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North Pinellas County military news for Dec. 6

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Air Force Airman Ryan W. Greenoe, son of Elizabeth and Arthur Greenoe of Palm Harbor, 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.

Greenoe is a 2011 graduate of East Lake High.

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The following military personnel earned the title of United States Marine after graduated from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Corps Pvt. Raymond F. Fox is the son of Jacquie and Raymond F. Fox of Clearwater. He is a 2012 graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic High.

Marine Corps Pfc. Jeffrey M. Arsenault is the son of Gail Arsenault of Clearwater and Mike Arsenault of Bloomington, Minn. Arsenault is a 2012 graduate of Clearwater High.

For 13 weeks, the recruits 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, recruits participate in the Crucible, a 54-hour final test of minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

North Pinellas County military news for Dec. 6 12/05/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:14pm]
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