Army Cadet Derrick C. Golden graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, ROTC, Leader’s Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The four-week course is a leadership internship for cadets that can lead to becoming an Army officer.

Golden is a student at Elizabeth City State University. He is the son of Khuntae Hardy of Fayetteville, N.C., and Derrick Golden Sr. of Harker Heights. Golden graduated in 2012 from Pine Forest High School, Fayetteville.

Army Pfc. Kara B. Morton graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training.

Morton is the granddaughter of Bertha Morton of Milton, Fla. A 2011 graduate of Shoemaker High School, Morton has served in the military for five months.

Air Force Airman Joshua R. Richardson graduated from eights weeks of basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Richardson is the son of Cristie Warner of Tucson, Ariz. He is a 2012 graduate of Belton High School.

Air Force Airman James Frost graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The airman completed a program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Frost is the son of Sylvia Frost of Copperas Cove and John Frost of Belton. He is a 2012 graduate of Holy Trinity Catholic High School, Temple.

Army Reserve Pvt. Symphony N. Shabazz has graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Shabazz is the daughter of Maurita Brown of Orlando, Fla., and a 2012 graduate of Ellison High School.

In the service is compiled from Hometown news releases received from the Armed Forces. For more information, email

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