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Joshua KeeleAir Force Airman Joshua A. Keele has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, he studied the Air Force mission, organization, 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 degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Keele is the son of Aimee Aery of Salisbury.
Travis AbsherAir Force Airman Travis A. Absher has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, he studied the Air Force mission, organization, 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 degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Absher is the son of Jamie and stepson of Doug Beaver of Salisbury.
Absher is a 2006 graduate of South Rowan High School, Landis, N.C.
Cynthia Yang
Army National Guard Pvt. Cynthia P. Yang has enlisted in the North Carolina Army National Guard, a reserve component of the U.S. Army, with a commitment to serve the local community, the State and the Nation.
Under the Recruit Sustainment Program, enlistees join and train on weekends with pay while preparing to attend and complete basic military training. After completing basic training, the guardmember will attend advanced individual training to obtain a military occupational specialty at a designated military installation.
North Carolina National Guard members are eligible to receive benefits such as a 100 percent paid four-year college education, a monthly allowance while attending a college or university fulltime, state-of-the art job skills training, health care, life insurance, retirement and many other benefits associated with military service.
Yang will be assigned as a military police member to the 130th Corps Support Battalion in Charlotte. She is the daughter of Cheng Yang and May L. Vang of China Grove.

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