Navy Seaman Recruit Kendall C. Strohl, grandson of Larry D. Strohl of Madison, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Strohl 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". The exercise as a practical application of basic Navy skills. It was designed to take into account what it means to be a sailor.

Strohl is a 2011 graduate of Unity High School of Tolono, Ill.