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FALL 2018

Navy magazine is distributed on Capitol Hill,the Pentagon and naval bases around the world. It provides information that impacts Sailors, their families and the Navy. Navy is published quarterly by the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN).

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I like the traditions of the Navy and the men and women who made them. I like the proud names of Navy heroes: Halsey, Nimitz, Perry, Farragut, John Paul Jones. A sailor can •nd much pride in the Navy: comrades in arms, pride in self and country, mastery of the Seamen's trade. And adolescent can •nd adulthood. In years to come, when we're home from the sea, we will still remember with fondness and respect the ocean in all its moods –- the impossible shimmering mirror calm and the storm-tossed green water surging over the bow. And then there will come again a faint whi€ of stack gas, a faint echo of engine and rudder orders, a vision of the bright bunting of signal ‚ags snapping at the yardarm, a refrain of hearty laughter in the ward- room and chief 's quarters and mess decks. Gone ashore for good we will grow wishful about our Navy days, when the seas belonged to us and a new port call was ever over the horizon. Remember this, we will stand taller and say, "I was a sailor once. I was part of the Navy, and the Navy will always be part of me." God bless you and keep you, may you always have fair winds and following seas, for your job continues, mine is done. Cheers, LCDR David M. Bradley, USN (Ret.) AUSN National President VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE w w w. O R B I S i n c . n e t An Engineering Solutions Company

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