Military notes: Dec. 29


Air Force Airman Donnie A. Land graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The 2010 graduate of Fleming County High School is the son of Donnie Land of Berea.


Air Force Capt. Douglas O. Hess has deployed to Iraq to serve in support of Operation New Dawn, the formerly named Operation Iraqi Freedom. This transition signifies a formal end to U.S. military combat operations in Iraq.

Hess, a Protestant chaplain with eight years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 355th Fighter Wing at Tucson, Ariz. He is the son of retired Lt. Col. Hunter C. and Dolores Hess and the brother of Gary Hess, all of Winchester.

The captain graduated in 1990 from George Rogers Clark High School and received a bachelor's degree in 1994 from Western Kentucky University.