Schuch completes basic training
Air Force Reserve Airman Ryan S. Schuch graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.
Schuch is the son of Kimberly and Scott Schuch, of Chesterton. He is a 2012 graduate of Chesterton High School.
Powell cojmpletes engineering course
Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler L. Powell, son of Charmain A. Dosie, of Gary, graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
During the five-week course, Powell received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Powell also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.
Powell is a 2012 graduate of Bloom Trail High School of Chicago Heights, Ill. and joined the Marine Corps in August 2012.
Calhoun completes basic training
Army Pvt. Darius M. Calhoun has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
Calhoun is the son of Diane Calhoun-Williams. of Harvey, and grandson of Charottle Young, of Robbins. He is a 2012 graduate of Thornton Township High School, Harvey.
Tonello awarded achievement
Navy Seaman Apprentice Nicholas E. Tonello, son of Lisa M. and Anthony J. Tonello, of Hobart, was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E" achievement along with other Sailors attached to the guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99).
The award recognizes the crew for displaying excellence in maritime warfare, engineering, survivability, command, control, communication and information warfare.
It also represents a year's worth of dedication and hard work from the entire crew. In addition, the crewmembers are also entitled to wear the Battle "E" ribbon on their uniform.
Farragut, homeported out of Mayport, Fla., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Tonello is a 2008 graduate of Wheeler High School and joined the Navy in March 2011.