At least four U.S. Navy sailors assigned to the same facility in Virginia died by suicide in the last few weeks, including one as recently as Saturday, military officials and family members said.
It is the latest cluster of Navy suicides this year to spark concerns of a fleetwide mental health crisis.
The four sailors worked for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), which maintains military ships and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.
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SUBJ/MANDATORY TRAINING FOR RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED
NARR/REF A IS DOD MEMORANDUM, TRAINING AND RECORDS SCHEDULING TO IMPROVE DOD
RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION HANDLING.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 201/22, FISCAL YEAR 2023 GENERAL MILITARY TRAINING
RMKS/1. As directed in reference (a), all personnel must complete records
management and controlled unclassified information (CUI) training no later
than 15 January 2023. Commands may provide this training online or in
person. Specific training required:
a. Records Management in the DON: Everyones Responsibility
b. DoD Mandatory Controlled Unclassified (CUI) Training (CIN:
TWMS-686564 or JS-US082).
2. Training is available on the MyNavy Portal General Military Training
website at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/general-skills-
3. Commands will ensure completed training is documented in Fleet Training
Management and Planning System.
4. Point of contact is LCDR Jonathan Greenberg, Education and Training
Branch (OPNAV N13M7T), jonathan.d.greenberg.mil(at)us.navy.mil.
5. This NAVADMIN supersedes the records management and CUI training
requirement of reference (b) and will remain in effect until superseded or 30
September 2023, whichever occurs first.
6. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//