In the military
December 20, 2011 · Updated 3:01 PM
United States Marine Corps Private DAVID S. MOTT completed his three month boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Dec. 9. Mott is a Coupeville High School graduate and was a Central Whidbey volunteer firefighter and EMT for three years
He is the son of John and Hilde Mott of Greenbank and the grandson of Larry Schneider of Freeland.
Mott is at home for a short leave before he returns to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for one month of Marine combat training. This will be followed by about 16 months of language/linguist training at the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., where Mott will undergo intensive instruction in Arabic.
Following his language training at the DLI, Mott will attend the Cryptologic Linguist Course at Goodfellow AFB, Texas for six months of signals and electronic warfare training.
After completing more than two years of training, Mott will most likely be assigned to a Marine Corps Radio Battalion.
Navy Seaman Apprentice FAITH N. AMUNDSON, daughter of Trina C. Trimmer of Oak Harbor, and David B. Amundson, of Littleton, Colo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Amundson is a 2011 graduate of Mount Vernon High School.
Air Force Airman JUSTIN M. BAXLEY 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.
Baxley is the son of David Baxley of Diane Avenue of Oak Harbor. He is a 2009 graduate of Coupeville High School.
Navy Seaman Apprentice KYLE L. KISSINGER, son of Stacey A. Young of Oak Harbor and Todd L. Kissinger, of Rossburg, Ohio, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Kissinger is a 2011 graduate of Ansonia High School of Ansonia, Ohio.