* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James P. Adams, son of Lynn...

Serving our country

July 05, 1992

* Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James P. Adams, son of Lynn Clarke of Sykesville and Edgar W. Adams of Westminster, recently graduated from the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

During the yearlong course at the Naval Education and Training Center, Newport, R.I., students are prepared for entry into the U.S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Studies included English, mathematics, science and general pTC military subjects. Participation in an extensive physical fitness program is also included in the course.

The 1988 Liberty High School graduate joined the Navy in September 1989.

* Marine Pvt. Neil J. Elin recently completed the Small Arms Repair Course.

During the course at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md., students receive instruction on the operation, inspection, maintenance and repair of rifles, pistols, shotguns, submachine guns, grenade launchers, mortars and other weapons.

Studies also include preparation of weapons for shipment, storage and related safety precautions.

The son of Marilyn A. Rooze of Mount Airy, he is a 1988 graduate of Damascus High School, Montgomery County. He joined the Marine Corps in October 1988.

* Marine Pvt. Philip W. Boner, son of Robert P. and Carolyn Boner of Westminster, recently completed recruit training.

During the training cycle at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., recruits are taught the basics of battlefield survival, introduced to typical military routine and personal and professional standards.

All recruits participate in an active physical conditioning program and gain proficiency in a variety of military skills, including first aid, rifle marksmanship and close-order drill. Teamwork and self-discipline are emphasized throughout the cycle.

The 1990 graduate of Westminster High School joined the Marine Corps in January 1992.

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