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Military honors for May 19

  • Army Pfc. Codie Bell has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky.
  • The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked recovery vehicle. The course includes field and classroom training in the proper use of tools, equipment, technical data and applicable references needed to determine recovery methods, locate recovery sites, operate tactical communications equipment and maintain recovery vehicle armament systems.

    Students drive, maintain and perform preventive maintenance on recovery vehicles; and receive operating instructions in recovery vehicle component equipment, auxiliary power units, and use of proper recovery safety procedures when rigging, recovering and towing tracked vehicles.

    He is the son of Brenda Bell of Bluffton and Dennis Bell of Hardeeville, and a 2008 Bluffton High School graduate.

  • Air Force Airman Antonio Lugo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
  • The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    He is the son of Jose Lugo of Beaufort.

  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Leon Cheung graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
  • The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

    Cheung earned distinction as an honor graduate.

    He is the son of Siu and Hoi Cheung of Beaufort, and a 2003 Beaufort Academy graduate.

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