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MILITARY: Olson completes Air Force training

2010 MCHS graduate finishes 8-week program

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 6:59 a.m. CDT

Air Force Airman Jordan S. Olson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

Olson is the son of Deborah and Jeff Olson of Park Boulevard, Morris.  He is a 2010 graduate of Morris Community High School.

Torres finishes Marine eletrician’s course

Marine Corps Pfc. Rogelio Torres, son of Julia and Rafael Torres of Channahon, Ill., recently completed the Basic Electrician’s Course.

During the course with Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C. , students receive instruction on the repair and maintenance of generators, transformers and power lines. In addition to the mechanical skills involved, studies also include circuitry, electrical theory and related safety procedures.

Torres is a 2011 graduate of Minooka Community High School of Minooka, Ill. and joined the Marine Corps Reserve in November 2011.

Mayo graduates from National Guard training

Army National Guard Pfc. Strider A. Mayo has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Mayo is the son of Karin Miller of West Jensen Street, Shorewood.

He is a 2004 graduate of Minooka Community High School.

He earned an associate degree in 2005 from Lincoln College of Technology, Melrose Park.

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