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    2018 DEFENSE MEDIA AWARD WINNERS



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    April 2018 USO Tour of Naval Station Rota

    Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Paul Selva and distinguished guests visited Naval Station Rota for the last stop in the 2018 USO Spring Tour. The USO works with military leaders, celebrities and dedicated volunteers to bring service members away from home a sense of comfort and entertainment. Guests included comedian Jon Stewart, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, UFC Fighters Paige VanZant and Max Holloway, country singer Craig Morgan and retired NBA All-Star Richard "Rip" Hamilton. The USO Tour began with a visit aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney and ended with a meet and greet with service members from all branches and their families stationed at NAVSTA Rota.

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Gaither

    AFN Rota


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    School Changes

    School lunch prices are changing for the Naples schools.Parents can pick up their free and reduced meal applications at Fleet and Family Support Center. (U.S. Navy audio spot by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany Downey)

    Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany Downey

    AFN Naples


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    An icy reminder in an Arctic thaw

    USS Momsen (DDG 92) visits Anchorage, Alaska in support of the 2018 Arctic Maritime Symposium, while the U.S. Navy teams with other agencies to annouce that the stern section of the World War II destroyer USS Abner Read (DD 526) was discovered off the coast of Kiska Island, Alaska. The confluence of historic and current events remind the reader that the world is getting warmer. And the great-power competition is heating up. Fast.

    david werner

    Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet


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    Captain Garrick Reflects On His Time as Recruit Training Command Commanding Officer

    GREAT LAKES (NNS) -- Capt. Erik Thors relieved Capt. Michael S. Garrick as commanding officer, Recruit Training Command, in a traditional change of command ceremony July 31, at Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall, RTC. Capt. Garrick will report to OPNAV Acquisitions Manpower and Training Branch (N12) in the Washington, D.C. area. Before his departure, Capt. Garrick reflected on his time and experiences at RTC:

    Alan Nunn

    U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command



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