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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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EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 37 Association of the United States Navy MC2 RAMON GO consumes energy, it takes each of us to active- ly change our behaviors with regard to ener- gy use. The EBL contest is designed to help generate awareness in the spirit of friendly competition, which led to the region's overall reduction." Lougen added that cost savings created ashore free up dollars that can be used in the fleet to support operations and improve the tactical performance of our forces. e Energy Biggest Loser competition was inspired by the Navy's ongoing energy conser- vation initiative started in 2009 by the SECNAV. Known as the Great Green Fleet, the program aims to reduce the Department of the Navy's consumption of energy, decrease its reliance on foreign sources of oil, and significantly increase its use of alternative energy. Energy expenses are the single largest cost for Navy installations, re- flecting about 28 percent of Navy's shore budget. For more information, visit http://www. navy.mil , http://www.facebook . com/usnavy , or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy . For more news from Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnre/ . n LT Fernandes is on the Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs staff. Article released earlier on Navy.mil. ADM Mark Ferguson, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, speaks at a Patrol Squadron Nine all-hands call during a scheduled visit to NAS Sigonella. Join with your Shipmates for this very important annual meeting and help set AUSN's course for years to come. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact (703) 548-5800 or info@ausn.org. Event to be held in the Washington, DC area.

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