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Stop and Think

The following post is to encourage you to STOP and THINK before getting behind the wheel of any motorized vehicle after consuming alcohol. The video is from the Naval Safety Center which partnered with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to raise awareness on this, and other alcohol-related concerns.  [youtube p-MKVxlhgjM …

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‘Holiday Salute’ Details Military Dedication, Sacrifice

The following post is written by Mike Gooding, the military and political reporter for WVEC TV-13, the ABC affiliate in Norfolk, Va.  An award-winning journalist, Gooding has covered the military in Hampton Roads for more than 20 years. During that time he’s been a primary contributor to WVEC’s annual broadcast …

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Deck the ‘Hulls’

Tis the SEAson-trees go up, presents are purchased and lights are hung to help get you in the spirit of the season.  Life is no different for Sailors all over the Fleet.  For many years now, as a way of spreading holiday cheer both sea and shore commands have decked the …

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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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Staying Happy and Sane During the Holidays

The holidays can be a joyous time, but as many of us know they can also be stressful. Tis the season for financial worries, travel uncertainties, and time management challenges – no matter your age, job or background.  The purpose of this blog is to raise awareness about common types of seasonal stress and to share …

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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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