U.S. Army Pvt. Casey Simpson graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on June 5.

During the nine weeks of training, recruits learned the Army mission and core values. They participated in field exercises and drills, physical fitness and military procedures and learned the importance of teamwork. They trained in marksmanship, weapons use, land navigation and night infiltration and developed confidence.

Simpson is at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., continuing advanced individual training. Following completion of the training he will go to Fort Bragg, N.C. for airborne training.

Simpson received his diploma from Mechanic Falls Adult Education and is the son of Gail Simpson of Minot and Dan Simpson of Lewiston.

Army Pvt. Maxwell R. Stevenson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.


Stevenson is the son of Natasha Mansfield of Lewiston.

Air Force Airman Kevin J. Curtis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Curtis is the son of Elaine Curtis of Lisbon Falls. He is a 2008 graduate of Lisbon High School.

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