Submarine Crew Adopts Reno Elementary School

By: Denise Wong Email
By: Denise Wong Email

Reno, NV - It's not every day a submarine crew adopts an elementary school. That's why the kids at Hunsberger Elementary in South Reno feel so lucky.

On Monday afternoon, crew members from the USS Nevada Submarine SSBN 73 visited the school. During two separate assemblies, they explained to the kids what a submarine is and what it's like to eat and sleep on one. They also showed off video of a missile launch, which led to "oohs" and "aahs" from the kids.

"It was inspiring because they actually came to our school and talked to us," says Jeffrey David Skinner, a fifth-grader at Hunsberger.

"I hope it was very informative for them to hear about what we do on board the USS Nevada and how hard we work and how well trained our sailors are," says Commander Alan Schrader, of the USS Nevada Blue Crew.

Crew members explained that adopting a school means establishing a relationship with the students there. They will email and keep in touch.

The submarine crew chose Hunsberger Elementary because they have a connection to someone who went to the school a few years ago.

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