Military Notes

Maertens granddaughter graduates from officer training school

Kim Nelson and her husband, Brett Nelson, recently graduated from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. They are now serving as 2nd lieutenants and attached to the North Dakota Air Guard 119th Wing in Fargo, N.D. Kim is the daughter of Russ and Joyce Hest of Moorhead and the granddaughter of Donald and Arlene Maertens of Marshall.

Dunblazier graduates from basic military training

Air Force Airman William J. Dunblazier graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.

Dunblazier is the son of Peggy and Calvin Dunblazier of Tyler.

He is a 2013 graduate of RTR High School, Tyler.