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What You Need to Know About the Fleet-Wide Sexual Assault Awareness Stand-down

Capt. Daniel Prince, chief of staff of Commander, Submarine Group (SUBGRU) 9, speaks to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor submarine senior leadership to kick off all-hands sexual assault awareness training as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Apr. 11, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ahron Arendes/Released)

By Capt. Paul Rosen 21st Century Sailor Office These are the five things every Sailor needs to know about the Fleet-Wide Sexual Assault Awareness Stand-down.   1) There has been SAPR training throughout the fleet recently. Why are we having an additional stand-down? Sexual assault continues to be a problem in …

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Fast, Forward and Flexible – Naval Forces in Exercise Eager Lion 13

By Rear Adm. William K. Lescher, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE Our Navy-Marine Corps team launched participation in the annual U.S. Central Command exercise Eager Lion this week, during which we will be executing training events from multiple locations in Jordan and its littorals over the period June 9-20.  Expeditionary …

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Wounded Warrior Games 2013: A Navy Chaplain’s Perspective

This year’s Wounded Warrior Games will come to a close this evening. In this blog, Navy Chaplain Bill Middleton, director for CREDO NDW, shares his experiences at this year’s games. “We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:3 NIV) We gathered in the Summit Room …

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Old, but Not Outdated: Mine Countermeasures

Mineman 3rd Class Joseph Gibson, left, classifies contracts on the AN/SQQ-32 variable depth mine hunting detection and classification sonar from the combat information center aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10), Sept. 22, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lewis Hunsaker/Released)

Representatives from 41 nations have gathered in the Arabian Gulf for International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013, a training exercise on how to keep the seas free of mines. By United Kingdom Maritime Component Commander Staff In a world of high-tech missiles, radars, stealth design and navigation systems, the simple mine is often seen …

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Sexual Assault: The Court-Martial Process and Victim’s Rights

SAAPM Courage to Support blog

The Navy is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with the theme “Courage.” This week’s focus is “Courage to Support.” This blog represents the continuation of a blog posted yesterday and addresses victim’s rights and the support available during the trial process. By Teresa Scalzo, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel …

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LCS Developments

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) sails alongside USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as part of a strait transit demonstration during the aircraft carrier's Sustainment Exercise off the coast of Southern California, April 14. Fort Worth, a semi-planing, mono-hull vessel, is a fast, agile, and mission-focused platform designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, mine countermeasures, or anti-submarine warfare. The ship is designed to operate in hostile near-shore environments, known as "the littorals", and to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom variant of LCS. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Phil Ladouceur/Released)

An important milestone in the littoral combat ship program was the arrival of USS Freedom (LCS 1) in Singapore this week, highlighting the next phase of her deployment to Southeast Asia.   Freedom transited the Pacific Ocean while making scheduled port visits in Hawaii, Guam and the Philippines. The ship is currently being operated …

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Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Leads the Way in Warfighting in Cyberspace

By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet and co-Lead for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Later today, I will be leading a panel during the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. The panel is entitled “Warfighting …

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