Midshipmen Train aboard USS Antietam

first_img Midshipmen Train aboard USS Antietam Back to overview,Home naval-today Midshipmen Train aboard USS Antietam During June, five midshipmen – four from the U.S. Naval Academy and one from Georgia Tech – got a taste of what life is like as a part of FDNF. The midshipmen boarded USS Antietam (CG 54) in Yokosuka, Japan and sailed with the ship for two weeks while on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Authorities View post tag: americas View post tag: train June 25, 2014 View post tag: Midshipmencenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval The visit was part of the midshipmen’s summer cruise training program, which is designed to enhance their professional development.“The purpose of these visits is to introduce midshipmen to the tasks at hand and the daily routine of life at sea,” said Ensign Oheneba Duodu, Antietam’s midshipmen training officer. “This summer cruise serves a larger purpose of enabling midshipmen to make informed career decisions about their future naval careers.”Antietam is on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the 7th Fleet area of operations supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Press Release, June 25, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: USS Antietam Share this articlelast_img read more

Shkudun and Knutson dominate doubles but let down in singles as SU falls to Brown, 6-1

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Gabriela Knutson and Anna Shkudun’s smiles turned to scowls. High-fives turned to frustrated leg slaps and artful winners turned to errant shots.The day had started so well. Knutson battled a cold while playing doubles with Shkudun for the first time and the pairing dominated Mariska Chamdani and Maddie Stearns, Brown’s No. 2 doubles team, for a 6-1 win.“We’re very intimidating to the other players,” Knutson said. “They were just scared of us.”But the smiles quickly faded as both Knutson and Shkudun laid eggs in their respective singles matches. The lackluster performance from Syracuse’s No. 1 and No. 2 singles players cost the Orange (2-5, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) as it fell to Brown (4-1) on Sunday, 6-1.“It didn’t go our way this time,” SU head coach Younes Limam said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe afternoon began with promise even as Knutson coughed, sneezed and blew her nose throughout her singles match against Alyza Benotto, Brown’s No. 2. She quickly mounted a 1-0 lead that didn’t last.As Benotto began a long run with three straight game wins, Knutson pushed shots long and struggled on her first serves. Benotto capitalized. SU’s No. 2 player attributed the unforced errors to nervousness and lack of confidence. Every time Knutson sent a shot wide or too deep, or misplaced a drop shot into the net, the Czech native slapped her left thigh with the palm of her hand or the side of her racket.After losing a close game to go to break in the first set, Knutson sat on the bench as her legs bobbed up and down with a half-eaten banana clutched in her left hand. Associate head coach Shelley George leaned in to speak to the sophomore. Knutson’s eyes remained coldly straight ahead.“It’s frustrating,” Knutson said. “I just couldn’t get out of that rut.”Knutson lost the first set, 6-3, battled to win the second, 6-2, and the match went to tiebreak. By that point, Shkudun had lost her own match.In her first singles match of the year, Shkudun almost handled Dayna Lord’s rocket returns, but not quite. The Brown senior pounded missile after missile from the back line and she beat Shkudun so thoroughly that SU’s No. 1 player acknowledged each of her opponent’s winners with a polite clap.Shkudun captured only a few points and failed to win a game in the second set. The match ended mercifully: 7-5, 6-0. As Shkudun scowled off the court, Knutson battled on in her tiebreak.She took an early 5-3 lead, halfway to the 10 points needed to win. But then Benotto rattled off four straight points. 7-5. When Knutson left a drop shot short in the net, Benotto celebrated her win (6-3, 2-6, 10-5).Knutson looked at the ground and cocked her racket back, ready to smash it to pieces. She thought better of it, and released her frustration by thwacking her shoe.“I wanna win for the fans,” Knutson said, “for my team, and mostly for myself.“No one likes to lose.” Comments Published on February 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Wellington students show support for those grieving the death of a Derby teen

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes all you can do is show your support.Several Wellington students as well as students across Sumner County showed their support by wearing purple for Braxton Kooser, 14, a freshman at Derby High School, who was killed in a traffic accident last Saturday, which injured three of his friends.Six Wellington students show their support for the grieving students of Derby by wearing purple at school.Kooser was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from a 2005 Dodge Durango which rolled multiple times near 87th and Webb Road, according to a spokesperson for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department the Derby Weekly Informer reported. Deputies responded to the accident following a 12:14 a.m. cell phone report.The SUV was driven by Caleb Sheldon, 14, of Derby. As it traveled at a high rate of speed westbound on 87th, just west of Webb, Sheldon lost control of the vehicle and it went off the north side of the roadway and rolled. Kooser was found in tall grass near the area of the accident. He died at the scene.The three others in the vehicle were transported by Sedgwick County EMS to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Sheldon was released from the hospital on Sunday and Alex Helt, 15, of Derby, was treated and released on Saturday morning.Kaleb Kelley, 15, of Derby, was critically injured and sustained a skull fracture and shoulder injuries. Kelley was released from the hospital Monday, after making rapid recovery Sunday and Monday, according to his mother, Amy Kelley. The shoulder injury is believed to be soft tissue damage from his seat belt, she said, and his head injury is now stable.A sheriff’s spokesperson said the teens had taken another friend home and were headed back to Derby. No evidence of alcohol was found at the scene, he said.“Speed appears to be the full factor,” he said.No citations or charges have been issued in connection with the accident. It remains under investigation and will be turned over to the district attorney for review, if the investigation  findings warrant it, the spokesperson said.Kooser’s funeral has been set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the First Christian Church Powerhouse in Derby. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Cheap Funerals · 301 weeks ago Hire a reputable company that offers fixed price funerals which helps the common people to get over with the sorrowful situation. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more