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21st Century Sailor and Marine – One Year Later

21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative

This blog post by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia, provides an overview of the  Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative one year later. A year ago we launched the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative to maximize Sailor and …

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Navy Chaplain Corps Anniversary

By Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Navy Chief of Chaplains The Navy Chaplains Corps pauses to reflect on 237 years of ministry to members of the Naval services and their families, both ashore and afloat.  We currently have almost 850 active duty chaplains and over 200 in the Reserve component, representing …

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Navy SERE: 50 Years of Returning Home With Honor

Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Crest

Every once in a while, you get an opportunity to sit and talk with someone that really amazes you, really gives you goosebumps. Petty Officer Xander Gamble had the opportunity to sit down and hear the story of a true American hero: Retired U.S. Navy Commander Robert S. Fant, Jr., a 56-month Prisoner of War survivor, and retired instructor of the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) school.

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