Local graduate headed to Space Force

A recent graduate of Russell County High School is joining the Space Force.

Triston Parsley graduated from Russell County High School last May and joined the Space Force last month.

The U.S. Space Force was formed in 2019 and as a member of the Armed Forces, operates 77 spacecraft across various programs.

Recruiters with the U.S. Armed Forces told the family that Parsley is the first Russell County resident to join the Space Force.

Parsley is expected to graduate basic training in Texas later this month.


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