Foreman graduates from basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Michelle K. Foreman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Foreman 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.

Foreman is the daughter of Jean Morgan of Anderson.

She is currently attending Highland High School, Anderson.

Kinney retires from U.S. Air Force

Air Force Master Sgt. Teresa L. Kinney has retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of faithful military service.

Prior to retiring, Kinney served as manager of the Complaints Resolution Division assigned to the Air Mobility Command Inspector General at Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill. The master sergeant has served in the military for with 22 years.

She is the daughter of Judith Crull Elwood.

Kinney graduated in 1985 from Madison-Grant High School, Fairmount, and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Park University, Parkville, Mo.

Painter completes infantry training

Army National Guard Pfc. Jonathan D. Painter has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

During the nine weeks of basic combat training, Painter received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area.

Painter is the son of Keith Painter of Anderson.

Griswold completes Navy basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Dustin J. Griswold, son of Carol R. Burns of Daleville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Griswold completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations.” This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and ommitment. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Griswold is a 2008 graduate of Daleville High School.

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