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Military notes

Thursday July 18, 2013 2:56 PM

Daniel H. Touzinsky has been awarded an Air Force ROTC scholarship to attend a host college or university. High school seniors from across the United States are selected after a competitive application process based on comprehensive test scores, scholastic achievement, school officials' evaluations, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

Most of the scholarships cover full college tuition, provide a textbook allowance and pay most laboratory or incidental fees. The scholarship program also pays a $350 tax-free monthly allowance to each student during the academic year, which increases to $500 by his or her senior year. The value of a scholarship may exceed $100,000, depending on the student's choice of school and the type of scholarship offered.

Upon graduating from college and completing the ROTC program, the cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Air Force. The new lieutenants select and enter various career fields to train as pilots, navigators, engineers, medical, personnel, business management fields, and special operations.

Touzinsky is the son of Steve and Ann Touzinsky of Westerville.

 

Air Force Airman James A. Jeffers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Jeffers, the grandson of Pauline Jeffers of Westerville, is a 2009 graduate of Westerville South High School.

 

Army Reserve Spec. Alan Yahner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Yahner is a 2007 graduate of Westerville South High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Ohio University, Athens.

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