Archive for Saturday, April 2, 2005

Military News

April 2, 2005


Aleutian Island World War II veterans will reunite June 3-5 in Dyersburg, Tenn. All service branches are welcome. For information or registration information, send a self-addressed envelope to Al King, P.O. Box 130327, Sunrise, Fla. 33313 by May 2. For more information, contact King at (954)423-1852.


Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Jonathan D. Strong has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.

Strong is a 2004 graduate of Baldwin High School.


Army Pfc. Cody W. Gorden has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Gorden is a 1996 graduate of Baldwin High School.

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