Congratulations to Cmdr. Janet H. Days, new commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74). Days relieved Cmdr. Joseph M. Bromley during a change of command ceremony onboard the destroyer at Naval Station Norfolk, Nov. 9. Additional photos found on McFaul’s Facebook page.
For nearly a century, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on Nov. 11 – first as Armistice Day, then as Veterans Day since 1954. We join the nation honoring and thanking our veterans for their service.
The Washington, DC Chapter of the National Naval Officers Association conducted its annual Veterans Day Hospital visit at the Washington, DC Veterans Hospital, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. This year, Sara Fuentes and Ryan Donaldson, members of the Navy League of the United States Headquarters Staff, joined the Chapter during the event. As in years past, the Chapter visited patients and passed out hats, gloves, scarves and socks. Also the Chapter conducted its annual Bingo Game with patients. The event was a rousing success filled with fun, laughs and plenty of prizes and gifts for the patients. The Chapter says “Thank You” to all who contributed to and participated in this year’s visit and extends a special “Thank You” to Lynette Brady of the VA Hospital Staff and her assistant Karen for the exceptional job they did in coordinating our visit. In closing, the Chapter extends a heartfelt and hardy “Thank You for Your Service and Happy Veterans Day” to all veterans and their families!
The National Naval Officers Association joins the nation in helping the U.S. Marines mark 242 years of warfighting excellence. As stated by Gen. Robert B. Neller in his message from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, “We value the sacrifices and contributions of every Marine and Sailor, as well as our family members without whose support we would not be able to accomplish our mission.”
Below Gen. Neller and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Ronald Green speak to Marines and Sailors about the importance of teamwork to the success of our Corps.
NNOA in the Community
Retired Navy CDR William F. Bundy, Ph.D., NWC Director, VADM Samuel L Gravely, Jr Naval Research Group; Jessica Marino descendant of USS Arizona survivor Raymond Haerry, Sr.; film director Tim Gray; NNOA Eastern Region Vice President LCDR Stacey O’Neal; and a representative from SNA attended a showing of the film Journey Home to the USS Arizona in Newport, RI, Nov. 4. NNOA is a sponsor of the documentary, which follows the family of USS Arizona survivor and Rhode Islander Raymond Haerry on a 5,200-mile journey as they return to Pearl Harbor to place their father/grandfather’s ashes back aboard the great battleship, honoring Haerry’s final wish.
The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) announced its Professional Development and Training Symposium will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel in Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 7-9, 2018. (more…)