Airman E-3 Elijah A. Davis completed his basic military training as an honor graduate in the Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base March 10 in San Antonio, Texas. He received a rank of E-3 because of his award of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

Private Cooper Black, a 2013 graduate from Ottawa High School, recently graduated from Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Over the course of 10 weeks, Black learned basic tactical and survival skills, along with how to shoot, rappel and march.

Air Force Airman Flint A. Kochenower graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Staff Sgt. Kayla S. Kohn has graduated from the Basic Air Force Photojournalist Course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

Rear Admiral Richard Butler, left, commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, congratulates Chief Cryptologic Technician Dustan Chapman, a Waverly native, during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony. Chapman is serving aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). (Submitted photo)

Navy Seaman Kyliegh K. Love, daughter of Richard T. and Luduana J. Love, Ottawa, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

Lt. Col. Douglas Nickelson, Clermont, Florida, recently was honored for his more than 40 years of uniformed service.

Pvt. Lukus Wickam, 20, Pomona, graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp April 4 at Marine Corps Recruit San Diego.

Navy Seaman Recruit Shelby L. McDaniel recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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