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Cody Briggs

Army Pvt. Cody P. Briggs 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

Briggs is the son of Larry Briggs of Fallon. He is a 2012 graduate of Churchill County High School.

Derrick Sanford

Air Force Airman Derrick G. Stanford II 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. Stanford is the son of Deborah and Derrick Stanford of Fallon. He is a 2011 graduate of Churchill County High School.

Marine Corps League

The High Desert Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets the second Saturday each month at noon at the VFW Hall, 405 S. Maine St.

The League is open to all Marines, active, reserve, retired or honorably discharged, FMF Corpsman, families and friends, to participate in programs designed to help the community.

Call Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 for information.

Young Marines

The Young Marines is looking for prospective members and for a home base of operation in Fallon.

This is a youth education and service program for boys and girls ages 8 through the completion of high school.

Contact Harry Hines at 775-423-6415 or marinedog1@charter.net or Dennis Hansberry at 775-423-5049 or cwo4hans@cccomm.net for information.