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Daniels finishes basic training with U.S. Navy

Posted: November 4, 2011 10:05 a.m.
Updated: November 7, 2011 5:00 a.m.

U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Rodney M. Daniels Jr., son of Carmen M. Daniels of Elgin and Rodney M. Daniels of Owings Mills, Md., recently completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill, with honors and was promoted to his current rank.

During the eight-week program, Daniels 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.

Daniels is a 2005 graduate of Ridgeview High School in Columbia.

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