Nov. 23 Armed Service News

November 23, 2012 

Navy Seaman Apprentice Katherine L. Robbins

Navy Seaman Apprentice Katherine L. Robbins, daughter of Ilene Hobbs, of Pleasant Hill, and Jeff L. Robbins, of Kingsville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Robbins completed a variety of 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.

Robbins is a 2012 graduate of Kingsville High School, of Kingsville.

Navy Seaman Brandon L. Stiverson

Navy Seaman Brandon L. Stiverson, son of Elizabeth C. Baker, of Pleasant Hill, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Stiverson completed a variety of 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.

Stiverson is a 2008 graduate of Pleasant Hill High School, of Pleasant Hill.

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