Locals mentioned in military announcements

Published 3:56 pm Thursday, August 5, 2010

Below are military announcements involving those from Suffolk or with Suffolk ties:

Mills completes Air Force basic

Air Force Reserve Airman Artina O. Mills 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.

She is the daughter of Forest and Janie Mills of Suffolk.

Mills is a 2008 graduate of Western Branch High School.

Thomas completes Army basic

Army Reserve Pfc. Brandi M. Thomas has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Ft. Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

Thomas is the stepdaughter of Marietta Washington of Suffolk.

Cole finishes advanced training course

Army National Guard Pvt. Nicholas A. Cole has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

The course is designed to train students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents. In addition, students assist in initiating requests for field artillery, mortar, naval gunfire, and aerial delivered munitions, and emplace, maintain, and assist in the operation of laser range finders, target designation, and night observation devices.

Cole is the son of Barry A. and Kathy N. Cole of Suffolk.

The private is a 2006 graduate of Keys High School.

Perkins finishes basic at Ft. Sill

Army Pvt. Craig L. Perkins has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Ft. Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

Perkins is the nephew of Herbert Bruce of Suffolk.

Kings Fork graduate completes basic

Army Pvt. Sheila M. Babb has graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

She is the daughter of Vernice Hudgins of Suffolk.

The private is a 2009 graduate of Kings Fork High School.

Holland moves on from basic

Army Spec. John H. Holland has graduated from basic combat training at Ft. Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

He is the son of John Holland of Boca Raton, Fla., and Robin Williams of Suffolk.

Holland graduated in 1999 from Fork Union Military Academy and received a bachelor’s degree in 2002 from Virginia Military Institute.

Nansemond River graduate completes basic

Air Force Airman Corey L. Corbin 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.

He is the son of Bernie and Janet Corbin of Suffolk.

Corbin is a 2009 graduate of Nansemond River High School.

If you have an announcement involving someone in our armed forces and they have ties to the Suffolk community, you can submit that information to news@suffolknewsherald.com.