The following airmen graduated from eight weeks of basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio:

Air Force Airman 1st Class Dorothy M. Knox is the daughter of Debra Knox of Temple, and daughter-in-law of Carol Hancock of Kountze. She is a 2005 graduate of Temple High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La.

Air Force Airman Ayanna C. Marshall is the daughter of Ivory Brown of Junction City, Kan., and granddaughter of Velma Allen of Killeen. She is a 2011 graduate of Junction City High School.

Air Force Reserve Airman Roman D. San Nicolas is the grandson of Frank Demapan of Saipan, Marianas, and nephew of Ben Santos of Killeen.

Air Force Airman Alexis J. Vargas is a 2011 graduate of Temple High School.

Air Force Airman D’Ante J. Williams is the son of Charlotte Harris of Killeen. He is a 2010 graduate of Bradwell Institute, Hinesville, Ga.

The following soldiers graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.:

Army Pvt. Joseph Roy S. Cabrera is the son of Frances Ross of Fort Hood. He is a 2011 graduate of Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Army Reserve Pfc. Brandon T. Perrodin is the son of Rodney Perrodin of Killeen, and Kimberly Young of Point Marion, Pa. He is a 2012 graduate of Albert Gallatin High School, Uniontown, Pa.

Army Pfc. Mercedes C. Sellers is the daughter of Shynetra Lane of Houston, and Stratford Sellers of Temple. She is a 2012 graduate of Lee High School, Houston.

In the service is compiled from Hometown news releases. For information, email

Contact Teresa Tankersley at or (254)501-7542

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