Navy Seaman Recruit Benjamin M. Pike, son of Mona J. Smith of Eustis and Mark A. Pike of Bridgton, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Pike 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.

Pike is a 2003 graduate of Poland Regional High School.


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