National Guard Airman 1st Class Williams J. Buzzell, Airman Tyrell W. Verley, Airman Jason M. Olstad, Airman Jessica Wissenbach and Airman Zachary D. Laraway graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Buzzell is the son of Lucy Buzzell of Hamilton and is a 2007 graduate of Hamilton High School. Verley is the son of Marcia Verley of Alberton and John Rice of Missoula and a 2009 graduate of Libby High School. Olstad is the son of Richard and Shanon Roske of Clinton. Wissenbach is is the daughter of Robert and Sariah Wissenbach of Hamilton and is a 2007 graduate of Corvallis High School. Laraway is the son of Dave Laraway of Hamilton and is a 2008 graduate of Hamilton High.
National Guard Pvt. Taylor P. Jones graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. Jones is the son of Jason Jones of Missoula and Toni Jones of Spokane. He is a 2009 graduate of Hellgate High School.
Reserve Pvt. Christopher N. Ricciardi graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Ricciardi is the son of Michael and Rose Ricciardi of Darby and a 2007 graduate of Glades Day School in Belle Glade, Fla.
Sgt. Marcus D. Fausett and Spc. Zachary L. Davis returned to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska, after being deployed to Afghanistan for one year. The soldier is one of 3,500 members of the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Fausett is the son of J. Douglas and Tina Fausett of Thompson Falls. Davis is the son of Darrell Davis of Hayden Lake, Idaho, and Christine Strukel of Missoula. He is a 2007 graduate of Corvallis High School.
Pvt. Matthew M. Haines graduated from Marine Corp Recruit Training at MCRD in San Diego. Haines is the son of Richard and Karen Haines of Missoula and is a 2008 graduate of Hellgate High School.
Seaman Apprentice Zachary J. Williams was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Williams is the son of Robert Williams of Missoula and is a 2002 graduate of Sentinel High School.
Airman Natasha L. Ahenakew and Seaman Paul Kohlin completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Ahenakew is the daughter of Christina and Michael Gustave of Alberton and a 2000 graduate of Columbia Falls High School and 2005 graduate of the University of Nevada. Kohlin is the foster son of O’Dean and Evelyn Muir of Missoula. He is a 2006 graduate of Sentinel High School.
Airman Derek A. Burgess is assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which received the Battle Efficiency Ribbon or Battle “E” award. Burgess is the son of Becky and John Burgess of Bigfork and is a 2008 graduate of Bigfork High School.