Jacob A. Hawkins has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.

The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.

Phase one involves personal in-processing, orientation, and training in the fundamentals of being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards.

During phase two, cadets train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field conditions. Cadets apply and practice teamwork and cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations. They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.

Hawkins is the son of Bud and Sherrie Hawkins of Hampstead.

Hawkins is a 2010 graduate of Pinkerton Academy.

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Machinist Mate (Nuclear) First Class Michael J. Tremonte, a 2003 graduate of Londonderry High School, has recently detached from the USS Hartford SSN-768, a submarine home-ported in Groton, Conn.

During his four-year tour on the Hartford, he conducted numerous missions as a distinguished propulsion plant operator. Of these missions, two were deployments to the Northern Atlantic's EUCOM theater, and a CENTCOM theater deployment in the Persian Gulf, during which time he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for meritorious service. MM1 Tremonte is newly assigned to the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department in San Diego, Calif.

Prior to his transfer from the Hartford, he was awarded for commendable achievement by Rear Admiral M.E. McLaughlin and authorized an early promotion, making him eligible for Chief Petty Officer this coming fall.

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Air Force Airman Sean M. Corl 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.

He is the son of Michele Corl of Londonderry and Michael Corl of Hooksett.

Corl is a 2009 graduate of Londonderry High School.

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