US Navy displays Times Square dive tank during Fleet Week

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The US Navy took a dive into Fleet Week in New York City, literally.The maritime service branch set up an interactive diving experience for passersby in the heart of Times Square.The transparent tank in which divers took a dip attracted a crowd on Saturday. Kids were even encouraged to play a game of tic-tac-toe with the divers through the glass.GRAND OLE OPRY HONORS US MILITARY AT SALUTE THE TROOPS EVENT AHEAD OF MEMORIAL DAYChief Navy diver Kyle Weiss told Fox News Digital in an interview that the experience was all part of raising awareness for what the Navy does — while potentially piquing the interest of future recruits.”This is a really good event for the Navy as a whole … There’s a lot of awareness about, ‘Hey, this is what we do as service members,’” he said. “And I think it inspires a lot of people.”THIS MEMORIAL DAY, GARY SINISE SHARES ‘PERSONAL LIFE MISSION’ TO HONOR AMERICA’S MILITARYThe 16-year serviceman, a Coloradan, pointed out that since the greater public is generally unaware of what Navy divers do, Fleet Week offered an important opportunity to display some activities in a live forum.”I think that brings people together,” he said.Weiss and his team operate out of the Command Mobile Diving Salvage Unit Two, based in Little Creek, Virginia.They’re responsible for salvaging water-bound objects such as sinking ships and downed airplanes. “Anything that hits the water, we’re going to go in and help,” he said.
A mini-display of various rigs used in Navy diving is shown in Times Square, NYC, on May 28, 2022. (Angelica Stabile/Fox News Digital)
This Memorial Day, Weiss thanked our troops past and present — and emphasized his hopes of continuing to make America’s heroes proud.”We’re here, we’re proud,” he said. MEMORIAL DAY 2022: FIVE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS AMERICAN HOLIDAY”And we want to look up to the guys that [went] before us and we want to make them proud as well,” he said.Fleet Week returned to NYC for the first time since 2019. It was held virtually the last two years because of the pandemic.  Fleet Week in New York this year is being celebrated from May 25-31, 2022.  The week-long event has included public ship visitations, military demonstrations of all kinds and a mix of events old and new. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPFleet Week returned to NYC for the first time since 2019. It was held virtually in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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