Military briefs

2013-12-25T00:00:00Z Military briefs

Two complete basic infantry training

Army Guard Pvt. Roberto J. Theiss and Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew J. Gough have graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga.

Theiss is the son of Joseph and Gina Theiss, of Valparaiso.

Gough is the son of David and Margie Gough, of Merrillville. He is a 2011 graduate of Andrean High School.

Four complete basic training

Air Force Airman Nathan B. Raby, Air National Guard Airman Ashlee L. Barkeloo, Air Force Airman Zachary A. Orten and  Air Force Reserve Airman Anthony J. Flaherty 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Raby is the son of Pamela and Jason Raby, of Lowell. He is a 2011 graduate of Lowell Senior High School.

Barkeloo is the son of Elizabeth Quinonez, of Peoria, Ill., and Michael Barkeloo, of Valparaiso. He is a 2012 graduate of Richwoods High School, Peoria, Ill.

Orten is the son of Paula Orten, of Brazil, and grandson of Loretta Claus, of Crown Point. He is a 2012 graduate of Northview High School, Brazil.

Flaherty is the son of Anthony Flaherty, of Valparaiso and Jeanette Flaherty, of LaPorte.

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