North Pinellas Military for Sunday, Aug. 21

Military news

Air Force Airman Brandon M. Schroeder, son of Derek Schroeder of Dunedin, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an 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.

Schroeder is a 2011 graduate of Dunedin High.

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Army Lt. Col. Alayne P. Conway, daughter of Mary Hoover of Lorton, Va. and Allen Hoover of Palm Harbor, graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master's degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army's senior educational institution.

The 10-month curriculum of the Army's senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

Conway is a public affairs officer assigned to Army Public Affairs at the Pentagon. The lieutenant colonel has served in the military for 21 years.

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Navy Seaman Robert W. Utley, son of Cynthia P. Sterba of Clearwater, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Utley completed a variety of training, including 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," an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Utley is a 2012 graduate of Clearwater High.

North Pinellas Military for Sunday, Aug. 21 08/19/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 4:36pm]

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