Air Force Airman Terrell M. McCormick has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Diane and Jesse McCormick of Baker City, and graduated from Baker High School in 2004.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
McCormick earned distinction as an honor graduate.
Coast Guard Fireman Brendan A. Ogan, son of Jacki Adams and Mike Ogan, both of Baker City, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week training program, Ogan completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness.
Ogan and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s core values — honor, respect and devotion to duty — and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct. Ogan will join 36, 000 other men and women who comprise Coast Guard’s force.
Men and women train together from the first day in the Coast Guard just as they do aboard ships and shore units throughout the world.
To reinforce the team concept, Ogan, and other recruits were trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life balance, as well as total quality management.
Ogan is a 2008 graduate of Tongue Point High School of Astoria.