Michael S. Woodard has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.
Woodard, a 2008 graduate of Cherokee High School, Okla., has reported to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio for basic training in April 2008.
He is the son of Stephanie Jantz of Cherokee, Okla., and Gerald Woodard of Clovis.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Byrd, a 1996 graduate of Clovis High School, recently completed Expeditionary Strike Group Integration Training while assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit homebased at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Byrd and more than 2,200 Marines and sailors from the MEU practiced and refined its rapid response planning process, planned and conducted multiple raids, and practiced beachhead onload and offload procedures.
Byrd joined the Marine Corps in January 1997.