Hometown News: Terence Pitts
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.
Pitts, a 2000 graduate of a high school program at New Haven Adult Education Center, Bridgeport, Conn., will report to Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., for basic training in September 2009.
He is the son of Lisa Pitts of Ellsworth Ave., New Haven, and Calvin Pitts of Copeland Road, Wetumpka.