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Old Dominion University administrators, faculty and staff can now get an up-close look at what being in the Navy is all about. The Department of the Navy is giving civilians the opportunity to be a guest of the Navy for one to five night cruises during February and March.

The program was developed to provide a first-hand look at the shipboard living and working quarters of Navy sailors. Participants will observe the day-to-day operations that take place onboard a Navy ship, including flight exercises and sailors standing watch at night. In addition, the guests of the Navy will live in officers' quarters to get a complete understanding of life at sea.

All participants are responsible for any personal expenses that they incur during their cruise. Guests should bring money for meals and should arrange their own transportation to and from ports. Casual clothing (no skirts or delicates) and flat shoes are a must for this excursion.

Nominations should be sent in no later than three weeks prior to the cruise departure date. If you are interested in being a guest of the Navy, please contact Lt. Terry Bauer either by e-mail (tbauer@odu.edu) or call (1-800-284-5562) for more information or a nomination form.

This article was posted on: January 22, 2001

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