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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Austin R. Nielsen graduated recently from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Nielsen is the son of Kurt Nielsen of Chesapeake Beach, Md., and Melanie Ireland of Spotsylvania County. He is a 2011 graduate of Huntingtown High School in Maryland.
Army Pvt. Melissa G. Johnson graduated recently from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is a 2010 graduate of Chancellor High School.