Navy Seaman Recruit William H. Spaulding, son of Penny J. Barnes of Buckfield and William H. Spaulding of Brooks, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Spaulding 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.

Spaulding is a 2004 graduate of Mount View High School of Thorndike.

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