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Bourque, Fender graduate from USMC basic training
U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Joseph C. Bourque IV, son of Sandra L. Townsend of Kingsport, Tenn., and Joseph C. Bourque III of La Plata, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S. C.
Bourque is a 2011 graduate of Sullivan Central High School of Kingsport.
Marine Corps Pvt. Jason A. Fender, son of Jeanette McIntosh and Deven McIntosh, both of Accokeek, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island.
Fender is a 2011 graduate of Croom Vocational High School in Cheltenham.
DeBolt completes basic training at West Point
Cadet Matthew DeBolt, son of Christopher and Joyce DeBolt of Waldorf, completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
DeBolt entered West Point on July 2 and has completed six weeks of basic training. Also referred to as "beast barracks," training is one of the most challenging events cadets will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy, according to a news release.
The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets.
Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.
DeBolt began classes Aug. 20.
The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a bachelor of science degree.
DeBolt graduated from Bishop McNamara High School where he was a Moreau Scholar and a three-sport athlete. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2016 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.
Proctor completes Marine course
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Brandon R. Proctor, a 2009 graduate of Gwynn Park High School, recently graduated from the Marine Aviation Operations Specialist Course and was promoted to his current rank.
Proctor joined the Marine Corps in January 2012.