2013-01-17 / Lifestyles
Syers wraps up basic training for U.S. Navy
GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Navy Seaman Apprentice Jacob T. Syers, son of Michelle J. Syers and Charles T. Syers, both of Manistique, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Syers completed a variety of training, including 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.
Syers is a 2012 graduate of Manistique Middle/High School.