Navy Midshipman Kameryn A. Jones, daughter of Dawn S. Jones of Charleston, recently completed 'Plebe' Summer at the U.S. Navy Academy.
Plebe Summer began on Induction Day June 27 and concluded after seven challenging weeks of basic midshipman training.
The pressure and rigor of Plebe Summer is carefully designed to help "plebes" prepare for their first academic year at the Naval Academy and the four years of challenges leading to graduation and commisioning as a Navy or Marine Corps Officer. Plebe Summer is run by upper-class midshipmen who are specially trained in their leadership roles to effectively develop plebes into successful midshipmen.
Plebe Summer activities include swimming, martial arts, basic rock climbing, obstacle, endurance and confidence courses designed to develop physical, mental and team-building skills, as well as 40 training hours devoted to the instruction of infantry drill and formal parades.
Throughout the summer, new midshipmen rapidly gain general knowledge of seamanship, navigation, damage control, sailing and handling yard patrol craft. Plebes also learn how to use 9 mm pistols and M-16 rifles.
Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy's plebe or freshman class, and each student is required to participate in Plebe Summer. This year the Naval Academy received more than 17,500 applications for the Class of 2017.
Jones is a 2010 graduate of Walker Valley High School.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Joshua D. Jadoobirsingh graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.
Jadoobirsingh is the son of Lisa Jadoobirsingh of Cleveland.
He is a 2008 graduate of Cleveland City High School.
Justin K. Walker
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin K. Walker, son of Tanda and Melvin Walker of Charleston, along with other Sailors assigned aboard the nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet's Area of Responsibility (AOR) after the ship completed a routine transit through the Suez Canal.
Truman is on a scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Truman deployed July 22 from Norfolk, Va.
Walker is a 2007 graduate of Walker Valley High School of Charleston and joined the Navy in December 2012.