In the service
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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesse M. Watts has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains 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.

Watts is the son of Angela Rogers of Foxley Road, Anniston, and Steve Watts of Clara Day Drive, Alexandria.

He is a 2008 graduate of Jacksonville Christian Academy.

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Army National Guard Pvt. Brad Ragland 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.

Ragland is the son of Vanetta Ragland of Greenleaf Street Southwest, Jacksonville.
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