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Service News — 9-27-13

Air Force Cadet Tyler W. Albright has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The cadet completed the rigorous six-week orientation program. The training prepares cadets to enter their first academic year at the academy.
The cadets completed the training in two phases. Phase one consisted of military and physical preparation, which focused on the transition from civilian to military life. Phase two involved three weeks of field training on the academy grounds to participate in activities to extend their physical limitations and build self and group confidence.
The U.S. Air Force Academy curriculum offers education in the basics, engineering and social sciences, the humanities and 30 other academic majors. At graduation, the cadet receives a bachelor of science degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Air Force.
He is the son of Kellie Albright of Little River Court in Lincolnton and Tony Albright of Startown Road in Maiden.
Albright graduated in 2012 from Lincolnton High School.

Air Force Airman Marcus A. Adams graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in 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.
Adams is the grandson of William and Jetta Wilson of Oakwood Circle in Iron Station.
He is a 2012 graduate of East Lincoln High School.

Army Spec. Brian S. Shulla has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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. Shulla is the son of Robert Shulla of Lincolnton and Laura Verderame of Cody, Wyo.  He is a 2007 graduate of Cody High School, Wyo.

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