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Sailors of USS Hawkbill graduate from Basic Enlisted Sub School

Groton — Eighty-five sailors of “Class 13420,” USS Hawkbill (SSN-666), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Friday, Sept. 20.

Seaman Apprentice Jhent Weppler, the class honorman, was meritoriously advanced. Fireman Recruit Levi Shrader received the Submarine Heritage Award and Fireman John Prichard received the Navy Core Values Award.

Seaman Kahlil Smith, Seaman Recruit Jorge Vasquez, Machinist’s Mate Third Class Brian McKinley, Yeoman Third Class Brian Bathurst, Seaman Recruit Alexander Betley, Seaman Apprentice Cody West, Seaman Apprentice Josue Carias, Aviation Structural Mechanic Third Class Patrick Ayers, Fireman Apprentice Joshua Pforr, Seaman Oscar Quintanilla, Seaman Apprentice Justin Magnini, Electronics Technician Second Class Jared Duran and Aviation Electrician’s Mate Second Class Dustin Hill were named graduates with distinction.

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