The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Assn.'s reunion will be Sept. 10-17 at the Ramada Inn in Rapid City, S.D. To reserve a room, call (605) 342-1300 by Aug. 10 for the reunion rate. For more information about the reunion, contact Don Shade, president of the association, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (866) 352-2469. There also is a Web site at www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.
Army Pvt. Lacey Burnett 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, first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. She is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School and is the daughter of James Burnett, Lawrence.
Army Pfc. Jared Decker has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, combat, military courtesy, military justice, fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and training in human relations. Decker, a 2000 graduate of Oskaloosa High School, is the son of Richard and Sue Decker, Oskaloosa.