Lexingtonian earns honor graduate distinction

Airman Brittany D. Hackney has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Hackney earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Dale Hackney of Nancy and Beth Belcher of Lexington.

In 2006, the airman graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

Soldier returns

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua J. Blackmer has returned to Kentucky after being deployed overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Blackmer, a senior artillery mechanic, is a member of Alpha Battery, 138th Field Artillery Battalion based in Carrollton.

The guardsman has served in the military for nine years.

AIT Army graduate

Army National Guard Pvt. Charles A. Everett has graduated from the Automated Logistical Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.