Navy: Civilian to Sailor

Navy: Civilian to Sailor

by Meish Goldish
     
 

Aboard a ship, a team of recruits heard a loud explosion followed by gunfire. One recruit fell to the floor, wounded. His teammates quickly put him on a stretcher. Then, in the darkness, they maneuvered the stretcher through narrow passageways and around fallen objects. After much effort, they finally found a safe location.

Luckily, this wasn't a real enemy

Overview

Aboard a ship, a team of recruits heard a loud explosion followed by gunfire. One recruit fell to the floor, wounded. His teammates quickly put him on a stretcher. Then, in the darkness, they maneuvered the stretcher through narrow passageways and around fallen objects. After much effort, they finally found a safe location.

Luckily, this wasn't a real enemy attack. It was a navy training exercise. Look inside to learn more about what it takes for civilians to become sailors in the U.S. Navy.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
Remember Pearl Harbor? Naval recruits certainly do. Part of their basic training test, an exercise called Shaft Alley Rescue, involves a simulation of a rescue from one of the sinking navy ships during the attack by the Japanese in 1941. This book, part of a well-written five-book series titled, "Becoming a Soldier," focuses on what it takes for a civilian to become a U.S. Navy sailor. Telling the story of recruit Adam Wolfe, readers of this third-grade level book will discover what basic training is like at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Illinois. Joining eighty of their colleagues in groups called divisions, new recruits spend nine weeks building up their physical strength and flexibility both in the water and out. They also learn survival skills, gun training and how to battle ship-based fires. After passing a swimming and physical fitness test, basic training culminates in a twelve-hour nighttime event called Battle Stations. Using real-life scenarios like the Pearl Harbor rescue previously mentioned, recruits need to successfully navigate a series of emergency situations. Those that pass receive further training in jobs ranging from computer operator to cook. Large, full-color photographs taken by U.S. Navy photographers enhance a controlled text featuring 85 words per two-page spread. Educators will appreciate the addition of an index, bibliography, glossary and table of contents while the inclusion of consultant Fred Pushies, a U.S. SOF (Special Operations Force) Advisor, lends authenticity to the content. Readers looking for an example of unique community helpers, and students with an interest in military careers and/or with parents in the military will be drawn to the narrative text and excellent photographs that describe a world not entirely unknown to them. Reviewer: Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936088140
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Becoming a Soldier Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
1,293,013
Product dimensions:
8.24(w) x 10.38(h) x 0.28(d)
Lexile:
1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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