Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Rachel S. Cable graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. She attends technical school at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss., where she is studying to be a client systems specialist. Cable is a 2012 graduate of West Allegheny High School, and her parents are Dianna and Daniel Meehan of McDonald.
Capt. Andrew P. Nicholson has assumed command of the Higher Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He is a 2004 graduate of Peters Township High School and a 2008 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he received the Distinguished Military Graduate Award and was commissioned as a second lieutenant through the ROTC. Nicholson’s parents are Philip and Karen Nicholson of McMurray. Nicholson and his wife, Emily Elder Nicholson, formerly of South Park, are based at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, Colo. Nicholson was deployed overseas, where he is serving in the Army’s U.S. Central Command.