■ Second Lt. Christopher T. Piascik, a 2006 graduate of Henry Clay High School and a 2010 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, has completed Phase Two of Specialized Underground Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi. Lt. Piascik will begin training as a helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker, Alabama, this month. Christopher is the son of Michael and Peggy Piascik of Lexington.
■ Adam D. Palmer has been promoted to Commander in the United States Navy, USS West Virginia (SSBN 736). Palmer is the nephew of Wick and Dottie Stone of Versailles, and the grandson of the late Lucy Shields-Stone and Howard Stone of Owingsville.
■ The following Army National Guard members have graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.:
Stephen C. Whelan, the son of Kim and Steve Whelan of Nicholasville, is a 2011 graduate of West Jessamine High School.
Jeremy L. Poore, the son of Samantha Vance of Nicholasville, is a 2011 graduate of East Jessamine High School.
Kristopher W. Hatton, the son of Charity Hill and Rodney Hatton of Lexington, is a 2011 graduate of West Jessamine High School.