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8th MP BDE Change of Responsibility

Story by SFC John Brown on 01/12/2018 When a Brigade Command Sgt. Major passes the duties of Senior Enlisted Advisor to a successor, the command is met with mixed emotions; there is the sadness of losing a precious member of the team and the excitement of welcoming new mentorship and
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NAS Pensacola reaches 1000 days ARI-free

Story by Gregory Mitchell on 01/05/2018 Since Dec. 9, 2014, a handmade wooden tally board has been prominently displayed at the quarterdeck of NAS Pensacola headquarters, tracking the number of days the installation has been ARI-free. The board is updated every day and all who enter the building can see
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NAS Pensacola Awarded 2017 SECNAV Energy Conservation Award

Story by Gregory Mitchell on 01/03/2018 The award seeks to applaud Navy ships, installations and squadrons for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of procurement, storage, and delivery of energy to naval forces. Access to secure, reliable sources of energy enhances Navy readiness and mission capability. The SECNAV announces the previou
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Hazardous Material Training Includes Simulated Response Exercise at Pax River

Story by Donna M Cipolloni on 12/29/2017 Civilians and Sailors from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington and Naval Air Station Patuxent River attended a hazardous material training course Dec. 11-15 that also included a simulated hazardous response exercise. The course, titled Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response for Site
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Mental Health is Treatable, Suicide is Preventable

Story by Donna M Cipolloni on 12/29/2017 Over 44,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States, according to statistics provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Broken down further, that is someone every 12 minutes. And for every suicide completed, another 25 are attempted. Research
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Doolittle and His Raiders Part 1: 80 Brave Men and Shangri-la By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charlotte C. Oliver, Defense Media Activity

The deck of USS Hornet (CV 8), code named "Shangri-la," pitched and rolled in the swells of the Western Pacific Ocean. Sixteen B-25B Mitchell medium bombers were preparing for a historic takeoff 467 feet and no room for error. The morning of April 18, 1942, Army Air Corps Lt. Col.
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