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SUMMER 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 welcome you all to our summer edition of Navy Magazine. Our g1oal is to provide you with a resource that offers current information on what your Association is doing, as well as offers insights into the issues faced by the Navy. Your Director of Communications, Heidi Lenzini, has done an outstanding job of producing some great issues and I know she would welcome your suggestions on future articles and issues. We are certainly grateful to all our contributors! is has been a very eventful time at the Headquarters this Summer. In our last issue, we said farewell to National Executive Director Garry Hall, as he moved over to the White House to continue his distinguished career in public service at the National Security Council. I am very pleased to announce that we have a new National Executive Director, RADM Rob Reilly, USN (Ret.), who took over July 1 aer a comprehensive, nation-wide quest by the Board of Directors Search Committee. A Surface Warfare Officer with extensive experi- ence in the private sector as well, I know AUSN will grow and prosper under his leadership. In addition to a new Executive Director, you will notice by our new address that AUSN has moved from 1619 King Street to 3601 Eisenhower Avenue, less than three miles away. e old headquar- ters building served us well for several decades, but was reaching the end of its serviceable life, requiring a substantial investment in the infrastructure in order to continue to be a safe and effective headquarters. e Board of Directors decided it was time to move to more economical office space with modern IT infrastructure, energy-efficient environment and most importantly, a bright modern facility that more closely represented the 21st Century Association of the United States Navy. We have made every effort to preserve our treasures and memorabilia, and we are working on a plan to ensure each and every piece finds an appropriate home. In recognition of the outstanding contributions made by CAPT(Ret.) Lucille Weeks Mellish and her husband CDR(Ret.) William Mellish, we are honored and proud to name our new offices the Weeks—Mellish National Headquarters of the Association of the United States Navy. CAPT Mellish continues to be actively involved in the support of AUSN and we are happy to recognize her legacy. I know you will find the interview with VADM Raquel C. "Rocky" Bono, the Director of the Defense Health Agency, interesting and informative along with several sea stories and articles related to military health care. We have worked hard to be the "Voice of the Sailor" in the military and Veteran health care debates on Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the VA and across America. With your continued support, we will ensure your "Voice" continues to be heard and heeded. Please pass this edition on to a Shipmate and urge them to join AUSN and add to the "Voice of the Sailor." Cheers, VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, Board of Directors, AUSN FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY AUSN's new headquarters, a shared business office space. Offices are located on the ground floor, just inside and to the right of the main entrance.

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