Hometown News: Mekahya Prince
The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education. After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.
The recruit qualifies for a $8,000 enlistment bonus.
Prince, a 2007 graduate of Stanhope Elmore High School, Millbrook, will report to Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for basic training in July 2009.
She is the daughter of Gwendolyn Prince of Ella Drive, and Curtis Prince of Foxdale Road, both of Millbrook.