Ian D. Pryce of Independence has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. Pryce is a 2009 graduate of Central High School in Independence.



Jacob Eaves of Dallas recently graduated as an E-1 with the Combat Engineering 21 Bravo at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Plans include an October deployment to Afghanistan for a 12- to 18-month tour of duty.



Army Pvt. Will M. Lee of Independence recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.


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