Army National Guard Pvt. Ricketa N. Martin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Martin earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course. She is the daughter of Rickey McCray of Lawrenceville and Judy Vandyke of Indianapolis.

Navy Seaman Recruit Renee E. Hinton completed basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Hinton is the daughter of Jeannette G. Hinton of Lawrenceville and Steve W. Hinton of Atlanta. She is a 2006 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School.

Georgia Army National Guard Capt. Israel Ham, commander of Marietta's 202nd Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, recently received a certificate of completion designating him as a "blackbelt" graduate of the Lean Six Sigma management program.

He was honored during a graduation ceremony Aug. 10 at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Ham, a Norcross resident, is a full-time accounting officer for the Georgia National Guard's property and fiscal office.

Army Reserve Pvt. Joseph Y. Kim has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Kim is the son of Young Park of Suwanee. He is a 2006 graduate of Duluth High School.