Navy Seaman Apprentice Heather L. Conrad, daughter
of Kimberly S. and Mike S. Conrad of Cadiz, Ohio, recently completed U.S.
Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to her current rank at
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Conrad 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 in today's
Conrad is a 2007 graduate of Harrison Central High School of Cadiz,