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POSTED: February 27, 2007 5:08 a.m.
Air Force Airman James E. Allen Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force base, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of David and Marie (Allen) Mauve of Ludowici and the grandson of John and Debby Main of Midway. Allen is a graduate of Liberty County High School.

Two young women with ties to Liberty have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C:
• Army Pfc. Shemisha S. Miller is the daughter of Stephanie Miller, and granddaughter of Modie Miller, both of Fleming. She is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County High School.
• Army Pvt. Shaniece D. Cates is the daughter of Mary Beck of Mebane, N.C., and sister of Ericca Cates of Fort Stewart. She is a 2005 graduate of the Kittrell Job Corps Center, N.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers studied the Army mission, history, tradition and values, fitness, and received instruction and practice in combat skills, weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid, and field training exercises.

Army Pvt. Denesia S. Howard graduated from the Food Service Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The course trains service members in food preparation procedures according to Army schedules and recipes; cook, bake and serve food in large and small quantities, field and garrison kitchen operations; and general operation of Army dining facilities.
She is the daughter of Jean and Joseph Stevens of Riceboro. Her husband, Benjamin, is the son of Benjamin and Wendy Howard of Killeen, Texas. Howard is a 2005 graduate of Liberty County High School.
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