Air Force Airman Marquita L. Bernard, daughter of Samuel Bernard of Pinellas Park, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Donald S. Branum, son of Constance and Gene Lehman of Pinellas Park, was named the 2007 Print Journalist of the Year for the Air Force Space Command. He is a public affairs specialist with the 50th Space Wing, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo. He graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in 1992 and received associate's degrees in 2003 and 2007 from the Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew J. Kotchman, son of Tracy and Ronnie Kotchman of Seminole, has completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.