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Flowery Branch man finishes nuclear school

POSTED: May 25, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kyle A. Smith has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Enlisted Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

Smith, who has served for one year in the military, is the son of Scott Smith of Flowery Branch and brother of Megan Smith of Statesboro. He is a 2009 Flowery Branch High School graduate.

Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as an electronics technician, machinist’s mate or electrician’s mate aboard a nuclear-powered submarine or surface warfare ship.

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