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Military honors

• Airmen Matthew J. Watkins and John T. Milledge graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

The two completed an 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.

Watkins is the son of Judy Watkins of St. Helena Island and William H. Watkins of Lavergne, Tenn., and grandson of Bernice and Benjamin Jenkins of St. Helena. He is a 2013 graduate of Beaufort High School.

Milledge is the son of Matthew Green of Burton, Jamillah Byson of Dale, and John Milledge of Burton; and the grandson of Lizzie Allen and Loretta and Johnnie Milledge, all of Burton, and Herbert Fields of Dale. He is a 2013 graduate of Battery Creek High School.