Military news

February 24, 2014 

Harllee complete training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael A. Harllee 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.

Harllee is the son of Amber and David Harllee of Fort Mill and a 2012 graduate of Nation Ford High School.

Vannuys now a sailor

Navy Seaman Recruit Zachary D. Vannuys, son of Dean W. Vannuys of Lancaster, and a 2007 graduate of Fort Mill High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Vannuys completed 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, an exercise designed to galvanize the attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills.

Kingsbury is Airman 1st Class

Air Force Airman 1st Class Emma J. Kingsbury 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.

Kingsbury is the daughter of Erik Kingsbury and step-daughter of Cindy Patterson, both of Fort Mill, and is a 2012 graduate of Nation Ford High School.

Franklin is a soldier

Army Pfc. Adam C. Franklin recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

During 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.

Franklin is the son of Susan Franklin and grandson of Bob and Linda Culler, all of Tega Cay, and is a 2008 graduate of Fort Mill High School.

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