U.S. 7th Fleet Units Complete Advanced Training > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

By Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Codie L. Soule
| Commander Task Force 70 Public Affairs | March 22, 2019

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – For more than 45 years, the U.S. 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) in Japan has included the most advanced warships in the U.S. Navy. This month, for the first time, those FDNF ships received the most advanced tactical training to prepare to win in blue water combat.

Three guided missile destroyers, a guided missile cruiser, and two amphibious ships of the FDNF completed Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training March 18, while operating in the Philippine Sea.

“This advanced tactical training is the most demanding we’ve had to date for the 7th Fleet Amphibious Force.” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet. “We are a more-ready force because of this training and more importantly, we are a more lethal force as a result of this successful exercise.”

The Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) facilitated the advanced level training to increase the tactical proficiency, lethality, and interoperability of cruisers, destroyers and amphibious ships assigned to the U.S. Seventh Fleet.

The warships conducted several training

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AFW2 announces 2019 Warrior Games team > U.S. Air Force > Article Display


The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, or AFW2, is proud to announce the 2019 Air Force Warrior Games team. A team of coaches and staff selected 40 primary and ten alternates at the 6th Annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 7th. The 40-person team will go on to compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Florida, June 21-30.

The DoD Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style competitive event featuring 11 different sports: archery, cycling, track and field, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, wheelchair basketball and, for the first time in Warrior Games history, indoor rowing, powerlifting and time-trial cycling.

“While the Warrior Games is a competitive event it is more about resiliency and recovery, these competitors are going out to show everyone how adaptive sports have helped them and will walk away with their personal bests in whatever sport they compete in,” said Col. Michael Flatten, AFW2 director. “I am hoping they bring home a lot of medals but, in the end, I am really hoping they see themselves as part of a team that will help them achieve their very best.”

An emotional interview with retired Tech. Sgt. Chunte Gonzalez displayed the common theme of pride in being part of the team. She said, “To represent the Air Force again, I can’t even describe in words what that means to me. It is more than an honor. I just want to make the Air Force proud, just like I did when I served. It feels so good.”

The team is made up of a mixture of active, Guard and Reserve Airmen and veterans.

“We’re really excited by this new team,” said Marsha Gonzales, AFW2 support branch chief. “Over 50 percent are AFW2 members who have

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Air Force seeks triathletes for Armed Forces competition > U.S. Air Force > Article Display

Air Force Women's Triathlon graphic

The Air Force is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County, California.

Applications are due April 26 for coaching staffs and May 3 for athletes. Active-duty, guard and reserve members can apply through the APPTRAC system. Access the application site at https://cloud.mwr.army.mil/apptrac/atwsc/apptrac.wsc/wb1000.html?wbp=5.

Commanders, supervisors, athletes, coaches and trainers must create an account to complete the application process using APPTRAC.

Continued support of the Air Force Fitness and Sports Program enables the Air Force to build strong, competitive teams who showcase the service at Armed Forces Championships and tournaments, said Air Force Services Activity officials.

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Resource Specialist – Veteran Job

Parsippany, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Community Hope

A full-time position providing screening, engagement, information, and referral services for Veterans and their families in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF).

  • Conducts initial eligibility screening via phone and email.
  • Provides information and referral for mental health, substance abuse, housing, legal, and other social service needs for eligible and ineligible participants.
  • Provides optimal customer service as the first point of contact for veterans and their families.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates a catalog of community resources.
  • Documents service delivery accurately and timely in the electronic health record.
  • Ensures and maintains participant’s confidentiality.
  • Participates in all appropriate employee, supervision, and training meetings.
  • Collaborates with the entire SSVF team to ensure quality service delivery.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, SSVF Director, or Senior Management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Social Sciences
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • 1 year of human service experience.
  • Call center or hotline experience preferred.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Request Priority Protected Veteran Referral. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Contact.

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Overnight Behavioral Health Counselor – Veteran Job

Parsippany, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Community Hope

Providing residential support services to veterans in the program.

Positions available in Garfield, and Lyons, NJ 

  • Provides supportive counseling to veterans in need of crisis intervention and emergency services.
  • Monitors veterans in housekeeping maintenance and upkeep of the residence.
  • Provides transportation as required.
  • Participates as a team member in the maintenance and care of the facility and ensures safety of the veterans in the program.
  • Upholds veteran confidentiality.
  • Assists in the administration of drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation.
  • Implements fire and life safety standards eg: fire drills and fire safety education
  • Attends In-Service presentations/staff meetings on a quarterly basis.
  • Distributes veteran mail as needed.
  • Executes all emergency procedures such as medical emergencies, crisis intervention, fire and/or smoke, police emergency, AED/ First Aid, etc. as per the Agency’s Policy and Procedure Manual.
  • Documents any and all pertinent information in and reviews the Communication Log Book, Resident Sign-In Log, Medication Sign-In Log, Pass Authorization Log, and reporting any violations to the Program Coordinator.
  • E-mails every hour during the overnight shift to the agency overnight system.
  • Participates in supervision meetings with the Program Coordinator.
  • Conducts regular checks to ensure the safety and whereabouts of all veterans in the residence.
  • Assumes other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator, and/or other supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in Mental Health or a related discipline; or Licensed R.N.; or two years of college plus two years of related work or life experience, or licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) plus two years of related mental health experience; or a High School diploma and four years of related mental health experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Must have knowledge of clinical issues,
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Case Manager – Veteran Job

Somerset, NJ, USA
Community Hope

A full-time mobile position providing case management services and eligibility screening to veterans in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and an ability to travel within the service delivery areas, are required.

Catchment area: Somerset and Hunterdon County

  • Provides case management services including intake, assessment, housing stabilization, budgeting, financial entitlements/benefits, case conferences, referrals for adjunctive services, family meetings, advocacy, and liaison with other community and governmental agencies, landlords, real estate agents, and real estate brokers.
  • Provides linkage and referral for mental health, substance abuse, legal, and other service needs.
  • Provides eligibility screening to applicants and collects and maintains accurate and detailed records.
  • Meets with participants in community settings such as shelters, jails, hospitals, and private residences.
  • Recertifies participants as required by the grant guidelines.
  • Documents service delivery accurately and timely while ensuring veteran confidentiality.
  • Enters intake, contact, housing stability plans, temporary financial assistance, and other information in the electronic health record in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Accurately and consistently follows Agency fiscal and billing procedures.
  • Transports veterans in agency vehicles in a safe, cautious, and responsible manner.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a related field.
  • 1 year of case management experience, preferably in working with veterans or the homeless
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must reside locally to the assigned service catchment area.
  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, Typing).

VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Request Priority Protected Veteran Referral. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Contact

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Reserve General Messages « Coast Guard All Hands

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Coast Guard reservists practice towing evolutions during the Reserve Coxswain College course held in Portland, Ore., Sept. 1, 2015. While at the college, the students learned different towing methods, chart plotting, navigation, emergency casualty control as well as several different boat handling skills. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg)



This ALCOAST announce the selection of Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Gould of Coast Guard Port Security Unit 311 as the 2018 Enlisted Person of the Year – Reserve Component.


This ALCOAST solicits nominations for the 2019 LULAC Excellence in Public Service
Award. The award recognizes excellence by individuals or teams in the advancement of diversity, education, economics and health in communities with large underrepresented populations.


This ALCOAST announce upcoming changes to military service by transgender persons and persons with gender dysphoria. These changes are effective on 12 April 12, 2019 and are in alignment with recent changes to Department of Defense policy.


This ALCGRSV announces the solicitation for the National Intelligence University (NIU) Fall 2020 Reserve Monthly Executive Format Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) program. The program is limited to reserve officers O-3 to O-4 and reserve intelligence specialists E-6 and above.



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Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton hosts the annual Environmental Law Training Symposium > The Official United States Marine Corps Public Website > News Display

By Cpl. Emmanuel Necoechea, Marine Corps Installations West

Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Pendleton hosted the Environmental Law Training Symposium at the Pacific Views Event Center aboard MCB Camp Pendleton, California, on March 19, 2018.

The annual symposium is conducted every year with MCI-West MCB Camp Pendleton to provide training on updates in laws about environmental and land use, which include new regulations and policies. MCI-West MCB Camp Pendleton’s’ Environmental Security programs implement installation restoration initiatives that sustain the current compliance of operational environments and ranges.

“We have been hosting this environmental conference since 1994, and the reason for that is because we recognized from the very beginning… there is a need for the attorneys and the environmental professionals to come together so we can exchange information to learn about programs and policies that improve our environmental compliance within the West Coast region,” Darren Jump, Counsel, Western Area. 

This year’s symposium focused on several topics regarding Camp Pendleton’s environmental security program. The first objective was to develop a greater appreciation for the state’s role and federal facility responsibilities in environmental and land use compliance. Also, to create a forum for diverse environmental and land use compliance professionals to freely exchange practical information. Finally, to create a welcoming environment for diverse education and to connect experienced professionals in establishing and enhancing professional relationships. 

“The nature of what we are trying to do here [utilizes] the land on MCB Camp Pendleton to the best of our ability, to expand the training opportunities, continue to be stewards of the installation’s property and be a good neighbor to the outside community,” said U.S. Marine Corps Col. Joseph D. Williams, chief of staff, MCI-W, MCB Camp Pendleton.

For more information on environmental security visit: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Staff-Agencies/Environmental-Security/

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Navy Recruit Graduation: March 22, 2019

Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs.

Read how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians into Sailors – 38,000 of them each year.

The live video from the Navy’s only boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, is scheduled to begin 8:45 a.m. CDT March 22.

Congratulations Sailors and welcome aboard to the newest members of our Navy family!

Join in the story of four recruits as they make their way into the Navy through the training pipeline, never before so intimately profiled, of the Navy’s Recruit Training Command in All Hands Magazine’s documentary “Making a Sailor.”

Join the #USNavy conversation on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Flickr.

Congratulate the Navy’s newest Sailors by leaving a comment below.



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Thousands more soldiers will deploy to Pacific to increase Army footprint > U.S. Indo-Pacific Command > 2015

In a move to bolster U.S. troop presence in the Pacific, the Army has plans to deploy thousands of soldiers to the region for ongoing rotations.

The new deployments could include as many as 5,000 to 10,000 troops, the equivalent of a division headquarters and several brigades, Gen. Robert Brown, commander of Army forces in the Pacific, told Stars and Stripes in a media roundtable interview this week.

Brown said that existing rotations and forces stationed in the region would remain in their assigned missions and that the new rotations would add to that force strength.

Gen. James McConville, vice chief of staff of the Army, said at the interview that the force is part of the Dynamic Force Employment concept unveiled last year as part of the National Defense Strategy.

“We’re talking about moving troops into a place with certain capabilities based on the partners we’re dealing with — move them out and move them back,” he told Stripes. “And then have the agility to move around the globe and in this theater the way we need to in response to our partners.

That’s on top of the existing Pacific Pathways program, which enters a new phase this year. And a new emphasis on the Multi-Domain Operations Task Force in the region, a signature focus of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

Pathways kicked off in 2014 and partnered Army units with forces from Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan. Those rotations were short in duration and saw units quickly moving between countries or scattered across all countries at once.

In 2018, the Indiana Army National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team was the first Guard unit to lead a Pathways exercise, spending three months from July to September, but with most soldiers spending two to three-week deployments in

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