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CHIPS Articles: October is Energy Action Month

October is Energy Action Month
By Department of the Navy Task Force Energy - October 1, 2015

What is Energy Action Month?

The President has proclaimed October 2015 to be Energy Action Month. Energy Action Month is a federal government-wide program that promotes energy efficiency and encourages the smart use of energy and water resources. The Navy and Marine Corps recognize Energy Action Month as an opportunity to reinforce how critical energy is to accomplishing our mission, and to encourage Sailors and Marines to look for ways to optimize their energy use to boost warfighting capabilities.

Why Do the Navy and Marine Corps Recognize Energy Action Month?

Power. Presence. These capabilities are fundamental to achieving the Navy and Marine Corps’ mission to ensure stability, deter potential adversaries, and present options in times of crisis, and they depend on access to secure and reliable energy. Transforming our energy use makes us better warfighters. We are deploying next-generation capabilities which boost combat effectiveness, maximize strategic options, and better protect our Sailors and Marines. It is every Sailor and Marine’s duty to considering efficiency in all you do, and to look for ways to optimize your energy use. We must continue to value energy as a critical resource to enhance our operational reach, energy security, and energy independence.

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) connects fuel supply hoses from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). The John C. Stennis Strike Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise, the final step before being certified for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Frost.
The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) connects fuel supply hoses from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). The John C. Stennis Strike Group is conducting a composite training unit exercise, the final step before being certified for deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Frost.

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile USS Michael Murphy (DDG 102) conduct a helicopter in flight refueling of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter. Michael Murphy is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Joshua A. Flanagan.
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile USS Michael Murphy (DDG 102) conduct a helicopter in flight refueling of an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter. Michael Murphy is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g Joshua A. Flanagan.
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