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Rock The Pier illuminates serious issues in fun way

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:43 a.m. CDT
A sailor rocks out during the talent show.

Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL) recognized February as Dating Violence Awareness Month by hosting its third annual Rock the Pier event.

Rock the Pier provided a fun and interactive way to talk to sailors about safe dating, healthy relationships, and dating violence.

Rock the Pier consisted of a variety show where 14 acts of sailors showcased their talents. In between acts facts, statistics, and resources about dating violence were announced. There were also opportunities to play games and win prizes by answering questions about dating violence.

Overall the event was a success with lots of participation, talent, and prevention education.

The event was put together and hosted by SAPR, DAVA, CSADD, GLASS, MWR, and FFR.

The judges for the evening were Capt. Bill Bulis, commanding officer NSGL; Cmdr. Mike Thibodeau, executive officer NSGL; Cmdr. Olivia Bethea, executive officer Training Support Center Great Lakes and Command Master Chief Jeff Kirby, Training Support Center Great Lakes. The M.C. for Rock the Pier was ET2 Kristopher Hughens.

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