Truxtun Sailors Complete Full Speed Ahead Training

Story Number: NNS170626-36Release Date: 6/26/2017 3:18:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris, USS Truxtun Public Affairs

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) are better equipped to recognize and avoid destructive behavior after completing Full Speed Ahead (FSA) training, June 19-23.

FSA was created to expand on the existing efforts of the Navy to prevent destructive behaviors across the fleet.

Throughout the course of the week, the crew broke up into groups of 35 Sailors until the entire crew had completed the training.

"FSA provides real-life scenarios, many of which we have encountered at one point or another in our Navy careers," said Chief Fire Controlman Sol Benavides, an FSA training facilitator. "The videos fostered group discussion and interaction where the Sailors could examine the decision-making processes and provide feedback for the group."

FSA blends scenario-based videos with facilitator-led discussion to focus on all Sailors, with a unique emphasis on the critical role of mid-level leaders in addressing and preventing destructive behaviors and their associated effects on individuals, work centers and commands.

The training is designed to reinforce the Navy's core values and help build a strong foundation for professional and resilient Sailors. The course includes videos, group interaction and sea stories that can be applied to every day situations Sailors may encounter in the fleet.

The training is required to be completed Navy-wide by Dec. 31. FSA is a one-time requirement for 2017 only and will not be repeated in future years.

Truxtun is part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG).

GHWBCSG is comprised of the staff of CSG-2; aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77); the nine squadrons and staff of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8; Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 staff; guided-missile destroyers USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Truxtun (DDG 103); and guided-missile cruisers USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) and USS Hue City (CG 66).

Truxtun is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa.

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