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News in Brief – 8/15/10

Former Rock Hill student completes recruit training

Megan Southworth, a 2008 graduate of Rock Hill High School, recently graduated recruit training from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C. on Aug. 6. She was recently home for 10 days enjoying leave in her hometown of Ironton.

While at Parris Island Megan received instruction on Marine Corps history, weapons familiarization, martial arts, physical fitness, leadership/management skills. Megan’s next assignment is Marine combat training located in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Megan joined the Marine Corps to be a part of the world’s most elite team and to fulfill her life goals.

South Point resident completes recruit training

Navy Seaman Apprentice William D. Camp, son of William J. Camp, of South Point, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Camp received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. 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. Its distinctly “Navy” flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Camp is a 2007 graduate of Rose Hill Christian High School of Ashland, Ky.

Army Corps opens W.Va. fishing access pier

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has opened the fishing access pier and outdoor recreation areas at the Marmet Locks and Dam opened on Friday.

The pier and recreation areas are located on the bank of the Kanawha River near the mouth of Burning Springs.

Officials say the picnic and recreation areas are open during daylight hours, but fishing is permitted around the clock.