Marine Corps Pfc. Jacob M. Allman, son of Jennifer D. and Chad W. Allman of Little Hocking, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
During the five-week course, Allman received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Allman also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.
Allman is a 2011 graduate of Warren High School of Vincent.
Navy Lt. Douglas C. Battig, a 1995 graduate of Warren Local High School, Vincent, currently attached to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 homeported in Jacksonville, Fla., was recently awarded the 2011 Aviation Battle Efficiency (Battle "E") from Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF).
The aviation Battle "E" is the Navy's top performance award presented to the aircraft carrier and aviation squadron in each competitive category that achieves the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. The award recognizes a unit's training and operational achievements while including a balance that incentivizes efficiency.
In the aviation squadron competitions, each aviation Type-Commander selects a winner in every category, while CNAF selects the Navy-wide winners, resulting in three sets of recipients.
The Battle "E" competition is conducted to strengthen individual command performance, overall force readiness, and to recognize outstanding performance within the naval aviation force.
Grading metrics for attaining the Battle "E" award include operational achievement, training, inspection accomplishments, material and personnel readiness, aviation safety, weapon systems and tactics development, and contributions to the aviation community.
Each member attached to a winning ship or squadron earns the right to wear the Battle "E" ribbon on their uniform, or if they already posses that ribbon, they can add an additional "E" device to the ribbon.
Battig joined the Navy in January 1998.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffany N. Gebhard and Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony J. Blevins II are currently deployed.
Gebhard and Blevins, along with fellow Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG), conducted training and promoted the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign throughout the month of April.
Gebhard is the daughter of Beth A. Jackson of Marietta and Thomas Clay, III of Huntington, W.Va. Blevins II is the son of Jeanne A. Cale of Parkersburg and Anthony J. Blevins of Vincent.
Enterprise Sailors are focusing on the awareness and prevention of sexual assault in support of the overall DoD theme, "Hurts One, Affects All." SAAM initiative is to ensure each and every Sailor and Marine aboard the Enterprise completely understands that the prevention of sexual assault is an all-hands effort.
Sexual assult not only negatively impacts the Navy's rediness, but also the well being of Sailors. This effort is driven by Enterprise's leadership, every Sailor and Marine has the right to a workplace free of discrimination, harassment and assault.
The Command's SAAM initiative consists of three phases. The first phase, "Hurts One, Affects All, " informs service members that even a single incident of sexual assault negatively impacts combat readiness and effectiveness.The second phase, "Prevention is Everyone's Duty, " focuses on how Sailors and Marines must lookout for one another, both on and off duty, to prevent harm. The third phase, "We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Assault, " stresses the fact that sexual assault is a problem affecting everyone in the military, regardless of service or paygrade, and must be eliminated through an all-hands effort.
Enterprise is embracing the Navy's SAAM month mission and is actively working to increase awareness and prevention among its crew members. Additional support and information regarding sexual assault prevention can be found at \cf1\ul www.sapr.navy.mil \cf0\ulnone.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. The Department of the Navy is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold offenders accountable.