Autumn Patton Completes Navy Basic Training

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Navy Seaman Recruit Autumn Patton, daughter of  Teresea and stepdaughter of Ivan T. Patton of  Chattanooga, completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Il.

During the eight-week program, Ms. Patton 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.

Ms. Patton is a 2014 graduate of Chattanooga School for the Arts and Science.


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