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08/21/2013 08:35AM ● Published by ACL

Navy seaman recruit Amber L. Francis, daughter of James E. Francis, Sr of Avondale, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Francis 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.

Francis is a 2013 graduate of Avon Grove High School.

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Navy seaman Recruit James A. Tatum, son of Judy A. and James A. Tatum of Oxford, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Tatum 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.

Tatum is a 2013 graduate of Oxford Area High School.

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