Navy Seaman Recruit Kenneth G. Brown, son of Beth A. Wertz of Sycamore and Bobby G. Brown, of McCutchenville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Brown 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." This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.
Brown is a 2007 graduate of Mohawk High School.