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Navy Seaman Thomas D. Patane

Navy Seaman Thomas D. Patane, son of Lauri C. Ross of Pagosa Springs, and Christopher L. Patane of Pagosa Springs, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Patane 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. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

Patane is a 2009 graduate of Pagosa Springs High School.