Military news 0817

August 18, 2003

Army National Guard

Pvt. Kerry W. Foley 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.

Foley is the son of Kerry H. Hoskins of McKinney, and grandson of Harlene Johnson of Hustonville.


Brandon T. Kruchinski has graduated from National Advanced Leadership Camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

The camp provides the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of camp life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus at camp is to develop and evaluate each cadet's officer potential. The cadet command assesses each cadet's performance and progress in officer traits, qualities and professionalism while at camp.


Kruchinski is the son of Ronald J. Kruchinski of Salvisa and Lisa G. Kruchinski of Harrodsburg. He is a 2000 graduate of Mercer County High School and is currently attending the University of Kentucky.

Air Force

Airman Joe T. Troxler 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.

Troxler is the son of Joe T. Troxler Jr. of Danville and a 1998 graduate of Danville High School.|8/14/03***

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