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Enrollment in the Armed Forces

June 3, 2009
Traer Star-Clipper

By Amanda Arp


To serve the American military, no matter for what job or duty, is one of the greatest ways to serve the United States. Three people from the senior and junior class have taken this opportunity to enroll in the army. Juniors Juliana Lunde and Jessica Nickel have joined the army reserve for six years. Senior Justin Meggers has joined the army and will serve there for six years.

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Lunde and Nickel left for basic training on May 27. They traveled to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, where they will be trained in their respective fields over a nine-week four-day period. Lunde will be a human resource specialist, and Nickel plans to become a motor transportation operator.

"I am so excited to leave and to drive a duce and a half," said Nickel.

After basic training the girls plan to return to finish their senior year. They will then proceed to AIT schooling to specialize in their respective careers and then college.

Meggers left for basic training on May 26. In Georgia, he will learn how to be in the airborne infantry. Eventually he will be part of the airborne infantry, in which he will serve during active duty. After basic training, he will go to the airborne school for three weeks and then proceed to AIT schooling.

Lunde commented, "Basic training will be challenging mentally and physically. But, we're up for the challenge and can't wait to come home and saywow, we did it!



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