Military News - January 10, 2013
Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:00 AM
Air Force Airman Jason J. Wong graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
He 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.
Wong is the son of Carrie Widich of Vevay. He is a 2005 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School
Navy Seaman Samuel J. Ferguson graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.
Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a surface warfare officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an electronics technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.
Ferguson is the son of Linda Ferguson of Madison and Samuel Ferguson of Ghent, Ky. He is a 2006 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School.
Marine Corps Private Alexander A. Wynn, a 2010 graduate of Southwestern Middle and Senior High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Wynn participated in demanding entry-level military training in order to make the transition from civilian to Marine. The program is intended to instill pride, discipline and the Navy 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, Wynn completed The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' mental and physical fitness. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.