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Fleetweek Reminder

posted Oct 9, 2015, 6:50 PM by Kelsey S.F. Wells   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 6:51 PM ]
All Hands,

I would like to highlight a few things briefly that are important for this weekend.  

First, our booth.  This is a fundraising opportunity so that we can help defray the costs of the program.  Our uniforms and activities add up quickly and can cause a burden to families of not managed properly.  One we ensure that all Cadets can participate is to have fundraisers.  A very special thank you to INST Crystal Garza who came up with not only the concept of having a fundraiser at the heavily trafficked Marina Green, but she also coordinated with the vendors to make it happen.  Our assistance on Saturday not only supports Fleet Week, but also allows us the space to set up a booth (which can cost significant money). 

In our activities Sunday, we are supporting the SS Jeremiah O'Brien - a museum ship that has been really helpful historically in providing the unit training opportunities and an annual fundraising opportunity.  Through years of consistent high achievement by Cadets, we are now allowed to contribute to the ship in ways we never could before.  They trust our work and rely on our people.  This is a huge accomplishment.  Continued superior performance will only open more doors.

As we go out this weekend and help support fleet week, know that your activities reflect on the Arkansas Division, the USNSCC, and the U.S. Navy.  Make sure your uniforms look sharp.  Make sure your appearance is well groomed, put together, and squared away (you look good and your uniform is worn properly).  Remember that wherever you go, people are not seeing you as young people - they look at you as extensions of the Navy.  Act respectfully.  Know that civilians may not be able to tell you from a U.S. Sailor.  Wear the uniforms with pride.  

Last - and most important, have a good time.


ENS Mikulich