U.S. Army Capt. Anthony Fera, a graduate of Youngsville High School, graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and earned his Green Beret in October 2010.
The 18-month course consisted of language training, small unit tactics, survival school, the Operational Detachment Alpha Commander's Course, and culminated with the Robin Sage training exercise. Upon successful completion of the course, Fera was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Airborne Group in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Fera and his wife, Heather, reside in Hope Mills, N.C. He is the son of Tony and Terry Fera of Youngsville.
Army Reserve Pvt. Mitchell P. Kist 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.
He is the son of Noreen Fulkman of Main St., Tidioute.
Kist graduated in 2010 from Tidioute Community Charter School.
Air Force Airman Eric P. Head graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
He is the son of Jeff and Danette Head of Franklin St., Warren.
Head graduated in 2009 from Warren Area High School.