USS Arlington Hosts Reception in Jordan

Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stevie Tate, aboard the USS Arlington, writes in America’s Navy of a reception held in Aqaba, Jordan on November 19, 2015. The USS Arlington, the ship made to honor the 184 people who were killed by terrorists on September 11, 2001 aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and in the Pentagon, hosted distinguished guests includingU.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan, and Commander, Royal Jordanian Navy Brig. Gen. Qasem Fadeel Nahar Tanashat.

Arlington is on a scheduled deployment, conducting maritime security operations in the US 5th Fleet.

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NYC emergency responders go through active shooter drill

An Associated Press article about Sunday’s emergency drill that simulated a subway shooter and suicide bomber to further train police fire, EMS and other emergency services can be read here. The exercise tested new technologies including cameras worn by first responders and acoustic gunshot detection systems.

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How to talk to children about terrorism

In the November 23, 2015 Boston Globe, Katharine Whittemore and Jeff Wagenheim, founding editors of the parents’ magazine Wondertime, discuss ways to answer your child’s questions about terrorism. Read their ideas here.

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