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Kirkland resident Brianne Jaeckel completes basic Navy training
Navy Seaman Brianne M. Jaeckel, daughter of Jane E. and Brian A. Jaeckel of Kirkland, recently completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill., and received the United Service Organization Award. Jaeckel is a 2006 graduate of Juanita High School.
The award is presented to the recruit who best exemplifies the spirit and intent of the term "shipmate."
During the training cycle, recruits are taught general military subjects designed to prepare them for further academic and on-the-job training in one of the Navy's 85 occupational fields. Studies include seamanship, close-order drill, naval history and first aid.