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Updated: November 18, 2013 7:39AM



Here is a look at what Southlanders are accomplishing in the military.

News includes Homer Glen, Lemont, Chicago, Palos Heights, Lockport, Chicago Heights, Dolton, Richton Park, Robbins, Blue Island, Oak Forest, Lansing, Homewood and Evergreen Park.

Reed graduates

Air Force Airman Joshua A. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The son of Edwin Reed, of Lemont, and brother of Robert Reed, of Homer Glen, is a 2011 graduate of Lemont High School.

Coffman graduates

Army Cadet Luke M. Coffman graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps leader’s training course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The son of John and Tanya Coffman, of Chicago, is a 2011 graduate of Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights and is a student at Illinois State University in Normal.

Serpico graduates

Air National Guard Airman Nicholas M. Serpico graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The son of Michael and Louise Serpico, of Homer Glen, is a 2011 graduate of Lockport Township High School in Lockport.

Richardson graduates

Army Reserve Pvt. Cecelia R. Richardson graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

The daughter of Almeda and Larry Williams, of Chicago Heights, is a 2011 graduate of Bloom High School in Chicago Heights.

Johnson graduates

Air Force Airman Alicia D. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The daughter of Antoinette Johnson, of Dolton, and the niece of Willa Jones, of Chicago, is a 2011 graduate of Rich South High School in Richton Park.

Caston graduates

Army Pvt. Sada D. Caston graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

The son of Denise Fisher, of Robbins, is a 2012 graduate of Eisenhower High School in Blue Island.

Woodfork graduates

Air Force Reserve Airman Jasmine Woodfork graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The daughter of Susan Echevarria, of Oak Forest, and Mark Woodfork, of Naperville, is a 2008 graduate of Jones College Preparatory in Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012 from St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Wolstenholme graduates

Army Pvt. Brian N. Wolstenholme graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

The son of Albert Wolstenholme, of Tucson, Ariz., is a 2010 graduate of American School in Lansing.

Harper graduates

Air Force Airman Jeremy L. Harper graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The son of Pamela Harper, of Chicago Heights, and the grandson of Lillie Davis, of Homewood, is a 2010 graduate of Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Billings graduates

Army Cadet Tyler J. Billings graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps leader’s training course at Fort Knox, Ky.

The son of Catherine Billings, of Evergreen Park, is a 2008 graduate of Marist High School in Chicago and is a student at the University Of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo.

Lahner graduates

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Samantha K. Lahner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

The daughter of Steve Wathke, of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; and Doreen Lahner, of Cloquet, Minn., is a 2005 graduate of American School in Lansing and earned an associate degree in 2008 from West Los Angeles College in Culver City, Calif.

Staff reports



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