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CHIPS Articles: Chief Of Naval Operations Holiday Message

Chief Of Naval Operations Holiday Message
By Adm. John M. Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations - December 18, 2015
Team, the holiday season is rich with celebrations from many different traditions. Dana and I hope that your “holiday routine” brings you peace and joy.

I also clearly recognize that it is because of your dedication and sacrifice that so many other Americans will be able to experience a peaceful holiday with their families. This peace does not come free — it is possible only because of your willingness to stand the watch and keep us all safe and secure. Thank you for your calling to this noble cause.

For many, your oath to support and defend our Constitution will take you far away from home and your loved ones this season. You will be forward deployed, alert and ready to respond to any threat or crisis. I am particularly grateful to you who guard our safety this holiday. Do not feel alone – you are in good company with your shipmates, and all of us are with you in spirit. We can all reach out to help one another experience the joy of this season even as you remain on watch. Dana and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Finally, as always, please take care of yourselves and one another. Be safe, and keep each other safe. You all are part of a high-performing team — the nation needs you — I need you — more than ever. I look forward to working together in 2016 to do all that we can to keep America safe and secure.

Happy Holidays!

View the holiday message from the CNO and MCPON (RT: 0:59)

From Navy Live Blog, the official blog of the U.S. Navy: http://navylive.dodlive.mil/


ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2015) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson share Thanksgiving dinner with Sailors on the mess deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Stevens and Richardson visited Harry S. Truman for the Thanksgiving holiday. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class K. H. Anderson
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 26, 2015) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson share Thanksgiving dinner with Sailors on the mess deck aboard aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Stevens and Richardson visited Harry S. Truman for the Thanksgiving holiday. Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class K. H. Anderson
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