Chief Legalman (select) Zandee Galang, left, and Chief Ship's Serviceman (select) Kevin Zita, right, interact with patients at Chun-Ma Rehabilitation Center, a home for mentally disabled people, as U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) visits Busan. Blue Ridge port visits strengthen military-to-military relationships based on common interests related to maritime security, counterterrorism, defense, trade and security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders)
U.S. Navy judge advocates from Region Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic (RLSO MIDLANT), Defense Service Office Southeast (DSO SE), and other commands in the Hampton Roads area meet onboard Naval Station Norfolk for the quarterly JAG breakfast. At this meeting, first tour judge advocates assigned to RLSO MIDLANT and DSO SE had the chance to discuss future opportunities available to them in the Navy JAG Corps with experienced judge advocates throughout the AOR.
Women's Equality Day
Chief (select) Legalman Alicia Mares reads some of the contributions to women's equality made by Loretta Perfectus Walsh, the Navy's first female chief petty officer, during the ship's Women's Equality Day observance held aboard future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). Crewmembers celebrated the occasion by reading facts about a few of the women and men who helped advance women's equality. America is currently traveling through the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility on her maiden transit, "America visits the Americas." America is the first ship of its class, replacing the Tarawa-class of amphibious assault ships. As the next generation "big-deck" amphibious assault ship, America is optimized for aviation, capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. The ship is scheduled to be ceremoniously commissioned Oct. 11 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Huey D. Younger/Released)