Soldier returns home before being deployed to Afghanistan

Air Force Airman Troy D. Ferrell graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Kenneth Ferrell, of Alexandria, La., and Nicole Winston, of Victoria. Ferrell is a 2008 graduate of Rapides High School, LeCompte, La.

Victor Holst is coming home for a two-week leave from Fort Campbell, Ky., after which he will be deployed to Afghanistan. Holst is the son of Mini Holst, of Victoria, and the late Carl Holst. He will join his wife, Brittany Holst, and two daughters, Deanna and Amayah, all of Victoria.