2005-01-21 / Community

Reece and Giovannielli Complete Boot Camp

Navy Seaman Recruit Steven L. Reece, son of Steve E. Reece, of Far Rockaway, and Navy Seaman Apprentice Tiffany A. Giovannielli, daughter of Diane M. Giovannielli and stepdaughter of Daniel Sullivan of Rockaway Beach, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

During their eight-week program, Reece and Giovannielli 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.

Reece is a 2000 graduate of Beach Channel High School. Giovannielli is a 2004 graduate of Beach Channel High School.

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