Jeffers completes recruit training 2012.11.14

Marine Corps Pvt. Simon J. Jeffers, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. 

The 13-week recruit training included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Jeffers endured The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits' minds and bodies, and upon completion, was presented the Marine Corps emblem. 

Jeffers, the son of Ken and Melanie Jeffers, is a 2012 Morenci Area High School graduate.