CALENDAR YEAR 2008 ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY AWARD RECIPIENTS

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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2008 ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY AWARD RECIPIENTS// 


REF/A/DOC/CNO/30JAN2007// 
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3590.11F, THE ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET 
TROPHY/MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL 
TROPHY.// 
RMKS/1. RECOGNIZING SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN THEIR IMPROVEMENTS IN 
BATTLE EFFICIENCY, IT IS AN HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE CALENDAR YEAR 2008 
ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY AWARD RECIPIENTS:
A.  ATLANTIC FLEET:  STRIKE FIGHTER SQUADRON THREE SEVEN (VFA-37) B.  
PACIFIC FLEET:  USS COLUMBUS (SSN 762) 2.  SELECTION FOR THIS AWARD IS 
A REFLECTION OF THE PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF THESE COMMANDS.  
THE "RAGIN' BULLS" OF VFA-37 DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED THEIR READINESS AND 
MISSION EFFECTIVENESS, ENABLING THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A 
DEMANDING CENTRAL COMMAND DEPLOYMENT WITH THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 
75).  THE WIDE RANGE OF OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS MADE BY USS COLUMBUS 
(SSN 762) RESULTED IN AN OUTSTANDING DEPLOYMENT TO THE WESTERN PACIFIC, 
WHICH WAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE BEST DEPLOYMENTS IN RECENT HISTORY 
BY COMMANDER, TASK FORCE SEVENTY-FOUR.  
3.  CONGRATULATIONS TO VFA-37 AND USS COLUMBUS (SSN 762) FOR YOUR HARD 
WORK AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE.  YOU HAVE RAISED THE BAR.
4.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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