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 Tristan H. Meeker
Tristan H. Meeker
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Tristan H. Meeker

Air Force Airman Tristan H. Meeker 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.

Meeker is the daughter of Cindy Hooker of Old Fort.

She is a 2008 graduate of Polk County High School, Benton.

Justin K. Walker

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin K. Walker, son of Tanda and Melvin Walker of Charleston, and other Sailors fromthe Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Strike Group (HSTSG) recently began composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX).

COMPTUEX is a series of training scenarios designed to certify HSTSG as a deployment-ready fighting force capable of completing operations in overseas theaters.

The exercise will be evaluated and graded by Commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic (CSFTA) through warfare scenarios that will include simulated surface, air, undersea, strike and electronic attacks.

In addition, events such as maritime interception operations (such as visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), live-fire evolutions, and strike group formations will also be assessed by CSFTA.

Units operating with HSTSG include: Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron (1CDS), USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Gravely (DDG 107), the German ship FGS Hamburg (F220), and the Canadian ships HMCS Ville De Quebec (FFH 332) and HMCS Preserver (AOR 510); USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), and USS Kauffman (FFG 59).

Walker is a 2007 graduate of Walker Valley High School of Charleston and joined the Navy in December 2012.