Local Military News

Military honors for May 5

  • Air Force Airman Makenzie Alcorn graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
  • The airman 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.

    She is the daughter of Andele Patterson of Bluffton and a 2010 Bluffton High School graduate.

  • Army National Guard Pvt. John Courtemanche has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
  • 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.

    He is the son of Kati Courtemanche of Bluffton.