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Army Pvt. Alex M. Weyer 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.

Weyer is the son of Linda and Milton Weyer of Findlay, Ohio. He is a 2014 graduate of Findlay High School, Findlay, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman Eric W. Arthur 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.

He is a 2010 graduate of Wynford High School, Bucyrus, Ohio.

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U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Paige A. Roszman 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.

Roszman is the daughter of Mike P. and Eileen M. Roszman of Carey, Ohio. She is a 2012 graduate of Carey High School, Carey, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler A. Hayson 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.

Hayson is the son of Andrew Honigford and Barbara Smith of Middle Point, Ohio, and grandson of Richard and Rosemary Fortner of Delphos, Ohio. He graduated in 2009 from Delphos St. John High School, Delphos, Ohio, and he earned an associate degree in 2011 from Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Lance A. Austin has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Austin is the son of Nancy S. Austin of Pandora, Ohio and Jeff R. Austin of Lebanon, Ohio. He is also the step-son of Lavonda Austin of Lebanon, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Talia S. Tapp 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.

Tapp is the daughter of Teresa Mosley of Evansville, Ind., and George Tapp of Ada, Ohio. She is a 2014 graduate of Ada High School, Ada, Ohio.

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Army Pvt. Jason L. Sanders 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.

Sanders is the son of Kelly Gray of Mount Blanchard, Ohio. He is a 2002 graduate of Cadillac High School, Cadillac, Maine.

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Army Pvt. Michael A. Blakley 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.

Blakley is the son of Larry and Sherry Blakley of Alvada, Ohio. He is a 2014 graduate of New Riegel High School, New Riegel, Ohio.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin W. Brock 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.

Brock is the son of Angie A. Brock of Delphos, Ohio, and Tim P. Brock of Ada, Ohio, and brother of Leigh A. Brock of Ottawa, Ohio, and Julie A. Brock of San Diego, Calif. He is also the grandson of Virgil and Gerri Brock of Lima, Ohio. The airman graduated in 2013 from Delphos Jefferson High School, Delphos, Ohio.

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Staff sergeant Michael S. Hughes has graduated from the Basic Air Force Photojournalist Course at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), Fort George G. Meade, Md. This course trains selected enlisted personnel in the principles, techniques and skills required to perform the duties and functions of public affairs specialists. Students learn how to interact with military leaders, community members and media representatives, and prepare and release information for external and internal audiences.

Hughes is the husband of Amanda St. John. He is also the son of Michael P. Hughes of Lawrenceburg, Ind., grandson of Elizabeth Allen of Laurel, Ind., and nephew of Dianne Babuich of Toledo, Ohio.

The airman graduated in 2005 from East Central High School, St. Leon, Ind., and he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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