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Abbott
Civilian Alec J. Abbott, son of Shirley P. and Bruce H. Abbott, of Spring Hope, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Abbott will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
    
Branch
Marine Corps Pvt. Alexander Branch, son of Donald Rivers, of Rocky Mount, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Branch 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, Branch endured 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.
Branch is a 2009 graduate of Rocky Mount High School.

Brouard
Civilian Mercedese R. Brouard, daughter of Madeline E. Robertson, of Spring Hope, and Fritz G. Brouard, of Philadelphia, Pa., recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Brouard will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Brouard is a 2007 graduate of Southern Nash High School. She is a 2012 graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, with a BS degree.

Brown
Civilian Jordan C. Brown, son of Johanna E. and Leavy C. Brown, of Rocky Mount, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Brown will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Brown is a 2010 graduate of Nash Central High School.

Hagans
Civilian Derek A. Hagans, son of Debbie Taylor, of Charlotte, and Daryall Hagans, of Rocky Mount,  recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Hagans will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
    
Palmer
Civilian, son of Pamela E. and Warren R. Palmer, of Rocky Mount, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Palmer will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Palmer is a 2011 graduate of Northern Nash High School.

Pittman
Civilian Dimesha D. Pittman, daughter of Dianna Pittman, of Rocky Mount, and Timothy Smith, of Rocky Mount,  recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Pittman will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Pittman is a 2011 graduate of Southern Nash High School.

Richardson
Navy Seaman Travis M. Richardson, son of Wanda D. Grant, of Rocky Mount, and Travis M. Richardson, of Rocky Mount, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Richardson completed a variety of training which 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.     
Richardson is a 2011 graduate of Northern Nash High School.

Spaugh
Civilian Garrett C. Spaugh, son of Leola W. Spaugh, of Rocky Mount, and David D. Spaugh, Jr, of Rocky Mount,  recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh.
The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.
Spaugh will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.
Spaugh is a 2000 graduate of Rocky Mount High School.

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