Mukwonago Navtive Completes Navy Basic Training
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February 21, 2014 (FHTNC)--Navy Seaman Apprentice Caleb R. Gerbitz, son of Joel R. and Kristine A. Gerbitz of Mukwonago, Wisc., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Gerbitz 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.
Gerbitz is a 2012 graduate of Immanuel Lutheran High School, Eau Claire, Wisc.
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