"Officials said Mayo, 24, who was serving as the chief of the guard Monday night, rushed from his post after seeing a civilian storm the destroyer Mahan and struggle with the ship’s petty officer of the watch, in the process stripping the watchstander’s weapon. Mayo ran to the quarterdeck and placed himself between the civilian — who was “behaving erratically,” according to a Navy news release issued Wednesday — and the Mahan‘s petty officer of the watch. Mayo’s actions shielded the POOW from the civilian’s gunshot; the civilian, a trucker with base access, was later killed by the Mahan’s topside rover."
- Navy Times Article
- Fundraiser for Mark’s Family
Mark was a friend, and a true hero. He was always there when you needed him, always came to your aid, and was a true gentleman. He knew how to make you laugh, and how to comfort you when you were having a bad day. I had the extreme honor and privilege of serving with this man with a year and a half in Rota, Spain. He is already dearly missed and will be continued to be.
Rest in Peace Brother, We have the watch. Fair Winds and Following Seas.
In regards to the tragic incident involving our friend and brotherMark Mayo….It goes without saying to keep his family in your prayers. I’m also asking everyone who sees this to please remember the Norfolk Security personnel involved, including Mayo’s coworkers and especially the individual who put the gunman down. Those in the Law Enforcement/Security field know full well the psychological ramifications from such an ordeal can be great, especially when the loss of one of your own is involved. Just keep these guys/gals in your prayers as well.
Can we all just stop our busy work day for a minute and give this officers wife the salute she deserves for all her hard work?
It’s not everyday we lose a fellow MA in the line of duty, but when we do it hurts like hell.
Here’s to thinking of you Phil. Gonna miss you brother.
Can I pause for a second and ask whose idea these new blue digis were?
Did this person have to wear them with a vest on, and a gun belt? Did they have to stand post for 13-14 hours a day in these God-forsaken, bear traps they call boots? Seriously, who are these “beta-testers” or whatever that test this shit out?
How much you want to bet they’re paper pushers who sit in an air conditioned room for their 6 hour, with an hour lunch, work day. They need to test these out on sailors that actually do work for a living. Especially when it comes to boots, because these things they gave us are the WORST things I have had on my feet my entire naval career.
Don’t tread on me
First Navy Jack of the United States was used by the Continental Navy from October 13, 1775 through December 31, 1776. In 1980, the Secretary of the Navy directed the commissioned ship in active status having the longest total period in active status to display the rattlesnake jack in place of the union jack until decommissioned or transferred to inactive status. Since September 11, 2002, the flag has been flown by the United States Navy for the duration of the “Global War on Terrorism.”
While this poster has been remade and overdone, and is rather long in the tooth. This all day every day MP’s.
So I’ve tried to go to sleep but it’s not working so I’m just gonna say what’s on my mind and see if that helps?
So on Friday morning, I tried reaching out to my Chain of Command at work for some sort of help. I wrote a text to my First Class asking “Hypothetically, if someone told you they wanted to harm themselves, would you have to report it?”
Now, if this were you that got that text, it would sound a little odd and misplaced and sudden right? Well I guess to my First Class it was a joke as he wrote back, “Technically yes, but LOL don’t do it haha.”
I don’t have any respect left for him, and even less of a clue on who to go to now about how I’m feeling and about these sudden, horrible anxiety attacks. If I can’t trust my Chain of Command, who can I trust??