During the program, Hopper was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities.
The summer seminar program was designed by the U.S. Naval Academy's office of admissions to give students a taste of the challenges and benefits of a Naval Academy education.
Hopper is attending Trinity Christian Academy.
Lt. John R. Reinertson, son of Karen Snead-White of Sheffield, Ala., and Russell H. Reinertson of Harrodsburg, and his shipmates returned from a three-month summer under way period while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
Reinertson and more than 5,300 of his shipmates participated in exercises Talisman Saber 2005, the third annual Orange Crush and Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005.
Talisman Saber 2005 gave the USS Kitty Hawk the chance to train with Australian military forces, Orange Crush focused on integrating different parts of the strike group together, and JASEX tested the groups ability to operate with different parts of the U.S. Armed Forces.
USS Kitty Hawk is the first of the "supercarriers, " commissioned April 29, 1961. Carriers such as USS Kitty Hawk are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in time of crisis. The ship serves as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and is equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
Reinertson is a 1989 graduate of Mosinee High School of Mosinee, Wis., and joined the Navy in April 1990. He is a graduate of State University of New York, Albany, Albany, N.Y. with a bachelor's degree and a graduate of Naval War College, Newport, R.I., with a master's degree.
Airman Apprentice Benjamin N. Gallaher, son of Debi S. Gallaher of Somerset and Nick C. Gallaher of Waynesburg, departed on a scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Prior to deploying, Gallaher and more than 7,500 of his shipmates of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group successfully completed a Composite Training Unit Exercise and a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). The JTFEX is the final step in preparing the strike group for deployment, and is designed to test its ability to operate in a complex, hostile environment with other U.S. and coalition forces.
Carriers such as Theodore Roosevelt are deployed throughout the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
Gallaher joined the Navy in July 2004.
Pfc. Michael T. Wethington has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the eight weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, rifle marksmanship, weapons, map reading, tactics, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions, and special training in human relations.
Wethington is the son of David L. and Pam S. Wethington of Liberty. He is a 2000 graduate of Casey County High School, and received an associate degree in 2002 from St. Catharine College.