Updated: September 17, 2013 7:41AM
Here is a look at what Southlanders are accomplishing in the military.
News includes Chicago, Oak Lawn, Monee, Harvey, Robbins, Crestwood, Country Club Hills and Lockport.
Konkrasang graduates infantry training
Army Pvt. Theeraphong Konkrasang graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Terayut and Srisuda Konkrasang, of Chicago, and is a 2006 graduate of Richards High School in Oak Lawn.
Army Reserve Pvt. Giana E. Montalbano graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
She is the daughter of Mario Montalbano, of Burr Ridge, and Tina Montalbano, of Monee.
Calhoun graduates infantry training
Army Pvt. Darius M. Calhoun graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
He is the son of Diane Calhoun-Williams, of Harvey, and grandson of Charottle Young, of Robbins. Calhoun is a 2012 graduate of Thornton Township High School in Harvey.
Army Warrant Officer 1 Morgan A. Bartolotta graduated from the Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Ala.
He is the son of William Bartolotta, Shorewood, and Cynthia Vos, Crestwood. Bartolotta is a 2006 graduate of Seneca High School in Seneca.
Steinbeigle awarded medal
Juliann Steinbeigle, of Homewood, was awarded the Illinois Military Medal of Merit at Camp Lincoln in Springfield for her service as director of psychological health for the Illinois National Guard.
Thomas graduates combat training
Army Reserve Pvt. Glenn L. Thomas graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
He is a 2010 graduate of Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills.
Draksler graduates combat training
Army Pfc. Jason W. Draksler graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
Draksler is a 2009 graduate of Lockport Township High School.