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WEST POINT — Cadet Amanda L. Jones, daughter of William and Alexandra Jones of Ayer, has completed Cadet Basic Training at the U. S. Military Academy.

Jones was one of close to 1,300 cadet candidates who concluded their training with a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner to West Point on Aug. 13. New cadets were officially accepted into the Corps of Cadets during the Acceptance Parade on Aug. 18.

Jones graduated from Ayer High School in 2006. She plans to graduate from West Point in 2011 and will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army.

The mission of the U. S. Military Academy is to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.

Airman Nelson

Air Force Airman Jason C. Nelson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.

In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Tim Nelson of Townsend Street, Pepperell, and grandson of Joan Nelson of Pawtucket Drive, Lowell.

Nelson is a 2007 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend.