Members of Naval District Washington family gathered at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday to honor a group of civilians and sailors for their bravery and service in the midst of last year’s mass shooting that traumatized the Navy. The Secretary of the Navy bestowed the Navy’s Merit for Group Achievement Award upon HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response for the many hours that our volunteers worked to support the recovery. We are very honored to receive this recognition of our service.
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