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Bureau Valley grad completes training

Published: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
(SFC Kassidy Snyder)
Dixon native Army Sgt. Justin Schaal assesses a state Department of Transportation vehicle Jan. 9 in Monticello, after being called to state active duty. He is a mechanic with Delta Company, 634th Brigade Support Battalion, Illinois Army National Guard. Photo submitted by U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Kassidy L. Snyder.

Air Force Airman Mercedes B. Catton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The airman completed an 8-week program of 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.

Catton is the daughter of Jeremy Catton of Buda and Barbara McCoy of Annawan. She is a 2013 graduate of Bureau Valley High School in Manlius.

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