Nygren completes basic training

By on August 13, 2009

Navy Seaman recruit Douglas E. Nygren, a 1992 graduate of Broadview Academy, La Fox, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Nygren completed 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,” an exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet, galvanizing the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance.