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Pinellas military kudos: a new Marine and an airman

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Marine Corps Pvt. Edwin Sieniarecki, son of Cheryl L. and Edwin Sieniarecki of Clearwater, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Sieniarecki participated in demanding, entry-level military training designed to transform civilians into Marines 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.

Sieniarecki also participated in 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.

Sieniarecki is a 2012 graduate of Countryside High.

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Air Force Airman Daniel B. Morgan, son of Nicole Morgan and brother of Thomas Morgan, both of Clearwater, 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.

He is a 2009 graduate of Clearwater High.

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