Michael E. Collins
Navy Seaman Recruit Michael E. Collins, son of Izetta I. Grisham of Manteca, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Collins 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.
Navy Seaman Apprentice Douglas D. Messner, son of Diane Messner of Escalon and Jerry Messner, of Oakdale, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
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.
Messner is a 2007 graduate of Escalon High School of Escalon
Beau A. Comez
Navy Seaman Beau A. Gomez, son of Peggy A. Shea of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Rudy Gomez, of Manteca, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes,
Gomez is a 2011 graduate of Doherty High School of Colorado Springs, Colo.