2009-11-20 / Top Stories

Ottah Completes Basic Training

Far Rockaway native, Navy Seaman Recruit Jeffery C. Ottah, son of Josephine Ottah, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illinois.

During the eight-week program, Ottah completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, wa - ter 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, teamw 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.

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