NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples, June 16, to conduct an all-hands call, which included an awards presentation, reenlistment, and discussion of current Navy initiatives.
Mabus is visiting Great Green Fleet operations in Europe, the highlight of which will include an Italian oiler refueling USS Mason (DDG 87) with advanced alternative fuel.
"I'm going aboard USS Mason to see it take delivery of bio fuels from the Italian ship Etna - the Navy is going to alternative power for one simple reason. It makes us better fighters."
- Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
The Great Green Fleet initiative is designed to make Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower.
U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, headquartered in Naples, Italy, oversees joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, join, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.
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