Secretary Mabus to Address the Fleet


Story Number: NNS120229-31Release Date: 2/29/2012 3:26:00 PM
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From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will address the Navy and Marine Corps team from Norfolk, Va. on board USS Bataan (LHD 5), March 5.

This worldwide all hands call will be televised and web-streamed live to announce to the fleet a new program designed to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness to build resiliency and to hone the most combat effective force in the history of the Department of Navy.

Personnel across the globe can watch the Secretary's remarks live on American Forces Network, the Pentagon Channel (www.pentagonchannel.mil), Direct-to-Sailor (DTS) or streaming on the Navy's and Marine Corps' Facebook pages, www.navy.mil and the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) (www.dvidshub.net) at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Following his remarks, the secretary and Navy and Marine Corps senior leadership will answer questions from the audience, as well as questions from those watching throughout the Fleet. Sailors and Marines can submit their questions live through the Navy's and Marine Corps' Facebook pages, or in advance by E-mailing them to USNtownhall@gmail.com. Electronically submitted questions will need the name, rank and command of the person submitting them.

You can find Navy's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavy and the Marine Corps' at www.facebook.com/marines.

To read more from the secretary of the Navy, visit www.navy.mil/secnav.

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