HeartSafe Heros USS Edson To honor those who have bravely served our country, and preserve and celebrate its rich history, Training For Life donated an AED unit to the USS Edson in June of 2018. Named for Major General, Merritt Auston Edson of the United States Marines, this unmodified Forrest – Sherman destroyer proudly gave 30 years of service to the US Navy. She was commissioned for service in November of 1958 and served actively in the Western Pacific and Far east. Nicknamed “The Destroyer” the USS Edson saw gunline duty from 1964 – 1977 during the Vietnam war, taking five trips into action as a Top Gun in the US Pacific fleet, post WWII. After serving in Vietnam, the USS Edson was used for training purposes from 1977 until her retirement on December 15, 1988. As of 1990 this Forrest – Sherman class destroyer was officially deemed a Historical Landmark and put on the National Register of Historic Places. On May 7, 2013 the USS Edson was brought to Bay City, Michigan and is still preserved at the Saginaw Valley naval ship museum where she shall remain. USS Intrepid Training For Life donated five Automated External Defibrillators in July of 2008 to the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space museum. The USS Intrepid is an important part of America’s history at sea, in the air and in space. The Intrepid’s role in this history spans two major wars, the space program, and rescue and recovery efforts in the days following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Her stories are ultimately stories of technological innovation and human achievement under extraordinary circumstances. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors. The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City. In 1943, Intrepid was commissioned and served proudly in World War II. She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. Today she continues her service as a premiere educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform. The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth. This mission is realized through the Museum’s preservation, collection, exhibitions, interpretations of individual contributions, and exceptional education programs particularly as pertaining to the service era of Intrepid from World War II through the present. The Museum seeks to provide a powerful visitor experience fed by a dynamic, innovative and moving environment for learning and enjoyment.