Why Being There Matters

EAST CHINA SEA (Aug. 15, 2016) Electrician’s Mate Fireman Sterling Bryant, from Lubbock, Texas, moves stores aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during an underway replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). Bonhomme Richard, flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released)

“Why Being There Matters”

On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world’s oceans give the Navy the power to protect America’s interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world’s oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America’s finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year.  They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.

Thank you very much for your support of the men and women in U.S. Navy, deployed around the clock and ready to protect and defend America on the world’s oceans.

Very respectfully,

Mrs. Kayla Good

Navy Office of Community Outreach

Media Outreach Department

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