Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:20
Lyons graduates from U.S. Navy

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Samantha L. Lyons, a 2009 graduate of Patapsco High School, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    Lyons received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. 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.

Hutton graduates from U.S. Army

    Army National Guard Pvt. Jaja N. Hutton 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.
    Hutton is the son of Francilla Fay and Carl Joseph, and is a 2010 graduate of Dundalk High School.