Clayton men finish military training

— Five Clayton County men recently graduated from military training, according to releases from the U.S. Department of Defense.

At Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, Air Force Airman Darryl Davis and Airman 1st Class Imani Burnett both completed basic military training, an intensive, eight-week program that included classes in military discipline and studies. Basic training earns credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the community college of the Air Force. Davis is a 2011 graduate of Lovejoy High School, and Burnett is a 2008 graduate of Jonesboro High School.

In Columbia, S.C., Army specialist Dashawn Richardson finished basic combat training at Fort Jackson. His course of study included Army mission and history, physical fitness, combat skills and more. Richardson is a 2007 graduate of Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro. In 2011, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University.

Here in Georgia, Army privates 1st Class Lanxton Davis and Andrew Jones graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus. The nine-week course of training readies soldiers in military skills including weapons, map reading and battlefield operations. The two also learned about Army history, values and traditions. Jones is a 2009 graduate of Riverdale High School.