Riley E. Grubb
Army National Guard Pfc. Riley E. Grubb has graduated from basic military training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., under the Split Option Enlistment Program.
The program allows high school students between their junior and senior year to attend and complete the Army National Guard or Reserve six-week basic training program during the summer of their junior year.
During basic training, the recruit receives instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, values and tradition.
The student attends weekend drills during the senior year of high school until graduation. After graduating from high school, the recruit serves as a member of the national guard or reserve and attends advanced individual training (AIT) to acquire job skills necessary in a military career specialty.
He is the son of Ronn Grubb of S. Ringo St., Brazil, Ind., and Cora Fischer of W. Scotts Drive, El Mirage, Ariz.
The private is a student at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Ind.
Keith E. Parker
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Keith E. Parker 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.
He is the son of Kelly Fisher of North Murphy Road, Brazil, Ind.
Parker is a 2006 graduate of Northview High School, Brazil.