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Airman Adam Grant

Grant graduates basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam C. Grant 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.
Grant is the son of Allison Cain and grandson of Beverly McIntyre of Midway.
The airman is a 2007 graduate of Liberty County High School, Hinesville.

Dakus graduates basic training
Army Pvt. Brandon M. Dakus 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.
He is the son of Latanya Hamblin of Hinesville.
Dakus is a 2001 graduate of Liberty County High School, Hinesville.

Findley selected quarter’s senior NCO

Master Sgt. John S. Findley of Midway, a vehicle maintenance supervisor with the 117th Air Control Squadron of the Georgia Air National Guard, was selected as the senior non-commissioned officer of the quarter for the third quarter of 2007, for the 150-member unit at the Hunter AAF near Savannah.
Findley is a 12-year veteran of the 117th and is employed fulltime with the unit.

Kozak decorated with Achievement Medal

Army Staff Sgt. Jason M. Kozak has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.
The medal is awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, who while serving in any capacity with the Army have distinguished themselves by meritorious service or achievement while serving in a combat or non-combat area.
Kozak is a light-wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company B, 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. He has served in the military for 10 years.
He is the son of Barbara Kozak of Jacksonville, Fla. His wife, Christina, is the daughter of William McMullen of Midway. Kozak is a 1996 graduate of Middleburg High School, Fla.

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