Kuehl completes basic training
Air Force Airman Evan C. Kuehl 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.
Kuehl is the son of Thomas Kuehl, of Valparaiso. He is a 2011 graduate of Valparaiso High School.
Two complete basic training
Army Pvt. Carl J. Bennett Jr. and Army National Guard Pvt. Alexa R. Aguirre have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers 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.
Bennett is the son of Carl Bennett, of Fayetteville, N.C. He is a 2006 graduate of Donald E. Gavit High School.
Aguirre is a 2012 graduate of Crown Point High School.
Gnerlich completes training
Spc. William Gnerlich Jr., of St. John, graduated from Airborne School in May. He completed Basic Infantry Training in Fort Benning, GA. at ECHO Company in January which was followed by OSUT Training where he learned Infantry Tactics and completed the Bayonet March that ended at Honor Hill where he earned his Cross Rifles and the Blue Chord. He then attended Alpha Company 1 / 507th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) for 3 weeks of Airborne Training where he was trained to function as a Paratrooper. Upon successful completion, Frank Hoffman, Gnerlich's grandfather who also served at Fort Benning, attended the graduation ceremony and pinned the legendary Civil Wings on the soldier. He is now stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. where he is about to attend selection for Special Forces. Gnerlich is the son of William and Carol Gnerlich, of St. John, also a 2008 graduate of Lake Central High School.