CALENDAR YEAR 2013 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS

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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.  THE MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1917 
BY THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE ASSOCIATION.  THE FUND WAS INITIATED BY A LETTER FROM 
13 YEAR OLD MARJORIE STERRETT IN FEBRUARY 1916.  MARJORIE CONTRIBUTED HER 
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE OF A DIME TO "HELP BUILD A BATTLESHIP FOR UNCLE SAM." PRIOR 
TO WORLD WAR II, INCOME FROM THIS FUND WAS USED TO PAY PRIZES ANNUALLY TO 
TURRET AND GUN CREWS MAKING THE HIGHEST SCORES IN SHORT-RANGE BATTLE 
PRACTICE, AND SUBMARINE CREWS MAKING THE HIGHEST SCORES IN TORPEDO FIRING.  
IT IS NOW USED TO RECOGNIZE THOSE SHIPS WHICH DISPLAY BATTLE EFFICIENCY AND 
EMPHASIZE READINESS AND FITNESS OF THE SHIP.

2.  IT IS AN HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE CALENDAR YEAR 2013 MARJORIE STERRETT 
BATTLESHIP FUND AWARD WINNERS FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN BATTLE EFFICIENCY 
AMONG AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS:
  A.  ATLANTIC FLEET:  USS NEW YORK (LPD 21)
  B.  PACIFIC FLEET:  USS BOXER (LHD 4)

3.  SELECTION FOR THIS AWARD REFLECTS THE PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION OF 
THESE TWO UNITS.
  A.  USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) PERFORMANCE THROUGHOUT THE COMPETITIVE CYCLE 
EPITOMIZES SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AND CONSISTENTLY 
HIGH STANDARDS OF READINESS.  YOUR INDOMITABLE SPIRIT ENABLED YOU TO COMPLETE 
COMPLEX TESTING THAT WILL PROVIDE FUTURE OPTIONS FOR COMBATANT COMMANDERS TO 
MEET THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.
  B.  USS BOXER (LHD 4) ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE PAST YEAR HAVE BEEN 
EXCEPTIONAL.
HER MATERIAL READINESS REMAINED IN PEAK CONDITION AND MAINTAINED 100 PERCENT 
MISSION READINESS THROUGHOUT THE CERTIFICATION CYCLE AND FOLLOW-ON 
DEPLOYMENT.
USS BOXER (LHD 4) ACCOMPLISHMENTS REFLECT THE PROUD TRADITION OF THIS AWARD.

4.  CONGRATULATIONS TO USS NEW YORK (LPD 21) AND USS BOXER (LHD 4). YOUR 
UNMATCHED DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM EXEMPLIFY THE HIGHEST IDEALS AND 
SPIRIT REPRESENTED BY THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD.

5.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. H. SWIFT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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