Military newsPublished 12:00am Sunday, January 20, 2013
Carawan finishes recruit training
Marine Corps Pvt. Jackson L. Carawan, son of Marci A. Murdock of Washington and Joshua L. Carawan of Chocowinity, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Carawan stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.
Prior to graduation, Carawan 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.
Carawan is a 2012 graduate of Southside High School, Chocowinity.
Lacy completes basic training
Army National Guard Pfc. Katrell J. Lacy has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, Lacy 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.
Lacy is the son of Terreso Boston and grandson of Donnie and Angelia Boston, all of Union Avenue, Williamston.
Harvey finishes basic training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen M. Harvey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Harvey 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.
Harvey is the grandson of Joe Freeman of Vanceboro, and brother of Julius Brown of Sagebrush Lane, Cabot, Ark. He is a 2012 graduate of Cabot High School, Ark.