Worldwide Navy Birthday Call

Chief of Naval Operations Jonathan Greenert

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In celebration of the Navy's 237th birthday, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) will hold a worldwide all hands call, Oct. 11, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. EST.

The all-hands call will be televised on Direct-To-Sailor (DTS), The Pentagon Channel ( and online without the chat function at, and with the chat function at

Questions may be submitted in advance for CNO and MCPON to answer live at the all-hands call. Submissions should be emailed to prior to and during the all hands call. Questions can also be posed during the all-hands call via Personnel submitting questions should include their name, rank, rate and command.

"October is the month of our Navy's birth and as such it is an appropriate time to reflect on the integral role we play in accomplishing the Navy's warfighting mission," Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, director of the Navy Staff in the Pentagon, explained in the NAVADMIN announcing the event.

Information about the Worldwide Navy Birthday All Hands Call can be found in NAVADMIN 303/12

October is #Warfighting Month focusing on Navy warfighters, a fast and flexible force deployed worldwide to preserve peace, protect commerce, and deter aggression on, above, and below the sea.

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