— Marine Corps Pvt. Cody E. King, son of Mary J. Gamage of Brunswick and Scott A. King of Madison, graduated from a 13-week recruit training session at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Marines endure the most difficult entry-level military training and are transformed from civilian to a 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, King 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.

King is a 2012 graduate of Brunswick High School.

— Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles J. Rothbacher has graduated from Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

The rigorous six-month course is used to train officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.

Rothbacher is the son of Catherine Reed of Bowdoinham and a 2009 graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham.



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