Monday, December 8, 2008

CNO, Mrs. Roughead Release Holiday Greeting

081114-N-8273J-017 WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2008) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, with his wife, Ellen, deliver a holiday greeting to the fleet from their home in Washington D.C. CNO reminded Sailors to be safe while celebrating at home and Mrs. Roughead thanked them for their service. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tiffini M. Jones/Released)

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Rebekah Blowers, Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead and his wife, Ellen, released a holiday greeting to the fleet Dec. 6.CNO and Mrs. Roughead wished Sailors and their families serving at home and abroad a safe and happy holiday season."While we all celebrate the holiday at home with friends and family, let's keep in mind our shipmates who are serving forward. Because of them, we can enjoy this special time," Adm. Roughead said."Wherever you are spending the holidays this year, please know that we appreciate your service. What you do preserves our way of life and makes a difference in our Navy and our nation," Mrs. Roughead said. They also reminded Sailors and their families to use good judgment and to be responsible while celebrating.

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