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Austin M. Scott

Navy Fireman Austin M. Scott, son of Greg Scott of Charleston and Elain Steele of Lenoir City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Scott 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.

Scott is a 2013 graduate of Walker Valley High School.

Kaleb Z. Keefer

Navy Seaman Kaleb Z. Keefer, son of Kevin W. Keefer of Cleveland, Tenn., and Aileen M. Poteet of Charleston, Tenn., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Keefer completed a variety of training, including 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.

Keefer is a 2012 graduate of Walker Valley High School.

Lance M. Doss

Air Force Airman Lance M. Doss graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Doss is the son of Mimi Gokey of Jacobstown, N.J. and Mike Doss of Birchwood.

He is a 2012 graduate of Northern Burlington Regional High School, Columbus, N.J.