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Therapy Dogs: Cause for the ‘Paws’

This blog post and video was produced by MC1 Margaret Trujillo, with DMA, who tells us how “man’s best friend” is helping our wounded troops. Military Working Dogs and civilian K-9 units are known for their security work and for saving lives. However, there’s another group of military working dogs at Walter Reed National …

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Navy Amphibious Ready Groups Capable, Necessary

This blog post was written by Navy Capt. Humberto L. Quintanilla II, Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Five, embarked aboard the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Makin Island (LHD 8). The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group departed Nov. 14 for a seven-month deployment.  Ahoy to all! As commodore for PHIBRON …

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Navy Full Speed Ahead with ‘Green Fleet’

This blog is being written as the Navy is conducting its final maritime alternative fuel test with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) 91 in Panama City, Fla., today, which achieved the Navy’s fastest maritime surface craft speed on algal fuel blend. This [LCAC] demonstration directly supported the secretary of the …

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Naval Base San Diego: A Global Force for Green

The following post was written by Capt. Winton Smith, Commanding Officer, Naval Base San Diego. I just got back to my hotel in D.C. after receiving an award from Chairperson of Whitehouse Council on Environmental Quality, Nancy Sutley, for Naval Base San Diego’s efforts in environmental stewardship! Along with being …

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Pink Warriors

By Irene Sargent, Population Health Coordinator and Breast Cancer Survivor, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune The days of the military draft are a memory and volunteering to serve your county is optional now. I was drafted into what I call the “Pink Warrior Family” at 38 years old. You may be …

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