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Navy Ombudsmen – Critical Asset to the Fleet

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Scott A. McCall, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Det. Northwest “For deployed Sailors, if they’re out to sea worrying about whether or not their families are being taken care of then they aren’t concentrating fully on their job.” – Lindsay Baldwin, command ombudsman …

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Army-Navy: More than a Game

  The following blog post was written by Lt. Alexa Forsyth, a 2004 Naval Academy graduate currently attending Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I. It’s a reflection on the Army-Navy football tradition and the legacy it’s left on her family during her years in service.  I have been in …

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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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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

As we near Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 7, it is a good time to reflect on what makes our Navy family strong. As service members, it isn’t uncommon to get pat on the back along with a hearty “thank you for your service.” Yet many times behind that …

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