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Air Force Airman 1st Class Sean J. Murphy 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.

Murphy is the son of Sean Murphy of Fredonia and grandson of James Murphy of Dunkirk.

He is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia High School.

Thomas Kurtz, of Dunkirk, a graduate of Dunkirk High School, recently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program.

All enlistees are in the Delayed Entry Program, which means they have been found to be physically, mentally and morally qualified to become Marines. The future Marines, who are also referred to as poolees, have joined the Marine Corps and are preparing for recruit training. They will all be going to Parris Island, S.C. within the next year.

All poolees are required to attend a monthly meeting, which is usually held on a Saturday. The purpose of these meetings is to mentally and physically prepare poolees for 13 weeks of the most demanding training in the world.

Thomas Kurtz was enlisted by Sergeant Isaiah Carey from Recruiting Substation Hamburg located in Hamburg, N.Y. For more information, call 523-3188.

Navy Chief Petty Officer Frank J. Leone, son of Frank and Claudia Leone of Portland, recently reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, home ported in Norfolk, Va. Leone is a 2001 graduate of Brocton Central High School and joined the Navy in July 2013.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael J. Waclawski 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.

Waclawski is the son of Ronald Waclawski and Rose Miller, both of Dunkirk.

He is a 2009 graduate of Dunkirk High School. He earned an associate degree in 2012 from Jamestown Community College.