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  • Thursday, June 5, 2014

Drawdy graduates

Air Force Airman Cory A. Drawdy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX.

The airman 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.

Drawdy is the son of Janice F. Trudeau of Summerville. He is a 2009 graduate of Summerville High School.

Nicholson completes training

Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael E. Nicholson, son of Michael E. and Katrina L. Nicholson of Summerville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Nicholson 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.

Nicholson is a 2013 graduate of Summerville High School.

Corliss graduates

Air Force Airman Taylor R. Corliss graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX.

Corliss is the son of Crystal L. Corliss of Summerville and Ronald R. Corliss of Moncks Corner. He is a 2013 graduate of Cane Bay High School.


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