Navy instructor saves new recruit from an exploding grenade

Basic training’s a blast! Navy instructor saves new recruit from an exploding grenade after he fails to throw it far enough

  • A trainee from China’s Naval Aviation University was saved within 0.01 seconds
  • He did not throw the grenade far enough during a grenade-throwing exercise 
  • The trainee’s instructor pulled him away and rolled them both into a foxhole 

A naval instructor saved a trainee soldier after he accidentally threw a grenade too close to the group. 

A team of trainee soldiers from China’s Naval Aviation University were being trained on how to throw grenades when one of them threw a grenade into a bunker by mistake. 

The team’s instructor instinctively reacted and saved the trainee by dragging him into a foxhole, holes that troops use to shelter from explosions, within 0.01 seconds. 

After the trainee soldier fails to throw the grenade far enough (grenade circled in red) the instructor drags the soldier away 

The instructor pulls the trainee onto the ground and rolls him into a foxhole seconds before the grenade explodes

The Chinese navy published the footage showing the soldier throwing the grenade towards a training wall. 

But the grenade tumbles down the wall on the same side as the trainees and into a bunker only a few metres away from them.  

The instructor reacts instantly and grabs the trainee’s arms to pull him away from the explosion. 

After they run a few steps away from the bunker the instructor pulls the trainee onto the ground and rolls them both into a foxhole.

The grenade explodes within seconds of them reaching safety. 

The grenade explodes (pictured) when the solider and his instructor are safely in the foxhole

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Ousted Navy captain Brett Crozier tests positive for COVID-19 after being fired for raising coronavirus alarm – The Sun

OUSTED Navy captain Brett Crozier has tested positive for COVID-19 just days after being fired for sounding the coronavirus alarm about an outbreak on the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

His diagnosis comes from two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s, the NY Times reported Sunday.

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Ousted Navy captain Brett Crozier, who raised coronavirus alarm, gets dramatic send-off

A massive crowd of sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt threw coronavirus-related caution to the wind to send off their captain — standing by their former commander after he was abruptly relieved of his duties.

Capt. Brett Crozier — the ship captain who was reassigned because the Navy said he broke protocol by alerting higher-ups about a coronavirus outbreak on his vessel — received a prideful, raucous farewell Friday morning, footage of his exit posted on social media shows.

Hundreds of service members ignored social distancing protocol and packed the hangar deck of the Roosevelt to pay tribute to their erstwhile leader, a day after he was ousted by top Navy brass.

The decision clearly wasn’t water under the bridge for the large crowd of sailors, as they signaled their opposition to Crozier’s superiors who made the decision to send him packing to dry land.

“Captain Crozier!” the crew shouted to rhythmic clapping, one video shows.

“That’s how you send off one of the greatest captains you ever had!” a man can be heard in another video proudly proclaiming. “The GOAT! The man for the people!”

The dramatic farewell to the commander comes after Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced Thursday that Crozier would be relieved of command, though he will remain in the Navy.

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