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News from colleges and military
January 15, 2013
Three make EWU dean's list
Three Klickitat County students have been named to the fall 2012 quarter dean's list at Eastern Washington University.
An undergraduate student who earns 12 hours and receives a grade point average of 3.5 or better is placed on the list.
Local students on the list include: Shelby Casey of Lyle, Julie Cooper of Glenwood and Ellie McDonald of White Salmon.
Seaman finishes basic training
Navy Seaman Recruit Jorge E. Rangel, son of Anna M. and Jorge Rangel of Bingen, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Rangel completed a variety of 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.
Rangel is a 2011 graduate of Columbia High School of White Salmon.
Airman graduates basic training
Air Force Airman Jeremy S. Waters 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.
Waters is the son of Timothy Waters of Wind River Highway, Carson.
He is a 2011 graduate of Stevenson High School.