In the military

Mar. 14, 2013 @ 01:59 PM

Pryor returns from deployment

Army Spec. Victoria R. Pryor has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.  Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States.  U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific and Europe.

Pryor is an orderly room clerk assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. She has served in the military for two years. While deployed Pryor received the Combat Action Badge and the Army Achievement Medal.

She is the daughter of Sandra Stokes of Sanford, and John Stokes of Bluestone Road, Durham.

The specialist is a 1996 graduate of Lee County Senior High School, Sanford. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2001 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Johnson completes basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon Johnson graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.

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.

Johnson is the son of Rebecca Patterson of Dee Long Road, Roxboro, and Kirk White of Baptist Road, Durham.

He is a 2012 graduate of Person High School, Roxboro.

Emery finishes training at Lackland

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class David R. Emery graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Tex.

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.

Emery earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is a 2002 graduate of J.F. Webb High School, Oxford. He earned an associate degree in 2011 from Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson.