Navy Seaman Recruit Dvante K. Thomas, son of Tiffany A. Thomas of New Orleans, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois.

The eight-week program 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.

Thomas is a 2013 graduate of L.W. Higgins High School in Marrero.