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Matthew G. Lingerfelt

Army Pvt. Matthew G. Lingerfelt 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 available to the infantry crewman.

Lingerfelt is the son of Chris Lingerfelt of Athens.

He is a 2012 graduate of McMinn County High School, Athens.

Jalen F. Cromblin

Army National Guard Pvt. Jalen F. Cromblin 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 available to the infantry crewman.

Cromblin is the son of Kristy Cromblin of Millbrook, Ala., and Jeff Lawson of Cleveland.

He is a 2013 graduate of Cleveland High School.

Mikayla S. White

Navy Seaman Mikayla S. White, daughter of Tom C. White of St. Joseph, Mich., and Tammy G. White of McDonald, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, White completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." The exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

White is a 2013 graduate of Saint Joseph High School, Saint Joseph, Mich.