Peoples of Fort Mill now a soldier

May 20, 2013 

Peoples now a soldier

Army Pfc. Adam M. Peoples has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

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.

Peoples is the son of Terry and Tami Peoples of Fort Mill and a 2005 graduate of Fort Mill High School.

Washington an airman

Air Force Airman 1st Class Warren D. Washington 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.

Washington is the son of Sonja Marshall of Fort Mill and Warren Washington of Charlotte and a 2012 graduate of Nation Ford High School.

Brown’s a Marine

Marine Corps Pvt. Calvin J. Brown, son of Jennifer J. Curtis of Rockmart, Ga., and John P. Wigley of Fort Mill earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island.

For 13 weeks, Brown 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.

.One week prior to graduation, Brown 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.

Brown is a 2012 graduate of Rockmart High School, Ga.

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