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Posted: May 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.
James R. Nihem James R. Nihem
James R. Nihem

James R. Nihem
Air National Guard Airman James R. Nihem graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, 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.

He is the son of Mark Nihem of Canyon Country.

Nihem graduated in 2005 from Opportunities For Learning, in Canyon Country.

Alexander Marshall
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexander J. Marshall, a 2008 graduate of Valencia High School, in Valencia, recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline.

During the course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y, .

Marshall received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, Marshall qualified as a Naval nuclear operator.

Marshall joined the Navy in June 2009.

Deshawn Nellum
Army Reserve Pvt. Deshawn E. Nellum 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.

He is the son of Lamesha Watson of Canyon Country.

Nellum graduated in 2009 from Golden Valley High School, in Santa Clarita.

Jake M. Barnes

Army National Guard Pfc. Jake M. Barnes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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

He is the son of Bryce Barnes of Agua Dulce.

Barnes graduated in 2006 from Vasquez High School, in Acton.


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