Military Graduates: 11-19-14

Blake Niemiec of BG completes basic training
U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Blake A. Niemiec graduated from basic military training at Joint
Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.
Niemiec is the son of Natalie L. and Daniel G. Niemiec of Bowling Green.
He is a 2009 graduate of Otsego High School. He earned an associate degree in 2013 from Owens Community
Cook graduates from OSUT
Army Pvt. Graham C. Cook has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood,
Waynesville, Missouri.
The course of instruction included basic combat military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
During basic training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading,
tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and
During AIT, the soldier was trained to be a bridge crewmember and learned to operate bridge trucks, light
vehicles and bridge erection boats; prepare bridge sites and handle shore lines; assist in rafting
operations and assembly of military bridges and installation of overhead anchorage system components;
launch and retrieve ribbon bridge bays; prepare and install demolition firing systems, and arm and
disarm land mines.
Cook is the son of Susan and stepson of Kent Stambaugh of Bowling Green.
He is a 2011 graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio.