Up in the wild blue yonder

Published on Wed, Sep 4, 2013
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Colin D. Slyter

Air Force Airman Colin D. Slyter 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Slyter is the son of Teresa and Robert Slyter of Petticote Lane, Blaine.

He is a 2007 graduate of Blaine High School.
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Army Reserve Lt. Col. Lee D. Hyder has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and earned a master's degree in Strategic Studies.  The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

The 10-month curriculum of the Army's senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of  federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

Hyder is a battalion commander assigned to the 90th Aviation Support Battalion at Colonel Stone Army Reserve Center, Fort Worth, Texas.  The lieutenant colonel has served in the military for 22 years.

He is the son of Nora Hyder of North Santa Rosa Street, San Antonio, Texas.

Hyder graduated in 1987 from Blaine High School, and received a bachelor of science in 1991 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  

He also earned a master of science in 2001 from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida.