MILITARY — FEBRUARY 3, 2011

Zukowski graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Stephen C. Zukowski has recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. Zukowski graduated in 2004 from Rockford High School.

Kester graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Michael G. Kester recently 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.

Kester is the son of Jim and Renee Kester of Rockford. He graduated in 2005 from Rockford High School.

Mills graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Jacob M. Mills recently 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.

Mills is the son of Lisa Smith of Rockford and Martin Mills of Caledonia. He graduated in 2008 from Caledonia High School.

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