Feb. 8 Armed Service News

February 8, 2013 

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brett L. Clabough

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brett L. Clabough 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.

Clabough is the son of Bobbie and Benny Clabough of Clancy Court, Raymore.

He is a 2012 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School, Peculiar.

Air Force Reserve Airman Jasen L. McGee

Air Force Reserve Airman Jasen L. McGee 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.

McGee is the son of Rick McGee of E. 267th St., and grandson of Mary Prettyman of S. Prettyman Rd., both of Harrisonville. He is a 2011 graduate of Harrisonville High School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Mark A. Austin

Marine Corps Pvt. Mark A. Austin, son of Angel May, of Belton, and Mark B. Austin, of Savannah, Ga., earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Austin 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, Austin endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits were presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Austin is a 2012 graduate of Islands High School of Savannah, Ga.

Marine Corps Pvt. Stephen W. Slusser

Marine Corps Pvt. Stephen W. Slusser, a 2011 graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School, Peculiar, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Slusser 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, Slusser endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits were presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

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