WASHINGTON (NNS) -- This has been a devastating week for our Navy family. Our hearts break for those who lost their lives in Pensacola and the wrenching pain it causes their loved ones. When tragedy hits, as it did today, and Wednesday in Pearl Harbor, it is felt by all. Those who grieve do not do so alone. We grieve together alongside you. We serve together as one team, as one Fleet, as part of one Joint Force. As shipmates - uniform and civilian, active and reserve - we must come together to be the strength and support for those who need us now. No one should feel alone. There are many resources available for us all - including counselors, chaplains and mental health professionals. We must look out for each other and take care of one another. That extra effort to extend a hand or lend an ear to those who need help should never be underestimated. It will make a difference.
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