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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew C.J. Brown, son of Douglas Brown of Boyd, Texas, and grandson of Rhea Brown of Palm Harbor, graduated from the U.S. 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 fundamentals of 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.

Brown is a 2011 graduate of Boyd High School in Texas.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Prasong Koumphon, son of Khambay and Loi Koumphon of Clearwater, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

The recruit completed 13 weeks of 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, Koumphon 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.

Koumphon is a 2011 graduate of Dunedin High.

Military news 04/23/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:22pm]
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