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September 1, 2007

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Allan Blair graduated from a leaders training course for the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps conducted at Fort Knox, Ky.

The 28-day course is a leadership internship for cadets who are normally between their sophomore and junior college years. College students experience and examine the Army without incurring an obligation to serve in the Army or ROTC, and are eligible to receive two-year college scholarship offers and attend the ROTC Advanced Course at their college.

The cadets receive training in fundamental military skills, rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, weapons training, drill and ceremonies, communications, and squad-level operations field training.

Blair is a student at Kansas University and a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School.

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Melanie L. NelsonM has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

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

Nelson earned distinction as an honor graduate. She graduated from Eudora High School in 1990 and received an associate's degree in 2001 from Johnson County Community College.

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Army Reserve Pvt. Ryan W. Jamison graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Jamison studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and received instruction and practice in physical fitness, 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 exercises.

Jamison is a 2004 graduate of First Fruits Christian School in Lawrence.

lAir Force Airman Justin Wood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

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

Wood is the son of Robin Wood, Eudora. He graduated from a home-school program in 2005.

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