WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens released the following holiday message to the fleet Dec. 17.
Shipmates and Navy families,
With the traditional festivities of December upon us, Theresa and I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season, and to say thank you for the outstanding service and support you provide to our Navy and nation.
As you read this, thousands of our shipmates are deployed around the world vigilantly standing the watch and ready to answer our nation's call. My thoughts and prayers are with you all this holiday season and I look forward to your safe return.
For those at home, I encourage you to celebrate responsibly with families, friends and loved ones. We work hard throughout the year, and this is a time for reflection and recharging ourselves to come back focused and engaged for 2013. You are important to our Navy family and we need every one of you to return ready for the next adventure.
I look forward to starting off 2013 with you as we continue on the path of excellence. Happy holidays Shipmates. I'll see you in the fleet!
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