Navy Seaman Apprentice Elisha D. Chastain
Navy Seaman Apprentice Elisha D. Chastain, son of Jessica C. and Elijah D. Chastain, of Belton, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Chastain received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training included 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. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly Navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.
Chastain is a 2011 graduate of Belton High School, Belton.
Air Force Airman Tracy D. Gibbs
Air Force Airman Tracy D. Gibbs graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 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.
Gibbs is the son of Tammy Grassmuck of North Valley Dr., Boonville, and Tracy Gibbs of Setters Point Blvd., Peculiar.
He is a 2012 graduate of Boonville High School.