Air Force Senior Airman TaRon O. Hodge is deployed to Japan in support of Operation Tomodachi, a humanitarian relief effort for those affected by the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami that devastated the region. His mother and stepfather are Terri H. and Earl G. Guy of Snellville. Hodge graduated im 2000 from Stephenson High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyrece L. Bolen graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Shiellynn Cullin of Grayson. Bolen graduated in 2008 from Grayson High School.

Navy Seaman John R. Livesay II recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Martina B. and John R. Livesay of Auburn. Livesay is a 2009 graduate of Apalachee High School.

Marine Sgt. Bryan Williams completed Sergeants Training School in Quantico, Va. He is the son of Ed and Terri Williams of Lawrenceville and a 2006 graduate of Brookwood High School.

Army Reserve Sgt. Yalissa D. Jordan is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraq serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the Southwest Asia Theater of Operations. She is the daughter of Ruby Murphy of Lawrenceville.

Air Force Airman Timothy A. Thomas graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Timothy Thomas of Buford.

Army National Guard Pvt. Michael T. Rowe Jr. graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of Mike T. Rowe of Buford.

Army National Guard Pvt. Gideon Owusu graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. He is the son of William R. Gyau of Lawrenceville.

Army National Guard Pvt. Allie D. Broderick graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, in Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Julie Rogers of Snellville and a 2010 graduate of Shiloh High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin L. Carpenter recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Ruth L. and Kevin R. Carpenter of Buford and a 2009 graduate of Buford HIgh School.

Navy Seaman Joshua R. Hunter recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Michelle L. Hunter of Lilburn, and Cameron J. Hunter of Snellville.

Navy Seaman Recruit Aura M. Moseley recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Kaama R. Hubbard of Norcross, and Robert V. Moseley of Marietta.