Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Nicholas T. Johnson, son of Harriet C. and Troy M. Johnson of Acworth, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2010 graduate of Allatoona High School in Acworth.
Navy Seaman Justin G. Duffield, son of Christopher D. Duffield of Kennesaw and Tera Ertz of Vasper, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Duffield is a 2011 graduate of Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta.
Air Force Reserve Airman Michael D. Hyde, son of LaVona Hyde of Marietta and a 2010 graduate of Marietta High School in Marietta, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Hyde earned distinction as an honor graduate.
ALL HANDS ON DECK: Lt. J.G. Michael Elsbree of Marietta serves on board the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson Blue Crew. Elsbree is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a small crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced submarines. The Navy’s ballistic missile submarines, often referred to as “boomers,” serve as an undetectable launch platform for intercontinental ballistic missiles. They are designed specifically for stealth, extended patrols and the precise delivery of missiles if directed by the president. The Ohio-class design allows the submarine to operate for 15 or more years between major overhauls.