orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

January 19, 2013

Serving our country 1.19.13

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Air Force Airman Dustin K. Badon

Air Force Airman Dustin K. Badon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

Badon is the son of Rodney and Stacey Badon of Sulphur.

He is a 2009 graduate of Johnson Bayou High School, Cameron.



Air Force Reserve Airman Margaret S. Gautreaux

Air Force Reserve Airman Margaret S. Gautreaux graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

Gautreaux is the daughter of Becky Gautreaux of Dayton, Ohio, and granddaughter of Shirley Barbin Orange, Texas.

She is a 2010 graduate of Stebbins High School, Dayton, Ohio.



Air Force Airman Malachi D. Busby

Air Force Airman Malachi D. Busby graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

Busby is the son of Sandra Abshier of Bridge City.

He is a 2012 graduate of Bridge City High School.



Air National Guard Airman Ethan K. DeBarge

Air National Guard Airman Ethan K. DeBarge graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.

DeBarge is the son of Angela Whitman of Sulphur.

He is a 2010 graduate of Sulphur High School.



Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob M. Bushnell

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob M. Bushnell, a 2008 graduate of Aim Center High School, Vidor, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Bushnell 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.