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Military Notes

October 15, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Karl T. Kile

Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Karl T. Kile has retired from the U.S. Air Force.

In his last assignment, Kile served as the first sergeant assigned to the 314th Training Squadron at Presi-dio of Monterey, Calif. The senior master sergeant served in the military for 20 years.

He is the son of Karl T. Kile Sr. of Sylvania, Ga., and Deborah L. Kile of Metter, Ga.

His wife, Kari A. Kile is the daughter of Jahn A. Knutsen of Lehigh Acres and Janet Listak of Social Circle, Ga.

Kile graduated in 1992 from Bryan County High School, Pembroke, Ga., and received a bachelor's degree in 2001 from Troy University, Montgomery, Ala. He also earned a master's degree in 2010 from the University of Maryland, Adelphi.

Air Force Airman Paige A. Taves

Air Force Airman Paige A. Taves 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.

Taves is the daughter of Laura and Scott Barratt of Port Charlotte.

She is a 2011 graduate of Lemon Bay High School, Englewood.

Marine Corps Pvt. James R. Welsch

Marine Corps Pvt. James R. Welsch, son of Kim A. Wise of Cape Coral and Gary J. Welsch, of Scarborough, Maine, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

For 13 weeks, Welsch 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, Welsch 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.

Welsch is a 2007 graduate of Scarborough High School of Scarborough, Maine.

Army Pfc. Andrew E. Choken

Army Pfc. Andrew E. Choken has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Choken is the son of David Choken of Punta Gorda.

He is a 2007 graduate of Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda.

Army National Guard Spec. William C. Terza II

Army National Guard Spec. William C. Terza II 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.

Terza is the son of Patrick Terza of Port Charlotte, and brother of Daniel Terza of St. Augustine.

He is a 2001 graduate of Port Charlotte High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2005 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach.

Army Pfc. Jacob J. Walker

Army Pfc. Jacob J. Walker 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.

Walker is the son of Annette Walker of Port Charlotte.

He is a 2005 graduate of Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda.

 
 

 

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