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February 18, 2014 > Fremont sailor completes basic training

Fremont sailor completes basic training

Submitted By Bonnie Ellington

Navy Seaman Deja S. Bishop, daughter of Lisa P. France of Fremont, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. Bishop is a 2010 graduate of Washington High School in Fremont.

During the eight-week program, Bishop 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 ÒBattle Stations.Ó This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. ÒBattle StationsÓ 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 ÒNavyÓ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

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