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Jordan, George, Ehalt complete basic training

James Jordan

Air Force Airman James Jordan, and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nolan R. George, and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class James F. Ehalt have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the men 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 Com-munity College of the Air Force.

Jordan’s father, Jeff Jordan, resides in Delaware. His mother, Laura Jordan, resides in Plain City. The airman is a 2007 graduate of Olentangy High School.

 Nolan George

Nolan is the son of Richard and Theresa George of Plain City. He is a 2004 graduate of Fairbanks High School.

Ehalt is the son of Jim and Teresa Ehalt of South Charleston. He is a 2007 graduate of Shawnee High School, Springfield.

Osborne graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Seth R. Osborne has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Osborne 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.

 James Ehalt

Osborne is the son of Charles Osborne of Mount Sterling. He is a 2006 graduate of Madison-Plains High School.

Luczak and Powell finish infantryman unit program

Army Pvt. Patrick M. Luczak and Army National Guard Pvt. Robert P. Powell graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldiers received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employ-ment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area.

Luczak is the son of Patrick Luczak and stepson of Denise O’Connor of Plain City. He graduated in 2006 from Jonathan Alder High School.

Powell is the son of Peggy A. Powell of London. He graduated in 1997 from London High School.

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