March 29 Armed Service News

March 29, 2013 

Army National Guard Pvt. Blake A. Mazy-Franks

Army National Guard Pvt. Blake A. Mazy-Franks 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.

Mazy-Franks is the son of Julie and Joe Mazy-Franks of North Jeffreys Street, Pleasant Hill.

He is a 2012 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nathaniel C. Kiger

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nathaniel C. Kiger graduated from the Water and Fuel Systems Apprentice Course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.

The course is designed to train students in water processing, analysis, operating principles of water treatment plants, maintenance of water and waste water, fire suppression and backflow prevention systems and components; and maintenance and repair of water supply, waste, fuels, and natural gas systems. The training included monitoring systems operation to ensure efficiency and compliance with safety and environmental regulations for hazardous materials; performing inspection, recurring maintenance, and seasonal overhaul on systems and components; troubleshooting malfunctions and removing, repairing, and replacing defective components; and modifying equipment for specific missions or to increase efficiency.

Kiger is the son of Kristol and Daniel Kiger Jr. of Maple Lane, Pleasant Hill.

He is a 2012 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School.

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