WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy launched its official blog April 22 at http://navylive.dodlive.mil with an inaugural post penned by the Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Ray Mabus.
"In the ten months I have served as Secretary, I've had the opportunity to travel to many of our ships, stations and Marine units around the world and I've met tens of thousands of Sailors and Marines," said Mabus in his blog post. "At every command, I am constantly inspired by the courage, professionalism, dedication to duty, and commitment to our country demonstrated by every Sailor and Marine."
The Navy Live blog, hosted on the DoD Live blog hosting service, was launched to be a platform for talking about issues and important matters confronting the Department of the Navy.
"It will provide an opportunity for the senior leadership of the Secretariat and the Navy to communicate directly with both the Navy and the public at large, without having to resort to the formality of a naval message or press release," said Mabus in his post.
"Through the blog, we have the opportunity to begin a conversation in plain language about issues of the day and what the Navy and Marine Corps are doing about them, as well as solicit constructive feedback on our thoughts and policies."
The blog is intended to tell the Navy story through the voices of both leadership and deck plate Sailors.
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