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February 19, 2005


Army Reserve Pvt. Derick Cook has graduated from the Light-wheeled Vehicle Mechanic advanced individual training course at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, including suspension systems, internal combustion engines and power trains, spark- and compression-ignition engines, wheel-hub assemblies, hydraulic brake and steering systems and to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist, and winch assemblies.

Cook is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School.


Army Pvt. Kory Davids has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

During the eight weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Davids is a 1989 graduate of Baldwin High School.


Army Pvt. Chase Torneden 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.

Torneden is a 2002 graduate of McLouth High School.

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