Navy Seaman Colin F. Sullivan, son of Loree and Mark S. Sullivan of Stratham, and other sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN74) recently arrived in Singapore for a schedule port visit. This is the first port visit since entering the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) after five months of operating in and around the Arabian Gulf. Sullivan is a 2008 graduate of Exeter High School, and joined the Navy in June 2012.
Navy Seaman Recruit Sarah A. Haile, daughter of Luanne K. Shockley of Exeter, and Robert M. Haile, of Hampton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Haile is a 2010 graduate of Exeter High School.
Marine Corps Pvt. Alexander J. Stockel, son of Sandra L. and Edward H. Stockel of Raymond, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. One week prior to graduation, Stockel 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.