Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David J. Burkett, son of Allison R. Mc- Connon of Bloomington and Jeff N. Burkett of Spencer, recently received a Certificate of Commendation while assigned with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, Futenma, Okinawa.
Burkett was recognized for his superior performance of duty. Displaying remarkable dedication and initiative, Burkett consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner.
Burkett is a 1998 graduate of Owen Valley High School and joined the Marine Corps in February of 2009.
Airman Stratton Graduates Basic
Air Force Airman Ian M. Stratton recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Stratton 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.
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