Navy Seaman Apprentice Christopher J. Barfield, son of Tammi Ross of Snellville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Cassy K. Buffington, daughter of Barbara J. Putnam of Gainesville and Roger Buffington of Flowery Branch, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is a 2008 graduate of Gainesville High School.

Air Force Master Sgt. Randall W. Johnston, son of Merrilyn Massey of Brandon, Fla., was deployed to Afghanistan serving on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 in New York and Washington, D.C. The airman serves with the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Air Field.

Air Force Airman Alvin O. Parkinson, son of Alvin and Harriette Parkinson of Lilburn, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Parkinson is a 2007 graduate of Stephenson High School.

Air Force Airman Raymond J. Lopez, son of Raymond and Lizzette Lopez of Buford, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Marine Corps Cpl. Kurt T. Martin, son of Mike E. and Debra E. Martin of Lawrenceville, recently completed a seven month deployment to Al Anbar province in Iraq. Martin is a 2003 graduate of Dacula High School.

Marine Corps Cpl. Benjamin T. Hinderer, son of Jeffrey S. Hinderer of Buford and Scarlette R. Kronenbitter of Yuma, Ariz., recently completed a seven month deployment to Al Anbar province in Iraq. Hinderer is a 2004 graduate of Cibola High School.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark K. Moore, son of Mark R. and Catherine D. Moore of Lawrenceville, recently completed a seven month deployment to Al Anbar province in Iraq.