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Military Briefs - Aug. 21, 2015

Local men and women graduate from basic training

Posted: August 20, 2015 6:17 p.m.
Updated: August 21, 2015 1:00 a.m.

Air Force Reserve Airman Dre’shon V. Wood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Wood completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Wood is the son of Rejeania Wood and grandson of Martha Wood of Lugoff.

He is a 2011 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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Air Force Airman Justin D. Ruffing graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Ruffing completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Ruffing is the son of Kathleen and Jack Ruffing and nephew of Diana Hutto of Elgin.

He graduated in 2013 from Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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Army Pvt. Jeffrey H. Branham has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Branham 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.

Branham is the son of Jeffrey K. Branham of Lugoff.

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Air Force Airman Barbara J. Able graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Able completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Able earned distinction as an honor graduate.

She is the sister of Jasmine Able of Lugoff; and the daughter of Donald and Janis Wood, and granddaughter of Barbara Reid, all of Winnsboro. She is also the sister of Whitney Able.

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Air Force Guard Airman 1st Class Steven C. Trimnal Sr graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Trimnal completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Trimnal is the husband of Samantha C. Trimnal of Elgin, and father of Sydney and Steven Jr.

He is a 2005 graduate of North Central High School.

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Air Force Airman Jake R. Klein graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Klein completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Klein is the son of Theodore J. Klein of Elgin, and of Suzanne L. Latoni of Clinton Township, Mich.

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Air Force Airman John T. Dossett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Dossett completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2013 graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School. 

 

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