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Navy Lawyers Receive Real-World Training with Operation Tomodachi

EAST CHINA SEA (April 1, 2011) – From left, Lt. Josh Fryday, Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Stancati, Lt. John Battisti, Cmdr. Christopher French, Lt. j.g. Hannah Foster, Legalman 2nd Class Kerri Johns and Legalman 1st Class Ronald Alexander serve as legal officers and aids aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) in support of Operation Tomodachi. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Greg Mitchell/Released)

U.S. 7th Fleet gathered a host of attorneys to fill the gap during Operation Tomodachi, the large-scale disaster relief operation to support Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear accident on March 11.

The moment he knew that 7th Fleet was going into a real-world operations, Cmdr. Christopher French, 7th Fleet’s Fleet Judge Advocate reached out for support from the Judge Advocate General (JAG) community – and support arrived – immediately.

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SWCC Rescue Boat Accident Victims in Delaware River

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (July 7, 2010) Sailors from Special Boat Team 20 helped rescue nine people July 7 from an overturned tourist boat in the Delaware River. The Navy crew members worked together with the Coast Guard, Philadelphia Police and fire rescue teams. The boat was struck by a barge and capsized, throwing 35 passengers and two crew members in the water. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tim Miller/Released)

It is a mindset unfamiliar to most; a level of training and ability that enables someone to react immediately to a crisis. A mindset that at times, appears to supersede logic. To react almost without thinking, allowing one’s self to rise above mental and physical limitations is the ultimate goal of a Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC). When a SWCC takes to the water on a mission, he is at that level. These young sailors make decisions with an increased level of responsibility daily. They are the maritime experts of today.

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SWCC Complete Parachute Egress Course

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Feb. 5, 2010) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen jump into the water amid parachutes during the Parachute Egress Course. The course teaches special warfare combatant-craft crewmen the procedure for getting out of a parachute harness when entangled by two parachutes underwater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim Miller (Released)" title="100205-N-6019M-010 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Feb. 5, 2010) Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen jump into the water amid parachutes during the Parachute Egress Course. The course teaches special warfare combatant-craft crewmen the procedure for getting out of a parachute harness when entangled by two parachutes underwater. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tim Miller (Released)

NORFOLK, Va. -- (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team (SBT) 20 tested their stamina and water proficiency after the one-week Parachute Egress (Para-Egress) course at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Feb 5. "The evolution we did today is the water competency evaluation; it's a compilation of everything we've taught the students throughout the week," said Senior Chief Special Warfare Boat Operator Jeff Smith, Para-Egress course instructor for SBT-20.

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SWCCs Share Boarding Tactics with Fleet Sailors

NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team (SBT) 20 gave Sailors from USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS Dubuque (LPD 8) a three-week training course focusing on visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) tactics Nov. 2-24 on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek.

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