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Four complete military basics
AP Calvin Smith
Airman 1st Class Calvin A. Smith - photo by USAF photo
Smith graduates basic training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Calvin A. Smith has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Dante Wrigt  of Ludowici.
Smith is a 2006 graduate of Liberty County High School.

McMillian trains at Ft. Benning
Army Reserve Pfc. Dion R. McMillian has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus.
During the nine 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.
McMillian is the son of Tammie McMillian of Hinesville.

Vasquez completes basic training
Navy seaman recruit Vincent C. Vasquez, son of Doreen and stepson of Ronald E. Brown of Hinesville recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Vasquez completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “battle stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.
“Battle stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.
Vasquez is a 2007 graduate of Bradwell Institute of Hinesville.

Heard graduates basic training
Army Pvt. Shivonni R. Heard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, 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.
She is the daughter of Sharon Heard of Warner Robins and niece of Diane Smiley of Hinesville.
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