Davis complete Navy basic training in Illinois

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 21, 2009

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Zarkey L. Davis, son of Litha R. and Volley Davis of Fayette, Miss., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Davis 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.

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Davis is a 2003 graduate of Natchez High School.