Army Infantryman James E. Key Jr. recently graduated from basic military training at Fort Benning, Army Base, Fort Benning, Ga.
The infantryman completed an intensive 14-week program that included physical fitness, military discipline, Army core values and basic warfare principles and skills.
He is the son of James E. Key and Pamela Key of Cleveland and the grandson of Rebecca Goins and the late William T. Goins and Louise Key of Cleveland and the late William T. Key.
He is a 2009 graduate of Walker Valley High School. He is now station at Fort Hood, Texas.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Stepp, son of Angelique and John R. Stepp of Cleveland, assigned to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently received the 2009 Admiral Flatley Memorial Award.
The Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for aviation safety is based on comprehensive assessment of contributions towards aviation safety and is presented to one aircraft carrier, an associated carrier air wing and one amphibious assault ship and associated marine expeditionary unit annually.
The ship maintained a record of zero mishaps for calendar year 2009 while safely completeing a total of more than 4, 000 hours of flight operations and more than 5, 000 hours of shipboard landings.
Bataan is undergoing a planned maintenance availabililty at BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair Yard in Norfolk, Va.
Stepp is a 1997 graduate of Charleston High School of Charleston and joined the Navy in July 2001.