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Security Reaction Force

Sailors are called to wear many hats in addition to their primary jobs while serving aboard a ship. All hands are trained to work together to fight fires, others have collateral duties such as financial counselors or fitness leaders. Some Sailors receive specialized training to form a highly trained tactical team known as a “Security Reaction Force” that responds to exceptional threats or attacks to the ship.

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In the Slammer

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In the Slammer

It's 4 a.m., and Petty Officer 1st Class Melissa Mayer is heading to jail.

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Whidbey Angels

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Whidbey Angels

The smell of crisp pine in the air, and the peaceful quietness of nothing but the rushing of emerald green glacial rivers as they flow down the side of a mountain describes most of the state of Washington. However, this heart-stopping landscape has a potentially lethal side that can claim even the most experienced hikers. But, luckily for those in northern Washington, there's a highly trained group of Sailors ready to answer the call.

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What Can You Do?

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What Can You Do?

It began like any other day for Chief Master-at-Arms Joseph Pellicano: the familiar routine of waking up, putting on his uniform and getting in his car to drive to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida.

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Training Future Officers

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Training Future Officers

At officer candidate school (OCS) on board Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, recruit division commanders (RDCs) train and mentor future naval officers.

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Running the Course:

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Running the Course:

Every year, Plebe Summer begins with approximately 1,200 incoming freshmen shedding their civilian clothes and receiving new haircuts. They are introduced to their detailers, senior students who will provide mentorship that both shapes and humbles in equal parts, helping pave the way for plebes to one day assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.

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Exercise Fulcrum 2017 Brings Together EOD

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Exercise Fulcrum 2017 Brings Together EOD

Exercise Fulcrum 2017 concluded Feb. 24, 2017, partnering U.S, Australian and New Zealand explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) experts for a two-week exchange of EOD techniques and best practices.

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Land Stitchers

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Land Stitchers

From the earliest days of each branch's inception, to the island-hopping of World War II, the jungles of Vietnam, and still today, the Navy and Marine Corps have worked side-by-side bridging gaps between each service's unique culture and mission.

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More Sweat, Less Blood

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More Sweat, Less Blood

"Medic! Medic! Someone help: I can't feel my legs! Help me please!"

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The Diving and Life Support Depot

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The Diving and Life Support Depot

Whether at sea, in the air or on land, the Navy's elite depend on their equipment to be mission ready at all times.