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In Uniform

In Uniform Blyth, Aamora, Cardamore, Garcia, Libstaff, Libstaff, Perez, Jordon 12-25-08
By Observer News Staff
Dec 25, 2008 - 9:18:20 AM

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Eric M. Blyth
Navy Seaman Eric M. Blyth, son of Pamela L. and  Charles G. Blyth of Sun City Center recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.
During the eight-week program, Blyth 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.
Blyth is a 1996 graduate of Thunderbird High School of Phoenix, AZ.

Cristina L. Zamora
Army Pfc. Cristina L. Zamora has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and 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.
She is the daughter of Gustavo and Vicki Zamora of Riverview, FL.

David M. Cardamone
Army Pvt. David M. Cardamone also graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
He is the grandson of Dorothy Devine of Symphony Isle Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL.

Asia M. Garcia
Army Pvt. Asia M. Garcia graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.
She is the great-granddaughter of May Ash of Main St., Bridgeton, NJ, and daughter of Belinda Garcia of Riverview, FL.
Garcia is a 2007 graduate of Vineland High School, NJ.

Ian J. Libstaff
Coast Guard Seaman Ian J. Libstaff, son of Melissa J. Hart of Apollo Beach, FL, recently graduated with honors from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, NJ.
During the eight-week training program, Libstaff completed a vigorous  training curriculm consisting of classroom academics, practical instruction on military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness.
Libstaff and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s three core values -- honor, respect and devotion to duty -- and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.
Libstaff will join the 36, 000 men and women that make up the Coast Guard, ready for worldwide assignment.
 Men and women train together from the first day in the Coast Guard just as they do aboard ships and shore units throughout the world. To reinforce the team concept, Libstaff, and other recruits were trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life balance, as well as total quality management.

Zachary D. Libstaff

Coast Guard Seaman Zachary D. Libstaff, son of Melissa J. Hart of Apollo Beach, and Douglas K. Libstaff of Adrian, MI, also recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, NJ.

Amanda M. Perez
Amanda M. Perez has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations.
 In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate in applied science degree relating through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Frances Paredes of St. Cloud, FL, and David Perez of Riverview. Perez is a 2006 graduate of Osceola High School, Kissimmee, FL.

Matthew R. Jordan

Matthew R. Jordan, a 2001 graduate of Riverview High School, Riverview, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.
During the eight-week program, Jordan 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 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.


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