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Published 8:58pm Saturday, February 2, 2013

James D. Clanton

Air Force Airman James D. Clanton graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

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.

Clanton is the son of James Clanton Jr. of Chester Street, New London, Conn., and Jamy Jennings of Smith Street, Suffolk.

He is a 2011 graduate of New London High School, Conn.

Mason C. Ferracci

Marine Corps PFC Mason C. Ferracci, a 2012 graduate of Lakeland High School, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Ferracci stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Ferracci endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Steven A. Jones

Marine Corps PFC Steven A. Jones, son of Patrice L. Jones of Suffolk and John P. Jones of Capron, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

For 13 weeks, Jones stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

One week prior to graduation, Jones endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.

Jones is a 2008 graduate of Kings Fork High School of Suffolk.

Jason M. Scott

Army Sgt. Jason M. Scott has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners.

Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia, the Arabian peninsula, the Horn of Africa, islands in the Pacific, and Europe.

Scott is a supply sergeant assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for 12 years.

He is the son of Calvin and Charlene Scott of Chestnut Street, Franklin. His wife, Johnita, is the daughter of John Collins of Portsmouth, and Paula Collins of Carolina Road, Suffolk.

The sergeant is a 2000 graduate of Franklin High School.

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