CLOVIS, N.M. – Reid C. Keeling, son of Kitty and Terry Keeling, of Johns Creek has graduated from Air Force basic training, security technical school and was chosen to enter the Air Force’s DAGRE program. He successfully completed this rigorous program and is honored to be one of only 138 DAGRE trained airmen in the Air Force’s history. Keeling is currently based in Clovis, N.M. awaiting deployment with the Special Operations squadron.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Air Force Airman Joshua S. Manning, Air Force Airman Michael J. Sweeney, Air Force Airman Trexell T. Bailey and Air Force Airman Anthony J. Hendrix have each graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Manning is the son of Jeanne Long of Dawsonville and is a 2007 graduate of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming.
Sweeney is the son of Alice Sweeney of Cumming, and is a 2007 graduate of Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C.
Bailey is the son of Abby Bailey of Cumming, and Robert Bailey Jr. of Americus. He is a 2011 graduate of South Forsyth High School, Cumming.
Hendrix is the son of Ruby Hendrix St. Marys and former ward of Rhonda Weld of Cumming. He is a 2008 graduate of Camden County High School in Kingsland.
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Marine Corps Pvt. Zechariah Yisrael, Marine Corps Pvt. Diego Loera, Marine Corps Pfc. Jonathan M. Mara, Marine Corps Pfc. Matvey A. Sinyayev and Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary M. Vet have each earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S.C.
Yisrael is a 2011 graduate of Centennial High School in Roswell. Loera is the son of Griselda and Ignacio Loera of Cumming and a 2010 Forsyth Academy graduate. Mara is a 2009 graduate of Northview High School in Johns Creek. Sinyayev is the son of Alecks Sinyayev of Roswell and 2012 graduate of Roswell High School. Vet is the son of Ann M. Vet of Roswell and a 2009 graduate of Centennial High School in Roswell.
COLUMBUS, Ga. – Army National Guard Pvt. Jonathan A. Van Wyk has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus. Van Wyk is the son of Joel Van Wyk of Cumming. He is a 2012 graduate of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming.
GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Navy Seaman Apprentice Reid R. Suhr, son of Martin S. Suhr of Roswell, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Suhr is a 2009 graduate of Roswell High School in Roswell.