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Military

Local airmen complete training

Air Force Airman Jordan C. Lechner, Air Force Airman 1st Class Philip A. Newberry, and Air Force Airman Tyler J. Law graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

The airmen completed an intensive, 8-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.

Lechner is the son of Richard Lechner and Dawn Lechner, both of Rochelle. He is a 2009 graduate of Rochelle Township High School.

Newberry is the son of Trina King of Cary and the grandson of Jo Mull of Dixon.

He is a 2009 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School.

Law is the son of Sherry Law of Rock Falls and the son-in-law of Sue Helms of Sterling. He is a 2007 graduate of Newman Central Catholic High School in Sterling, and a 2011 graduate of Western Illinois University.

Private finishes 9-week training

Army Pvt. Terrion L. Gulley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the 9 weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness. He received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, and marching and rifle marksmanship. He also studied armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Gulley is the son of Tabitha Reifsteck of Yorkville. He is a 2011 graduate of Sterling High School.

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