Donald L. Hardesty
Army National Guard Spec. Donald L. Hardesty has arrived at the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., as a member of the 38th Infantry Division's Task Force Cyclone to complete mobilization training for a future deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 38th Infantry Division is an Army National Guard division based in Indianapolis, Ind.
Task Force Cyclone's mission is to provide assistance to the Afghan government in security, construction, economic, and agricultural support in assigned areas of operations.
They will also facilitate the reception, training, housing, and sustainment of U.S. troops entering the country.
While at the training center, soldiers work on individual training, weapons qualifications, driver's training, medical training, Humvee rollover training, and performed other training tasks in preparation for the future deployment.
Hardesty is an operations assistant with five years of military service.
He is the son of Donald L. Hardesty Sr., Brazil.
Michael A. Tisdale
Army Pvt. Michael A. Tisdale has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.
Tisdale is a 1997 graduate of Northview High School, Brazil.