PUBLISHED: 3:03 PM on Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Stark completes basic training
Navy Seaman Recruit Joshua J. Stark, son of Henriatha L. Jenkins of Juneau and Joseph B. Stark of Bryan, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Stark 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 and the

core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ''Navy''

flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Stark is a 2004 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School of Juneau.