USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER

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SUBJ/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY WINNER// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO ANNOUNCE USS BULKELEY (DDG 
84) AS THE CALENDAR YEAR 2005 AND 2006 USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY 
WINNER FOR THEIR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN COMBAT READINESS AND BATTLE 
EFFICIENCY.
2.  SELECTION FOR THIS AWARD IS A REFLECTION OF THE PROFESSIONALISM
AND DEDICATION OF THIS SHIP OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS.  DEMONSTRATING 
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN STRIKE WARFARE, SURFACE FIRE SUPPORT, AND 
ANTI-TERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION, THE CREW OF USS BULKELEY (DDG 84) SET 
THE NAVY BENCHMARK FOR COMBAT READINESS.  INTEGRATING SEAMLESSLY INTO 
THE IWO JIMA EXPEDITIONARY STRIKE GROUP, THE SHIP CONTRIBUTED 
SUBSTANTIALLY TO DEPLOYED OPERATIONS AND MISSION SUCCESS ACTING AS 
FORCE TRACK COORDINATOR AND SEA COMBAT COMMANDER AND LEADING COALITION 
FORCES IN INTERDICTING ILLICIT MARITIME ACTIVITIES AND TERRORISM.
3.  USS BULKELEY (DDG 84), AT THE PEAK OF COMBAT READINESS, EMBODIES 
THE FIGHTING SPIRIT OF THE USS ARIZONA.  SHE WILL PROUDLY CARRY THE 
MANTLE OF HEROISM, SACRIFICE, AND HONOR REPRESENTED BY THIS MOST 
PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.  YOUR HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE HAS SET 
AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OTHERS TO FOLLOW.
4.  RELEASED BY ADM MIKE MULLEN, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// 


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