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Navy Medicine Caring For Wounded, Ill and Injured

Marine Cpl. Michael Pride, 29, from Kansas City, Mo., joined the U.S. Marine Corps in May 2007 and was trained as a motor transportation operator. He deployed in March 2008 with 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment out of Twentynine Palms, to serve in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). In Sept. 2008, during his final month in theater, Cpl. Pride was on a convoy in Farah Province when his Humvee was struck by an IED and rolled over, crushing his left arm and mortally wounding his platoon Sergeant.

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Navy Appoints New Ombudsman-at-Large

Brandy Clingan was appointed as Ombudsman-at-Large today by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead. Ombudsmen help commanders and commanding officers have a better understanding of the welfare of the command's families. They assist commands and their families to be better prepared to meet emergency situations.

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Georgetown Politics Professor Builds Critical Cultural Skills Among Foreign Area Officer Community

In February, the Quadrennial Defense Review called on the Military Departments to prepare commissioned and noncommissioned officers “for the full range of complex missions that the future security environment will demand” by “building expertise in foreign language, regional, and cultural skills.” With the assistance of outstanding colleagues at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), I’m doing just that! We’re building the Joint Foreign Area Officer Skill Sustainment Pilot Program, JFSSPP for short, to provide resources and educational opportunities for the rapidly growing Foreign Area Officer (FAO) community.

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