Army Pvt. Dakota D. Johnson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, Johnson received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, 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.
Johnson is the son of Daniel Johnson of Nampa and grandson of Paul Johnson of Malvern, Ark.
Kyle O. Schmidt has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Wash.
The 32 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadets officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadets intelligence, common sense, ingenuity and physical stamina.
Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard or Reserve.
Schmidt is a student at John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark. He is the son of Fredrick and Desiree Schmidt of Nampa.
Army Warrant Officer 1 Travis B. Butterfield has graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
The course is designed to certify warrant officers as technically and tactically competent to serve as warrant officers in designated career specialties. The officer must successfully complete the course prior to being appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. The primary focus of the school is military occupational specialty specific, augmented with common-core subjects as designated by a Task Site Selection Board and monitored by the Warrant Officer Career Center.
Butterfield, a rotary wing aviator, has served in the military for four years. He is the son of Charles and Sharon Butterfield of Mountain Home. His wife, Kendra, is the daughter of Mark Hopkins of Boise and Gaye Dawkins of Caldwell. Butterfield is a 1997 graduate of Mountain Home High School.
Air National Guard Airman Stephen J. Law, Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mason L. Olaso, Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Denay M. Rogers and Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Susan R. McAllister graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen 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.
Law is the son of Gordon Law of Nampa and is a 2008 graduate of Kuna High School.
Olaso is the son of Thayne Olaso of Boise and is a 2009 graduate of Mountain View High School, Boise.
Rogers is the daughter of Ronda Rogers of Emmett. and a 2004 graduate of Emmett High School. She earned a bachelors degree in 2010 from Idaho State University, Pocatello.
McAllister is the daughter of George Knapp of Nampa and is a 2001 graduate of Nampa Senior High School.
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