U.S. Navy Airman Recruit Lonnie A. Maynard recently graduated from recruit training command in Great Lakes, Ill.
Maynard’s eight-week course included training in naval history and customs, physical fitness, uniform readiness, seamanship, military drill, firearms training, first aid, firefighting, chemical/biological/ radiological warfare, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety, and successfully completing battle stations.
Maynard was chosen to be in a state flag performing division (Division 906), which is one of the basic training special divisions.
The division performs not only at their graduations, but at other recruit graduations.
Maynard was also selected to be on ship staff and was promoted to recruit chief petty officer and graduated an airman apprentice (E-2).
Maynard’s division was awarded two award flags — Battle Efficiency and Chief of Naval Operations.
Maynard is now stationed at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla. There, he will train to be an aviation electrician’s mate (AE), learning aviation electronics and wiring.
AE’s maintain the advanced wiring systems of naval aircraft such as the F/A 18 Super Hornet.
Maynard is in his permanent duty station, attached to either an aircraft carrier or a squadron, which is to be determined.
He is the son of Paul and Diane Maynard of Union City, and a 2011 graduate of Union City Area High School.