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Bloch completes basic training

Posted: October 1, 2013 10:47 a.m.
Updated: October 2, 2013 5:00 a.m.
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Air Force Cadet Christopher J. Bloch has completed basic cadet training and earned the rank of cadet fourth class at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bloch completed the rigorous six-week orientation program. The training prepares cadets to enter their first academic year at the academy.

The cadets completed the training in two phases. Phase one consisted of military and physical preparation which focused on the transition from civilian to military life. Phase two involved three weeks of field training on the academy grounds to participate in activities to extend their physical limitations and build self and group confidence.

The U.S. Air Force Academy curriculum offers education in the basics, engineering and social sciences, the humanities, and 30 other academic majors. At graduation, the cadet receives a bachelor of science degree and a commission of second lieutenant in the Air Force.

Bloch is the grandson of Patricia Clary of Bishopville Highway, Camden.

 

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter N. Ervin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Ervin 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.

Ervin earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the son of Shane Ervin of Elgin.

The airman is a 2012 graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School.

 

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Army Pvt. Ryan A. Faulkenberry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Faulkenberry 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.

Faulkenberry is the son of Kevin and Cynthia Faulkenberry of Elgin.

He is a 2011 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

 

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Air Force Airman Dylan Dupree graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Dupree 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.

Dupree is the son of Laurie Dupree of Elgin; and brother of Kristina Manriquez, also of Elgin.

 

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Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan C. Jones has been named non-commissioned officer of the quarter.

Jones’ selection was based on his exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support.

Jones is an endpoint analyst assigned to the 35th Intelligence Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The technical sergeant has served in the military for 14 years.

He is the son of Willie Mae Carney and grandson of Rosa Clark, both of Cassatt.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Devin D. Wright has graduated from the A-10 Attack Aircraft Avionics Control Systems course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.

The course is designed to train airmen to inspect, operate, service, and maintain on-board avionics equipment by using proper controls and displays to determine operational condition; interpret equipment operation characteristics to isolate malfunctions in systems such as attack control, instrument, flight control, communication, navigation, identification, target penetration aids, weapons delivery and boresight systems, and night vision goggles; and remove, replace and perform operational checks of external mounted avionic and electronic countermeasures equipment.

Wright is a drone avionics technician assigned to the 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The airman first class has served in the military for one year.

He is the son of Judith Carol Wright of Cooper Street, Camden, and a 2011 Lugoff-Elgin High School graduate.

 

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