Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Amanda J. Barlow graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Barlow is the daughter of Karen and Todd Barlow of Falmouth and is a 2013 graduate of Falmouth High School.

Maine Army National Guard has announced the December promotions to the rank specified for the following area soldiers:

2nd Lt. Owen Baxter, Windham, Det 1, 136th Engineer Company;

Pfc. Matthew Fechenda, Portland, 133d Engineer Battalion;

Sgt. Joshua Flanders, South Paris, Det 1, 262d Engineer Company;

Pfc. Danielle Ilsley, Gorham, 152d Maintenance Company;

Master Sgt. Caree Kavanaugh, Scarborough, 52d Troop Command;

Spc. Steven Kirkwood Jr., Wilton, Ast Battalion, 224th Aviation;

Pfc. Austin Parmenter, Waldoboro, Det 1, 262d Engineer Company;

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Donald Rafford, Portland, Company C, 126th Aviation;

Pfc. Brandon Tiner, Lewiston, Company B, 3/172d Infantry (Mountain).