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Cryptologic Technician 1st Class Bonnie McCammond thought she was among friends when she crashed on the couch at a housewarming party several years ago. She awoke to another sailor raping her, and as she was leaving the next morning, he asked for her phone number.  He said he had a great time and he’d like to see her again, she recalled. “And in that moment it’s like, ‘You really think this is okay,’ ” she said. “You think that someone asleep, anywhere, whether intoxicated or not — you didn’t think there was a problem with this.” McCammond’s story is the…

Hundreds of exhibitors came to show their wares at the 2014 Sea Air Space expo near Washington, D.C., but none drew a crowd as much as Naval Supply Systems Command’s booth around lunchtime. Smiling attendees milled around with small plates of seared snapper and field greens prepared by Navy culinary specialists, getting a small taste of the Navy’s plans for meals underway. “What it does is, it cuts the edge off of all the technology that’s going around here,” Cmdr. Danny King, director of food service for NAVSUP, said of his booth. “So you’ve got all this great technology, millions…

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is story was published, Heben has been indicted on charges of falsification and obstructing justice. Law enforcement contends that Heben’s cell phone records show he wasn’t in the vicinity of the Mustard Seed Market on March 28, 2014. Former Quartermaster Second Class (SEAL) Chris Heben was headed to buy his mom a birthday gift March 28 when, following an altercation, he was shot in the parking lot of a Bath Township, Ohio, shopping center. The bullet pierced Heben’s lower abdomen. Rather than call for help, Heben, 44, hopped in his truck and tried to chase down…

In an effort to shape up the force and get sailors off the frozen/microwave/fast-food train, the Navy Bureau of Medicine has released a handy chart to help you add some zest to your adventures in home cooking. The list of herbs and spices includes the usual suspects, like cinnamon, pepper and mint, but if you feel like branching out, there’s also cardamom, turmeric and wasabi. The alphabetized chart breaks down each seasoning by their health benefits, their forms (seed, ground, whole, leaves), what they taste like, and what they’re used for. Many of them include a link to a recipe…

A Naval Special Warfare unit preparing to return from its latest deployment is hoping to bring back two honorary members, and they’re looking for donations to make that happen. Special Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Sam Landoe and his team adopted two puppies, Logar and Falcor, during their time in Afghanistan. Now he’s working with a rescue organization to raise $6,000 to pay for their transport to the States. Landoe teamed up with Guardians of Rescue to bring the pups home through their Mission No Buddy Left Behind program, which was featured on Anderson Cooper 360 last year. “I can’t imagine what…

In an effort to reach young, impressionable sailors through their mobile phones, the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office has launched Pier Pressure, an iPhone/Android app that combines gaming and advice for making good choices when it comes to your time off. Think Angry Birds meets middle school D.A.R.E. class. “During the development of the Keep What You’ve Earned Campaign, we heard from young, enlisted sailors that the best way to reach them was through their mobile phones,” said NADAP director Dorice Favorite in a news release. “Pier Pressure will help sailors understand how responsible drinking can keep their…

Calling all amateur shipbuilders! The Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Va., is hosting its annual LEGO shipbuilding contest Feb. 8 for architects of all ages. Adults and kids are invited to bring in their pre-made LEGO ships before 2 p.m. to be judged in the official contest. Winners will be chosen from each of five age categories, in addition to a “fan favorite” award voted on by attendees. If you don’t have time to throw something together before Saturday, you can visit the free ship-building stations at the event. If you’re so inclined, you can even use provided diagrams…

If you’re in New England this summer and looking for something more than a barbecue on Independence Day, why not take a cruise through Boston harbor on the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat? A lottery for 150 open spots on the USS Constitution’s annual July 4 voyage went live Feb. 3, for the ship’s last turnaround cruise before it goes into a dry dock for repairs through 2018. Guests aboard “Old Ironsides” will enjoy a three-hour trip around the harbor, complete with 21-gun salute exchange with Fort Independence on Castle Island in South Boston. To enter, simply fill out a…

First, turn down your volume slightly. Next, check out this video for a last bit of pre-Christmas cheer: [HTML1] That’s Hospitalman Apprentice Robert Everhart, surprising his girlfriend, Michelle Gungon, with a marriage proposal at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego on Monday. Robert, attending “C” school in San Antonio, came home a day early. “I was expecting to see him today at 5,” Michelle said in a Christmas Eve interview. “I had this whole thing planned out.” She said yes anyway, to the applause (and loud cheers/shouts/huzzahs/etc.) of her co-workers. Robert, 30, comes from a Navy family — his father…

Navy Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention released two anti-drug videos on YouTube this week: one targeting spice use, the other warning about the dangers of bath salts. The animated PSAs feature original music and lyrics about all of the bad things designer drugs will do to you and your career. Take a gander and let us know what you think. The animation is decent and the message is clear: Drugs will ruin your career. But are cute, sing-song cartoons the way to show sailors how bad it’s going to be when they get caught? The video below, a PSA against…

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