For The Herald Bulletin
Estes ends deployment
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cody M. Estes, son of Rhonda Estes of Anderson, and Navy Seaman Apprentice Joshua M. Franke, son of Lorine M. Neely of Ingalls and Michael L. Franke of Greenfield, along with 5,500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) recently arrived in Norfolk, Va, following a seven-and-a-half-month deployment supporting operations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Seas.
USS Enterprise’s return to Norfolk will be the 25th and final homecoming in her 51 years of distinguished service. The aircraft carrier was inactivated Dec. 1, in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station.
Estes is a 2006 graduate of Southwood High School of Wabash, and joined the Navy in June 2006.
Johnson graduates basic training
Army Pvt. Horace A. Jordan 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, physical fitness, and 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.
Jordan is the son of Horace and Wanda Jordan of McCordsville. He is a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School, Fortville.
Nicholas Clapp joins Marines
Marine Corps Pfc. Nicholas A. Clapp, son of Tony and Andrea Clapp of Anderson, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.
For 13 weeks, Clapp stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.
One week prior to graduation, Clapp endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time.
Clapp is a 2012 graduate of Anderson High School, Anderson.
Davis graduates basic training
Air Force Airman 1st Class Colin S. Davis 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.
Davis is the son of Todd and Jerilyn Davis of Anderson. He is a 2010 graduate of Highland High School, Anderson.