Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced last week that students in the First Congressional District of Georgia, including one student in Long County and one on Fort Stewart, have received nominations to United States Service Academies. The students were interviewed for consideration into the class of 2016 by Kingston and the Military Academy Board. Interviews were conducted at Bethesda Home for Boys in Savannah.
Hunter Gillon of Fort Stewart, a senior at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, received a Principal Congressional Nomination to the Air Force Academy. Hunter is the son of Amy and Gary Gillon Jr. of Fort Stewart. He said he was inspired by his father’s service to the nation in the U.S. Army.
Lee Bailey of Ludowici, a senior at Wayne County High School, received a Congressional Nomination to the Naval Academy. Lee is the son of Deloris and Jack Bailey. He said he was inspired by his uncle, who is serving in the United States Coast Guard.
“I commend these students for not only their nomination but also for the hard work and dedication that they have expressed towards their country,” Kingston said. “I am confident that the leadership skills and education that you receive will prepare you for all future endeavors.”
Watson completes Navy basic training
Navy Seaman Apprentice Kayleen N. Watson recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Watson is the daughter of Connie Lynn L. and Kenneth J. Watson of Hinesville. She is a 2009 graduate of Liberty County High School.
Thornton graduates from basic
Navy Seaman Jazzmin V. Thornton recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. She is the daughter of Melvine F. Thornton of Hinesville and David S. Thornton of
Savannah. Thornton is a 2011 graduate of Bradwell Institute.