Two complete basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Michaelee M. Bottom and U.S. Air Force Airman Jyles M. Shelton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airmen 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Bottom is the daughter of Michael L. Bottom,  of Valparaiso, and Sharlene J. Gilliana, of Valparaiso, and step-daughter of Scott G. Gilliana, of Valparaiso. The airman is a 2017 graduate of Lacrosse High School.

Shelton is the son of Derek M. Shelton, of South Holland, Illinois, and is a 2017 graduate of Urban Prep Academy.

Highland Native enlists in Illinois Army National Guard

Pvt. Bryce Sexton, of Highland, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Dec. 27 at the St. Louis Military Entrance Processing Station. Sexton enlisted as a 74D, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Specialist, and is assigned Company M, Recruit Sustainment Program in Shiloh, Illinois. Upon completion of his initial training, Sexton will be assigned to the 445 Chemical Company. Sexton is a 2017 graduate of Highland High School, Highland, Illinois.

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