Navy Seaman Recruit Claudia L. Rossen, daughter of Dale L. Rossen and Greer E. Thompson of Independence, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Rossen 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", which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Rossen is a 2013 graduate of William Chrisman High School.

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