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Helping our Shipmates

Bertillia Lavern, a logistics management specialist at Naval Sea Systems Command, worked at building 197 at the Washington Navy Yard.

In the aftermath of the mass shooting Sept. 16, social media outlets exploded with photos of her performing CPR on a coworker at the corner of M Street and New Jersey. Lavern, a former hospital corpsman, sat down with All Hands to talk about what happened that day, her friend Vishnu "Kisan" Pandit and how her Navy training helped her respond.

The Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Washington Navy Yard will continue assisting victims, workers and families with issues related to the shooting and can be reached for 24/7 care at 1-855-677-1755. If you have questions or would like more information about the resources the Navy is providing, please visit one of these websites:

Military OneSource

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

American Red Cross