Posted: Friday, March 30, 2007

Air Force Airman Jessica N. Cure has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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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.

A 2002 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School, Cure is the daughter of Pamela Garcia and Bradley Cure, both of Juneau.


Army Pvt. Micah J. Fitzhugh has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

Fitzhugh is the son of Heather Redman, of Anchorage, and grandson of Janis Merriman, of Haines.


Rik Pruett, production manager and chief engineer for KATH-TV, recently won Iowa Diamond's 2007 Romantic Poetry Contest for his poem, "A Gift From You." Pruett, a 36-year Juneau resident has two children, Kyle, 14, and Kaia, 11. His hobbies include woodworking, cooking, hunting, fishing and writing. Most of Pruett's poems are of the romantic variety, but he's written children's poetry amongh other genres. Visit to see the winners.

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