Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It does my heart good......PLEBES participate in rigorous Sea Trials Exercise

Members of the United States Naval Academy freshman class participate in rigorous Sea Trials May 17, 2011 in Annapolis, Maryland. Under strict safety supervision, about 900 freshmen, or "Plebes," faced 14 hours of 32 rigorous physical and mental challenges during the trials, a daylong, action-oriented event modeled after the Marine Corps 54-hour Crucible and the Navy's Battle Stations including the pipe patching exercise, wearing body armor, helmet and carrying a rifle through a mud-filled ditch

It does the heart of this Old First Class Petty Officer good to see the future leaders of our fine US NAVY get a little dirty out there, experiencing what it is like to be out in the "shite" like the troops do each and every day.....

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