The Washington Times-Herald


SOFT - WT090713 - CraneSTEM1 - NBS

The Army and Navy located on Naval Support Activity Crane combined resources in their Science Technology Engineering and Math programs in order to sponsor four Indiana Navy Junior ROTC units participating in a week-long basic leadership training course with a STEM element July 21-25 on the base. Thirty-eight students from Anderson, Washington, Bloomfield and Pike High Schools gathered at Crane Army Ammunition Activity's Reserve compound for a week of barrack inspections; personnel inspections; orienteering (land navigation); brain brawl about flag etiquette, chain of command, military time, general orders, fire fighting training, watch standing, physical fitness competition, a STEM competition. Pictured are (from left): Tina Closser, NSWC Crane's STEM Coordinator, evaluates Navy Junior ROTC cadets during the STEM portion of the competition. From left to right are Cadet Conor Johnson of Anderson, Ind.; Cadet Josh Fiscus of Washington, Ind.; Young Marine Conor Swan of Zionsville, Ind.; and Cadet Jocelyn Gadberry of Bloomfield, Ind.