Review Category : Military News

Alex B. Collins

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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Ty D. Mathews

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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Nicole E. Bruck

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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Jacob S. McWilliams

Air Force Airman Jacob S. McWilliams 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.

McWilliams is the son of Scott and Nicole McWilliams of Arlington, Ohio, and grandson of Bonnie and Ron Slone of St. Marys, Ohio. He is also the brother of Alyssa McWilliams. The airman graduated in 2013 from Arlington Local School, Arlington, Ohio.

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Derek R. Herzog

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Derek R. Herzog 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.

Herzog is the son of Cary D. and Janet M. Herzog, and brother of Alex H. Herzog, all of Tiffin, Ohio. He is a 2013 graduate of Calvert Catholic Schools, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Sarah E. Welch

Air Force Airman Sarah E. Welch 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.

Welch is the daughter of Aaron P. Welch of Wayne, Ohio. She is a 2014 graduate of Elmwood High School, Bloomdale, Ohio.

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Raelynn M. Navarro

Army Pvt. Raelynn M. Navarro 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.

Navarro is the daughter of Rachel King, step-daughter of Bill King, and granddaughter of George Cervantes, all of Fostoria, Ohio. She is a 2013 graduate of Fostoria High School, Fostoria, Ohio.

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Bradley J. Iannantuono

U.S. Air National Guard Airman Bradley J. Iannantuono 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.

Iannantuono is the son of Carol and Terry Iannantuono of Tiffin, Ohio. He is also the brother of Matt Iannantuono. The airman graduated in 2013 from Calvert High School, Tiffin, Ohio.

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Aubrey L. Mellott

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Aubrey L. Mellott 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.

Mellott is the daughter of Heath and Thana Mellott of Bloomdale, Ohio, and sister of Ashley Rivera and Lane Mellott of Columbus, Ohio. She is also the daughter of Leslie Lewis. The airman graduated in 2013 from Arcadia High School, Arcadia, Ohio.

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Simon Southwick

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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