CY 2008 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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SUBJ/CY 2008 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY PUBLIC 
AFFAIRS// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 5305.7B/17NOV2008// 
AMPN/R REF A IS THE THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN NAVY 
PUBLIC AFFAIRS INSTRUCTION.// 
POC/MR. JEFF ELLIOTT/CHINFO OI-81/LOC: WASH DC /EMAIL: JEFF.ELLIOTT
(AT) NAVY.MIL/DSN: 222-4754/COMM: (703)692-4754// 
RMKS/1. THIS YEAR MARKS THE FIRST YEAR TO RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC 
AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS IN COMMUNICATING THE 
NAVY'S STORY AND OUR MARITIME STRATEGY.  WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 
FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ARE SINGLED OUT FROM AMONG THEIR PEERS:
A. JUNIOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR LT CHARITY HARDISON, 
AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON FOUR/IWO JIMA EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP.
B. JUNIOR RESERVE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR LT ADAM CLAMPITT, 
NAVY RESERVE U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND.
C. JUNIOR CIVILIAN PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR LIANE NAKAHARA, 
PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD AND INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY.
D. ENLISTED PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER OF THE YEAR
MC1(SW) ERIC BROWN, USS CONSTITUTION.
2. THE RECIPIENTS OF CY 2008 THOMPSON-RAVITZ AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN 
NAVY PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT AWARDS ARE:
A. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AFLOAT, LARGE
COMBINED TASK FORCE 40.4/AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON EIGHT - "CONTINUING 
PROMISE (CP) 2008 - CARIBBEAN PHASE."
B. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, LARGE
U.S. PACIFIC FLEET - "COMPACFLT DISTINGUISHED VISITOR PROGRAM."
C. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, AFLOAT, SMALL
DESTROYER SQUADRON 40 - "PARTNERSHIP OF THE AMERICAS 2008 PUBLIC 
AFFAIRS PROGRAM."
D. COMMUNITY RELATIONS, SHORE, SMALL
NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION, KEYPORT - "RECRUITMENT AND 
EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PROGRAM."
E. SPECIAL EVENTS, OBSERVANCES AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, SHORE, LARGE PEARL 
HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD & INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE FACILITY - "PEARL 
HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION."
HONORABLE MENTION - NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND - "MA2 (SEAL) MICHAEL 
A. MONSOOR - MEDAL OF HONOR"
F. SPECIAL EVENTS, OBSERVANCES AND SPECIAL PUBLICS, SHORE, SMALL NAVAL 
SUPPORT ACTIVITY MECHANICSBURG - "PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM."
G. PROACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS ACTIVITIES, SHORE, 
LARGE U.S. NAVAL FORCES EUROPE - U.S. NAVAL FORCES AFRICA, U.S. SIXTH 
FLEET - "AFRICA PARTNERSHIP STATION."
HONORABLE MENTION - NAVY REGION HAWAII - "IROQUOIS POINT BEACH ACCESS."
H. PROACTIVE PUBLIC INFORMATION/MEDIA RELATIONS ACTIVITIES, SHORE, 
SMALL NAVAL WEAPONS STATION SEAL BEACH - "LANDFILL CAPPING PROJECT."
I. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, LARGE NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND - "STAY 
NAVY"
HONORABLE MENTION - NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND: "NAVSEA STRATEGIC 
BUSINESS PLAN" 
J. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS, SHORE, SMALL NAVY REGION EUROPE, AFRICA, 
SOUTHWEST ASIA - "NAPLES, ITALY, PUBLIC HEALTH EVALUATION 2008."
3. LETTERS/PLAQUES ARE FORTHCOMING. QUESTIONS MAY BE DIRECTED TO JEFF 
ELLIOTT AT DSN 222-4754/COMM (703) 692-4754 OR EMAIL: JEFF.ELLIOTT (AT) 
NAVY.MIL.
4. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMMANDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE AWARDS 
PROGRAM.  YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPERB EFFORTS HAVE MADE YOUR PUBLIC 
AFFAIRS PROGRAMS OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES TO EMULATE. WELL DONE! 
5. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL J. C. HARVEY, JR., DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//
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