Pvt. Noe Flores, fiance of Tammy Goodwin and father of Elena Flores, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Flores successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new marine recruits both physically and mentally.
Flores and his fellow recruits began their training each day at 5 a.m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Flores spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training. Flores also received instruction on Marine Corps values - honor, courage and commitment.
Flores and fellow recruits ended the training phase with the crucible, a 54-hour team effort and problem solving evaluation.
After graduation from Parris Island, he will be stationed at Camp Geiger, N.C., for four weeks of combat training.
Flores is a 2009 graduate of Dunkirk High School.