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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.  You’ve heard …

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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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U.S. Navy Seabees Building Bridges

At any given time, nearly 2,500 Navy Seabees are deployed to about 25 different locations around the globe, providing support to combatant commanders. Seabees provide a wide range of construction in support of operating forces, including roads, bridges, bunkers, airfields and logistics bases. Their military skills enable them to protect …

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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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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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