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Military News of Virgin Islanders for August

Editor’s note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months’ files in this section. Please e-mail information about yourself or any family member serving in these regards to visource@gmail.com. Provide the individual’s full name, age, rank, service branch or organization, home island, immediate family members in the Virgin Islands, brief description of education and training, and, if possible, a description of where the person is based or has been deployed. Please limit the information to about 200 words. We welcome photos.
Army National Guard Pfc. Yaritza Perez/St. Croix
Aug. 4, 2012 (Joint Hometown News Service) — Army National Guard Pfc. Yaritza Perez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She 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.
Perez is the daughter of Eridania Reyes and Victor Perez of Christiansted.
She is a 2011 graduate of St. Croix Central High School, Christiansted.
Army Reserve Pfc. Jamileisy Perez/St. Croix
Aug. 14, 2012 (Joint Hometown News Service) — Army Reserve Pfc. Jamileisy Perez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He 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.
Perez is the daughter of Eridania Reyes and Victor Perez Caba of Christiansted.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Marvin K. Forbes/St. Thomas
Aug. 14, 2012 (Fleet Hometown News Center)–Navy Seaman Apprentice Marvin K. Forbes, son of Deenece Cromartie of St. Thomas, V. I. and Carr Forbes, of St. Thomas, V. I., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Forbes 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.
Forbes is a 2003 graduate of Hostos Lincoln Academy of New York City, N. Y.
Navy Seaman Recruit Arsenio Julien/St. Thomas
Aug. 22, 2012 (Fleet Hometown News Center)–Navy Seaman Recruit Arsenio Julien, son of Youlanda C. Joseph of St. Thomas, V. I., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Julien completed a variety of training that 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.
Julien is a 2010 graduate of Chartlotte Amalie High School of St. Thomas, V. I.

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