Air Force Airman John W. Fussell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He earned the distinction as an honor graduate of the course. John is the son of Charles Fussell of Lawrenceville and Beverly Hall of Norcross.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Howard P. Lovell is in the middle of a scheduled deployment while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, homeported in San Diego. Lovell is a 1982 graduate of Parkview High School in Stone Mountain.

Navy Seaman Alan M. Riggan completed basic training and was promoted to his current rank at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Wayne and Judy Riggan of Lawrenceville.

Navy Fireman James M. Bruister completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of James and Mary Bruister of Suwanee. Bruister is a 2004 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

Navy Seaman Shelia M. Foster recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Sheila Foster of League City, Texas, and Tony Jones of Lithonia.