Happy birthday, Navy! 242 years of dedicated service to our nation!
This year’s theme is “Sea Power to Protect and Promote” and our Sailors and Officers are doing just that, and no doubt, our ANSO Members are right in the thick of it! Our Navy continues to protect the sea lanes of communication worldwide; our Navy continues to support combat operations where our nation requires us worldwide; our Navy continues to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief worldwide; and it is our Sailors who are making this happen … worldwide!
The CNO recently transmitted the following message:
“The security environment today is fast-paced, complex, and increasingly competitive – the perfect conditions for our naval forces to succeed!
The men and women of the U.S. Navy have our best days when we draw inspiration from the Sailors that have gone before. Our history is rich with heroes that fought at Coral Sea, Midway, and Guadalcanal 75 years ago. Today, we strive to operate and fight with the same integrity, accountability, initiative, and toughness, as they demonstrated.
Dana and I are privileged to be a part of such an amazing team of Sailors, civilians, and families. Thanks to each and every one of you for your commitment to our Navy and our Nation.”
Once again, Happy Birthday to our Navy Shipmates! Thank you for your dedicated service to our nation, to our Navy, to our Shipmates and to ANSO! Anchors aweigh, full speed ahead!
William D. Rodriguez, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Retired
El Presidente de ANSO