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Military Briefs - May 8, 2014

Posted: May 8, 2014 8:44 a.m.
Updated: May 8, 2014 8:43 a.m.

Army Reserve Pfc. Robert B. Singleton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

During the nine weeks of training, Singleton received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Singleton is the son of Lynn and Chris Singleton of Camden and is a 2013 graduate of Camden High School.

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Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Waylon T. Cornelius graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Cornelius 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.

Cornelius is the son of Jacqueline Cornelius of Bethune.

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Casey D. Brasington has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days. An enlistment in the Reserve gives many new soldiers the option to learn a new skill, serve their country, and become eligible to receive more than $37,440 toward a college education and $50,000 for repayment of qualifying college loans.

After completion of basic military training, most soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their their reserve unit.

Brasington will report to Fort Jackson for basic training in July.

Brasington is the son of Melissa A. and Curtis A. Samuel of Camden.

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Navy Seaman  Apprentice Wayland J. Carter, son of  Wayland  J. and Lisa M. Carter of Lugoff, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Carter 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.   

Carter is a 2009  graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School.

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Scott A. Westfall has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $53,028 toward a college education through the Montgomery GI Bill. For those who qualify, new soldiers can earn up to $65,000 for student loan repayment. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty.

Westfall will report to Fort Jackson for basic training in June.

Westfall is the son of Scott E. and Sharon M. Westfall of Camden.

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