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Simon Southwick has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after successfully completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Niagara University, Lewiston, N.Y.

The new officer will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty or in the Army National Guard or Army Reserve. The lieutenant will attend an officer basic course relating to his or her particular military occupational specialty/job. Afterward, the officer will complete advanced training by attending basic officer leadership courses for career progression purposes.

The ROTC curriculum prepares students with the tools, training and experiences to help cadets succeed as effective leaders in any competitive environment. Army officers serve as leaders, counselors, strategists and motivators, who lead other soldiers in all situations occurring in ever-changing environments. As trained problem-solvers, key influencers and planners, they are driven to achieve success with their team on every mission.

Southwick is the son of Les Southwick and Stacy Powers, both of Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also the brother of Emma Southwick. He is a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Jacob H. Jeffrey 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.

Jeffrey is the son of Gary Jeffrey of Sycamore, Ohio, and Jennifer Jeffrey of Tiffin, Ohio. He is also the grandson of Barbara and Steve Correll of Tiffin, Ohio, and Bo and Darlene Jacoby of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and nephew of Jennifer Hartson of Tiffin, Ohio, and Russel Jeffrey of Sycamore, Ohio. The airman graduated in 2014 from Mohawk High School, Sycamore, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Cory S. Wilkerson 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.

Wilkerson is the son of Bruce and Jane Wilkerson of Findlay, Ohio. He is a 2006 graduate of Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Hunter M. Hardesty 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 a 2014 graduate of Spencerville High School, Spencerville, Ohio.

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Air Force 2nd Lt. Joshua C. Caudill has graduated from  Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training undergraduate pilot training. ENJJPT is the world’s only multi-nationally manned and managed flying training program chartered to produce combat pilots for NATO.

The Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program has four distinct training programs. In addition to Undergraduate Pilot Training, the program offers Pilot Instructor Training for pilots to learn to be instructor pilots for ENJJPT, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, and IFF Upgrade Instructor Pilot training. About 200 student pilots earn their wings at ENJJPT annually after a 55-week, three-phased training regimen. About 80 new instructor pilots are trained annually and up to 150 pilots transition through IFF each year. All this training is supported by a staff of more than 1,300 military, civilian and contract personnel employing 242 T-6A, T-37B and T-38C training aircraft. He is currently serving as pilot with 80th Operations Support Squadron, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.

Caudill is the son of Rita J. Caudill of Irvine, Calif., and husband of Brianna M. Caudill. He is a 2002 graduate of Eastwood High School, Pemberville, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Megan N. Pomp 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.

Pomp is the daughter of Jeanne Roberts and step-daughter of Jeffrey Roberts of Brookville, Ohio, and sister of Faith Pomp of Tiffin, Ohio. She graduated in 2013 from Brookville High School, Brookville, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Quinten S. Wessell 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.

Wessell is the son of Joanna and Scott Wessell of Delphos, Ohio. He is a 2013 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School, Delphos, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Dylan J. Napier 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.

Napier is the son of Jenny A. Napier of Fostoria, Ohio. He is a 2014 graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Bascom, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Ryan B. Jarvis 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.

Jarvis is the son of Chad and Kimberly Roszman of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and grandson of Blinda and Roger Jarvis of Bellevue, Ohio. He is a 2014 graduate of Tiffin-Columbian High School, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Zachory D. Dominique 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.

Dominique is the son of Jeremy Dominique of Rapid River, Mich., and Angela Dominique of Findlay, Ohio. He is a 2013 graduate of Rapid River High School, Rapid River, Mich.

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