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Marine Pvt. Tony D. Burris, son of Lucille A. Burris of 2404 Williams St., High Point, has completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

During the 13-week training cycle, Burris was taught the basics of battlefield survival and was introduced to the typical daily routine that he will experience during his enlistment.He participated in an active physical conditioning program and gained proficiency in a variety of military skills including first aid, rifle marksmanship and close-order drill. Teamwork and self-discipline were emphasized throughout the training cycle.

A 1986 graduate of T.W. Andrews High School, Burris joined the Marine Corps Reserves in November 1989.

Navy Airman Apprentice Kesheia L. Steele, daughter of Annie I. Steele of Route 4, Trinity, has completed the Aviation Machinist's Mate Basic Jet Engine Course.

During the five-week course at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Air Station Memphis, Millington, Tenn., Steele received introductory instructions on the characteristics and operating principles of jet engines. Her studies included engine lubrication, ignition and fuel systems. She also studied the procedures for refueling and defueling aircraft, removing and installing aircraft engines and operating ground equipment.

She joined the Navy in September 1989. Airman Bernard Mathies has graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

During the six weeks of training the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization and customs and received special training in human relations.

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

Mathies is the son of Ola M. Ellison of 1705 E. Lexington Ave., High Point. He is a 1989 graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School.

Marine Lance Cpl. Michael T. Raybon, son of Kathleen E. and Michael T. Raybon Sr. of 211 Sandra Drive, Jamestown, has completed the School of Infantry.

During the course conducted at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, Raybon received classroom instruction and participated in field exercises involving infantry tactics, the construction and camouflage of fighting positions, and intracompany communications equipment.

A 1984 graduate of Lucy Coffin Ragsdale High School, he joined the Marine Corps in May 1989.

Sgt. Timothy R. Withers has graduated from the Air Force noncommissioned officer leadership school. He is a photographic and sensors maintenance specialist with the 3rd Component Repair Squadron in the Philippines.

Withers is the son of James A. Stewart of 223 Jay Place, High Point. The sergeant is a 1984 graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School.

Airman 1st Class Nancy K. Bell has graduated from the communications-computer systems operations specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss.

Students were taught how to operate and maintain electronic data processing equipment, including software, tape and disk management and other related tasks.

Bell is the daughter of Nancy E. Bell of 708-O Westchester Drive, High Point, and the granddaughter of Nannie L. Evrett of Route 3, Rockingham. She is a 1987 graduate of T. Wingate Andrews High School.

Pvt. Denise E. Petty has completed basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., where she received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid and Army history and traditions.

Petty's former guardians, James and Rosa Simpson, live at 1737 Stoneybrook Drive, High Point. She is a 1989 graduate of Dudley Senior High School.


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