Navy Seaman Recruit Sean P. Meadows, son of Monica A. Daniel of Turners Station, Ky. and James P. Meadows, of Carrollton, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Meadows 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.

Meadows is a 2011 graduate of Carroll County High School of Carrollton, Ky.