The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) competed in the fourth annual Naval Base San Diego (NBSD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Cup competition this afternoon.
More than 20 commands from the San Diego region competed in the 12 slated events including a cadence competition, running events, sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, tire flip, tug-of-war and trivia.
“I think this was an amazing way to not only promote awareness on sexual assault but boost morale,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Zachary Jawad, a SAPR advocate. “This event allowed victim advocates and response coordinators of sexual assault to expand their networks amongst the commands and it broadens their ability to be able to reach out and give support to those who need it most.”
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and base-sponsored events like this help focus on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and help boost awareness and knowledge of available resources.
“It’s days like this that are just special,” said Chief Operations Specialist Bobby Gooden, Makin Island’s SAPR point of contact. “SAPR is so important because the program is used to provide consistent advocacy to sexual assault incidents through awareness, preventative education and training.”
It was an honor to have you aboard #USSMakinIsland in 2016. You will be missed, Gunny R Lee Ermey! Gung Ho!
Good luck to the more than 20 Sailors who took the late advancement exam on the USS Makin Island mess decks this morning!
Check out #USSMakinIsland and Naval Base San Diego Sailors as they participate in advanced security reaction force (SRF) training conducted by the Center for Security Forces Detachment, San Diego!
Naval Base San Diego Security Reaction Force Training
Check out #USSMakinIsland and Naval Base San Diego Sailors as they participate in advanced security reaction force (SRF) training conducted by the Center for Security Forces Detachment, San Diego!Posted by USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) on Friday, April 6, 2018
Check out #USSMakinIsland pulling out of dry-dock and moving back down to Naval Base San Diego to continue its maintenance availability!
Moored! Here's some photos of #USSMakinIsland arriving at Naval Base San Diego after being in dry dock at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for seven months.
After being in dry dock at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for seven months, #USSMakinIsland arrives pier-side at Naval Base San Diego to finish its depot-level maintenance availability!
Makin Island arrives at Naval Base San Diego
After being in dry dock at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for seven months, #USSMakinIsland arrives pier-side at Naval Base San Diego to finish its depot-level maintenance availability!Posted by USS MAKIN ISLAND (LHD 8) on Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Check out #USSMakinIsland's latest edition of Around the Island magazine!
Congratulations to Ensign David Dysart and Chief Machinist's Mate Rogelio Soriano on a successful tour aboard #USSMakinIsland! Fair winds and following seas!
Take a look at your #MakinIsland Sailors in action during a crew-served weapons qualification!
Check out a #USSMakinIsland Sailor in the spotlight, PS3 Emily Schmidt. BZ PS3!
Congratulations to #USSMakinIsland Sailor David Dysart on taking the oath of office and becoming a commissioned officer!
Congratulations to Chief Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Dwain Thompson and Lt. j.g. Braydon Hummeldorf on your successful tours aboard #MakinIsland! Fair winds and following seas!
Congratulation to #USSMakinIsland's newly qualified Surface Warfare Officers, Lt. j.g. Emma Markoff, Lt. j.g. Andres Bole and Ensign Jayne Woolard!
Congratulations to Lt. j.g. Morgan Dankanich on a successful tour aboard #USSMakinIsland. Fair winds and following seas!
Congratulations to Lt. Cmdr. Todd Lucht, Lt. j.g. Drew Foard and Lt. j.g. Jesse Yuan on successful tours aboard #USSMakinIsland. Fair winds and following seas!
Congratulations on your successful tours aboard #USSMakinIsland, Lt. Cmdr. John Gutierrez and Master Sgt. Selvin Mejia.
Today the Makin Island team said goodbye to a beloved shipmate and friend, AS1 (AW/SW) Craig Reuter. AS1 Reuter's positive attitude and selflessness made Makin Island a better, more enjoyable, place to work and made us all better people. On behalf of a grateful Makin Island crew, we thank Craig Reuter and his family for his 16 years of faithful service.
Rest easy shipmate, we have the watch.
Congratulations to #MakinIsland's Blue Jacket of the Year, ABFAN Ozegbe Ogene, and Sailor of the Year, ABH2 Nicole Liskey! Following the award ceremony, Makin Island Commanding Officer, Capt. Dave Oden, spoke to the crew about future plans and operations moving forward.