R 141414Z DEC 20 MID600050082732U
FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/DEC//
SUBJ/TRI-SIGNED 2020 WINTER HOLIDAY MESSAGE//
RMKS/1. Happy Holidays! Wherever you are supporting the Department of the
Navy, our hope is that each of you take time to enjoy this season with family
and friends and also reflect, refresh, and prepare for the New Year ahead.
2. While 2020 has been a difficult year in many respects, the Navy and
Marine Corps team has shown strength, grit, and determination. We have
operated forward, met our operational commitments, and fostered programs that
improve the lives of our Sailors, Marines, families, and international allies
and partners. We should all be proud of our accomplishments and our
3. As we approach the holiday season, not only is it important to be proud
of all of our achievements, but we should also be alert and cognizant of the
potential risks and challenges around us. The stress of balancing financial
and family commitments without overextending your time and resources is only
exacerbated by the impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which
unfortunately remains part of our daily lives. Navigating this season safely
will require a team effort to comply with the latest Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and Force Health Protection COVID-19 guidelines,
monitor international, federal, and state regulations, and plan ahead to
ensure that your and your family's safety is not compromised.
4. As we ring in a New Year, please consider helping those in need and
remember our teammates who are forward deployed and separated from their
loved ones at home. Those Sailors and Marines who are in harm's way right
now are the reason we are able to gather this holiday season to celebrate
responsibly with our family and friends here at home.
5. Enjoy the holidays, be safe and thank you for your service and commitment
to our Navy and Marine Corps team!
6. Released by the Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the Navy,
Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, and General David H.
Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//