Cmdr. Keith Marinics (left), commanding officer, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Basic Training Command, and Capt. Bart Randall, commodore, NSW Center, present Andi Valaitis, from Willoughby, Ohio, an “Honorary Frogman” certificate, after living her dream of training with the men and women of NSW. Components of NSW Command teamed with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to allow Valaitis to experience what it is like to participate in SEAL training and Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman operations. NSW Command is the maritime component of U.S. Special Operations Command, and its mission is to provide maritime special operations forces to conduct full-spectrum operations, unilaterally or with partners, to support national objectives.
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