Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Emre D. Dogru has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Semra Cankurt of Terre Haute.

The airman is a 2005 graduate of Terre Haute North Vigo High School.



Army Pvt. Matthew L. Harvey has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight equipment; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct field firing aids for infantry weapons; and perform infantry combat exercises and dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area.

He is the son of Terri Lyn Van Lannen of West Terre Haute.

Harvey is a 2002 graduate of West Vigo High School.



Army Reserve Pvt. Michael A. Carr has graduated from the Unit Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at the Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.

The course is designed to train students to receive, inspect, segregate, store, inventory, issue, deliver and turn in organizational and installation supplies and equipment; maintain automated supply systems for accountability with use of unit computers; issue and receive small arms, and secure and control weapons and ammunition supplies.

He is the son of Julie E. and Bill L. Clark of Brazil. The private is a 2003 graduate of Northview High School, Brazil.



Army Reserve Maj. Dean W. Wood has returned to the United States after being deployed to an overseas forward operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq's economic and governmental infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.

The major is a staff officer regularly assigned to the 63rd Regional Readiness Command, Phoenix.

He is the son of John W. Wood III of Farmersburg.

Wood received a bachelor’s degree in 1983 from California State College, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in 1999 from the Citadel Military College of South Carolina-Charleston.



Army National Guard Spec. Michael K. Mitchell has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions and special training in human relations.

Mitchell graduated in 1995 from Cloverdale High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2001 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.