Tue, 06/12/2007 - 10:52am
By: The Citizen

• Air Force Airman Michael G. Boyle has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of David and Tracy Boyle of Fayetteville, Ga. and a 2004 graduate of Fayette County High School, Fayetteville.

Jeff Schortmann, 22, has graduated from Auburn University. A resident of Peachtree City, Ga. since 1987, Schortmann was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force ROTC program at Auburn and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on May 9. On May 10, he graduated cum laude with a degree in history from the university. He will now attend pilot training at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. Schortmann is the son of Lance and Jeanette Schortmann of Peachtree City and is a 2003 graduate of Starr's Mill High School.

Cameron Stephen Hester, son of Steve and Debbie Hester of Fayetteville, is the recipient of both a nomination to the United States Air Force Academy from Georgia 8th District Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, as well as a coveted Falcon Foundation Scholarship to provide one year of advance preparatory training for entry into the USAFA. Hester is a member of this year’s inaugural graduating class from Whitewater High School. Falcon Foundation Scholarships are awarded both on scholastic merit and physical competency as determined by the Department of Defense as to be “fit for flight training.” The Falcon Foundation supplies only a limited number of highly-motivated young people the opportunity to prepare for admission to the United States Air Force Academy.

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