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April 21, 2013

Serving our country 4.20.13

ORANGE — Navy Seaman Recruit Ian R. Patsfield

Navy Seaman Recruit Ian R. Patsfield, son of Lorie K. and Jason M. Patsfield of Orange, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Patsfield completed a variety of 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.     

Patsfield is a 2012 graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School.

Air Force Airman Sarah E. McClure

Air Force Airman Sarah E. McClure 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.

McClure is the daughter of Mary and Larry McClure of Bridge City.

She is a 2011 graduate of Bridge City High School.

Air Force Airman Robert J. Duhon

Air Force Airman Robert J. Duhon 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.

Duhon is the son of Meridith Hogg and Leonard Duhon, both of Orange.

He is a 2012 graduate of West Orange Stark High School.

 

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