Military achievements: Silver State grad completes basic training

Danielle Belanger

Danielle Belanger

Air Force Airman Danielle J. Belanger, a 2013 graduate of Silver State High School, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Belanger 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.

Belanger is the daughter of Michael and Shelli Belanger, the sister of Emilie Labadie and Tyler and Bryce Belanger, and the niece of Jaqueline and Keith Harmer, all of Carson City.

Minden man graduates Navy training

Navy Seaman Recruit Bryan T. Vazquez, son of Timothy M. and Lorraine Vazquez of Minden, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Vazquez completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, 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,” an exercise that focuses on 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.

Vazquez is a 2008 graduate of Mustang Academy.


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