With the Colors: Justin DeGrenier

NORTH ADAMS — Justin Thomas DeGrenier of Oswego, N.Y., graduated from U.S. Navy boot camp at the Navy's only Recruit Training Command located in Great Lakes, Ill., on Jan. 19.

DeGrenier is a 2016 graduate of Oswego High School and the son of Michelle DeGrenier and Jeff and Jessica DeGrenier; grandson to Carol DeGrenier, all of Oswego, and grandson of the late Thomas and Dolores (Shakar) Anello, and Donald DeGrenier, all previously from North Adams.

DeGrenier successfully completed eight weeks of intensive basic training where he learned many valuable skills to become a sailor; including naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, as well as shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of bootcamp is "BattleStations 21," and exercise that gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

DeGrenier is currently stationed at Joint Base-Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, where he is studying to become a corpsman at the Medical Education and Training campus.


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