Navy Seaman Joseph S. Thiessen recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command of Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Susan B. and David B. Thiessen of Dacula and a 2005 graduate of Mill Creek High School in Hoschton.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Cecilia E. Umoetuk recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command of Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Catherine M. White of Lawrenceville and a 2008 graduate of Phoenix High School in Lawrenceville.

Navy Seaman Jesse H. Collins recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command of Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Patricia H. and Britt T. Collins of Berkeley Lake. He is a 2003 graduate of Duluth High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens.

Navy Seaman Abram J. Granitz recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command of Great Lakes, Ill. He is the brother of Gabe E. Granitz of Duluth.

Marine Corps Pvt. Stephen Davis has graduated from recruit training at Parris Island, S.C. He is the son of Bill and Lana Davis of Tucker and a 2008 graduate of Parkview High School. He is attending the School of Infantry at Camp Geiger, N.C.

Haley D. Holcombe has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the daughter of Teresa Holcombe of Lilburn and Steven Holcombe of Mansfield. She is a 2009 graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville.

Mary C. Hansard has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the daughter of Richard and Tammy Hansard of Suwanee and is a 2009 graduate of North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

Army National Guard Pvt. Elizabeth L. Humphreys graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She is the daughter of Sherra Humphrey of Lawrenceville.

Army Pvt. Leshia L. Williams has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She is the daughter of Reshida Nicholes of Virginia and Walter Williams of Lawrenceville and is a 2008 graduate of Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville.

Cadet Christopher Brian Pawlik has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Pawlik of Lawrenceville.

Navy Seaman Kinyetta J. Bowden has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, lll. She is the daughter of Caroline Nobles of Stone Mountain and is a 2009 graduate of Stone Mountain High School.

Navy Seaman Robert G. Davis has completed U.S. Navy basic Training at Recruit Training Command, Ill. He is the son of Mary J. and Robert G. Davis of Suwanee and is a 1999 graduate of Duluth High School.