Army National Guard Pvt. Josh M. VanHise has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. VanHise is the son of Oliver VanHise of Windham and Jennifer Hamel, and stepson of Daniel Hamel, of Hartland, Vt. He is a 2010 graduate of Windsor, Vt., High School.

European Theater of Operations Associations, U.S.A., is planning an October tour of Italy in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy. The public is welcome to join the guided motor coach tour. For details, contact Sy Canton, executive director of ETO, U.S.A., 220 State Road, Suite 304, Kittery, or call 703-0819.