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Jenkins completes Navy basic training
Navy Seaman recruit Darrius Jenkins, son of Sonya and Gregory Jenkins of Leland, has completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Jenkins 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.
Jenkins is a 2011 graduate of South Brunswick High School in Southport.
Taroncher graduates from basic training
Army National Guard Pfc. Richard E. Taroncher, son of Jorge Taroncher of Galloway, N.J., and Wendy Taroncher of Calabash, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, Taroncher 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.
Taroncher is a 2011 graduate of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte.
McLamb completes basic taining
Ashley Scott McLamb, son of Scott and Lynne McLamb of Ocean Isle Beach, graduated from Lackland AFB basic training on April 5. He is currently at Sheppard AFB in Texas for B-1 aircraft mechanic school.