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June, 2014

Friesz completes U.S. Air Force basic training

From a news release

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathon M. Friesz 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.

Friesz earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Friesz is the son of Mike Friesz of Perryville, Mo. and Cheryl Friesz of Independence, Mo. He is the husband of Cassie R. Friesz of Independence, Mo. and son-in-law of Lee and Kiersten Cooper of Knob Noster, Mo.

He is a 2008 graduate of William Chrisman High School, Independence, Mo.

April, 2014

Bert completes U.S. Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan V. Bert has 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.

Bert is the son of Joel and step-son of Audrey Bert of Cape Girardeau and son of Jane and step-son of Steven Narrow of Perryville.

He is a 2009 graduate of Perryville High School.

He earned a bachelor's degree in 2014 from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau.

February, 2014

Dane Francis completes U.S. Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman 1st Class Dane A. Francis 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.

Francis earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Gayle Flentge and Rick Francis of Perryville.

The airman is a 2008 graduate of Perryville High School.

December, 2013

Jeremy Page completes U.S. Army basic infantry training

FORT MEADE, Maryland -- Army Pvt. Jeremy D. Page has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Page is the son of Lisa Smith and stepson of Gregory Smith, both of Perryville.

He is a 2011 graduate of Perryville High School.

Favier completes U.S. Army training

FORT MEADE, Maryland --Army Pvt. Chaz J. Favier has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.

Favier is the son of Donna and Ricky Favier of Perryville.

He is a 2010 graduate of Perryville High School.

November, 2013

Pfc. Evans completes army basic training

FORT JACKSON, South Carolina -- Army Pfc. Brittany J. Evans 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.

Evans is the daughter of Georgia Hollinger of Cape Girardeau.

She is a 2007 graduate of Perryville High School. She earned an associate degree in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.

June 2013

Gunnar Lichty completes Navy basic training

GREAT LAKES, Illinois - Navy Seaman Gunnar R. Lichty, son of Lisa M. Gembala of Perryville and Jeffery A. Lichty, of Diller, Nebraska, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Lichty completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Lichty is a 2011 graduate of Diller-Odell High School of Odell, Neb.

April, 2013

Lloyd Sutterer completes USMC recruit training

PARRIS ISLAND, South Carolina -- Marine Corps Pfc. Aaron J. Sutterer, grandson of Lloyd Sutterer of Perryville, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.

For 13 weeks, Sutterer stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies..

One week prior to graduation, Sutterer endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Sutterer is a 2010 graduate of Dyersburg High School of Dyersburg, Tenn.

McMahon completes U.S. Army basic training

From a news release

FORT JACKSON, Columbia, South Carolina -- Army National Guard Pfc. Tyler E. McMahon 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.

McMahon is the son of Penni McMahon and stepson of Jamie Weinhold, both of South Church Street, Perryville.

He is a 2012 graduate of Perryville High School.

January, 2013

Desiree Buhler completes Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman Desiree Buhler has 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.

Buhler is the daughter of Clara Robinson of Perryville.

She is a 2012 graduate of Perryville High School.

November, 2012

Stone completes Marine Corps recruit training

PARRIS ISLAND, Georgia -- Marine Corps Pvt. Nichole L. Stone, daughter of Kathleen C. Cosby of Milton, Florida and Kevin Stone of Perryville earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina.

For 13 weeks, Stone stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. .

One week prior to graduation, Stone endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Stone is a 2012 graduate of Perryville High School.

September, 2012

Cody Duvall completes Air Force basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman Cody S. Duvall 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.

Duvall is the son of Pam Johnson and stepson of Tony Johnson, both of Lucy Street, Perryville.

He is a 2008 graduate of Perryville High School.

Grebing completes Navy boot camp

NORFOLK, Virginia -- Navy Seaman Victor C. Grebing, son of Nickie J. Barnicle of Jackson and William R. Grebing, of Frohna, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Grebing completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Grebing is a 2012 graduate of Jackson High School of Jackson.

July, 2012

Tisher completes U.S. Army basic training

COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew A. Tisher 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.

Tisher is the son of Patti Zamora of Holly Street, Perryville.

He is a 2004 graduate of Perryville High School.

June, 2012

Brock French completes BCT

Columbia, SC -- Army Reserve Pvt. Brock French has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

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.

French is the son of Leslie French of Spring Lake Road, Perryville.

He is a 2012 graduate of St. Vincent de Paul High School.

December, 2011

Chelsea Trione completes basic training

Submitted article

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Air Force Airman Chelsea L. Trione recently 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.

Trione is the daughter of Carla Trione of Old Country Lane, Perryville, Mo., and Charles Trione of Bethel Mine Road, Caseyville, Illinois.

She is a 2011 graduate of Perryville High School.