International students from the Naval Command College visited Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., April 23-29, as part of the Field Studies Program.
The Field Studies Program consists of a series of visits and single-day field trips designed to give the international officer a balanced understanding of the United States and an increased awareness of the basic issues of internationally recognized human rights. The travel includes exposure to American government institutions, judicial system, human rights, political processes, civil-military relations, the role of the free press and communications media, the diversity of American society and life, the free enterprise system and our free market system across the U.S.
During this trip, they traveled to Lancaster to visit an Amish farm, Gettysburg, the Pentagon, the Capitol, Arlington Cemetery, the Chief of Naval Operations' residence for a reception, and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Photos by Professor Hayat Alvi, Lt. Col. Michelle Barrett, and MC1 Tiffini Vanderwyst