Hundreds of sailors deploy, as USS Somerset heads to Middle East

As part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, the USS Somerset began its maiden deployment from San Diego on Friday, reports 10 San Diego. The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group also includes the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock.

Aboard the USS Somerset is a crew of 375 sailors, and 700 Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton.

USS Somerset is named for the county in Pennsylvania where terrorists crashed United Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Somerset is the third of three Navy ships named in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11.  The USS New York was named in honor of the 2,749 people murdered by terrorists at the World Trade Center, and USS Arlington for the 184 people lost in the terrorist attack on American Flight 77 and the Pentagon.

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Widow of fallen FDNY Chief Michael Fahy asks to donate funds raised by Stephen Siller Foundation to needy veterans

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation last week announced a fundraising campaign to raise money to pay off the mortgage of the home of the Fahy family, after FDNY Deputy Chief Michael Fahy was killed last month in the line of duty.

When it was her turn to speak, Fiona Fahy thanked the foundation but said her husband would have wanted the money to go to needy veterans instead, reported Ellen Moynihan and Ginger Adams Otis in the NY Daily News.

Just days before his death Michael Fahy had watched For the Love of Our Brother, a documentary on the Siller Foundation, and he and his wife decided to make supporting the foundation a family project.

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Simple steps for internet safety

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the FBI offers a variety of steps to keep your identity safe on the internet here.

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