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U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Ravi K. Chaudhari has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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 Shawnee High School, Lima, Ohio.

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U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Benjamin J. Niese 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.

Niese is the son of Bonnie J. and Richard A. Niese of Leipsic, Ohio, brother of Rachel Niese of Leipsic, Ohio, and Renee Niese of Iron Station, N.C., and nephew of Janet and Chuck Newland of Ottawa, Ohio. He is a 2015 graduate of Miller City-New Cleveland High School, Miller City, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Spencer A. Hurlburt 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.

Hurlburt is the son of Paula K. Mulhenkamp of Leesburg, Ohio and Keith L. Hurlburt of Lima, Ohio. He is a 2015 graduate of Shawnee High School, Lima, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Adam J. Nalley 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.

Nalley is the son of Jason Nalley and Matthew Nalley, and step-son of Teresa Nalley, all of Lima, Ohio. He is a 2015 graduate of Elida High School, Elida, Ohio.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Alyson D. Groves 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.

Groves is the daughter of Randy L. and Dawn M. Groves of Attica, Ohio, sister of Justin A. Wittenmeyer of Willmington, Ohio, and Emily M. Groves of Kent, Ohio, granddaughter of Carolyn Groves of Tiffin, Ohio, and niece of Lisa Haley of Attica, Ohio.
She is a 2015 graduate of Seneca East High School, Attica, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Valentin Seillier 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.
Seillier earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Seillier is the son of Sophie and Russ Crawford of Ada, Ohio. He is a 2010 graduate of Ada High School, Ada, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Utica College, Utica, N.Y.

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Army Spc. Thomas H. Hessey 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, 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.

Hessey is the son of Kevin A. Hessey of Fredricktown, Ohio, and Krista E. Fruth of Bucyrus, Ohio. He graduated in 2010 from Bucyrus High School, Bucyrus, Ohio, and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Alex B. Collins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

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.

Collins is the son of Amy and Gary Collins of Kenton, Ohio. He is a 2014 graduate of Kenton Senior High School, Kenton, Ohio.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Ty D. Mathews 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.

Mathews is the son of Scott Mathews of Findlay, Ohio. He is a 2015 graduate of Arlington High School, Arlington, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicole E. Bruck 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.
Bruck is the daughter of Dave and Jane Bruck of Huron, Ohio, and granddaughter of John Ebert and Barb Ebery of Sandusky, Ohio.

She graduated in 2011 from Huron High School, Huron, Ohio, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.

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