Updated: March 20, 2013 3:11AM
Army Reserve Pvt. Tim Athans, son of Tim and Jill Athans of Zion, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is a 2012 graduate of Zion-Benton Township High School.
Air Force Airman Paul Boorsma, son of Steve and Carala Boorsma of Island Lake; Air Force Airman Paris Bell, son of Vincent Bell Sr. of Waukegan, and Eva McBride of Zion; Air Force Reserve Airman Robert Nelson, son of Kathleen Nelson of Antioch and James Nelson of Lake Villa; Air Force Airman Edgar Gutierrez, nephew of Nelida Brink of Beach Park; Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon McVey, son of Annette and Bill McVey of Lindenhurst; Air Force Airman Timothy McDaniel, son of Kathleen McDaniel of Buffalo Grove; and Air Force Airman Ryan Cooper, son of Mary Cooper of Mundelein and Thomas Cooper of Bensenville, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Boorsma is a 2011 graduate of Wauconda High School. Bell is a 2012 graduate of Waukegan High School. Nelson earned distinction as an honor graduate and is a 2011 graduate of Lakes High School, Lake Villa. McVey is a 2005 graduate of Grayslake High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2011 from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. McDaniel is a 2010 graduate of Wheeling High School. Cooper is a 2012 graduate of Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire.