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Military News of Virgin Islanders – June 2006

Editor's note: The Source newspapers publish available information about Virgin Islanders who are serving their country in the military. For earlier notices, see previous months' files in this section. Please e-mail information about yourself or any family member serving in these regards to source@viaccess.net Provide the individual's full name, age, rank, service branch or organization, home island, immediate family members in the Virgin Islands, brief description of education and training, and, if possible, a description of where the person is based or has been deployed. Please limit the information to about 200 words. We welcome photos.
Army Reserve Pvt. Kareem V. Thomas/St. Croix
June 1, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army Reserve Pvt. Kareem V. Thomas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness. He received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.
Thomas is the son of Maline Thomas of Williams Delight, Frederiksted, V.I. and brother of Jamall Thomas of N.W. 179th St., Miami Lakes, Fla.
The private is a 2005 graduate of Miami Technical High School, Miami Lakes.
Air Force Airman Oliver A. Abraham/St. Thomas
June 1, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Air Force Airman Oliver A. Abraham has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs and courtesies. He performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Abraham is the son of Mary Abraham of Estate Thomas, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Army National Guard Pvt. Edwin Velasquez
June 21, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army National Guard Pvt. Edwin Velasquez has graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md.
The course is designed to train soldiers to perform unit maintenance and recovery operations on gasoline and diesel fueled light-wheeled vehicles, including prime movers designated as five-ton or less and their associated trailers, and associated items. Soldiers are trained to perform maintenance and recovery operations on track and heavy- wheeled vehicles and material handling equipment. They are also taught how to maintain power assisted brake systems, vehicle suspension systems, wheel/hub assemblies, mechanical steering systems, hydraulic power steering systems, and crane/hoist/winch assemblies.
Velasquez is the son of Domingo Velasquez of Estate St. John, Christiansted, Virgin Islands.
He is a 1985 graduate of St. Croix Central High School, V.I.
Army National Guard Pvt. Carlyle A. Maynard
June 21, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army National Guard Pvt. Carlyle A. Maynard has graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components, which include internal combustion engines and power trains, spark- and compression-ignition engines, wheel-hub assemblies, hydraulic-power brakes, suspension and steering systems. They also learn to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and winch assembly.
Maynard is the son of Melrose and Gladys Maynard of Eliza's Retreat, Christiansted, Virgin Islands.
He is a 2002 graduate of St. Croix Central High School, Christiansted.
Army Reserve Spec. Mortley A. Jeremiah
Army Reserve Spec. Mortley A. Jeremiah was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for performing and accomplishing assigned duties in a commendable manner, and for demonstrating skill and initiative in devising and improving work methods and procedures.
The recipient's acts must have significantly affected employee's morale resulting in improved work performance and esprit de corps through their personal diligence or initiative.
The specialist earned this certificate for his work on the Coalition Forces Land Component Command's Leaders Recon Reception Team in Kuwait.
Jeremiah is a reception team escort assigned to the 458th Ordnance Company, Onalaska, Wis.
He is the son of Millicent G. Jeremiah of Levkoi Strade, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and brother of Denise C. Lambert of Sullivan Road, College Park, Ga.
In 1999, he graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School, St. Thomas and received an associate degree in 2003 from Devry University, Decatur, Ga.
Army National Guard Pvt. Clemente R. Henvillien/St. Croix
June 28, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army National Guard Pvt. Clemente R. Henvillien has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Henvillien is the son of Patricia Henvillien of Grove Place, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands.
Army National Guard Pvt. Earnilia A. Joseph/St. Croix
June 28, 2006 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Army National Guard Pvt. Earnilia A. Joseph has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She also received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
Joseph is the daughter of Prisca Charlery of Christiansted, Virgin Islands.
She is a 2005 graduate of the St. Croix Adult Educational Complex High School, Christiansted.

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