MCPON Releases Holiday Message to the Fleet

Story Number: NNS121217-10Release Date: 12/17/2012 3:12:00 PM
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Special from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens

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!

Very Respectfully,

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12/17/2012 7:35:00 PM
Thanks for the info, Master Chief,from an old salt, Have a Blessed Christmas

12/17/2012 4:04:00 PM
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Master Chief. I enjoy your posts to Facebook as it keeps me in the loop as to what is happening in our Navy. The only thing that disappoints me is that most of the time I cannot get the definitive answer to the photo's that you ask us to define the time and place. Thanks for the leadership that you are providing to our current Navy Forces and keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more in 213.

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens answers a question during an all-hands call in The Island Club at Naval Air Station North Island.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
December 17, 2012
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