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The ABC's of CBD

The ABC's of CBD

ALNAV 057/19 references and reiterates current Department of Navy (DoN) policy (SECNAVINST 5300.28F) regarding substance abuse, and it establishes the prohibition of use, ingestion, consumption or application of cannabinoid formulations made or derived from hemp or marijuana.

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Hockey: Just Add Ice

Hockey: Just Add Ice

Two opposing sides stare at each other, prepared to clash in the middle when given the word. Adorned with protective gear and prepared by years of training, each team stands ready, confident their cohesion and perseverance will take home the trophy.

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and the Navy Alcohol Abuse Prevention (NAAP) office encourages Sailors to not just make responsible choices if they choose to drink, but to take an honest look at their alcohol use. If you think your drinking is impacting your work or relationships, or if you suspect you may be struggling with addiction, the Navy's non-disciplinary self-referral process allows you to seek help and remain an active duty Sailor.

Healing From Invisible Wounds

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richard Vaughn has an aura that disarms people and puts them at ease. Vaughn will genuinely care for and love anyone, no matter whom he meets. But although he has a heart bigger than life itself, he also has a past he can't escape.

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From the Sea to the Ice

From the Sea to the Ice

(NNS, Mar. 19, 2018) Two opposing sides stare at each other, prepared to clash in the middle when given the word. Adorned with protective gear and prepared by years of training, each team stands ready, confident their cohesion and perseverance will take home the trophy.

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Healing Invisible Wounds

Healing Invisible Wounds

Brain injuries are the signature wounds of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with more than 380,000 service members experiencing them between 2001 and 2017, according to the Department of Defense. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have devastating effects on those who experience them, such as vomiting, seizures, speech disorders and aggression. Long after initial impact, the resulting injuries can leave sufferers with invisible wounds that are tough to pinpoint or treat.

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Pedal Power

Pedal Power

Sitting for an extended period of time is not Naval Hospital Bremerton's chief information officer's idea of fun.

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The Toughest Man Alive

The Toughest Man Alive

David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor” — the retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to complete the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/s) course (including going through Hell Week three times), U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as honor man), and Air Force tactical air controller training.

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One More Day

One More Day

The woman smiles when she talks, and alternates between making eye contact and then looking at the floor. She sits straight, and has the military bearing of someone who has spent half of her life serving the country. She chuckles occasionally. At other times, she talks for minutes without blinking.

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Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Military life can be challenging. We should reach out and be there for those at risk. Everyday connections can make a big difference to someone feeling alone, in crisis or having thoughts of suicide.