Military briefs

2013-11-13T00:00:00Z Military briefs

Five complete basic training

Airman 1st Class Brandon T. Suprenant, Airman Will H. Jansma, Air Force Reserve Airman Kaila R. Culpepper, Air Force Airman 1st Class Deandre O. Nwannunu and Air Force Airman Haylee L. Puckett graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. They completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Suprenant was an honor graduate. He is the son of Elizabeth Suprenant, of LaCrosse, and brother of Austin Suprenant, of Wheatfield. He is a 2010 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School.

Jansma was an honor graduate. He is the son of Duane Jansma, of Wheatfield. He is a 2012 graduate of Kankakee Valley High School.

Culpepper is the daughter of Angela Farmer, of Hazel Crest. She is a 2012 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Nwannunu is the son of Latanya Louden, of Merrillville and Luke Nwannunu, of St. John. He is a 2007 graduate of Merrillville High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Indiana University Northwest, Gary.

Puckett is the daughter of Samantha and Brian Puckett, of Kouts. She is a 2012 graduate of Kouts High School.

Three graduate at Fort Jackson

Army Pvt. Donte A. Turner Butler, Army Pvt. Shawanna M. Wilburn  and Army Pvt. Lamonte A. Gillis have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During their nine weeks of training, they studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Butler is the son of Ericka Butler and grandson of Wynell Butler, both of Dixmoor. He is a 2010 graduate of Thornton Township High School, Harvey.

Wilburn is the daughter of Robert Rollins, of Killeen, Texas, and Vergia McCary, of Enterprise, Ala. She is a 2006 graduate of Bloom Trail High School, Chicago Heights.

Gillis is the son of Tracey Gillis, of Crown Point and Yvette Ramos, of Gary. He is a 2010 graduate of East Chicago High School.

Farr completes OSUT training

Army Pfc. Daniel C. Farr II has graduated from One Station Unit Training  at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

Farr is the son of LaJuanna and Daniel Farr Sr., of Chicago. His wife, Pamela, is the daughter of Pamela Conley, of Lynwood. He has served in the military for five months. He is a 2002 graduate of Morgan Park High School, Chicago.

Calumet High grad finishes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Michael S. Pavlinac has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Pavlinac is the son of Barbara Pavlinac, of Gary. He is a 2011 graduate of Calumet High School in Calumet Township.

Seanior completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Johnnell M. Seanior has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Seanior is the son of Michael Seanior, of South Holland.

He is a 2012 graduate of Thornwood High School.

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