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Army National Guard Pvt. Jehoshabeath Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Hernandez is the daughter of Lydia De Jesus of Fieldgreen Court, Gainesville, and sister of Jessica Hernandez of Grand Concourse Avenue, Bronx, N.Y.

She is a 2009 graduate of South Cobb High School, Austell.



Air Force Airman Alexis Rakestraw graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles
and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Rakestraw is the daughter of Sandra Rakestraw of Church Street, Flowery Branch, and Stacy Rakestraw of Grand Cypress Circle, Naples, Fla.

She is a 2011 graduate of Barron Collier High School, Naples.