A news report about the USS Iowa gun turret explosion in 1989.
Beyond the Call - Lt Nehkonti Adams
LT Nehkonti Adams, a daughter of Liberian immigrants, joined the Navy in 1994. A native of Burnsville, MN, she began her career as a deck seaman, but made education a priority. Now a physician and Infectious Diseases Fellow, Adams organized three mission trips to the Dominica Orphanage in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She has also served as an educator in Tar Wars, a non-smoking program that educates middle school students, and headed community fundraising for the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team.