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Military News of Virgin Islanders – October 2008

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 visource@gmail.com. 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.
Air Force Airman Shanna C. Espinosa/St. Croix
Oct. 1, 2008 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Air Force Airman Shanna C. Espinosa 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; 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 in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Wilma Espinosa of Smithfield, Frederiksted, Virgin Islands.
Espinosa is a 2007 graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex, V.I.
Navy Seaman Kamale Mabue/St. Croix
Oct. 13, 2008 (Fleet Hometown News Center) – Navy Seaman Kamale Mabue, Virgin Islands, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, the seaman 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.
He is the son of Sharon L. Piper of Christiansted, St. Croix.
Mabue is a 2008 graduate of St. Croix Central High School, V. I.
Air Force Airman Eric D. Emmanuel/St. Croix
Oct. 23, 2008 (Army & Air Force Hometown News) – Air Force Airman Eric D. Emmanuel 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 in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the brother of Patricia Emmanuel of Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Emmanuel is a 2008 graduate of St. Croix Educational Complex High School, Frederiksted.

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