Two area servicemen have graduated from basic Army infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. They are Pvt. Ernest W. Munford Jr., son of Ernest and Lucille Munford of Brushton, a 2012 graduate of Brushton-Moira Central School, and Pvt. Brady M. Shantie, son of Lisa LaBounty of St. Regis Falls, a 2012 graduate of St. Regis Falls Central High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history.
Corey Aiken of Chateaugay has been promoted to private. He is serving with the Headquarters Company, 2-108th Infantry, New York National Guard.