SECNAV Visits Naples, Italy, Conducts All-Hands Call with Sailors


Story Number: NNS160616-14Release Date: 6/16/2016 4:02:00 PM
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From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs

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

Quick Facts:

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.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/naveur/.

 
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Secretary of Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus provides remarks during an all-hands call on Naval Support Activity Naples
160616-N-FP878-011 NAPLES, Italy (June 16, 2016) Secretary of Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus provides remarks during an all-hands call on Naval Support Activity Naples. Mabus officiated an awards ceremony and reenlistments for select Sailors, followed by an all-hands call. 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. The Great Green Fleet initiative is designed to make our Sailors and Marines better warfighters, able to go farther, stay longer and deliver more firepower. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Theron J. Godbold)
June 17, 2016
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