USS Zephyr U.S. Coast Guard Team Seize $22.5 Million Worth of Cocaine

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/AW) Casey J. Hopkins Zephyr, along with Dutch Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel, pursued and boarded a small fishing vessel called a panga and interdicted 750 kilograms of cocaine with a total street value of $22.5 million. "Today's success was due to
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Navy Medicine East leader visits Naval Hospital Jacksonville's six locations

Story by Yan Kennon on 04/27/2017 Commander, Navy Medicine East (NME), Rear Adm. Anne Swap visited Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and five branch health clinics) from April 24 to 26 as part of a tour of NME facilities. The visit enabled Swap to tour the hospital and all five
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Oasis Galley Recognized for Food Service Excellence

Story by PO2 Mark Hays on 04/26/2017 Before the sunrays peak across the horizon and lines of Naval Station Mayport Sailors begin to pass through the base security gates, crewmembers of the Oasis Galley are already hard at work. Starting at 5 a.m., they've unlocked the facility doors, flipped on
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Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport launches value-based care for diabetes and osteoarthritis

Story by Yan Kennon on 04/20/2017 Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Mayport now offers a diabetes team and an osteoarthritis team, as part of an ongoing value-based care pilot program initiated at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville in 2016. This innovative, value-based strategy focuses on the results that matter most to
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"Everyone in the city was very friendly," said Engineman 3rd Class Moises Villegas. "The food was great and I absolutely loved the beaches. It was a well-deserved visit and I'm very fortunate to have had that experience." While moored, Sailors had the opportunity to visit El Yunque National Park, which
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Milton native joins innovative advocacy efforts in the U.S. Navy for victims of sexual assault

Story by Natalie Morehouse on 04/17/2017 April marks sexual assault awareness and prevention month and the military has focused much effort on its prevention and care for victims of sexual assault. One program lauded as an innovative approach to victim support is the U.S. Navy's Victims' Legal Counsel Program. Lt.
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