Navy


Navy Seaman Recruit Emelio O. Brown, son of Winston K. and June M. Brown of Brockton, MA, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.   During the eight-week program, Brown 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. Brown is a 2010 graduate of Brockton High School, Brockton, MA.


Navy Seaman Recruit Katelyn B. Fitzgerald, daughter of David D. and Cynthia A. Fitzgerald of Kingston, MA, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.  During the eight-week program, Fitzgerald 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.  Fitzgerald is a 2012 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA.


Navy Seaman Apprentice Francis J. Cabral, a 2012 graduate of Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, Mass., was recently promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Cabral received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. 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.


Navy Seaman Recruit Eric J. Buchanan, a 2012 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, Mass., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Buchanan 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.

Navy Seaman Recruit Jesse A. Iacozza, son of Maria J. Iacozza of Pocasset, Mass. and Anthony M. Iacozza, of Nashua, N. H., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Iacozza 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. Iacozza is a 2011 graduate of Wareham High School of Wareham, Mass.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Megan N. Callahan, daughter of Ingeborg Callahan of Carver, Mass., was recently selected as Sailor of the Week aboard the submarine tender USS Frank Cable, homeported in Agana, Guam. Callahan was chosen as the top performer from among all the Sailor's assigned to the command and was cited for outstanding professional accomplishment, proficiency, leadership, initiative and military bearing. Callahan is a 2010 graduate of Carver High School of Carver, Mass. and joined the Navy in July 2011.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeffrey L. Marshall Jr. has graduated from the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine. Marshall is the son of Allison and Jeffrey Marshall Sr. of Nelson Lane, Marstons Mills. He is a 2006 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Kingston.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Morris, a 2007 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, Mass., along with other Sailors attached to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11recently received the Rear Admiral Eugene J. Peltier Award for fiscal year 2012. Units selected for this prestigious award are recognized leaders in the Naval construction force in safety, overall performance, readiness, construction accomplishment, equipment management, logistics programs, retention and training. NMCB-11 completed an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan during 2012 in which the battalion set the stage for the surge drawdown of U.S. and coalition forces and eventual transfer of mission to the Afghan forces. NMCB-11 is a Seabee battalion specializing in contingency construction, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. The battalion is homeported in Gulfport, Miss. Morris joined the Navy in November 2007.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Alex L. Cruz, son of Maria A. and John Cruz of Brockton, Mass., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Cruz 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. Cruz is a 2008 graduate of Brockton High School of Brockton, Mass.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David M. Morris, a 2007 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, Mass., along with other Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 (NMCB 11) were recently awarded the Naval Construction Force Battle "E" award, which recognizes outstanding operational performance of its Naval Mobile Construction Battalions. While supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, NMCB 11 performed engineering operations for three supported commands operating in 77 dispersed locations throughout six regional commands. Based in Gulfport, Miss., the battalion completed more than 70 projects and 46, 000 mandays of construction, counter-insurgency operations and training support to Afghan engineer forces. NMCB 11 improved force protection, enhanced freedom of movement, and improved quality of life for U.S. and coalition forces, and set the stage for the surge drawdown of U.S. and coalition forces and the eventual transfer of the mission to the Afghan forces. Morris joined the Navy in November 2007.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy J. St. Pierre, son of Anne P. and Gerald L. St. Pierre of Berkley, Mass., received a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal recently while serving at Naval Station, Newport, R. I. St. Pierre maintained the highest levels of safety, security and readiness for Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, home to more than 50 tenant commands and activities. He streamlined NAVSTA Newport's physical security program, ensuring 100 percent accountability of surveys and a newly implemented Navy Mid-Atlantic randon antiterrorism measure database. Additionally, St. Pierre expertly managed the command's funeral honors program. St. Pierre is a 1997 graduate of Somerset High School of Somerset, Mass.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler S. Noyes has graduated from the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine. Noyes is the son of Mark and Carolyn Noyes of South Lincoln Street, Keene, N.H. His wife, Laura, is the daughter of James Sweeney of Third Avenue, Halifax, Mass., and Jane Rachel of Stafford Street, Plymouth, Mass. The sailor is a 2006 graduate of Keene High School, N.H. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Mass.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke W. O'Day has graduated from the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine. O'Day is the son of Mark and Susan O'Day of Holmes Place, Duxbury. He is a 2007 graduate of Duxbury High School.

Navy Seaman Recruit Gunther E. Errhalt, a 2012 graduate of Bridgewater Raynham High School, Bridgewater, Mass., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Errhalt 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.

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