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James A. Andersen

Air Force Airman James A. Andersen 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.

Andersen is the son of Melinda and Jeff Andersen of Cleveland.

He is a 2012 graduate of Walker Valley High School, Cleveland.

Nathan D. Harrell

Marine Corps Pvt. Nathan D. Harrell, son of Melissa R. Harrell of Chatsworth, Ga., and Adam Baker of Calhoun, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Harrell stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Harrell endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Harrell is a 2012 graduate of Murray County High School of Chatsworth, Ga.