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Local airmen complete basic training

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Briauna J. McKnight-Sykes

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From Contributed Reports

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Two local airmen recently completed basic training.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Briauna J. McKnight-Sykes and U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Alexis Arrington recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

The eight-week program included training on the service's mission and organization, military customs and courtesies, physical conditioning, rifle marksmanship and human relations.

McKnight-Sykes is the daughter of Desmond Sykes Sr. and Michelle Sykes and sister of Teniyah McKnight-Sykes of Rocky Mount.

She is a 2018 graduate of Nash-Rocky Mount Early College High School. She earned an associate degree in 2018 from Nash Community College.

Arrington is a 2015 graduate of Rocky Mount High School.

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