; Isaac Ellison, son of Lisa Rodebaugh of Conover; Jerry Kirby, son of Jerry Kirby of Lenoir; Kyle Herman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Herman of Hickory; and Andrew Mann, son of Carrie Smith of Taylorsville.

During the six weeks of training, the airmen studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches; and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

Army Pvt. Dallas Holloway has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

He is the son of Satrena Derr of Hickory.

-Diane Whitacre Straley