Navy Seaman Recruit Justin M. Dixon, son of Lesley M. Wingate of Georgetown and Mark D. Dixon of Cleveland, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Dixon 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.
Dixon is a 2003 graduate of Cleveland High School of Cleveland.
Max B. King
Army Spec. Max B. King was one of more than 300 Army soldiers who participated in the “Spirit of America 2010 “ as the Army celebrated its 235th birthday.
The show is one of the Army’s largest community outreachevents presented by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, D.C. The event celebrates the spirit, strength, and history of the nation with Spirit of America. Performers pay tribute to the selfless service, resilience, sacrifices and triumphs of the American Soldier.
This year’s event took place in Pittsburgh, Pa., the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, and Grand Rapids, Mich., in September. During the event, soldiers bring history to life with the Spirit of America performance by capturing true stories of those who have answered the call to duty for our nation. The soldiers dress in historical uniforms to re-enact key moments in the U.S. Army and American history. The re-enactments include battle scenes with short periods of simulated gunfire, and performances by the Army’s elite ceremonial units.
The show featured the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” and soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)- — the Army’s oldest active-duty infantry unit. Elements of the Old Guard include the Fife and Drum Corps, the Caisson Platoon, the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard, the Continental Color Guard and the U.S. Army Drill Team.
King, an infantryman, is assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He has served in the military for four years.
He is the son of Philippa King of Athens.
The specialist graduated in 2006 from Glenn High School, Athens.