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Stephanie N. Morgan

Air Force Airman Stephanie N. Morgan is an honor graduate from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

She is the daughter of Kathy Shumake of Tennessee and is a 1999 graduate of Decatur High School. Her grandfather is James Morgan of Decatur.

John D. Sledge

Army National Guard Pvt. John D. Sledge graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

He is the son of Donna Davis of Tanner and is a graduate of Calhoun Community College.

Rebecca C. Hand

Rebecca C. Hand has received an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps college scholarship. Upon graduation from college and completion of the ROTC program, the cadet will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

She is the daughter of Richard A. Hand of Athens and Shirley K. Colvard of Manitou Springs, Colo.

Kevin B. Jones

Marine Corps Pfc. Kevin B. Jones graduated from the Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems Course with Marine Detachment, Athens, Ga. Jones received technical training on computer network information systems operation, installation, maintenance and repair. Jones also received training of digital network infrastructures in support of the Naval Tactical Command Support System.

He is the son of Diane and Warren Kelley of Decatur and is a 2006 graduate of Hartselle High School.

Ledon D. Clark

Navy Seaman Apprentice Ledon D. Clark, completed Navy basic training with honors at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Jackie D. and Leroy Clark of Mount Hope and is a 2005 graduate of Mount Hope High School.

Keith D. Turner

Army Pvt. Keith D. Turner graduated from Basic Combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Donald Turner of Hartselle and Tammi Turner of Decatur.

Lucia N. Thomas

Army Reserve Pvt. Lucia N. Thomas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Virginia Thomas of Lacey’s Spring.

Carl C. Peebles

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Carl C. Peebles has received an associate degree in applied science from the Community College of the Air Force. Peebles also received degrees in Aviation Maintenance Technology and Instructor of Technology and Military Science.

Peebles is an aerospace propulsion instructor assigned to the 373rd Training Squadron, Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, Wash. He is the son of Carl P. Peebles, and Loise J. Peebles, both of Decatur, and is a 1986 graduate of Brewer High School.

Randall D. Smith

Army National Guard Pfc. Randall D. Smith graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Renee Knight of Decatur.

Derick K. Hallmark

Derick K. Hallmark graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The 28-day course is a leadership internship for cadets who are normally between their sophomore and junior college years. He is a student at The University of North Alabama and is the son of Keith and Anna G. Hallmark of Mount Hope. He is a 2006 graduate of Hatton High School.

Nathan R. Nelson

Navy Seaman Nathan R. Nelson completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Tracey L. and Harry Nelson of Hartselle and is a 2007 graduate of Danville High School.

Joshua L. Knighten

Army Pfc. Joshua L. Knighten graduated from Phase I of the Radar Repairer Advanced Individual Training course at Redstone Arsenal.

The course trains soldiers to perform direct and general support level maintenance on ground based sensor and firefinder radar electronic assemblies and associated equipment.

Knighten is the son of Clara R. Gilliland of Tanner.

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