Category: Rear Admiral Rick Williams

U.S. Fifth Fleet – Naval Forces Central Command

U. S. Fifth Fleet pic

U. S. Fifth Fleet
Image: public.navy.mil

Having served in the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, Rear Admiral Rick Williams has held a number of leadership roles, including Squadron Commodore and Frigate Commander. Rear Admiral Rick Williams has also served as the Deputy Commander of the U. S. Fifth Fleet at U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

The U.S. Fifth Fleet at the Naval Forces Central Command oversees more than 2.5 million square miles of waterways covering areas such as the Suez Canal, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Arabian Gulf. The fifth fleet is responsible for maintaining relationships with partner nations and helping defeat violent extremist organizations in the region.

The U.S. Fifth Fleet is part of the U.S. Forces Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for operations in the Pacific as well as Africa and Europe. CENTCOM was organized in 1983, and was a vital part of command operations during the Persian Gulf War in the 1980s.

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s Visiting Nurse Program

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society pic

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Offers Budget for Baby Program

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society pic

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Image: nmcrs.org

Rick Williams was formerly a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. As an individual who has served in the capacity of rear admiral, Rick Williams donates to Navy Relief.

Navy Relief is also referred to as the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. The organization has served those in the Navy and Marines for over 100 years. It officially became incorporated in 1904, growing out of the need to assist widows and orphans of those having served in the Navy and Marines. In its first year the society gave over $9,000 to those in need.

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society currently provides many different support options for individuals and family members. As just one example, newly expectant parents are able to make use of the Budget for Baby Program. Couples take the workshop together, and are given advice on how to budget for a child over his or her lifetime, as well as information about what is necessary and what is simply nice to have when getting ready for their baby. The parents-to-be also receive a visit from a relief society nurse after their baby is born.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society pic

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Accepts Applications for Education

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society pic

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Image: nmcrs.org

As the recipient of armed forces awards including two Defense Superior Service and five Legions of Merit, Rear Admiral Rick Williams spent several years as commander of the Navy Surface Group Middle Pacific and Navy Region Hawaii. Rear Admiral Rick Williams remains dedicated to helping those in the armed forces and supports the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Established in 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society gives financial and educational assistance to members of the U.S. Navy and Marines as well as their family members. Its goal is to help each individual gain financial self-sufficiency and learn how to better manage his or her finances.

In November 2016, the organization announced that it would begin accepting applications for educational assistance for those pursuing an undergraduate degree during the 2017-2018 school year. Among those students eligible for applying are those under the age of 23 who are children of sailors or Marines. Money is determined based on financial need and scholastic achievement. Applicants must be high school seniors who are graduating, or full-time college students or spouses who are completing coursework toward an undergraduate degree. Students have until May 2017 to apply.

Hero Care App pic

Red Cross Launches Hero Care App

 

Hero Care App pic

Hero Care App
Image: redcross.org

Five-time Legion of Merit medal winner Rick Williams is a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, where he led multiple ship, air, and shore groups across Naval mission areas. Outside of his military career, Rear Admiral Rick Williams is a longtime supporter of the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross recently announced the launch of a new Hero Care App for smartphones, designed to assist military veterans and their loved ones in finding access to Red Cross services worldwide.

The app boasts several features, including the ability to request aid from the Red Cross and to send emergency messages and tools to access information about the location of a service member if the need arises to find them. The app also provides users with information about other non-emergency Red Cross services, such as behavioral health assistance and financial help tools. Users also can access data about available government resources from the Veterans Administration and MilitaryOneSource. The Hero Care App can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or by visiting www.redcross.org/apps.