n Air Force Airman 1st Class James Lovell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas, earning distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Susan Lovell and grandson of Mary Lou Letwin, both of Kewadin. The airman is a 2013 graduate of Elk Rapids High School.
n John Linenger of Suttons Bay has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The son of Jerry and Kathryn Linenger, is a senior at Traverse City West High School. Linenger has earned a 3.71 grade point average while being enrolled in advanced history, English, calculus and government classes. He has served on the student senate as well as being team captain of the varsity tennis team. Additionally, Linenger has been active in his community by being involved in math tutoring, volunteering at the National Cherry Festival and coaching tennis at Kids Day at the Park in Traverse City.