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WINTER 2017

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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When Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently stunned the naval community by calling for an end to the Navy's tradiƟonal raƟngs system — in place since 1852 — Sailors near and far turned to AUSN to get their raƟngs back. AUSN quickly surveyed its members, the Fleet and even veterans, who enthusiasƟcally responded. The result? Thousands said their raƟngs are not only what they are, but who they are. A Sailor's idenƟty is deeply rooted in the raƟngs they earn. AUSN stepped up to the plate and met with senior naval officials, Members of Congress and both PresidenƟal campaign transiƟon teams, to ensure their voices were heard. Sailors got their raƟngs back. The Navy heard you — and will conƟnue to help Sailors by modernizing enlisted career development and increasing professional alignment with civilian employers. That's why, together, we are the "Voice of America's Sailors." RaƟngs Returned, Aye! "AUSN understood and clearly arƟculated how Sailors felt about their raƟngs to the right people. I'm so thankful for AUSN, that's why I'm proud to be a member." AUSN Member PS1 Charyn C., USN

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