Updated: October 21, 2012 1:11PM
Here is a look at what Southlanders are accomplishing in the military including news from New Lenox, Chicago, South Holland, Markham, Glenwood, Homewood and Flossmoor.
Balderrama graduates basic training
Army Reserve Pvt. Jose A. Balderrama has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Balderrama is the son of Maria Balderrama, of Chicago. He is a 2006 graduate of George Washington High School in Chicago.
Stephens completes Air Force training
Air Force Airman Timothy Stephens Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Stephens is the son of Keisha Stephens, of Glenwood, and the grandson of Mayrene Stephens, of Harvey. He is a 2010 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School.
Mikell graduates military training
Air Force Airman Dezren C. Mikell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
Mikell is the son of Sharon Christopher-Mikell, of Markham, and the brother of Shakera Mikell, of Greensboro, N.C. He is a 2008 graduate of Thornwood High School in South Holland.
Keskel graduates infantry training
Army National Guard Pvt. Justin C. Keskel has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
Keskel is the son of Laura and Charles Keskel Jr., of New Lenox. He is a 2006 graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School.
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