(U.S.NAVY)Navy News Service: U.S. Navy sent this bulletin at 07/24/2013 06:31 AM EDT

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U.S. Navy sent this bulletin at 07/24/2013 06:31 AM EDT

NNS130722-13. Seven Injured During Small Boat Training Exercise
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75523

DNU — CNO Addresses Sexual Assault in the Navy
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18681

DNU — Navy Releases Courts Martial Results Online
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18679

NNS130723-09. USS Harry S. Truman Deploys
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75530

NNS130723-05. Bonhomme Richard ESG Partners with Australians, Completes Air Defense Exercise
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75524

NNS130723-02. USS Gettysburg Sets Sail with Carrier Strike Group 10
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75519

NNS130723-04. USS Albuquerque Visits Saipan during Western Pacific Deployment
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75525

NNS130723-06. Pacific Partnership, Kiribati Inspect Food to Maintain a Healthy Community
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75527

DNU — Exercise Sea Breeze 2013 Participants Come Together For Closing Ceremony
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18682

DNU — Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Addresses Senate Committee on Way Forward
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18680

NNS130723-07. Nimitz Conducts Career Fair at Sea
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75526

NNS130723-13. CSS Looking for Subject Matter Experts
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75531

NNS130723-03. USS Maine Wins Ney Runner Up Award
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75520

NNS130723-12. Water Comes Clean in Test with Marines
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75517

DNU — Religious Program Specialists Attend Urban Leader Course
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18678

NNS130723-19. Current All Hands Update
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=75533

NNS020718-11. This Day in Naval History – July 23
http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=2614

Eye on the Fleet – U.S. Navy Photo of The Day
http://www.navy.mil/list_single.asp?id=155816

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USS Harry S. Truman Departs NAVSTA Norfolk

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NNS130722-13. Seven Injured During Small Boat Training Exercise

From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) — Four Sailors from USS Bataan (LHD 5) and three civilian instructors from the Center for Security Forces were injured July 22 aboard a rigid hull inflatable boat when it collided with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a small boat training exercise near Thimble Shoals Channel, off the coast of Hampton Roads, Va.

The exercise was being conducted in support of the Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Boat Crew Course.

Six injured personnel were transported by ambulance to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. One Sailor was treated at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. Two of the Sailors have been released from the hospital. One Sailor remains in the hospital for observation. The status of the three civilians is not available at this time. All injuries are considered non-life threatening. All next-of-kin have been notified.

A safety investigation into the incident has been initiated.

Big Horn is underway conducting training operations.

ARG/MEU Boat Crew Course covers small boat operations and tactics for small boat crewmembers.
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NNS130723-09. USS Harry S. Truman Deploys

From USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) said their goodbyes to friends and family prior to getting underway for an eight to nine- month deployment July 22.

Truman, along with the other components of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG), completed a composite training unit exercise in January prior to their originally scheduled February deployment, and also a sustainment exercise and fleet synthetic training exercise in June.

“The crew has operated and trained extensively at sea the past several months and the training scenarios were more complex and challenging,” said Capt. Bob Roth, Truman’s commanding officer. “The ship’s and air wing’s warfighting proficiency has increased substantially since our deployment was delayed in February. I couldn’t be more proud of the crew; they are dedicated, skilled, and tremendously enthusiastic about deploying.”

The February deployment was delayed due to sequestration and the change of aircraft carrier presence requirements in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.

The current deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations (MSO) in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operations.

MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment and complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations. MSO deny international terrorists use of the maritime environment as a venue for attack or to transport personnel, weapons or other material.

Truman is the flagship for HST CSG. It can travel in excess of 30 knots, and has a ship’s company of approximately 3,000. With the embarked air wing and staffs, the number rises to about 5,000.

HST CSG also consists of USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), USS Gettysburg (CG 64), USS Mason (DDG 87), USS San Jacinto (CG 56), 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron staff and Carrier Air Wing 3 and its associated squadrons – Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-37 “Ragin’ Bulls,” and VFA-105 “Gunslingers;” Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 “Checkerboards;” Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 “Seahawks;” Electronic Attack Squadron) 130 “Zappers;” Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 “Dusty Dogs;” and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 “Swamp Foxes.”

For related news, visit the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Navy News Service page at http://www.news.navy.mil/local/cvn75.
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NNS130723-05. Bonhomme Richard ESG Partners with Australians, Completes Air Defense Exercise

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) — The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) teamed up with forces from the George Washington Carrier Strike Group and Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct an air defense exercise (ADEX) in support of exercise Talisman Saber 2013, July 22.

Talisman Saber is a biennial training exercise aimed at improving ADF and U.S. combat readiness and interoperability as a Combined Joint Task Force.

“The ADEX that we participated in today, specific to the Bonhomme Richard ESG, was run in order to test the defensive capabilities of the ships,” said Lt. Cmdr. Connor McLemore, future operations officer of Tactical Air Control Squadron (TACRON) 12 embarked on USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). “The idea is to integrate [all units] into one effective team and then test the response of that team against enemy aircraft.”

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships attached to the Bonhomme Richard ESG, HMAS Perth (FFH 157) and HMAS Choules (LSD 100), also participated in the exercise, which provided an opportunity for the combined force to identify a simulated enemy aircraft and enact pre-planned responses to the incursion.

“Our integration with the Australians is going extremely well,” said McLemore. “That’s not always an easy thing to say. It’s been great working with the Australians. They have critical roles, so they are thoroughly integrated as part of the exercise and things have gone extremely smoothly.”

Throughout Talisman Saber, U.S. and Australian forces have been working very closely as a combined task force in a challenging environment.

“I coordinate my entire flight program with TACRON; they are our link to the other combined task forces,” said RAN Lt. Mark O’Donnell, flight operations officer assigned to the pre-commissioned unit HMAS Canberra (LHD 02) and embarked with the Australian staff aboard Bonhomme Richard. “Our relationship is really good. Australia and the U.S. want to work together and we love to work together.”

The more than five hour ADEX evolution proved to be a valuable learning experience for not only the pilots in the air, but also the flight operations officers coordinating behind the scenes.

“It has been an incredible training opportunity as a whole for all participants,” said McLemore. “We’ve been able to see how the Australians operate and to operate in environments we haven’t operated in before. It’s been a completely new challenge to come to Australia and work with people we haven’t worked with before and do things we just don’t usually get the opportunity to do. You just don’t get the opportunity to train like this every day.”

TACRON 12 is part of the Bonhomme Richard ESG, commanded by Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, headquartered in White Beach, Okinawa, Japan.

For more news about the Bonhomme Richard ESG, please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/PHIBRON11 and http://www.cpr11.navy.mil.
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NNS130723-02. USS Gettysburg Sets Sail with Carrier Strike Group 10

By Ensign Kiley Provenzano, USS Gettysburg Public Affairs

MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) — Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) departed Naval Station Mayport July 22 to join the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group on a scheduled deployment to the 6th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility.

Gettysburg has been actively preparing for this deployment with Carrier Strike Group 10 assets, participating in several exercises to prepare the ship and Sailors for deployment overseas.

“Our Sailors have continued to push themselves through these past few months, achieving incredible levels of success and competency with their systems,” said Lt. Scott Jones, Gettysburg’s combat systems officer.

With a modern Aegis weapon system and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike 74, Detachment 2, Gettysburg’s training has developed a unique diversity of capabilities for the upcoming deployment.

“This deployment will give us the opportunity to use the skills we’ve trained to develop,” said Ensign William O’Quinn, anti-submarine warfare officer. “The crew has participated in several exercises and looks forward to the port visits and operational experience. This will be my first deployment and, like hundreds of my shipmates, I am ready and eager to go.”

While the Sailors are deployed, families and friends of Gettysburg will continue their support at home. Partnered with the Daytona Navy League, the Navy Wounded Warrior/Safe Harbor Office, Operation Gratitude, United Through Reading and several other organizations, members of the Gettysburg Family Readiness Group will continue to provide support and service.

Gettysburg, named for the Civil War battle, will join aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron, guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), and guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84).

For more news from USS Gettysburg (CG 64), visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cg64/.
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NNS130723-04. USS Albuquerque Visits Saipan during Western Pacific Deployment

From Commander, Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs

TANAPAG HARBOR, Saipan (NNS) — Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) arrived at Tanapag Harbor, Saipan July 23 for a scheduled visit as part of Albuquerque’s routine deployment to the Western Pacific.

With a crew of approximately 140 Sailors, Albuquerque has conducted a multitude of missions and showcased the latest capabilities of the U.S. submarine fleet since deploying in January.

“The crew has done an amazing job during this challenging deployment and I’m very pleased with the way they have performed,” said Cmdr. Chris Cavanaugh, Albuquerque’s commanding officer. “I’m excited for them to take in the history and culture of Saipan, and to enjoy some well earned shore liberty.”

Measuring more than 360 feet long and weighing more than 6,900 tons when submerged, Albuquerque is one of the most technologically advanced submarines in the world. The ship is capable of supporting a variety of missions including anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface ship warfare, precision strike, intelligence collection, and mine warfare.

While discussing all the opportunities and sights in Saipan, Albuquerque’s Chief of the Boat Anthony Torres said, “The crew has been working hard throughout this deployment. This port visit to Saipan will allow some much deserved rest and relaxation for the crew.”

For most of the crew members, this is their first time visiting Saipan.

“Growing up in the Midwest my whole life could never have prepared me for some of these opportunities like visiting Saipan,” said Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Paul Tanner. “I’ve read and heard about some amazing waterfalls and caves that I cannot wait to visit.”

Albuquerque is the second U.S. warship to be named after the city of Albuquerque, N.M. She was launched March 13, 1982, and commissioned May 21, 1983. Albuquerque is the 19th ship in its class and is homeported in San Diego, Calif.

For more news from Commander Submarine Group 7, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/csg7/.
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NNS130723-06. Pacific Partnership, Kiribati Inspect Food to Maintain a Healthy Community

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

TARAWA, Republic of Kiribati (NNS) — Pacific Partnership 2013 medical professionals joined local Kiribati food inspectors to analyze Kiribati’s food safety legislation and visit local restaurants during a food safety subject matter expert exchange, July 22.

Service members from New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. collaboratively conducted training with local restaurant owners and chefs throughout the week on subjects including how to care for locally grown food most commonly eaten on the island.

The training also taught how to prevent food-borne illnesses by using safe hand washing techniques and properly storing and preparing food.

Speaking of the impact the training has had, Royal Australian Air Force Flying Officer Jessica Dagger said she is already seeing improvements.

“I’ve learned heaps from the Kiribati food inspectors,” said Dagger. “One of the best things is that we have formed one-on-one relationships, and learned how they carry out their business.”

The Kiribati food inspectors said they too enjoyed sharing information with the Pacific Partnership team.

“From the first day, and up until today, we have learned a lot of things,” said Tabomoa Tinte, assistant health inspector for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. “We learned how to face our clients, how to properly conduct food inspections for the restaurants and improve our personal hygiene.”

After learning from one another, the team consolidated their skills and put them into practice at eateries around the island. The team’s ultimate goal is to achieve better restaurant sanitation and healthier food consumption for the people of Kiribati.

“This partnership is very important for the Kiribati people, especially for their health,” said Tinte. “I want to extend my appreciation to the Pacific Partnership team and thanks for the things that we learned from you guys. It is all very important to us.”

Pacific Partnership is a collaborative effort of military members and civilians from 10 partner nations including Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and the United States that improves maritime security through disaster preparedness.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.
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NNS130723-07. Nimitz Conducts Career Fair at Sea

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Derek A. Harkins, USS Nimitz Public Affairs

USS NIMITZ, At Sea (NNS) — Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) conducted a career fair on the ship’s aft mess decks July 21.

“One of the Navy career counselors jobs is to provide information to the crew,” said Chief Navy Counselor Dean Miller, a career counselor aboard Nimitz. “One of the most successful ways to accomplish that task is to hold a career fair. We floated the idea up the chain of command, who were receptive and supportive of this combined event, and were given the green light.”

Volunteers for the event taught Sailors about opportunities to advance their careers through commissioning programs, educational opportunities and special assignments that include recruiting and instructor duties.

“If Sailors are interested in molding the future of the Navy as an instructor, I want to encourage them to do that,” said Chief Electronics Technician Timothy Hoover, an administrative leading chief petty officer for the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 currently embarked with Nimitz.

Another opportunity Sailors had the chance to learn about was serving at Recruit Training Command (RTC), helping to mold newly recruited Sailors at the Navy’s only enlisted boot camp.

“Depending on a Sailor’s paygrade, serving as a recruit division commander (RDC) can help advance their career a lot,” said Chief Yeoman Joel Campbell, a former RDC at RTC.
Sailors seeking to serve in special operations forces or in the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) field were guided on paths they would need to take to be eligible for those duties.

“I really enjoy talking to the EOD guys,” said Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Joseph Janelle, a Sailor who visited the career fair. “I’ve been trying for EOD. They’re helping me out with that.”

The event was conducted on a Sunday, with many of Nimitz’ Sailors off duty for holiday routine. This allowed for many Sailors to take their time and visit multiple stations at the fair.

“There are two things that are a prime commodity for an aircraft carrier: time and space” said Miller. “We were able to nail down a space and a time that would maximize the use of talent on board and reach the majority of the crew. This was truly a combined effort.”

Sailors from a variety of different ratings and paygrades advised the participants. These volunteers offered the participants pamphlets, instruction and advice.

“This is a nice forum for young Sailors wanting to do something beyond what they’re doing here on the ship,” said Hoover. “It helps them decide what they want for their future in the Navy.”

With participation from Sailors with experience from many different opportunities and assignments, Nimitz’ career fair provided the crew with information on how to make the most of their futures.

“We’re allowing Sailors to benefit from the experience of people who have done certain jobs,” said Hoover. “Holding career fairs like this in the Navy is important.”

“Sometimes we tend to forget about taking time out of our schedule to talk about our careers because we are so focused on the mission,” said Miller. “This career fair offered an opportunity to have subject matter experts provide answers to the crew. We wanted to highlight the incredible jobs the Navy has to offer when it is your time to roll to shore duty.”

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.

For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit http://www.navy.mil/local/cvn68/.
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NNS130723-13. CSS Looking for Subject Matter Experts

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (AW/SW) Shawn D. Graham, Center for Service Support Public Affairs

NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) — Center for Service Support (CSS) announced they are actively looking for high-quality senior Sailors to enhance its already dynamic team July 23.

CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the Fleet’s warfighting mission.

More than 300 staff and faculty work hand-in-hand with the Fleet and are dedicated to ensure training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.

During a three-year tour, a subject matter expert (SME) would attend the Navy Instructor Training Course, granting them the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 9502, work closely with learning sites, compile questions for rating advancement exams and also have the opportunity to earn the prestigious Master Training Specialist (MTS) qualification.

Command Master Chief (SW/SCW/AW) Reinaldo Rosado said that a SME’s influence doesn’t just extend to the Sailors, but to the commands they serve in, all over the globe.

“Sailors we train often serve in diverse assignments,” said Rosado. “Many of our former students have served everywhere from the front lines of Afghanistan to the decks of our carriers. They report to their commands trained and ready to go to work immediately.”

Capt. Mark S. Murphy, CSS’ commanding officer said the command’s expectations and goals are high but very obtainable.

“Work hard: be brilliant on the basics and take care of our people”, said Murphy. “Work, study and learn at the job you’ve been given. Be ready when opportunity knocks. Work smart: mission first, safety always. Push decision making to the lowest level. Communicate up and down the chain. Have fun: Keep a balance, keep a sense of humor and test your ideas. We want the best to train the Navy’s future.”

CSS was established Feb. 7, 2003, in response to Naval Education and Training’s (NETC) initiative to address challenges in Fleet training and to improve Sailors’ professional development products and processes. In streamlining the business of delivering training, NETC charged 15 learning centers like CSS with specific areas of naval training. NETC organized the centers around their functional areas and appropriately aligned schools and respective training sites to each center.

Sailors who are eligible for shore duty and in their transfer window are encouraged to contact their command career counselors and detailers.

For available billet opportunities, visit https://www.cmsid.navy.mil/.

For more news from Center for Service Support, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/css/.
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NNS130723-03. USS Maine Wins Ney Runner Up Award

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes, Submarine Group 9 Public Affairs

BANGOR, Wash. (NNS) — Ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) was presented the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award, July 19 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, for earning runner up in the Submarine Category.

The prestigious Ney Award is annually awarded to the highest-performing food service operations throughout the fleet.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced this year’s winners March 25.

“Winning a Ney award ranks you as one of the best galleys and CS divisions out there,” said Chief Culinary Specialist Kelly Mathis, Maine Gold Food Service Division leading chief petty officer. “It validates that you’re doing things right across the board, and it means your cooks are outstanding and they know it.”

The Ney Memorial Awards Program is co-sponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association to encourage and recognize excellence in Navy Food Service programs. The goal of the award is to improve the quality of life for Navy personnel.

“A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into winning this award, and my guys have come so far over the past year to get to this point,” said Mathis. “Even though our food preparation was already top notch, we did a lot of training, like getting our CSs advanced culinary training out in town, to bring us up to that next level.”

The award is named for Capt. Edward F. Ney, an enlisted Sailor during World War I who later earned his commission as a supply officer. His work resolving problems within the military’s food service industry during World War II contributed to a higher standard of food service in the Navy.

“High quality food prepared fresh daily by culinary specialists is one of the biggest morale boosters the Navy provides,” said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich. “More scratch cooking, updated menus and increased on-the-job training for culinary specialists are defining the future of Navy food service.”

“I am extremely proud of my exceptional Food Service Division, and I’m pleased that they are being recognized with this unique honor,” said Maine Gold Commanding Officer Cmdr. Rich Massie. “Lt. [Melissa] Gonzales, CSC Mathis, and the entire team bring an impressive combination of experience, pride and motivation that benefits the entire crew. Of course I am biased, but this team serves the best, most consistently high quality food I’ve had on any submarine.”

For more news from Commander, Submarine Group 9, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/csg9/.
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NNS130723-12. Water Comes Clean in Test with Marines

By Eric Beidel, Office of Naval Research

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — A new easy-to-carry water purifier that could give Marines and first-responders access to clean water wherever they go successfully completed its first operational test, officials announced Jul 22.

Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and tested this spring during the U.S.-Philippines joint Balikatan military exercise, the First-Response Water Purifier is designed for long-term use in remote areas during emergency and disaster relief operations.

The new purifier was developed to help reduce enormous logistical burdens already faced by forward-deployed personnel. There are two versions-one that can treat 1,000 gallons per day and one that can handle 5,000 gallons per day.

“Expeditionary water involves much more than just purification,” said Cody Reese, logistics manager for ONR’s Expeditionary Maneuver Warfare and Combating Terrorism Department. “It has a long logistics tail, it is difficult to supply and yet it is one of the most critical basic needs in any type of operation, anywhere in the world.”

The appetite for a trusted source of drinking water has led to a costly habit of buying and transporting bottled water around the battlefield. Likewise, current purification systems are so heavy they have to be transported on Humvees and 7-ton trucks.

The new purifier is light and compact enough to fit in the back of a pickup truck and be carried by just two Marines.

Through ultrafiltration membranes and chlorine addition, the prototypes can make safe water from all freshwater sources, including surface waters with large amounts of algae and cloudiness caused by sediment.

“Providing clean water anywhere in the field environment is a tremendously complex proposition that involves a lot of equipment and energy-you have to locate it, analyze it, collect it, treat it, monitor it, store it, transport it, distribute it, drink it and then do something with the waste,” Reese said. “Anything we can do to shrink the footprint, reduce energy consumption and extend system life is a big win, with cascading effects throughout the entire supply chain.”

Developed through a collaboration of Pacific Research Group and humanitarian organization Global Water, the new purifier is easy to operate and requires less maintenance and power than current systems, which can require repeated resupply of parts, trained operators and major power sources-all unavailable during typical disaster-relief scenarios.

Aside from chlorine needed to provide disinfection and safe storage, the prototypes required no logistic support during the recent field exercise.

Events like the Balikatan exercise are great learning tools for developers, as equipment is challenged in ways that can’t be simulated in the United States. The water source used for this test came from a contaminated shallow river filled with volcanic ash from the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

The fine particles in the ash provided a unique challenge to intake structures and filters, but the First-Response Water Purification prototypes-designed to be forgiving with cleanable filters-operated flawlessly throughout the exercise.

Pacific Research Group and Global Water continue to design and test water-treatment technologies that complement the purifiers brought to Balikatan this year. The groups plan to bring to next year’s exercise two new prototypes that include an optional reverse osmosis capability for brackish, or salty, water that would accommodate the vast majority of surface water sources anywhere in the world.

ONR provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.

For more news from Office of Naval Research, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/onr/.

NNS130723-19. Current All Hands Update

From Defense Media Activity – Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) — All Hands Update features five newscasts today – one two-minute newscast, three one-minute newscasts and one package uploaded to web only.

Two-minute newscast-
– Religious Program Specialists Attend Urban Leader Course
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18678

First One-minute newscast-
– Navy Releases Courts Martial Results Online
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18679

Second one-minute newscast-
– Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Addresses Senate Committee on Way Forward
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18680

Third one-minute newscast-
– CNO Addresses Sexual Assault in the Navy
http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18681

Web newscast-
– Exercise Sea Breeze 2013 Participants Come Together For Closiing Ceremony

http://www.navy.mil/viewVideo.asp?id=18677

Defense Media Activity – Navy usually produces four All Hands Update (AHU)newscasts each day – one two-minute newscast and three one-minute newscasts. AHU can be seen throughout the day and evening on the Direct-to-Sailor (DTS) satellite television service available aboard 160 ships of the fleet and via the Navy Web site at http://www.navy.mil. Check your local DTS program schedule for air times. AHU can also be seen throughout the world on the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).

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NNS020718-11. This Day in Naval History – July 23

From the Navy News Service

1947 – First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).
1948 – USS Putnum (DD 757) evacuates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag.
1950 – USS Boxer sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the Conflict.
1958 – USS Nautilus (SSN 571) departs Pearl Harbor for first submerged transit of North Pole.
1993 – Sarah Deal becomes first female Marine selected for naval aviation training.

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