2010-02-10 / Front Page

In the Service

Coast Guard seamen Tyler S. Brady and Eliza M. Henry recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May.

During the eight-week training program, Brady and Henry completed a training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, firefighting and marksmanship.

A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness. They also received instruction on the Coast Guard’s core values — honor, respect and devotion to duty — and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.

Brady and Henry will join 36,000 other men and women who comprise the Coast Guard’s force.

Brady, the son of Tammy K. and stepson of Paul E. Vreeland, and Henry, the daughter of Luz V. and Manuel J. Henry, are 2008 graduates of Howell High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit LaQuan R. Thomas, son of Joycelyn R. and Fernando L. Thomas of Howell, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Thomas 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.

Thomas is a 2009 graduate of Howell High School of Howell.

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