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Military Briefs

By Staff
special to The Star
June 12, 2003
Air Force Airman 1st Class Larmetric D. Naylor has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Naylor, son of Sheilia Naylor of Meridian, is a 2002 graduate of Meridian High School.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
James T. Pollard has joined the U.S. Army under the Delayed Entry Program, which gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.
Pollard, a 2002 graduate of Meridian High School, will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training. He is the son of Annie R. and Sam J. Pollard of Meridian.
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
Air Force Airman James M. Morphis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Morphis is the son of Denise Spears of Meridian and brother of Courtney Kirkman of Enterprise.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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