U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Kira Johnson, 19, a 2012 Tracy High School graduate, is nearing the end of 13 weeks of training with Platoon 4008, November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion on Parris Island, S.C.
Johnson, above, is the daughter of Lisa and David Johnson. She is scheduled to graduate March 14.
Marine recruits have been trained on Parris Island since Nov. 1, 1915. All women and half the men who enlist in the Marine Corps receive their entry-level training there.
Airmen with local ties complete basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman Leanne L. Doughty, Airman Jonathon Castillo and Airman 1st Class Chelsy L. Cooper all recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
Doughty, a 2007 Tracy High School graduate, is the daughter of ChangSun and Jim Doughty of Tooele, Utah.
Castillo, a 2010 graduate of West High School, is the son of Rosa and John Barrett of Tracy.
Cooper, a 2008 graduate of West High, is the daughter of Dina Cooper of Tracy.
Each one completed an eight-week program including military discipline, Air Force values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
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