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Brittany D. Ward
Brittany D. Ward
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Jimmy R. Armes

Marine Corps Pvt. Jimmy R. Armes, son of Catherine D. Armes of Cleveland, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Armes stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to

Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Armes endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Armes is a 2012 graduate of Bradley Central High School of Cleveland.

Brittany D. Ward

Air Force Airman Brittany D. Ward graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Ward is the daughter of Danny Ward of Decatur, and granddaughter of Kenneth Taylor of Athens.

She is a 2012 graduate of McMinn County High School, Athens.

Jamial D. King

Navy Seaman Recruit Jamial D. King, son of Jamisena S. King of Cleveland, and Tyson A. King, of Knoxville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, King 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.

King is a 2010 graduate of Cleveland High School of Cleveland.

Austin R. Taylor

Marine Corps Pfc. Austin R. Taylor, son of Crystal L. Gibby of Cleveland and Stacy F. Taylor of Tellico Plains, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Taylor stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Taylor endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Taylor is a 2012 graduate of Tellico Plains High School of Tellico Plains.