US Navy Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Receives Blue “H” Award

first_img View post tag: ship View post tag: Naval June 3, 2011 Equipment & technology Share this article View post tag: award View post tag: News by topic View post tag: blue View post tag: Navy View post tag: receivescenter_img Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) earned its first Blue “H” – Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness Award, recognizing excellence in command health promotion programs, May 12.The Blue H is an annual award sponsored by the Navy Surgeon General, and managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center located in Portsmouth, Va.“The Blue H Health Promotion and Wellness Award is a very important program because it recognizes our ship’s excellence in carrying out our health programs and other workplace safety and prevention policies,” said Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Darius Vergara, Leading Chief Petty Officer of Green Bay’s Health Services Department.Green Bay’s award embodies the ship’s variety of programs available to help Sailors and Marines make personal lifestyle choices. Program topics range from sexually transmitted diseases, anger and stress management, tobacco cessation classes, regular physical health assessments and maintaining the crew’s immunizations.“Green Bay as a whole is very proud of its staff of medical professionals,” said Cmdr. Ralph Jones, Green Bay’s executive officer. “Each of them should be extremely proud of the effort given in achieving this historic milestone.”Jones said the award signifies a continuous effort by every doctor, dentist and corpsman for the entire year to provide only the best medical and dental coverage to every member of the Green Bay team.The Blue H award began in 1995 to recognize commands for their efforts in implementing successful Navy health promotion and Marine Corps Semper Fit programs.Green Bay has also been awarded the Maritime Warfare Excellence Award (Black E), the Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award (Red E), the Command, Control, Communications and Information Warfare Excellence Award (Green E), the Logistics Management Excellence Award (Blue E), and the Type Commander Ship Safety Excellence Award (Yellow E) in their effort to win the Battle “E” award for Efficiency as one of the best overall ships in the fleet.Green Bay is on its maiden deployment as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Source: navy, June 3, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Receives Blue “H” Award US Navy Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Receives Blue “H” Award View post tag: “H” View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Transport View post tag: US View post tag: Docklast_img read more

Root’s composed 89 gives England 2-0 ODI series lead

first_img(REUTERS)-Joe Root’s composed 89 led England to an easy four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international at Lord’s yesterday.Pakistan recovered from a dreadful start, thanks to a century by Sarfraz Ahmed, to post a respectable total of 251 before Root and captain Eoin Morgan shared a third-wicket stand of 112 to lay the platform for the hosts to go 2-0 up in the series.England opener Jason Roy fell to the second ball of the innings, bowled by Mohammad Amir, but Root looked in complete control from the start while Morgan made a busy 68 including nine fours.Ben Stokes chipped in with 42 and although England lost wickets at regular intervals, they reached their target with more than two overs to spare.Pakistan slumped to two for three after winning the toss, Chris Woakes taking two wickets and Mark Wood one in a fiery opening burst by the England pace attack.Babar Azam and Sarfraz steadied the innings with a fourth-wicket alliance of 64 before Azam was bowled by Liam Plunkett for 30.Sarfraz played sensibly in the circumstances and found another reliable partner in Imad Wasim as the wicket-keeper hit six fours on the way to a second one-day international century before he was out for 105Wasim finished unbeaten on 63. Wood and Woakes took three wickets each.The third game in the five-match series is in Nottingham on Tuesday.last_img read more