Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick C. Flavin, son of Patrick Flavin of Corpus Christi, recently reported for duty at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

Flavin joined the Navy in September 2005.

Navy Seaman Recruit Neil A. Lavigne, son of Mike Lavigne of Corpus Christi, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Lavigne completed a variety of training that 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.

Navy Reserve Seaman Victor R. Navarrete, son of Reyna Navarrete of Corpus Christi, recently reported for duty at Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi.

Navarrete is a 2006 graduate of Foy H. Moody High School. He joined the Navy Reserve in August 2008.