---- — Army Pvt. Benjamen R. Lake has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Lake is the son of Brent and Cyndi Lake of Williamsburg. He is a 2009 graduate of Elk Rapids High School.
Air Force Airman Matthew R. Leader has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Leader is the son of Michael Leader of Mancelona. He is a 2008 graduate of Mancelona High School.
U.S. Navy Fire Controlman Brittany K. Mehlberg has arrived in Jacksonville, Fla. after graduating from A School and B School in July. Mehlberg is the daughter of Frank Mehlberg Jr. and Mary Ezzel. She is a 2010 graduate of Mancelona High School. Mehlberg joined the U.S. Navy in 2010.
Marine Corps Pvt. Taylor M. Smith recently graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. Smith is the daughter of Kristine L. Winowiecki of Cedar and Christopher Smith of Gillette, Wyo. She is a 2011 graduate of Traverse City West Senior High School.