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Flanagan completes basic

August 24, 2009
The Inter-Mountain

Cadet Kevin Flanagan, grandson of Mary Virginia Flanagan of Davis and the son of Les and Kathy Flanagan of Charlotte, N.C., completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy. Les Flanagan is a 1979 graduate of Tucker County High School.

The cadet entered West Point June 29 and has successfully completed seven weeks of CBT. Also referred to as "Beast Barracks," CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter during their four years at the academy.

The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a high sense of duty to prepare them for entry into the Corps of Cadets. Areas of summer instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

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Flanagan began classes on Aug. 17. The West Point curriculum offers 45 majors balancing physical sciences and engineering with humanities and social sciences leading to a bachelor of science degree.

Flanagan graduated from Olympic High School in Charlotte where he played offensive line for the Trojans. He has joined the Army Black Knights as an offensive lineman. He plans to graduate from West Point in 2013 and be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

 
 

 

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