Airman Noah Ballard of Pelican Rapids graduated from United States Navy Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, North Chicago, Illinois. 

He is a 2020 graduate of Pelican Rapids. 

During the eight week intensive recruit training program, Airman Ballard completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival, also shipboard and air craft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.  

After completing “A” school in Pensacola, Florida for ABE (Aviation Boatswain’s Mates), he has been assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the fourth Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier.