Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew D. Fechenda has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Fechenda is the son of Steve and stepson of Ellen Fechenda of Portland and is a 2013 graduate of Deering High School.

Army National Guard Pvt. Cameron W. Clement recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Clement is the son of Richard and Haley Clement of Gorham and he graduated from Gorham High School in 2012.