Navy Seaman Jordana R. Goetz-Stern, daughter of Michael S. Stern and Lori Goetz-Stern of Royal Palm Beach, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Goetz-Stern 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, and is designed to galvanize warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of skills.
Goetz-Stern is a 2013 graduate of Palm Beach Central High School.