Army Spec. Elizabeth R. Gonzalez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Elizabeth is the sister of Joel Gonzalez of Palmero Drive in Corpus Christi and Floyd Gonzalez of West Main Avenue in Robstown.

Gonzalez graduated in 1998 from Robstown High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2004 from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Navy Seaman Recruit Orion Ozuna, son of Veronica and Orrin Ozuna of Corpus Christi, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Ozuna completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations". This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Its distinctly ”Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Army Pvt. Jason Ramirez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Jason is the son of Luis Ramirez of Lockheed Street in Robstown, and the nephew of Andrew Gutierrez of Colony Court in Flower Mount, Texas.

Jason is a 2007 graduate of Robstown High School.