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MILITARY: Stenhoff completes basic training

Johnson reports for duty; Stoltz enlists

Published: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 6:57 a.m. CDT

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael C. Stenhoff, son of Lacey K. and stepson of Glenn S. Burnam of Morris., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Stenhoff 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.

Stenhoff is a 2008 graduate of Morris Community High School of Morris.

Johnson reports with Unit Four

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justus K. Johnson, son of Monica Gabehart of Morris, recently reported for duty with Assault Craft Unit Four, Virginia Beach.

Johnson is a 2005 graduate of Coal City High School of Coal City and joined the Navy in November 2005.

Stoltz enlists in National Guard

Andre Stoltz, a resident of Morris, has enlisted in the Army National Guard. He will go to basic training this summer and is preparing for the challenge.

Stoltz enlisted into the OCS program and is wanting to become an intelligence officer in the Army National Guard.

Stoltz is currently a high school history teacher at St. Bede Academy.  He enlisted to have the opportunity to serve his country as well as his community. He also is able to use 100 percent college tuition and has taken advantage of the $50,000 dollar student loan repayment program for his college loans.

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