Johnny "Skip" McKinnon, son of Nick and Jeam McKinnon of Duluth, was recently promoted to the rank of Major. McKinnon will report in January to Fort Stewart with his wife JoAnn and son Alex. He is a graduate of North Gwinnett High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Mark A. Doster, son of Wanda J. and Johnny L. Doster of Winder, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2001 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School in Winder.

Army Pvt. Billy J. Robinson, son of Tammy Robinson of Norcross, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2004 graduate of Flowery Branch High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Robert A. Hubbard, son of Shirley Hubbard of Lawrenceville, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is a 2003 graduate of Tallulah Falls School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jonathan M. Bone, son of Gail P. and Michael D. Bone of Lawrenceville, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2007 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Zachary L. Crowe, son of Lea Ann Burgard of Buford and Robbie L. Crowe of Clarkston, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2007 graduate of Barrow County Christian Academy of Winder.

Navy Seaman Recruit Lakisha M. Haynes, daughter of Queen E. Harrison of Snellville, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She was a 1999 graduate of Meadowcreek High School in Norcross.

Air Force Airman Jack L. Windley Jr., son of Jack Windley of Suwanee, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is a 2008 graduate of North Gwinnett High School.

Army 2nd Lt. John Elliot Poulnot, son of Bob and Donna Poulnot, has been commissioned in the U.S. Army. He is a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Tech.

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Piotr K. Stapor, son of Barbara Ksiazczyk of Lawrenceville and John Stapor of Ball Ground, received his commission as an officer in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. He is a 2002 graduate of Central Gwinnett Lawrenceville High School.

Army Pvt. Zeke R. Moore, son of Doug Moore of Lawrenceville, recently graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus.

Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Douglas T. Grey, III, son of Rosina and Douglas Grey of Lawrenceville, received his commission as an officer in the Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. He is a 2002 graduate of Killian Hill Christian School of Lilburn.

Navy Seaman Recruit Joshua M. Nicholas, son of Pamela O'Leary of Austin, Minn. and Robert Nicholas of Buford, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Air Force Airman Benjamin D. Joseph, nephew of Victoria Stephens of Lawrenceville and Michelle Blue of Lithonia, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. He is a 2005 graduate of Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville.