Jonathan Brennan

Navy Seaman Jonathan R. Brennan recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Brennan 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.

Brennan is a 2007 graduate of Salem High School. He is also a 2010 graduate of Chattahoochee Technical College of Marietta, where he received an associate degree. He is son of John P. Brennan of Kennesaw and Kim T. Williams of Covington. He is grandson of Annette Wood of Conyers.

Nigel Henderson

Navy Seaman Recruit Nigel D. Henderson recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Henderson 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.

Henderson is a 2008 graduate of Heritage High School. He is the son of Lorenzo J. Henderson of Covington and Angela R. Smalls of Lithonia.

Blake Stewart

Air Force Airman Blake J. Stewart graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Stewart is the son of Katrina Stewart of Covington. He is a 2013 graduate of Alcovy High School.