The SITREP: Quick-Thinking Sailors Save a Life, Army Preps Active Shooter App & More

U.S. Soldiers with the 554th Military Police Company, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade participate in active shooter training in the Boeblingen Local Training Area, Boeblingen, Germany, in December 2016. TRADOC is planning to release a new mobile app that will aid Soldier training, readiness, and response to emergency situations like an active shooter incident. (U.S. Army photo by Eric Steen)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Thursday, July 13, 2017.

  • Soon, soldiers and civilians will be mere taps away from contacting emergency teams in the event of an active shooter. The Army announced the winners of a competition to develop an active shooter response mobile application.
  • The quick actions and medical training of sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) saved the life of a civilian working aboard the ship.
  • The dog days of summer are here. The Military Health System reminds us to keep our pets in mind as the temperature climbs.
  • Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 “Wake Island Avengers,â€� 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, began participating in Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, this week.
  • The Coast Guard blog tells the story of the secret life of Walter Handy, the man who saved the Coast Guard Reserve.

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