Joshua K. Dunbar and Erin S.F. Walker recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at the Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh, N.C.
Dunbar is the son of Kaylyn M. and David A. Dunbar of St. Helena Island. Walker is the daughter of Maurice and Camile Cornish of Beaufort.
The Delayed-Entry Program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take as long as one year to complete commitments, such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, the program helps ease the transition from civilian to military life, according to a news release.
Dunbar and Walker will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy's Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.
Dunbar is a 2010 graduate of Beaufort High School. Army Pvt. Jonathan D. Green Jr., the son of James and Twyla Reynolds of St. Helena Island, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia.
During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and became physically fit. He received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy and field-training exercises.
Green is a 2012 graduate of Beaufort High School.