Marine Corps Reserve Pvt. Kirby O. Vlaud has completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in South Carolina He is the son of Odette C. Esther of Loganville.

Air Force Reserve Airman Samiah J. Oliphant has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. She is the daughter of Dalou Wilson of Snellville.

Navy Seaman Gregory C. Waters has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Illinois. He is the son of Mary K. Parris of Buford.

Army National Guard Pvt. Chris R. Bray has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He is the son of Robert and Carmen Bray of Snellville and is a 2005 graduate of Shiloh High School.

David A. Shealy has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He is the son of James and Amy Shealy of Snellville and is a 2008 graduate of Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn.

Joel P. Starkey has entered Basic Cadet Training at he U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He is the son of John and Nancy Starkey of Snellville and is a 2009 graduate of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta.

Army Pfc. Marcus Dixon has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is the nephew of Howard and Melva McMillan of Suwanee and is a 2005 graduate of Remington College in California.

Army Pvt. Donovan G. Edwards has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Okla. He is the son of Allison Edwards in Lawrenceville.

Army Pfc. Patrick Cobb has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is the son of Kenn Cobb of Grayson and is a 2009 graduate of Gwinnett Technical College.

Air Force Col. Phillip B. Barks has graduated from the National Defense University's Joint Advanced Warfighting School. He is the son of William and Julie Barks of Norcross and also of Roberta Caley of Arizona, and the grandson of Robert P. Hughes of Arizona.

Army National Guard Pvt. Rachel L. Humphreys has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. She is the daughter of Sherra Humphreys of Lawrenceville.

Army National Guard Pvt. Elizabeth L. Humphreys has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. She is the daughter of Sherra Humphreys of Lawrrenceville.