Navy Seaman Jessica E. Jennings has completed Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes Naval Base in North Chicago.

During the eight-week program, Jennings completed training which 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. The capstone event of boot camp is "Battle Stations," which is designed to give recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet.

Jennings is the daughter of John Jennings of Palos Hills and Heidi E. Jennings of Carlsbad, Calif. She is a 2011 graduate of Carlsbad High School of Carlsbad, Calif.