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Crawford finishes U.S. Navy training

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 1:08 p.m. CDT

Navy Seaman Apprentice Nicholas J. Crawford, son of Susan and Thomas J. Crawford of Coal City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Crawford 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. 

Crawford is a 2004 graduate of Coal City High School of Coal City, Ill.

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