Lyons completes basic training

Published 1:00 pm Thursday, July 21, 2011

Navy Seaman Apprentice William F. Lyons, IV, a 2002 graduate of Hillcrest High School, Evergreen, Ala., recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., and received the United Service Organization Award.

The award is presented to the recruit who best exemplifies the spirit and intent of the term “shipmate. ”

During the training cycle, recruits are taught general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy’s 85 occupational fields. Studies include seamanship, close-order drill, naval history and first aid.