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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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5 Association of the United States Navy I hope you had a chance to read our Fall Issue of Navy Magazine — now online at the AUSN website — where we highlighted issues surrounding Cybersecurity. You will see some initiatives in the coming months to enhance our presence on the web and social media and I hope you all take an opportunity to provide the AUSN staff your candid feedback. As I write this note, the new Trump administration has been at work for several weeks. Initial indications are that they also recognize the importance of sup- porting a strong Navy, including a more extensive ship construction plan. We look forward to working with them to ensure that "e Voice of the Sailor" is heard as critical decisions are being made. We have an extensive legislative agenda this year, so establishing a rapport with the Trump team is high on our list of priorities. Speaking of improving AUSN's visibility, your Board of Directors voted at the recent annual board meeting to increase the number of Navy Now Forums to one per quarter. is highly successful event has been an important part of our engagement strategy with the Congress and industry. See more about our most recent Navy Now Forum on page 34. In this edition, we have focused on a vital part of the Navy team, the shore installation enterprise. While many of us can fondly recall our days at sea, we some- times forget the importance of having a robust and responsive team at home, supporting our ships, Sailors and most importantly, our families. VADM Dixon Smith, the most recent commander of Naval Installa- tions Command, has shared with us some interesting insights in his interview. Finally, the success of AUSN depends on your active participation, not only with your membership and event attendance, but also in recruiting new members. Despite all the work the AUSN staff every day, YOU are still our number one recruiter. Why not ask a shipmate to join with you so that the Voice of the Sailor can be heard loud and clear? Cheers, VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, Board of Directors, AUSN FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY; MC3 J. R. DINIRO YN3 Jordan Brown maintains USS Laboon's (DDG 58) deck log. Connect with AUSN Through Social Media Association of the United States Navy facebook.com/AUSN1 @AUSNTweets

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