Air Force Airman 1st Class Kevin M. Collins has deployed to Southwest Asia to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and the Combined Task Force-Horn of Africa. The service member will be a part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. Collins, a firefighter with two years of military service, is regularly assigned to the 9th Civil Engineering Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Marysville, Calif. He is the son of Jeff and Jessica Mello of Gilroy, Calif., and grandson of Mike Charolette Reynolds of Kingman. The airman is the nephew of Val Piercy of Missoula, Mont., and Michelle Carrozza of Goodyear, Ariz.
Army Reserve Pvt. Nathan C. Nail has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Ky. During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first-aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. Nail is the son of Clifford R. and Kandance M. Nail of Hackberry. His wife, Monica, is the daughter of Jamie and Marchella Perine of Henderson, Nev.