MCPON Sends 2010 Independence Day Message to the Fleet
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SS/SW) Rick D. West released the following Independence Day message to the fleet June 30:
ICESCAPE: NASA and US Coast Guard Embark on Arctic Voyage
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter HEALY, the United States’ most technologically advanced polar icebreaker, recently embarked on its latest scientific mission: ICESCAPE.
Labor Department Awards $5 Million to Aid Homeless Veterans
The Labor Department is awarding more than $5 million in grants to help homeless female veterans and veterans with families find jobs and work toward a "bright future," the secretary of labor announced today.
Civilians Presented GWOT Medals
Twenty-five civilians from Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NAVEODTECHDIV) received the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), June 25, for their direct support for counter-improvised explosive device efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
INTO THE WAR THEATER
Special Agent Pat S. stood before the pre-deployment training class and spoke in great detail about our counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan. He wasn’t using notes because the material was fresh in his mind—it had been only 10 days since he returned from Kabul.
Soldier Donates Marrow to Help Stranger
Two years ago, Army Pfc. Ted Bonham suppressed his self-described "horrible phobia of needles" and participated in a routine blood drive with his reserve unit in Knoxville, Tenn.