Local graduates U.S. Marine Corps boot camp
Pvt. Brady Pittman, 19, formerly of New Ipswich, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on April 25, 2014. Pittman successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD Parris Island as one of 52 recruits in Training Platoon 3026. While in recruit training, Pittman spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Pittman also received instructions on the Marine Corps’ core values: Honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct. =Pittman and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the Crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem solving evolution. Following 10 days home on leave he will report to Camp LeJeune for one month at Military Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty School. Pittman is a 2013 graduate of Mascenic Regional High School.