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Posted August 25, 2010

MILITARY HONOREES  Lane 1

Jessica Dukes

 

Brittany N. Duke

    

 Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jessica D. Dukes 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.
     She is the daughter of Drusilla Woodyard of Rayner St., Memphis, Tenn.
     Dukes is a 2004 graduate of Hamilton High School, Memphis.

     Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher D. Stewart graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
     As members of the Army's field artillery team, the course is designed to train soldiers as specialists to operate the advanced field artillery tactical data systems for both cannon and multiple launch rocket systems.  The specialists play a critical role in the safe, accurate, and lethal delivery of the field artillery's various fire support systems used to support infantry and tank units in combat.  Skills training included methods of computing target locations using computers or manual calculations, ammunition handling techniques, and operating and performing maintenance on related equipment, vehicles, generators, and artillery tactical and data systems.
     He is the son of Rosalind E. Johnson and stepson of Nina Allen-Johnson of Sandy Park Cove, Memphis, Tenn.
     The private is a 2009 graduate of White Station High School, Memphis.


     Army Pfc. Henry N. Jabrosky has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
     The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat.  The student was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and re-supply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.
     Students were trained to drive, operate, perform maintenance and ammunition re-loading of the M270 self-propelled loader launcher and the ammunition re-supply vehicle and trailer.  They also learned to mount radio sets in vehicles, cables communication components in vehicle launcher, and operate and perform operator maintenance on communications equipment.
     He is the son of Mary A. and stepson of Ronnie C. Epps of Shelby Forest Circle, Memphis, Tenn.
     The private is a 2008 graduate of Germantown High School, Tenn.


     Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew A. Acree 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 Robin Acree of Ivy Road, Memphis, Tenn., and nephew of Theresa Richardson of Good Springs Road, Heber Springs, Ark.
     Acree is a 2008 graduate of White Station High School, Memphis.


     Army Pfc. Graigory L. Porterfield has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.  The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.
     The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages.  They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents.  In addition, students assist in initiating requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial delivered munitions, and emplace, maintain, and assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices.
     He is the son of Marshall G. and stepson of Diane R. Porterfield of Wells Station Road, Memphis, Tenn.
     Porterfield graduated in 2008 from Kingsbury High School, Memphis.
     

     Army Pvt. Zsauvett Banks has 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.
     She is the daughter of Brady and Renoir Banks of Brower St., Memphis, Tenn.
     Banks is a 2005 graduate of White Station High School, Memphis.


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