Military Notes

Lanyi completes U.S. Navy basic training

Navy Airman Recruit Adam John Lanyi, son of Rebecca S. Ashoff of Newnan and Christopher R. Lanyi of Moreland, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.

During the eight-week program, Lanyi completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is Battle Stations. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Battle Stations is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork, and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic navy skills and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Its distinctly navy flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Lanyi is a 2012 graduate of Newnan High School and is currently stationed in Pensacola, FL.

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Marines elect Epps state chaplain

In its annual conference in Macon, the Georgia Department of the Marine Corps League elected Bishop David Epps of Sharpsburg to serve a term as the chaplain for the Department of Georgia.

Epps, a Marine Corps veteran, enlisted in 1970 and served until 1973.

He is a charter member of the Sgt. Clyde Thomason MOH Detachment #1325 where he has served as Chaplain and as Junior Vice Commandant.

He is also a member of the Southern Crescent Pound 350 of the Military Order of the Devil Dogs where he has served as Junior Vice Pound Keeper and is currently Senior Vice Pound Keeper.

He holds the degree of 'Pedigreed Devil Dog.'

Epps is the founding pastor of Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church in Sharpsburg, and is the Bishop of the Diocese of the Mid-South, which includes Georgia and Tennessee.

He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry.

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