In the service

Air Force Airman Jordan A. Kyzer graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

Kyzer 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.

Kyzer is the daughter of Holly Anthous of Central Point, and a 2012 graduate of Crater High School.

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Army Master Sgt. Jeremiah K. Smith has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States.

U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

Smith is a First Sergeant assigned to the Fourth Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. He has served in the military for 18 years.

He is the son of Cheryl Chnapko of Manns Choice, Pa., and Roy Smith of Gold Hill. His wife, Amanda, is the daughter of Randy Hancock of Atlanta.

The first sergeant is a 1994 graduate of Indian Valley High School, Lewistown, Pa.

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Air Force Airman Derek W. Baker graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

Baker 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.

He is the son of Alan Baker of Central Point and a 2011 graduate of Crater High School.


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