Navy Seaman Patrick A. David, son of Dawn M. and Steven M. David of McMinnville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, David 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.
David is a 2012 graduate of Warren County High School.
Shannon Hughes has received a certificate following her promotion to the rank of major in the U.S. Air Force. Currently, Hughes and her husband, also a major, are posted in Belgium, but will be reassigned to the U.S. later this year.
Hughes is a 1991 graduate of Warren County High School, and a 1995 graduate of Cumberland University. She earned her master’s degree in 2011.
She is the daughter of Andree Maddox, niece of Riche Churchill, and sister of Linda Jenkins, all of McMinnville.
Army Pfc. Zachary D. Little has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values.
Little is the son of Trina Serviss of Marion, Ky., and is a 2012 graduate of Warren County High School.