USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER

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SUBJ/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 3590.11F/30JAN2007// 
AMPN/REF A IS AWARD CRITERIA AND SUBMISSION PROCEDURES FOR THE USS 
ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY// 
RMKS/1.  I AM EXTREMELY PROUD TO ANNOUNCE USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64) AS THE 
CALENDAR YEARS 2007 AND 2008 USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER FOR 
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN ALL FACETS OF COMBAT READINESS AND BATTLE 
EFFICIENCY.
2.  SELECTION FOR THIS COVETED AWARD IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF THE 
PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF THE CREW OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS.  
GETTYSBURG DEMONSTRATED OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN STRIKE WARFARE, 
SURFACE FIRE SUPPORT, AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE, AND SET THE NAVY 
BENCHMARK FOR COMBAT READINESS.  AS PART OF THE ENTERPRISE CARRIER 
STRIKE GROUP, SHE CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO DEPLOYED OPERATIONS AND 
MISSION SUCCESS AS THE AIR DEFENSE COMMANDER AND ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE 
COMMANDER.
3.  USS GETTYSBURG EMBODIES THE LEGACY AND FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE USS 
ARIZONA, AND WILL PROUDLY CARRY THE MANTLE OF HEROISM, SACRIFICE, AND 
HONOR REPRESENTED BY THIS MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.  
4.  TO THE OFFICERS AND CREW OF USS GETTYSBURG, YOUR HARD WORK AND 
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE HAVE SET AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL TO FOLLOW.
5.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//
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