July 15 “Give Something Away” Day is about everyone that cares about anyone or anything to give away something.
It’s from the U.S. Navy core values to give back.
Below are just a few recent examples of how we’ve given back to this world.
Let’s also remember the hospital ships USNS Mercy’s and USNS Comfort’s 2020 COVID-19 deployment as they’ve supported the communities in need.
What are you doing to GIVE today?
NEX Customers Support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (July 7, 2020)
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Twice a year, NEX customers are given the opportunity to donate to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) by purchasing a $5 benefit ticket. The results of this year’s spring campaign showed NEX customers donated nearly $192,000 to support NMCRS. Read more on Navy.mil
VAW-124 Aviators Teaming with U.S. Coast Guard to Safeguard Mariners (July 2, 2020)
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Naval aviators assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 124 aboard Naval Station Norfolk assist the U.S. Coast Guard to respond to a potential mariner in distress in the waters off the Atlantic Ocean. Read more on Navy.mil
USS Kidd Renders Assistance at Sea (July 1, 2020)
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) assists a fishing vessel in distress while in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations. Read more on Navy.mil
NMCB-5 Completes 100th U.S. Navy Seabee Project in Timor-Leste (June 26, 2020)
DILI, Timor-Leste (NNS) — U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5’s Detail Timor-Leste conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 100th Seabee project in Timor-Leste, a two-room education facility at the Ensino Basico Central Fatumeta Pre-Secondary School. Read more on Navy.mil
NAVFAC EXWC Becomes Navy’s Newest SMART Facility Offering Scholarships for Students (June 24, 2020)
PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) — Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) is honored to become the newest science, mathematics and research for transformation (SMART) sponsored facility, offering scholarships to academics currently studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Read more on Navy.mil
Norfolk-Based Sailor Saves Lives during Evening Run (June 22, 2020)
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — An evening run turned into a lifesaving event June 9, thanks to Lt. John Miller, assigned to Navy Warfare Development Command, Naval Station Norfolk. Read more on Navy.mil
Rota Rocks: Spreading Smiles throughout the Community (June 18, 2020)
NAVAL STATION ROTA, SPAIN (NNS) — Similar to people around the world, 2020 has been a challenging year for personnel stationed at Naval Station Rota. The community, both on-base and off-base, spent six-plus weeks inside their homes during Spain’s State of Alarm and the subsequent de-escalation has been a gradual return to the “new normal.” Read more on Navy.mil
USS Halsey Assists Distressed Mariner (June 17, 2020)
EASTERN PACIFIC (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) assisted a fishing vessel in distress while operating in the U.S. Fourth Fleet area of operations June 16. Read more on Navy.mil
Coronavirus Defense: Navy Develops 3D-Printed Tactical Masks for U.S. Forces Korea (June 17, 2020)
ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global shortage of surgical face masks and other personal protective equipment, including for warfighters stationed at U.S. Forces Korea. Read more on Navy.mil
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 Rescues Hikers Near Pagat Caves (June 16, 2020)
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (NNS) — The Guam-based “Island Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 responded to a search and rescue (SAR) request from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam for three missing hikers, June 14. Read more on Navy.mil
Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veteran Employee Readiness Group Delivers U.S. Flag Collection Honoring Departed Veterans to Local Funeral Home (June 15, 2020)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — A tradition four years in the making, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard Veteran Employee Readiness Group once again answered the call honoring veterans of the community with a donation of 113 worn United States flags to Sturtevant Funeral Home Jun. 12. Read more on Navy.mil
Key West SAR Team Performed Two Rescues, Assisting Three Civilians (June 15, 2020)
KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) — Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West provided quick-action search and rescue (SAR) during two separate events on June 1. Read more on Navy.mil
Training Support Center Great Lakes Holds Unique Pizza Party (June 12, 2020)
GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) — Staff at Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes participated in a pizza party June 12. TSC Petty Officer Association (POA), Chief Petty Officer Association (CPOA) along with TSC Great Lakes’ Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions student organization spent all morning lifting the morale of command students by delivering 300 pizzas to the barracks that they live. Read more on Navy.mil
Eye on Innovation: NNSY Personnel Help Local Medical Facilities in Fight against COVID-19 (June 10, 2020)
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and medical professionals work around the clock to care for those affected, there has been a need for equipment and a call-to-action for those willing to assist. Read more on Navy.mil