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Gainesville, West Hall grads complete training in Illinois
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2003 Gainesville High School graduate Korvin L. Mitchell and 2011 West Hall High School graduate Timothy Ansel finished their U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Mitchell graduated from training June 10 while Ansel finished his May 29 in Great Lakes.

During the eight-week program, both men completed a variety of training, including 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 is “Battle Stations.” The exercise is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic skills.

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