Army Reserve Maj. Melanie M. Roadruck is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq. Roadruck is an executive officer/broadcast officer normally assigned to the 356th Broadcast Operations Detachment in Laurel, Md. She is the daughter of Teresa S. Morgan of Alpharetta and sister of Monica M. Lylses of Dacula. She is a 1987 graduate of Redan High School.

Air Force Airman Leland D. Cook has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Cook is the son of Douglas Cook of Snellville and Carolanne Kotula of Lilburn. He is a 2005 graduate of Parkview High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Steven D. Hawkins recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Hawkins is the son of Jerrilynn Evans of Stone Mountain and Darrell Hawkins of Shelton, Conn. He is a 2005 graduate of Stone Mountain High School.

Air Force Airman Blake J. Butler has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Todd Butler of Buford. Butler is a 2006 graduate of Phoenix High School.

Army Pvt. Jennifer L. Tibbit has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. She is the sister of Patricia Owen of Norcross. The private is a 2004 graduate of Meadowcreek High School.

Daniel E. Melin has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. The ROTC cadet has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. He is the son of Ron R. and Marianne E. Melin of Lawrenceville. He is a 2004 graduate of Dacula High School.

Air Force Airman William T. Ranson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Yvonne Ranson of Duluth and the grandson of Lucy Jones of Springfield, Mass. He is a 2002 graduate of Springfield Central High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Kyle Banks has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Banks is the son of Vanessa R. and Reginald A. Banks of Snellville. He is a 2006 graduate of South Gwinnett High School.

Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua Rentz has completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Rentz is the son of Linda Bowers and stepson of Harold E. Bowers of Lawrenceville. He is a 2006 graduate of Faith Academy of Loganville.