Christopher Pawlik, a graduate of Collins Hill High School, entered the United States Military Academy on June 29 to begin basic training. He attended Marion Military College on a West Point scholarship and received nominations from both U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. John Linder.

Navy Seaman Cornell J. Tatman, son of Anita A. Godfrey-Tatman and Milton E. Tatman of Stone Mountain, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is a 2005 graduate of Green Forest Christian Academy in Decatur.

Air Force Airman Zamien D. Alston, son of Pam Alston of Norcross, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2008 graduate of Norcross High School.

Air Force Airman Brandon D. Mabray, son of Valerie Mabray of Buford and Gregory Wilson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is a 2005 graduate of Cypress Lake High School in Fort Myers, Fla.