Military briefs

2013-05-27T00:00:00Z Military briefs nwitimes.com

Fogle completes basic training

Air Force Airman Hayden A. Fogle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an 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.

Fogle is the son of Douglas Fogle of Valparaiso. He is a 2012 graduate of Andrean High School.

 

Franklin becomes Marine

Marine Corps Pvt. Scottie J. I. Franklin, son of Loureen Y. Thomas-Mills of Calumet City and Donald Franklin, of Lansing, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Franklin was a part of some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Franklin endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Franklin is a 2012 graduate of Thomasville High School of Thomasville, Ga.

 

Browning completes basic infantry training

Army Pvt. Jordan A. Browning has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Browning is the son of Michele Reyna of Creekview Court, Portage, and John Browning of North Brick Chaple Drive, Camby.

He is a 2012 graduate of Mooresville High School.

 

Clay becomes Marine

Marine Corps Pvt. Gregorie J. Clay, a 2012 graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Flossmoor, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Clay took part in some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Clay endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

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