Air Force Airman 1st Class William J. Nelson deployed overseas to a forward operating base to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been mobilized, activated and deployed along with active duty members to support the war against global terrorism.
Nelson, a security forces apprentice with two years of military service, is normally assigned to the 23rd Security Force Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta.
He is the son of Linda Brinson of Godsells St., Savannah, and brother of Lynn Murray of Old Register Way, Statesboro.
His wife, Artia, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Curtis of Richmond Way, Richmond Hill. He is a 2005 graduate of Groves High School.
Army Pfc. Allan K. Hiott Jr. has graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.
The course is designed to train students in receipt, storage, issue, shipping, and distribution of petroleum, oil and lubricant products used by the Army. Training included instruction in petroleum and water accounting, operating equipment associated with fuels and water distribution; and fueling and defueling operations and procedures on vehicles, aircraft and stationary equipment.
Hiott is the son of Allan K. Hiott Sr. of Walz Drive, Savannah, and Kim Ann Morrison of Pearl Lane, Ellabell.
Air Force Airman Jacob L. Hendricks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Judith Dixon of McDuffie Drive, Richmond Hill.
Hendricks is a 2006 graduate of Richmond Hill High School.