Smithfield: Community

People Notes

Young breeders to attend show

The following young breeders will exhibit Angus cattle at the 2013 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show June 21-23 in Harrisonburg, Va.: Travis Ray Creech, Justin Wood, Mary Elaine Wood and Riley Wood, all of Willow Spring.

Air Force trains Matthew Gallant

Air Force Airman Matthew T. Gallant has graduated with honors from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio. He is the son of John Gallant of Ridge Drive of Clayton.

The eight-week program included training in military discipline and studies, the Air Force’s core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate’s degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Gallant is a 2010 graduate of Raleigh Charter High School.

Jacob Paszak enlists in Navy

Jacob W. Paszak has enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program.

He will graduate this year from Corinth Holders High School.

The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school.

Using recruiters as mentors, the program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.