Military briefs

2013-06-19T00:00:00Z Military briefs nwitimes.com

Six complete basic training in Texas

Air Force Airman Jacob D. Lamm, Air Force Airman Brant D. Cobb II, Air Force Airman Charise N. Espinoza, Air Force Reserve Airman Courtney M. Mason, Air Force Airman Deandre L. Richardson and Air Force Airman 1st Class Dominic M. Dandino 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 assoc Air Force Airman Jacob D. Lamm 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.

Lamm is the son of Gladys and Craig Lamm of Valparaiso. He is a 2011 graduate of Valparaiso High School.

Cobb is the son of Lenice and Brant Cobb, of Hammond. He is a 2012 graduate of Hammond High School.

Espinoza is the daughter of Tanya Lyles, and granddaughter of Walter Peterson, both of Gary. She is a 2010 graduate of Calumet High School, Gary.

Mason is the daughter of Melanie and Gregory Birtell of Fox River Road, Valparaiso. She is a 2012 graduate of Portage High School.

Richardson is the son of Nakita Kendall, of South Holland. He is a 2012 graduate of Thornwood High School, South Holland.

Dandino is the son of Kelly Martin, of Chicago Heights, and nephew of Robert Dandino, of Lake Villa.

He is a 2007 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Chicago Heights. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

 

Four participate in system evaluation

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeanie C. Delascasas, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Albert M. Abney, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Shawn M. McGurran and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William E. Krienke participated in the system evaluation of a Chemically Hardened Expeditionary Medical Facility (CH EMF) at Naval Weapons Station Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Va.

They completed testing the integration of a collective protection system. With a collective protection system, an Expeditionary Medical Facility is protected against chemical, biological and radiological exposure. CH EMFs provide medical personnel the capability to operate without having to be fully outfitted in individual protective or mission oriented protective posture gear.

During the evaluation phase, medical personnel were enclosed within the facility for 72 hours. Simulated patient scenarios were conducted to provide a realistic feeling to the event.

"This evolution was significant on a number of levels, " said William Hartmann, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Expeditionary Medical Logistics Program manager. "The Navy is considering all aspects of collective protection for field hospitals. This month, we are evaluating the system under conditions similar to what may be expected in an operational environment. "

Expeditionary medical facilities are globally positioned to support combat operations worldwide. Self-supportive EMFs assure the ability of medical personnel to provide world-class medical care to wounded warriors in their most vital time of need. Results from the evaluation will be used to support a formal CH EMF fielding decision by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense.

Delascasas is the daughter of Cherie Madkins of Harvey, Ill. Delascasas is a 1991 graduate of Bloom Township High School of Chicago Heights, Ill.

Abney is a 1998 graduate of Thornton High School, Harvey, Ill.,

McGurran's wife, Adrienne, is the daughter of Beverly and Dennis Wilhelm, of Calumet City, Ill.

Krienke is a 1987 graduate of Andrean High School. He joined the Navy Reserve in September 1991.

 

Coccaro completes basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. Anthony J. Coccaro has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Coccaro is the son of Louis Coccaro Jr., of Portage, and grandson of Louie Coccaro Sr., of Hobart. He is a 2009 graduate of Portage High School.

 

Santiago graduates form basic training

Navy Seaman David N. Santiago, a 2010 graduate of Crete Monee High School, Crete, Ill., completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Santiago completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy'' flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

 

Herring completes basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Sammy D. Herring has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Herring is the brother of Issac Hayslett and Michael Brooks, both of Park Forest. He is a 2008 graduate of Bloom High School, Chicago Heights.

Gore gets promotion

Navy Seaman Apprentice Cody M. Gore, son of Janet B. Perez of Wheatfield, Ind. and Jason M. Gore, of St. John, was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Gore received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Gore is a 2009 graduate of Warsaw Community High School of Warsaw.

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