CALENDAR YEAR 2008 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

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NAVADMIN 207/09
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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2008 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP 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 INTRA-TYPE BATTLE 
EFFICIENCY, IT IS AN HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE CALENDAR YEAR 2008 MARJORIE 
STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD WINNERS:
A.  ATLANTIC FLEET:  USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) B.  PACIFIC FLEET:  USS BLUE 
RIDGE (LCC 19) 2.  SELECTION FOR THIS AWARD REFLECTS THE 
PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF THESE TWO CREWS.  USS KEARSARGE (LHD 
3) COMPLETED A RIGOROUS CENTRAL COMMAND DEPLOYMENT THAT WAS VITAL TO 
NAVY'S SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS FOLLOWED BY A COMPRESSED 
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION CYCLE WHICH ENABLED HER TO DEPLOY FOR A 
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE/DISASTER RELIEF NEAR CENTRAL AMERICA, 
DEMONSTRATING THE VARIED CAPABILITY OF TODAY'S FLEET.  USS BLUE RIDGE 
(LCC 19) EXCELLED IN HER ROLE AS AN AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES 
DURING BILATERAL EXERCISES WITH THE JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE 
ANDAS A HIGHER HEADQUARTERS PLATFORM DURING OPERATIONS AND EXERCISES IN 
THEWESTERN PACIFIC AND INDIAN OCEANS.
3.  CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CREWS OF USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) AND USS BLUE 
RIDGE (LCC 19).  YOUR UNMATCHED DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM 
EXEMPLIFY THE HIGHEST IDEALS AND SPIRIT REPRESENTED BY THIS PRESTIGIOUS 
AWARD.
4.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 
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