Military briefs


First graduates from basic training

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Air Force Airman Matthew J. First graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

First earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Jeremy A. and Jenni L. First of Tipp City.

The airman is a 2016 graduate of Bethel High School.

Stivers joins Air Force

SAN ANTONIO — Leah Stivers has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year while they complete their educations and prepare for military service.

Qualified recruits are eligible to receive skills training, experience, and education benefits. After completing basic military training and graduating as new “airmen,” they each receive specialized technical instruction in one of more than 140 career fields.

Stivers reported to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, for basic training on September 13.

She is the daughter of Laura Stivers of Westlake, Ohio, and Tim Stivers of Cincinnati, Ohio, and step-daughter of Harry Glover of Westlake.

The airman graduated in 2007 from Troy High School.

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