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Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Is an Ongoing Effort

By MyNavy HR Fleet Master Chief Wes Koshoffer


Shipmates, Fleet Master Chief Koshoffer from MyNavy HR here to talk about Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  COVID-19 mitigation efforts have really changed the way we are doing business in many areas of our Navy but there are some things that we must continue to work on, regardless of the scenario we are facing.  Preventing sexual harassment and sexual assault is one of those areas where we can never take our eye off the ball. 
 
Last year during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, we renewed our commitment to prevent sexual violence. This year, we will build on that pledge with some actionable steps: Respect. Protect. Empower. We must, at all times, commit to treating others with respect. Protecting one another from harm and empowering those around us to speak up and step in.
 
We all play a significant role in prevention! We have a great team of coordinators, advocates, and support personnel doing amazing work but the responsibility to protect our Shipmates is shared by every one of us. 
 
Every member of our team must set the tone, lead by example, and consistently engage in behavior that fosters dignity and respect. We must hold ourselves accountable to the highest possible standards of conduct, and we must create an inclusive team that is focused on building a stronger, more resilient, and more powerful Navy.
 
While April presents an opportunity to highlight the SAPR Program, eradicating sexual assault from our ranks can only be accomplished when all hands are engaged in creating a positive, professional environment that is built on trust.
 
Although we will not be able to conduct the same types of “events” that we normally would – we can still spend some time looking at the culture that we are creating in our workplace and we can certainly re-dedicate ourselves to the prevention of sexual assault in our Navy!
 

https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2020/04/27/sexual-assault-awareness-and-prevention-is-an-ongoing-effort/ U.S. Navy

Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your Sailors! GO NAVY!

Navy Seabees Complete Seven Projects in Federate States of Micronesia

CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (April 24, 2019) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Iras Demonstration School, celebrating the completion of seven engineering projects during Pacific Partnership 2019. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year, the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy video by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stacy D. Laseter) 190424-N-PP197-2001

Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Juan Garcia Cervantes, from Phoenix, tightens a nut on a diesel hydraulic generator in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), April 28, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles DeParlier/Released)
Sailors participate in a foreign object debris walk down on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) 1st Class Latoya Grandison, from Andalusia, Ala., speaks into a sound-powered phone in the Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) office aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Daniela Allen reports on a simulated casualty during a damage control drill aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), April 24, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brandon Parker/Released)
Military members and civilian staff stand in a ribbon-formation for a photo during a Sexual Assault and Awareness Prevention Month (SAAPM) event on Naval Support Activity (NSA) Philadelphia. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony Flynn/Released)
Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Crystal Hampton, from Anderson, S.C., charges refrigerant in the bake shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 27, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jairus P. Bailey/Released)
Seaman Shinayo Bartholomew-Stewart, from Manchester, N.J., fakes down line during sea and anchor detail on the fantail aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Cheyenne (SSN 773) handles line as the boat arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest deployment, April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)
Sailors work in a JP-5 filter room aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Trent P. Hawkins/Released)
Interior Communications Specialist Seaman Laura Ezzel, from Albuquerque, N.M., conducts maintenance on a sound-powered phone in the sponson of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), April 26, 2019 in the Mediterranean Sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Garrett LaBarge/Released)
Lt. Cmdr. Chad Geis tracks surface contacts on a radar console while standing watch as the tactical action officer in the combat information center aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Eduardo Jorge/Released)
Aviation Ordinanceman Airman Matthew Sherman, from Westport, N.Y., left, and Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Joshua Jenkins, from Clearwater, La., calibrate a .50-caliber machine gun during a live-fire qualification course on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erick A. Parsons/Released)
Airman Krytnni Pugliese, from Huntington Beach, Calif., refuels an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Gunslingers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaleb Sarten/Released)
Culinary Specialist Seaman Allyson Valdivia Navarro prepares pancakes for brunch for the crew in the galley of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vincent Zaragozi/Released)
Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Karli Deuser, left, and Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Benny Hodges check the function of a breaker on the fantail of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), April 26, 2019. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Moore/Released)

Sailors proudly serve around the world in a variety of ways. Tell us which photo grabs your interest.

https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2019/05/02/faces-of-the-fleet-296/ ltall

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2019: Make the Commitment

By Rear Adm. Philip E. Sobeck
Director, 21st Century Sailor, N17, OPNAV

Throughout the month of April, the Navy, along with the rest of our Nation, is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

As we continue to shift our collective focus from awareness to prevention, it’s important that we’re able to distinguish between awareness, risk reduction and primary prevention. Both awareness and risk reduction can be tools to aid in stopping sexual violence, but primary prevention is the approach that looks at the bigger picture. Through primary prevention, we can look at the culture, norms, attitudes and beliefs that create an environment where sexual violence is permitted and we can begin eliminating and reducing the factors that perpetuate sexual violence to keep it from happening in the first place. This is where I believe each of us can make a commitment to do better for our shipmates.

Collectively, and at all levels, we must encourage positive behaviors by recognizing acts that contribute to a supportive command climate. We must commit to possess the courage necessary to conduct ourselves with respect for our fellow Sailors. It’s up to all of us to target destructive behaviors with active prevention and create healthy norms and communities for our One Navy Team.

My challenge to you is to take some time and really think about this. How will you ‘Make the Commitment’?

Take a few minutes and listen to my SAAPM-focused podcast.

 

Follow this page for updates during the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Also follow Navy Live blog coverage of the National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s colleges and universities. Secretaries of the Navy, the Army, and the Air Force will host the event April 4-5 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

https://navylive.dodlive.mil/2019/04/01/sexual-assault-awareness-and-prevention-month-2019-make-the-commitment/ U.S. Navy

SAAPM 2018: Protecting our People Protects Our Mission

By Rear Adm. Karl Thomas
Director, 21st Century Sailor Office

As we enter SAAPM, we’d like to reflect on this year’s theme, Protecting our People Protects Our Mission. Each of us has a role to play in preventing, reporting and eliminating sexual assault. We are all accountable. We can protect our mission by ensuring everyone in the Department of the Navy is committed to advancing an environment where threatening behaviors, sexual harassment, hazing, bullying, and sexual assault are not tolerated, condoned or ignored.

We must encourage positive behaviors by recognizing acts that contribute to a supportive command climate. We must commit to possess the courage necessary to conduct all activities of our lives with respect for ourselves and our fellow Sailors. It’s up to us to hold ourselves and each other to the high standards expected of us by the Navy and the American public.

You can hear some of these same thoughts on the SAAPM podcast below.

 

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2018/04/04/saapm-2018-protecting-our-people-protects-our-mission/ U.S. Navy