Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jason S. Winans participated in a commemoration of the end of World War II as part of New York City's Fleet Week celebration aboard the aircraft carrier USS America.
Six Navy ships, five Coast Guard vessels and Navy ships from Canada, Denmark and Italy took part in the eighth annual event. The ships paraded by the Statue of Liberty, then docked in New York City to allow visitors to tour them.
USS America then participated in a Composite Training Unit Exercise in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea with 17 other U.S. ships and a Dutch ship.
Petty Officer Winans is a 1989 graduate of South Carroll High School. He joined the Navy in July 1989.
* Berrett: Winfield, Sykesville and Lisbon of Howard County responded for a kitchen fire in the 6200 block of Old Washington Road at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday. Units were out 45 minutes.