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Posted: December 29, 2012 - 9:33am

James “Jim” Brewer and Traci O’Brien-Brewer of Nikiski announce the birth of their son, James Ryan Brewer, on June 5, 2012. He weighed 8 pounds, 11.05 ounces and measured 20 1/2 inches. He joins brother Shane Timothy. His grandparents are Timothy and Roberta O’Brien, and Joan Brewer and the late Jack Brewer, all of Nikiski.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jordan Wik, son of Jason Wik, of Nikiski, was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Wik received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which 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.

Wik is a 2012 graduate of Nikiski High School.

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