Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veterans ERG

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veterans ERG The purpose of the Veterans ERG (VET-ERG) is to strengthen the networking and professional development of our Veterans employed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Operating as usual

09/16/2021

Mark your calendars In October, join us every Friday and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness!

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09/10/2021

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09/09/2021

The annual Norfolk Naval Shipyard Patriot Day Fall-In for Colors will be held tomorrow, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. at the Bldg. 1500 Flag Pole. All shipyard employees, Sailors, and tenants are invited to attend.

Received this over the weekend in my VA email subscription… theSITREP (~2min watch):In this episode of theSITREP, Mike a...
08/23/2021
VA Disability Increase in 2022 | Three things every Veteran needs to know | theSITREP

Received this over the weekend in my VA email subscription…



theSITREP (~2min watch):

In this episode of theSITREP, Mike and Paul talk about the potential COLA increase (up to 6.2%!!!) in 2022, how it will effect VA Disability Compensation, and what Veterans need to prepare as the increase roles out.

https://youtu.be/3gNILQiGy6I



They also mention Social Security Benefits and Medicare prescriptions.

In this episode of theSITREP, Mike and Paul talk about the potential COLA increase in 2022, how it will effect VA Disability Compensation, and what Veterans ...

Do you work with veterans?  Some may be struggling with recent news.  Keep that in mind if you see changes in their mood...
08/17/2021
Afghanistan: Let's Talk About It

Do you work with veterans? Some may be struggling with recent news. Keep that in mind if you see changes in their mood or behavior, and help them get help if they need it. Make absolutely sure that they know we appreciate their service, and that we care.

"Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.

You are not alone.
Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It’s normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services. Scroll down for a list common reactions and coping advice."

more here:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/bulletins/2ecff31

#veterans #mentalhealth #militaryservice

Afghanistan: Let's Talk About It U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 08/16/2021 05:57 PM EDT Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban. You are not alone. Veterans may question the meaning of the...

If you have ever wondered what benefits are available to you from the VA based on your rating, here is a convenient char...
06/23/2021

If you have ever wondered what benefits are available to you from the VA based on your rating, here is a convenient chart. You would also want to check with your local state to see what benefits are offered separately as well.

If you have ever wondered what benefits are available to you from the VA based on your rating, here is a convenient chart. You would also want to check with your local state to see what benefits are offered separately as well.

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06/21/2021

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06/16/2021

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month: Not All Scars are Visible

Story by Allison Conti, Public Affairs Specialist

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, an observance intended to raise public awareness about issues related to the disorder, reduce ITS stigma, and help to ensure that those suffering from the disorder have access to proper care.

PTSD can occur after an individual has been through a traumatic experience. The event made the individual feel unsafe to potentially being life-threatening, or that the life and well-being of others was being threatened. Some examples of traumatic experiences include being in a combat zone, sexual trauma, terrorist attacks, physical violence, natural disasters, life-threatening illnesses, and serious accidents. According to the National Center for PTSD, six out of every 10 men and five out of every 10 women will experience at least one trauma in their life and seven or eight out of every 100 people will have PTSD at some point in their life. About 8 million adults experience PTSD during a given year.

According to the Department of the Navy’s Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP), symptoms of PTSD include: having nightmares, vivid memories of flashback of the traumatic experience, feeling endangered, experiencing anxiety and panic attacks, feeling disconnected or numb, and having trouble sleeping.

PTSD awareness is important for Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) community as the shipyard workforce includes a number of veterans, a population that has an increased chance of experiencing PTSD, especially if they have served in combat areas. According to the National Center for PTSD, 11-20 percent of veterans who served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, 12 percent of veterans who served in the Gulf War, and 15 percent of those who served in the Vietnam War experience PTSD.

“PTSD in veterans often leads to su***de where the su***de rate is 50 percent higher than those who did not serve in the military,” said Veterans Employee Readiness Group (VET-ERG) President Nicholas Boyle. “The challenges of adjustment and transition, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities all need to be addressed, especially as these things result in barriers to education, employment, health care, and overall individual well-being. Many of these needs are being met by a combination of different veteran-serving nonprofits and Veteran Affairs (VA) support. If you suffer from, or think you may suffer from, PTSD, seek help from the command, DONCEAP, the VA, or friends and family before you let your battle become collateral.”

However, PTSD is not a disorder that is exclusive to veterans and those who have served in the military. NNSY’s Individuals with disABILITIES Employee Resource Group (IWD-ERG) Chairperson Daniel Freeh said, “trauma has happened and can happen right here at home and at NNSY. Keep that in mind as you go through your day and interact with so many people; anyone of them could be suffering and you would not even know it.”

Sexual trauma and violence often cause PTSD in victims. According to the R**e, Abuse, and In**st National Network (RAINN), 94 percent of women who are sexually assaulted experience PTSD during the two weeks following and 30 percent of women report symptoms of PTSD nine months later. NNSY’s Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Shalise Bates-Pratt said, “It is normal for survivors of sexual violence to have feelings of fear, stress or anxiety. Often times, how long a victim might experience this has to do with factors like how sensitively their report is handled by those they tell initially, the strength of their support system, age, previous trauma experiences, and severity of assault. However, if these feelings of anxiety stretch longer than a few weeks, and is severe enough to affect every day work, family and social life, we always have our victim advocates recommend that survivors seek out professional medical and mental health services, as their post-trauma anxiety may have morphed into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at that point. Seeking help is a sign of strength. It shows resilience to know when you need extra help and to ask for it. Being sexually assaulted is not your fault, but much like a physical injury from an accident, it is still your responsibility to seek help if you need it.”

There are a number of resources available to those who may be experiencing symptoms of PTSD. The primary treatment for the disorder is counseling. According to DONCEAP, “counseling can help you understand your thoughts and learn ways to cope with your feelings. This can help you feel more in control and get you back to the activities of your life.” DONCEAP offers free, confidential counseling and can refer employees to therapists in their area. If an employee has thoughts about hurting themselves or someone else, he or she should call 911, 1-800-273-TALK, or go to a hospital emergency room right away.

PTSD is not a life sentence. There are treatments for the disorder that allow the symptoms to become less intense or stop them from coming back. Treatment can help someone experiencing PTSD reconnect with their family, friends, and community.

NNSY employees are encouraged to seek treatment if needed and to familiarize themselves with PTSD. Shipyard Commander Capt. Dianna Wolfson’s Command Philosophy encourages all employees to “demonstrate humility and respect to our teammates,” and the shipyard’s C.O.R.E. values call on its employees to Care for and Respect one another. By being informed about PTSD, NNSY team members can look out for each other making us a stronger team driving one mission.

“It’s important to remember when one of us is hurt through harmful words or behaviors, the team is weakened, and when the team is weakened, our ability to serve our Navy and nation is compromised,” said Wolfson. “Building One Team starts with us as caring and committed individuals invested in our team’s success. For us to be successful, it must be a way of life in all aspects of our work.”

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Resources Available to NNSY Sailors and Civilian Employees Struggling with PTSD:

Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline: All Safe Helpline services are anonymous, confidential, 24/7 and tailored to support members of the DoD community and their loved ones affected by sexual assault. To reach the Safe Helpline, call 1-877-995-5247 or visit safehelpline.org. Resources include online confidential helpline and chat rooms, a free self-care app, information, resources and referrals to local programs.

Department of the Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program: Confidential free services including counseling, online programs, work-life services, and more can be found on the DONCEAP website magellanascend.com or by calling 1-844-DONCEAP (366-2327). DONCEAP can also refer employees to local therapists.

Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC): Available for active duty Sailors, Reservists, and dependents. The local FFSC has a Counseling and Advocacy Program, which provides confidential, short-term individual, marital, couples, and child counseling, group counseling and workshops. NNSY’s local FFSC is Navy Medical Center Portsmouth which can be reached at 757-953-7801.

Military Crisis Line: The Military Crisis Line connects a person in need to a trained counselor with a single phone call or click of a mouse. It is confidential and immediate help is available 24/7 at no cost to active duty, National Guard, and reserve members along with their families and friends. In the United States, call 1-800-273-8255 then press 1 or access the online chat by texting 838255.

National Center for PTSD: The National Center for PTSD is the world’s leading research and educational center on PTSD and traumatic stress. Learn more by visiting https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp.

YWCA of South Hampton Roads 24/7 Hotline: Many local sexual assault and domestic crisis centers offer free or low-cost counseling options for survivors. The local crisis center in Hampton Roads is YWCA. To reach them 24/7, call 757-251-0144 to schedule crisis short-term and long-term adult or children’s counseling for victims, significant others, and friends and family affected by sexual assault.

This story is also available on DVIDS: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/399043/june-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-awareness-month-not-all-scars-visible

For our Active Duty, this can be very beneficial info!!!
06/14/2021

For our Active Duty, this can be very beneficial info!!!

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) will be hosting a very informative Transition for Spouses Boot Camp in person on August 25th and Oct 4th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

Attention Military Spouses: Are you and your spouse preparing to transition from the military into civilian life? Are you feeling left in the dark regarding important details of that transition? Well, this event was created just for you. Registration is required for this event. Please contact the FFSC at (757) 462-7563 to register.

Happy National Flag Day!!
06/14/2021

Happy National Flag Day!!

Happy National Flag Day!!

Happy Birthday Army!!
06/14/2021

Happy Birthday Army!!

Happy Birthday Army!!

Timeline Photos
06/12/2021

Timeline Photos

Today and every day we value and recognize the contributions made by women's service in our #USNavy past, present and future. Thank you all for your service! #WomenVeteransDay

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05/28/2021

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05/27/2021

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05/27/2021

You are cordially invited to join the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veterans Employee Readiness Group and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth for their annual Flag Placement Ceremony May 27 at 4 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to place flags on the graves of fallen veterans in honor of Memorial Day. All participants must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing where able.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Echols at [email protected].

05/25/2021

Norfolk Naval Shipyard's Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors will be held tomorrow, May 26, at 8 a.m. at the Bldg. 1500 Flagpole. All shipyard employees, tenants, and Sailors are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

05/24/2021

You are cordially invited to join the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veterans Employee Readiness Group and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth for their annual Flag Placement Ceremony May 27 at 4 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to place flags on the graves of fallen veterans in honor of Memorial Day. All participants must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing where able.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Echols at [email protected].

May 26: Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors Bldg. 1500 Flagpole, 8 a.m. • The Veteran ERG will be hosting the annual Memoria...
05/24/2021

May 26: Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors
Bldg. 1500 Flagpole, 8 a.m. • The Veteran ERG will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors to honor the fallen. All are invited to attend, please be sure to practice physical distancing as able.

May 27: NNSY VET-ERG Flag Placement Ceremony
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Cemetery, 4 p.m. • Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Veterans ERG and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth are hosting their annual Flag Placement Ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. Volunteers will meet at Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to place flags on the graves of fallen veterans. All participants must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing where able.

See what's happening THIS WEEK at America's Shipyard!

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Mark Your Calendar
(Time allowed with supervisor approval for all events):

May 1-31: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
For more information, visit https://asianpacificheritage.gov/.

May 1-31: Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health is more important than ever and we encourage you to learn more about healthy ways to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-compassion and know when it’s time to seek help. The Department of the Navy Civilian Employee Assistance Program (DONCEAP) is available to you and your household members any time, day or night. Remember to take advantage of the digital emotional wellness programs, counseling and other life enrichment services that are free of charge and totally confidential to use. Visit www.magellanascend.com today or call 1-844-DON-CEAP (1-844-366-2327) TTY 711 for compassionate and caring support.

May 26: Empowerment Series: “The Team” Session
Bldg. 1575, Rm 258B, 8 to 11 a.m. • Training coordinators, please schedule personnel from your departments via ATMS using the course number C0100-003. Please ensure that no more than five people from your code/division are enrolled in any one class. For questions about the Empowerment Series: The Team, please send an email to [email protected] and [email protected].

May 26: Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors
Bldg. 1500 Flagpole, 8 a.m. • The Veteran ERG will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Fall-In for Colors to honor the fallen. All are invited to attend, please be sure to practice physical distancing as able.

May 26: Technology & Innovation (T&I) Lab RFID Sub-Committee Bi-Weekly Meeting
Teleconference, 10 to 11 a.m. • Call in at 301-909-7357, access code is 62895311#. Open to anyone with interest in the subject. For more information, please contact Jessica Roberts at [email protected]navy.mil.

May 27: DONCEAP Live Webinar: Communicating Effectively in the Workplace
Webinar, 3 p.m. • In part two of this two-part series, participants will learn how to receive messages successfully and provide proper feedback. To participate, call 605-475-5624 and use code 969935 or visit http://magellanhealth.adobeconnect.com/rpcb0ch6lqmd/.

May 27: NNSY VET-ERG Flag Placement Ceremony
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Cemetery, 4 p.m. • Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s (NNSY) Veterans ERG and Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Portsmouth are hosting their annual Flag Placement Ceremony in honor of Memorial Day. Volunteers will meet at Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth to place flags on the graves of fallen veterans. All participants must wear a face covering and practice physical distancing where able. For more information, please contact Jonathan Echols at [email protected].

May 28: T&I Data Analytics Monthly Meeting
Teams Meeting, 10 to 11 a.m. • Call in at 571-388-3904. Access code is 483213348#. Open to anyone with interest in the subject. For more information, please contact Jessica Roberts at [email protected].

May 29-31: Services Only Weekend
In order to allow our employees time off to rest, revitalize and enjoy family or non-work related activities, NNSY has established several services only weekends in accordance with our overtime management plan.

May 31: Memorial Day
Federal holiday.

JUNE 2 & 3: Empowerment Series “The Team” Sessions
Bldg. 1575, Rm. 258B, 8 to 11 a.m. • Training coordinators, please schedule personnel from your departments via ATMS using the course number C0100-003. Please ensure that no more than five people from your code/division are enrolled in any one class. For questions about the Empowerment Series: The Team please email [email protected] and [email protected].

June 8: FLTHRO Training: Alternative Dispute resolution (ADR)
Teleconference, 11:20 a.m. to noon • This course will provide an overview of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program and services offered to help employees, supervisors and managers deal with conflict in the workplace. Register today by emailing [email protected].

June 8: Individuals with disAbilities (IWD) ERG Monthly Meeting
Teleconference, 2 to 3 p.m. • Call in at 301-909-7350. Access code is 62890629. For more information, please contact Daniel Freeh at [email protected].

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Important Information

Next Generation (NextGen) Program • The Naval Sea System (NAVSEA) created the Next Generation Leadership Program to develop capable leaders for NAVSEA, now and in the future. This self-paced program is available enterprise-wide. Individuals will gain leadership skills through a blended course approach (classroom & online) which involves assessment, experiential learning and individual development opportunities. The program's goal is to prepare GS 7 through GS 11 employees for future management positions within NAVSEA and increase retention rate of employees at the entry level.
Cost: All travel and per diem costs will be centrally funded. Labor will be paid by individual activities.

1. Qualifications and Application Requirements:

Qualifications for this program include:
• Civilian employees
• GS 7-11/equivalent
• Minimum of 1 year NAVSEA experience (no more than 5 years)

Application Requirements:
• Download and complete the NextGen application (https://navsea.navy.deps.mil/hq/10a/cois/Leadership/NextGen/SitePages/Applications.aspx)
o Application
 Resume (maximum of 2 pages)
 DAWIA transcript (if applicable)
 Supervisory Endorsement
 Organizational sponsor endorsement (**Flag Level/SES) **the NNSY Advance Leadership Program coordinator, Shelly Simpson, will obtain the SES or Flag-level endorsement for your submitted application
 Complete narrative questions (maximum of 2 pages)
 Signed Continued Service Agreement

2. Submit ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS and questions regarding NextGen to:

Shelly Simpson
NNSY Advance Leadership Program Coordinator
Code 900T.2CU, Building M32- Modular
[email protected]
757.396.2960

**The deadline for submitting applications is 12 p.m. Monday, June 28, 2021**. All applications will be vetted by an application panel and forwarded to NAVSEA.
NOTE: Nomination packages received after the deadline, or incomplete packages, will not be considered.
For information regarding NextGen, FAQs, calendar and the application package, visit the NextGen website: https://navsea.navy.deps.mil/hq/10a/cois/Leadership/NextGen/SitePages/Home.aspx
Information session will be held virtually May 17 at 2:00 pm. View the NextGen calendar for MS Teams links or dial-in information.
Journey Level Leadership (JLL) • JLL is a one-year program for high performing, GS 11-13/equivalent civilian employees with three or more years of NAVSEA experience and demonstrated progressive leadership experience. In JLL you will expand your horizons and leadership potential with classroom instruction, networking, team building, an experiential 90-day rotation, and a capstone project pursuing an issue that aligns with the NAVSEA Campaign Plan. The program uses mentoring, professional assessments and personalized feedback to maximize its impact.

The JLL supports NAVSEA's leadership mission with a talent pipeline given common language, experiences and connection with NAVSEA existing and developing leaders. The program's NAVSEA-centric focus broadens the horizons of participants by connecting them to headquarters, shipyards, warfare centers, regional maintenance centers, and other elements within the enterprise.
This exciting program strengthens and develops your personal leadership abilities in project management, problem and conflict resolution, team building, time management, and virtual communication skills. These enhanced leadership traits, position JLL graduates to pursue new career challenges within NAVSEA.

NOTE: Program training and travel are centrally funded; however, labor costs remain the responsibility of the participant’s home organization.

1. Qualification and Application Requirements:

• NAVSEA Civilian employees, GS 11-13 (equivalent)
• Three (3) or more years of NAVSEA service
• Able to commit to a half time program requiring a 3-month rotation away from your home activity
• Supervisor and Organization Sponsor support to pursuit of the opportunity
• Drive and desire to improve your skills, knowledge and capabilities

Application requirements:
• Download and complete the JLL application ( https://navsea.navy.deps.mil/hq/10a/cois/Leadership/JLL/SitePages/Applications.aspx)
• Assemble the following in a single pdf not to exceed 9 pages for uploading
o Application
 All three signatures (Applicant/Supervisor/**SES or Flag-level endorsement) **the NNSY Advance Leadership Program coordinator, Shelly Simpson, will obtain the SES or Flag-level endorsement for your submitted application
 Capstone preferences
 Complete narrative questions
o Resume
o Last 3-year performance rating

2. Submit ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS and questions regarding JLL to:

Shelly Simpson
NNSY Advance Leadership Program Coordinator
Code 900T.2CU, Building M32- Modular
[email protected]
757.396.2960

**The deadline for submitting applications is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021**. All applications will be vetted by an application panel and forwarded to NAVSEA.

NOTE: Nomination packages received after the deadline, or incomplete packages, will not be considered.

For information regarding JLL, FAQs and the application package, visit the JLL website: https://navsea.navy.deps.mil/hq/10a/cois/Leadership/JLL/SitePages/Home.aspx

Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program (DCELP) • DCELP is the enterprise Department of Defense (DoD) leader development program for GS-7 through GS-12 (or equivalent) career civilians in DoD or other Federal Agencies. The program is comprised of a series of four (4) one-week in-resident sessions, assessment tools, knowledge transfer activities, participant writing and briefing projects, and individual coaching. The program concentrates on the five terminal learning objectives of know self, express self, build teams, lead people, and understand the DoD.

Program information can be found here: https://www.dcpas.osd.mil/CTD/Training

Completed packages must be submitted to Shelly Simpson by close of business (COB) Friday, May 28. Applications submitted after the due date and incomplete packages will not be considered. All applications will be vetted by an application panel.

For additional questions, please contact Shelly Simpson at [email protected].

FMA Scholarship • The Federal Managers Association (FMA) Chapter 3 will award seven $500 college scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. Five of the awards are open to dependents of FMA Chapter 3 members in good standing. Two will be offered to dependents of shipyard employees with a FMA Chapter 3 member sponsor in good standing. FMA Chapter 3 members must be an active member for one year prior to the scholarship drawing to be eligible to sponsor a dependent or shipyard employee.

The deadline for applications is July 1. Applications must include proof of enrollment into a higher education institution, including colleges, universities, and trade schools. The scholarship drawing will take place at July FMA meeting and recipients will receive their scholarships at the August Crab Feast.

For more information or to request an application, please contact FMA Chapter 3 President Chops Clarke at [email protected] or FMA Chapter 3 Scholarship Chairman Shanna Krauss at [email protected].

VET-ERG Flag Collection • As part of the annual celebration of Flag Day, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Veteran Employee Readiness Group (VET-ERG) is collecting old or worn U.S. flags to be donated to Sturtevant Funeral Home. As part of the Retire Your Flag Program, the flags will be draped over fallen veterans at the time of cremation. For more information or to schedule a donation, contact VET-ERG President Nicholas Boyle at [email protected]. Learn more about the Retire Your Flag Program at https://tinyurl.com/NNSY-Flags/.

Color Me Awesome • Norfolk Naval Shipyard MWR is hosting its annual Color Me Awesome Family Fun Run virtually this year from June 21 to 27. The event is free and open to all active duty, retirees, DoD civilians and eligible family members. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.NavyLifeNNSY.com/Runs/ or contact 757-967-2500.

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I just want to take a minute and thank all the Veterans in this group. It has been my pleasure to be the information and awareness officer! I look forward to getting over all of this COVID stuff, and really start to do some more cool events. I have been a part of this groups since I got in the yard and I have never had a negative experience. This group has helped me in so many ways. A special Shout out to Rick Nelson for being such a great Mentor. Ive never met a finer Marine. Please help me to get the word out to any veteran you see in the yard. We all need help at one point or another. Lets do our best to make sure everyone knows that they don't have to go at it alone!
Just wanted to express my gratitude for all of you that have bravely served our country, you're all incredible heroes! I have a great amount of respect for our troops and have been feeling especially patriotic recently. I decided to watch David Salzberg's latest combat documentary called Above the Best (some of you may be familiar with his other combat films) and I was thoroughly impressed. The movie follows soldiers and pilots deployed in 2007 in the most dangerous valley of Afghanistan and shines a spotlight on the danger these men and women put themselves in to protect not only our country, but also each other. Highly recommend if this sounds like a film you could enjoy! The trailer's on Youtube.
With 3000+ Veterans at NNSY, we should be able to Fill the Field. Come out in your Battle Rattle and show what your made of. Don't just "LIKE", Show Up!
Crew, don't forget about Mondays 9-11 observance Fall-in for Morning Colors. Be safe doing the Hurricane Preps this weekend, and check on your 'Battles'.
Happy Birthday Puddle Jumpers.
Hello I'm Richard Retired US Navy First Class Electrictions Mate I'm in code 970 shop 71..