Navy Seaman William W. O'Brien recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, O'Brien 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. Physical fitness also was emphasized.
O'Brien is the son of Joan and William D. O'Brien of Ridgeland.
He is a 2012 graduate of Valle Verde Early College High School of El Paso, Texas.