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

Army Pfc. Nakisa J. Lewis, daughter of Norris and Jametha Mumford of Temple, is a 2010 graduate of Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Army Pvt. Crystal V. Flores, daughter of Benito Flores of Killeen, is a 2009 graduate of Killeen High School.

Army Pvt. Travoy R. Spelling, son of Kimbley Spelling of Linden, and nephew of Melvin Spelling of Killeen, is a 2010 graduate of Linden-Kildare High School.

Army Pvt. Amanda C. Layman, daughter of Mark Layman Sr. of Berrien Center, Mich., and Diana Smith of Niles, Mich., is a 2011 graduate of Berrien Springs High School, Mich. She is also the sister of Nickolas Layman of Fort Hood.

Navy Airman Joann Alvarez-Maysonet is stationed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis. The Stennis entered Dry Dock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and was scheduled to undergo extensive maintenance and upgrades to improve its mission readiness and war-fighting capabilities.

The airman is the sister of Milka J. Alvarez- Maysonet of Whitehall, Pa., and Jose A. Alvarez-Maysonet of Killeen.

Alvarez-Maysonet is a 2001 graduate of Rosalina C. Martinez High School of Guaynabo, P. R. and joined the Navy in December 2011.

The following airmen completed eight weeks of basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, earning four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force:

Air Force Airman Michael D. McCoy is the son of Cynthia and Michael McCoy of Killeen. He is a 2012 graduate of Ellison High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Jamonee Y. Cisero Mercer, daughter of Shantel Cisero of Killeen, and Jermaine Mercer Jr. of Fort Knox, Ky., is a 2011 graduate of Shaw High School, Columbus, Ga.

Air Force Airman Tayler P. Bryant, daughter of Tracey Bryant of Killeen, and Gregory Bryant of San Antonio, is a 2012 graduate of John Paul Stevens High School, San Antonio.

Air Force Airman Roy T. Franks, son of Michelle Lopez of Fort Hood, and Roy Franks of McDade, is a 2011 graduate of Shoemaker High School.

Air Force Airman Sidney E. Journey is the daughter of Patricia Journey of Killeen.

Air Force Airman James P. Leonard, son of Kelly McRae of Temple, is a 2012 graduate of Belton High School.

Air Force Airman Colton L. Taylor, son of Andrew Taylor of Temple, and Kischiane Smith of Gatesville, is a 2011 graduate of Gatesville High School.

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

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