United States Marine Corps Pvt. Aiden D. Heckman, 18, of Lancaster, graduated from boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

on March 1.

Heckman successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 49 recruits in Platoon 1045.

While is recruit training, Heckman achieved first class for the physical fitness test; was the platoon artist, fire team leader and squad leader; and earned expert level for the rifle qualification.

Following his 10-day leave, he reported to Camp Pendleton for two months at Infantry Training Battalion, where he will be trained in his MOS as a machine gunner. Heckman will be stationed at Port Hueneme

following training.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Joseph S. Kukic 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Kukic is the son of Susan R. and David T. Kukic and husband of Alexis L. Kukic, all of Lancaster

He is a 2017 graduate of Antelope Valley

High School.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Long N. Nguyen 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Nguyen is the son of Tri Nguyen of Los Angeles and husband of Thao Lam

of Palmdale.

He is a 1997 graduate of Garden Grove High School.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Danielle L. Butler 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Butler is the daughter of Diana L. Coe of Lancaster, and Charles W. Pedersen of Quartz Hill, sister of Virginia L. Motdoch of Quartz Hill, and wife of Krisshawn M. Butler of Fresno.

She is a 2004 graduate of Lancaster High School.

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U.S. Air Force Airman George Munoz 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 also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2015 graduate of Eastside High School.

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