Week four consists of “hands-on” and classroom training. Recruits learn laws of armed conflict, money management, basic seamanship, shipboard communication, naval policies, and Navy ship and aircraft identification. Recruits begin to learn what is expected as a member of the armed services.
Term of the Day: “Field Day”
Rank of the Day: Petty Officer Third Class
Recruits receive formal classroom training and computer based training in topics such as antiterrorism force protection, Navy history, equal opportunity, and U.S. Navy ships and aircraft.
One of the most physically challenging and motivating events in the training calendar is basic seamanship. Recruits start with the basics of line handling and shipboard watch standing.
Physical training is both rigorous and demanding. Training alternates between strength and cardiovascular exercises to build endurance.