Army PV2 Nicholas Festa
Army PV2 Nicholas Festa has graduated from basic infantry training Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Fort Sill, OK.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.
Festa is currently attending AIT for 13F-Fire Support Specialist, at Fort Sill, OK and will graduate Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Festa is the son of Darrel and Terri Boullion of Bridge City and the grandson of George and Alice Kidwell of Buna and Stan and Babe Boullion of Bridge City.
He is a 2012 graduate of Bridge City High School.
Private Shelby Pinner
Private Shelby Pinner graduated Marine Corps Recruit Training on Friday, Nov. 2. To graduate and earn the title United States Marine, PVT Pinner faced rigorous training to include various mental and physical challenges and multiple classes on everything from first aid to basic combat skills the past 13 weeks upon Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. PVT Pinner is a 2011 graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. He will be returning to the School of infantry after his leave time and then on to school to be a military police officer before finally arriving at his first duty station to begin a prosperous career as United States Marine.
Army Pfc. Joshua D. Juneau
Army Pfc. Joshua D. Juneau has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
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.
Juneau is the grandson of Barbara Lagrappe of Orange.
He is a 2009 graduate of Orangefield High School.
Army PV2 Nicholas Festa
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