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Military Briefs - Aug. 7, 2013

Mitchell promoted to rank of captain

Posted: August 6, 2013 3:39 p.m.
Updated: August 7, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Cody T. Mitchell, an attorney with Auman Law Firm LLC, was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. Capt. Mitchell currently serves as a legal assistance attorney with 12th Legal Operations Detachment at Ft. Jackson.

Mitchell is a native of Bethune and a graduate of Presbyterian College and the University of South Carolina School of Law. In his civilian practice, Mr. Mitchell represents various clients in the areas of family law, personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, and other general areas of law.

Chip Auman, managing partner of Auman Law Firm stated, "We are very excited about Cody’s accomplishment. As we continue to provide caring, professional representation to our clients, Cody’s knowledge of multiple areas of law and service to our nation will be an asset to our firm and more importantly our clients."

Mitchell is the son of the late T.W. and Sandy Brown of Bethune.

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Army National Guard Pfc. Jordan T. Webb has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

During the nine weeks of training, Webb 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.

Webb is the son of Jewelle and John Heriot of Watson Drive, Elgin, S.C. He is the grandson of Kenneth Waddell of Wilmington, N.C.

He is a 2010 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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Army Pvt. Tevin C. Alexander has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Alexander 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.

Alexander is the son of Lyndon Alexander of Flint Hill Road, and grandson of Cathern Coughden of Wells Road, both of Camden.

He is a 2011 graduate of North Central High School.

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Army Pvt. Marcus J. Thomas has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

During basic military training, Thomas received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

During AIT, the soldier completed the military police specialist course to acquire skills to provide combat area support, conduct battlefield circulation control, area security, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, and law and order operations. The trainee performed as a team member in support of battlefield operations, installation law and order operations and security of Army resources and installations. Additional training included providing peacetime support to the military community through security of resources, crime prevention programs, and preservation of law and order.

Thomas is the son of Lorraine Thomas and Marvin Nelson, both of Lugoff.

He is a 2012 graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School.

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Navy Seaman Recruit Robert A. Hebeeb, a 2011 graduate of Lugoff- Elgin High School, Lugoff, S. C., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Hebeeb 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.

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Air Force Airman Matthew C. Lamb graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Lamb 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.

Lamb is the son of Ann and Randy Lamb of Elgin, and is a 2006 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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