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North Pinellas Military News for Wednesday, Sept. 4

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Navy Seaman Recruit Sierra Wilson, a 2013 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School, completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Wilson 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.

She is the niece of Mark C. and Sherry L. Williamson of Gulfport.

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Army Pfc. Shaun C. Bunch, son of Arthur Bunch of Clearwater, graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

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