AUSN

WINTER 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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5 Association of the United States Navy G reetings again from the Flag Bridge. We continue to evolve and adapt AUSN Headquarters staff as we strive to make your association relevant to today's Navy and our membership. With that, I want to welcome our new National Executive Director, RADM Chris Cole. RADM Cole comes to us with impeccable credentials from many perspectives — management, service, command at sea and aviation, to name a few. I am excited to have RADM Cole at the helm at the National Headquarters and look forward to his leadership and direction for your association. RADM Cole and I have worked together on another important endeavor related to the Navy, the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation. e foundation works closely with the Navy to provide support to wounded, ill and seriously injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and women and their families. You can expect to hear more about that in coming months as we look at ways for AUSN to become more involved in taking care of our Sailors and Navy families. In this edition of Navy magazine, we kick off a yearlong theme of "Restoring Readiness." Specifi- cally, we will be exploring the Navy's "Forged by the Sea" rebranding effort and how the service is moving forward, taking particular care to incorporate the many lessons learned from recent tragic mishaps at sea. I know you will enjoy the interview with MCPON Steven S. Giordano. We also have a feature on changes being made in seamanship and navigation training at the Surface Warfare Officers School. Finally, I want to let you know that the Board of Directors has set a high bar for our membership staff this year, challenging them to bring in 10,000 new members. is can only be accomplished with the active involvement of our current members in recruiting efforts. I urge each of our members to consider bringing in one new member this year. I know that as you are out in the community, you have the chance to meet supporters of the Navy, especially family members of those currently serving. What better way to pay tribute to a serving spouse, son, daughter, niece, nephew or other relative than giving them a membership in AUSN? And we are an inclusive organization that also welcomes active-duty personnel. e AUSN Headquar- ters staff is poised to help our Chapters and individual members by providing tools to recruit new members and information on today's Navy for you to use. I urge you to take advantage of their expertise. VADM Lou Crenshaw, USN (Ret.) Chair, Board of Directors, AUSN FROM THE BOARD Flag Bridge Rebranding & Restoring Readiness ROBERT CUMMINGS PHOTOGRAPHY; MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS T YRELL K. MORRIS Connect with AUSN Through Social Media Association of the United States Navy facebook.com/AUSN1 @AUSNTweets Yeoman 2nd Class Kobi Gaskin stands aft lookout watch on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman in the Atlantic Ocean Feb. 3. In terms of restoring readiness, the Navy is reemphasizing the importance of "sets and reps" in watchstand- ing, ship handling and navigation training.

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