May 23, 2004
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Tyler Temple, a 2001 graduate of West Lauderdale High School, has graduated from U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Temple is the son of Waylon and Denise Temple of Bailey. He is the grandson of Cecil Temple of the Center Hill community and the late Ola Kate Vick Temple, Jeanette Coffman Mathis of Walnut and the late Sammy Harold Foy of Porterville.
During his seven weeks of training, Temple 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.
Navy Airman Angela L. Johnson, a 2002 graduate of Louisville High School, recently conducted a missile exercise during a routine, scheduled deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Launching from Johnson's ship, aircraft from Carrier Air Wing 7 fired 17 live missiles onto a range over the Arabian Sea in two separate waves.
Johnson is one of more than 7,600 sailors and Marines aboard the ships of the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group who deployed in order to carry out America's ongoing operations in the war on terrorism.