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June, 2013

Woodward Graduates Basic Training

Air Force Airman Justin L. Woodward graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Woodward earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Rebecca Woodward of Beacham Street, Centralia, and brother-in-law of Blake Nanney of White Oak Drive, Chester.

The airman is a 2011 graduate of Chester High School.

July 2012

Former Sparta standout athlete graduates from basic military training

Air National Guard Airman Dartanus S. White graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

White is the son of Liz Merideth of Sparta.

He is a 2010 graduate of Sparta High School.

June 2012

Red Bud man graduates from basic military training

Air Force Reserve Airman Zachary D. Blow graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Blow is the grandson of Linda Blow of Ellis Grove, and James Blow of Red Bud.

He is a 2011 graduate of Red Bud High School.

March 2012

Sparta Man Graduates from Basic Military Training

Air Force Airman Chandler T. Hays graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Hays is the son of Todd Hays of Sparta and is a 2010 graduate of Sparta High School.

December 2011

Sparta man graduates from basic military Air Force training

Air Force Airman Scott A. Kahle graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Kahle is the son of Kevin Kahle of Kahle Road, Sparta.

November 2011

Logan Handel graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman Logan J. Handel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Handel is the son of Henrietta Handel of Pleasant Ridge Road, Rockwood.

He is a 2011 graduate of Chester High School.

July 2011

Coulterville man graduates from Army Basic Combat Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher R. Wilson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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.

Wilson is the son of Coulterville, IL

March 2011

Red Bud man graduates from Air Force basic military training

Air Force Airman Matthew P. Zeiger graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the grandson of Barb Zeiger of Red Bud, IL.

Zeiger graduated in 2010 from Red Bud High School.

Red Bud man graduates from basic combat training in South Carolina

Army National Guard Pvt. Dion V. Chandler has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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 Dion and Natalie Chandler of Jackson St., Red Bud, IL.

Chandler graduated in 2009 from Red Bud High School.