Daughter of SG family complete U.S. Navy basic training

By on December 22, 2011

North Chicago, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Tahara Williams, daughter of Donna and Harvey Williams of Sugar Grove, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Williams completed a variety of training that 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,” an exercise that 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.

Williams is a 2010 graduate of Utah State University and a 2006 graduate of Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati.