San Diego Students Spend the Day with Navy SEALs


Story Number: NNS130513-27Release Date: 5/13/2013 9:59:00 PM
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By Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Michael Russell, Naval Special Warfare Center Public Affairs

CORONADO, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWCEN) hosted students from the San Diego School Safety Patrol (SDSSP) and officers from the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) during a day with Navy Sea Air and Land (SEAL)s, May 11.

SDPD Juvenile Services, Southeastern Division teamed up with the Naval Special Warfare Center to provide the once in a lifetime opportunity for more than 177 School Safety Patrol students from the San Diego Unified School District.

The day began with a Navy SEAL video and motivational speech to give the students a basic understanding of Naval Special Warfare. Fifteen SEAL instructors and staff members then led the students and officers through the obstacle course where students climbed ropes, balanced logs and maneuvered under barbwire on the Basic Underwater Demolitions SEAL (BUD/s) compound.

"Our strong partnership with San Diego Police Officers brings this event together," said Capt. Bill Wilson, commanding officer of the Naval Special Warfare Center. "Most of the children have never spent a day at the beach, and they live within 10 miles of the ocean. It's a fun day for both the kids and our instructors."

After a face-painting session, the students played a game of tug-o-war on the beach and saw a static display of assorted weapons and armored vehicles.

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