Cana graduates from basic training
Army Reserve Pfc. Jacquiline J. Cana has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and
received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice,physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.
She is the daughter of Maria Theresa Cana of Tiffany Lane, Egg Harbor
Township, N.J., and Jerry Cana of 55th St. SW, Lehigh Acres. She is a 2010 graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School.
Bard finishes basic training
Army Pfc. Bryan D. Bard has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military
courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
He is the son of George Bard of Blackberry Road, and Charlotte Stewart of Silver Fox Drive, both of Fort Myers. Bard is a 2010 graduate of South Fort Myers High School.
Middleton finishes National Guard Academy
Army National Guard Pvt. Justin L. Middleton graduated from the National Guard Patriot Academy at the Muscastatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind.
The Patriot Academy is a pilot program of the National Guard Bureau that gives qualified high school dropouts the opportunity to join the National Guard, earn their high school diploma, and give back to the community.
The three-to-nine month resident program covers three main areas, which includes academics, military training, and community service. Students rehearse military tactics, critical battlefield survival skills, conduct drill and ceremony, and participate in field training exercises. Soldiers are placed in numerous leadership positions to plan and lead their peers and execute training missions.
The academy's curriculum and resources provide a robust educational program for qualifying enlistees to earn an accredited Indiana high school diploma and post secondary credits while developing their life and employment skills, military proficiency, discipline, and ability to better meet civilian and military challenges.
Middleton is son of Howard Middleton of Fort Meyers, and the grandson of Judith Middleton of Houish Parkway, Greenwood, Del.
Aquirre graduates from basic training
Army Pfc. Daniela E. Aquirre has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and 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.
She is the daughter of Luis Aquirre of Gene Avenue North and Gloria Aguirre, both of Lehigh Acres. Aquirre graduated in 2010 from East Lee County High School.