Military cadets graduate from basic training


Army National Guard Pvt. Carlos A. Ortega and Army Pvt. Keith A. Ross have graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers 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.

Ortega is the son of Josephine Ortega of Vela Drive, Sun City. He is a 2010 graduate of Paloma Valley High School, Menifee.

Ross is the son of Keith Ross of Camino Veste, Temecula. He is a 2009 graduate of Twentynine Palms High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Kelsey R. Molstre and Army Pfc. Mark Owens have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers 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.

Molstre is the daughter of Gail Molstre of Longfellow Avenue, Temecula. She is a 2011 graduate of Great Oak High School, Temecula.

Owens is the son of Renee Owens of Pheasant Drive, Canyon Lake. He is a 2011 graduate of Temescal Canyon High School, Lake Elsinore.

Air Force

Air Force Reserve Airman Israel Calvillo and Air Force Airman Ryan A. Tavenner 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.

Calvillo is the son of Reynaldo and Consuelo Calvillo of Angler Lane, Menifee. He is a 2010 graduate of Paloma Valley High School, Menifee.

Tavenner is the son of Rhonda Mazurek of Guadalupe Court, Temecula. He is a 2009 graduate of Chaparral High School, Temecula.

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