Locals graduate from military training
Special to The Herald
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class DeVirris J. Powell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman 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.
DeVirris is the son of Angela Granderson of Dover Road, Bentonia.
He is a 2005 graduate of Yazoo City High School.
Army National Guard Pvt. DeJarveon D. Moore has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.
Moore is the son of Antionette Carter and grandson of Priscila Carter of Easy Street, Yazoo City.
He is a 2011 graduate of Yazoo City High School.