Schofield graduates from basic

Published 4:58 pm Friday, July 27, 2012

Navy Seaman Apprentice Jaron D. Schofield, son of Kathy L. and Gregory K. Schofield of Greenville, Ala., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Schofield 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. It 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.

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Schofield is the grandson of Ann Schofield also of Greenville, Ala. He is a 2006 graduate of Greenville High School.