Air Force Cadet Casey Johnson has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
The cadet is one of more than 1,300 men and women who completed the rigorous six-week orientation program. The training prepares cadets to enter their first academic year at the academy.
Johnson is a 2005 De Soto High School graduate. He is the son of Gary and Kelly Johnson, Lenexa, and Tammie Johnson, De Soto.
¢ Army National Guard Pfc. Jeremy Hacker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Knox, Ky.
During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.
He is the son of Frank Hacker, Lawrence.
¢ Air Force Airman Jason Hart has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
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.
Hart earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course.
The 2002 Lawrence High School graduate is the son of Sara and Chuck Hart, Lawrence.
¢ Nicholas Potter graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash.
The 33 days of training provide professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support.
Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet's intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and stamina.
Potter is the son of John and Mary Potter, Lawrence. In 2002, he graduated from Free State High School.