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SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2012 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 3590.11F, THE ARLEIGH BURKE FLEET TROPHY/MARJORIE
STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD/USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL TROPHY.//
RMKS/1. It's an honor to announce the calendar year 2012 Marjorie Sterrett
Battleship Fund award winners for superior performance in intra-type battle
A. Atlantic Fleet: USS LABOON (DDG 58)
B. Pacific Fleet: USS STETHEM (DDG 63)
2. Selection for this award reflects the professionalism and dedication of
these two units.
A. LABOON's performance throughout the competitive cycle epitomizes superior
performance, operational effectiveness, and consistently high standards of
readiness as reflected by a short notice sortie in response to the attack on
the U.S. Embassy in Libya.
B. STETHEM surged on two weeks notice for an eight month deployment to the
FIFTH Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), becoming the first Forward Deployed
Naval Force ship since 2004 to re-deploy out of the Pacific Command AOR.
STETHEM maintained peak material readiness during this eight month Ballistic
Missile Defense deployment.
3. Congratulations to LABOON and STETHEM. Your unmatched dedication and
professionalism exemplify the highest ideals and spirit represented by this
4. Released by Vice Admiral R. W. Hunt, Director, Navy Staff.//