Air Force Airman Rachel E. Purcell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the granddaughter of Jack and Joanne Shipley of Lawrenceville. She is the daughter of Frank and Val Guerriere of Sugar Hill. Purcell is a 2003 graduate of Brenau Academy in Gainesville.

Navy Seaman Recruit Timothy K. Petterson completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2002 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. He is the son of Kimberly S. Petterson of Winder.

Navy Seaman Recruit Shayla N. Whittaker completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Edwin G. Whittaker of Orlando, Fla., and Crysta F. Whittaker of Stone Mountain. She is a 2006 graduate of Stone Mountain High School.

Air Force 2nd Lt. Daniel S. Dickinson graduated from specialized undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. He earned silver wings with an aeronautical rating of pilot in the Air Force. He is the son of Daniel P. and Karla J. Dickinson of Sumter, S.C. He is a 2001 graduate of Sumter High School. He is a 2005 graduate of Clemson University, where he received a bachelor's degree.