On Friday February 8th 2013, Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic Joseph Eggert completed the U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., and graduated with 1,141 other recruits.During the eight-week program, Eggert was assigned to Ship 14 Division 093, and 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.
Eggert's division was inducted into the hall of fame at RTC Great Lakes, one of 3 divisions of the graduating 14 divisions on February 8th that received this honor. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations," which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. Eggert will be attending additional "A" school training in Pensacola Florida, before he is assigned to a command.Eggert is a 2009 graduate o! f Tokay High School, and Universal Technical Institute in Sacramento California. He is the son of Patricia & Dustin Kulling of Lodi, California.