CALENDAR YEAR 2005 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

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REF/A/DOC/CNO/19APR1993// 
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3590.11E, THE ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY/MARJORIE 
STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY.// 
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  RECOGNIZING SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
IN INTRA-TYPE BATTLE EFFICIENCY, IT IS AN HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE CALENDAR
YEAR 2005 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD RECIPIENTS:
A.  ATLANTIC FLEET:  USS CHIEF (MCM 14)
B.  PACIFIC FLEET:  USS SAFEGUARD (ARS 50) 
2.  SELECTION FOR THIS AWARD
REFLECTS THE PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF THESE TWO CREWS.  CREW
FEARLESS, EMBARKED ON USS CHIEF, IS PARTICULARLY NOTED FOR THEIR SHORT
NOTICE SUPPORT OF HURRICANE KATRINA AND RITA RELIEF EFFORTS THAT
RESULTED IN RAPIDLY REOPENING THE NATION'S SEA LANES TO VITAL GULF COAST
PORTS.  USS SAFEGUARD'S EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE DURING BILATERAL
EXERCISES WITH SIX NATIONS DURING DEPLOYMENT MARK HER AS A TOP
AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE NAVY.
3.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CREWS OF USS CHIEF AND USS SAFEGUARD.
YOUR UNMATCHED DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM EXEMPLIFY THE HIGHEST
IDEALS AND SPIRIT REPRESENTED BY THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.
4.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// BT
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