Air Force Airman Dajaun K. Sellars has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2007 graduate of North Gwinnett High School. Sellars is the son of Rufus Sellars of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Diane Tchaas of Suwanee.
Army Reserve Pvt. Etebom Inyang has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is a 2004 graduate of Meadowcreek High School. Inyang is the son of Etebom Inyang of Norcross.
Navy Seaman Recruit Dustin C. Brownlee, a 2006 graduate of Faith Academy in Loganville, recently completed U.S. basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight week program, Brownlee completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle of Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice,dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.
Air Force airman Paul A. Banton Jr. has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. During six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies, performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations. He is the son of Denise Banton of Snellville and Paul Banton of Stone Mountain. Banton is a 2007 graduate of Stephenson High School in Lithonia.
Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Micah S. Rodriguez, son of Anita Rodriguez of Stone Mountain and Samuel Rodriguez of Alpharetta, recently received his commission as an officer in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. During the 10-week long training program, Rodriguez received extensive instruction on tactics, history, operations and organization, land navigation and other military subjects. Rodriguez also completed a demanding daily physical fitness program that involved running, pull ups and calisthenics.
In addition, Rodriguez and fellow OCS graduates received leadership training and instruction on the Marine Corps core values- honor, courage and commitment. Rodriguez is a
1999 Parkview High School graduate. He joined the Marine Corps in February 1999.