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Today, the Department of Defense released the Quarterly Suicide Report (QSR) for the third quarter of calendar year 2014.
The QSR is intended to communicate the department's suicide data on a routine basis. The report summarizes suicide counts for all services and components during the months of July through September of 2014. There were 56 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserves, and 26 suicides among service members in the National Guard.
The report also includes the annual suicide counts for calendar years 2012 and 2013. The QSR is available here. Additional information is available on the Defense Suicide Prevention Office website at www.suicideoutreach.org.
Service members and their families who need support can reach out to the Military Crisis Line, which offers free and confidential support for those in crisis. The Military Crisis Line is staffed by caring, qualified responders from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, many who have served in the military themselves. Support is available through the crisis line phone number, online chat, and text-messaging services for all service members (active, National Guard and reserves) and veterans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year by visiting the Military Crisis Line website at http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ActiveDuty.aspx; Online Chat at: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx; sending a text to: 838255 or calling toll free at: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1.
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January 22, 2015 Transition Resource Fair (Veteran Service Organizations and support resources only)
February 12, 2015 HR Corner- Professional Résumé Review
February 26, 2015 U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Hiring Our Heroes-Military Spouse Hiring Event
March 26, 2015 Marine & Family Programs-Career & Education Expo
April 30, 2015 HR Corner- Professional Résumé Review
May 28, 2015 Law Enforcement & Public Safety Hiring Event
July 15, 2015 Hiring Heroes Career Fair- (Wounded, Ill & Injured, Transitioning, and Family Members)
August 13, 2015 HR Corner- Professional Résumé Review
September 16-17, 2015 Camp Pendleton Jobs Summit (2 days) – Hiring Our Heroes
October 8-9, 2015 Military Women in Transition Career Symposium & Resource Fair
November 10, 2015 HR Corner- Professional Résumé Review & LinkedIn Seminar
Over the next 30 years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are likely to remain volatile areas, with high potential for tension and some violent conflict, reports United Kingdom Rear Admiral John Kingwell, Director, Concepts and Doctrine.
The Navy will commission its newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), during a 1 p.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, October 11, 2014, in San Francisco, California.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Mrs. Lynne Pace, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is serving as the ship's sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to "man our ship and bring her to life."
"This ship, forged in America, with components and systems manufactured all across America, shall remind us of the long and historic links between our communities and our Navy and Marine Corps," Secretary Mabus said. "Having a ship named America, sailing the world's oceans, always present in defense of our freedoms and ready to respond is yet another extension of our American spirit."
USS America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa class of amphibious assault ships. As the next generation "big-deck" amphibious ship, LHA 6 is optimized for aviation, and will be capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Lightning II. The ship is equipped with a fuel efficient hybrid electric propulsion system, the same built for USS Makin Island (LHD 8), which is an energy initiative designed to give the ship the benefit of increased range, endurance and time on station enhancing USS America's combat capability. It also provides greater flexibility with regards to scheduling refueling and reduced maintenance costs.
LHA 6 provides a flexible, multi-mission platform with capabilities that span the range of military operations -- from forward deployed crisis response to forcible entry operations. The ship also provides forward presence and power projection as an integral part of joint, interagency and multinational maritime expeditionary forces.
USS America will operate for sustained periods in transit to, and operations in, an amphibious objective area to include: embarking, transporting, controlling, inserting, sustaining and extracting elements of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force, and supporting forces by helicopters and tilt rotors supported by F-35Bs.
The ship includes additional aviation spaces and will have an increased aviation capacity: enlarged hangar deck, realignment and expansion of the aviation maintenance facilities, a significant increase in available stowage for parts and support equipment, and increased aviation fuel capacity. USS America, as well as the second ship of the class, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), will not include a well deck.
Capt. Robert A. Hall Jr. of Billerica, Mass., is the ship's commanding officer and will lead a crew of 1,200 sailors and nearly 1,900 embarked Marines. The 44,971-ton ship is 844 feet in length, has an overall beam of 106 feet, and a navigational draft of 26 feet.
Each year the MCRPB solicits issues for consideration as issues from the field are vital to the success of the board and will help shape the Marine Corps Reserve for the future. This year the MCRA established a committee to solicit input from the membership for the MCRPB.
The three issues submitted for consideration by the board were:
1. Reserve Warrant Officer Basic Course
2. Use of 12304 (b) activation authority
3. Use of the RSUs at Pendleton and LejeuneSelect each issue for a full briefing.
3. Use of the RSUs at Pendleton and Lejeune
Select each issue for a full briefing.
The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2015, through November 2014.
Active Component: Recruiting. All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2015, through November.
Reserve Component: Recruiting. Five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their fiscal-year-to-date 2015 numerical accession goals through November 2014. Five of the six reserve components also met or exceeded the DoD quality benchmarks.
Detailed information on specific recruiting data can be obtained by contacting the individual military recruiting commands at 502-626-0164 for Army, 210-565-4678 for Air Force, 703-784-9454 for Marine Corps, and 901-874-9048 for Navy. The reserve components can be reached at the following numbers: National Guard Bureau 703-607-2586, Army Reserve 910-570-8330, Air Force Reserve 703-697-1761, Navy Reserve 757-322-5652, and Marine Corps Reserve 504-678-6535.
Marine Corps Junior ROTC AWARDEES
NEW ORLEANS --
Marine administrative message 409/14 announces the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey. This survey allows Reserve Marines the opportunity to communicate to senior leaders their views regarding their experience and possible future service in the Marine Corps Reserve. The SMCR has provided more than twelve years of sustained operational support to the total force in Iraq, Afghanistan and areas around the globe. This survey will provide valuable feedback to senior leaders regarding the key factors that influence Reserve component Marines' career decisions.
Target demographics for the survey are SMCR first-term enlisted Marines from lance corporal to sergeant. Marines taking the survey on a computer without Common Access Card capability should select the non-CAC login when prompted to begin the survey.
All SMCR Marines ranked lance corporal to sergeant are encouraged to complete the survey no later than Dec. 31, 2014. Maximum participation in the survey will ensure that senior leaders are provided the best possible information on what factors and incentives most influence continuation and retention behavior. Survey results will directly influence resource allocation, therefore increasing overall unit readiness.
For more information, visit the Manpower and Reserve Affairs web site and search for the FY14 Drilling Reserve Retention Survey.
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