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White Oak Grad Finishes Air Force Basic


U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jessica K. Dear graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.


Dear is the daughter of Ronnie and Melissa Powell of Vinita, Oklahoma. She is the granddaughter of Gwendolyn and Bob Giles of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, and Arline and Lloyd Powell of Vinita, Oklahoma. She is the wife of Seth Dear of Big Cabin. The airman is a 2007 graduate of White Oak Public School in Vinita.

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