CNO visits Bremerton, re-enlists sailors

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
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Date: 09.25.2013
Posted: 09.26.2013 00:05
News ID: 114274
CNO visits Bremerton, re-enlists sailors

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin M. Lawrence<br /> <br /> BREMERTON, Wash. - The chief of naval operations held an all-hands call for more than 900 sailors at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, Sept. 25.<br /> <br /> Adm. Jonathan Greenert began by re-enlisting 26 sailors from commands throughout Navy Region Northwest.<br /> <br /> “I thought it was an awesome opportunity to be reenlisted by Adm. Greenert,” said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Tony Johnson, currently assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), from Hattiesburg, Miss. “Not everyone can say they were re-enlisted by the CNO.” <br /> <br /> During his visit, Greenert spoke on several topics, including the strategic importance of Navy Region Northwest. <br /> <br /> “A lot of our Navy comes out of the Pacific Northwest from Whidbey Island down to this area [Puget Sound],” said Greenert. “Make no mistake about it, you’re a big part of the bigger picture.”<br /> <br /> Greenert concluded his visit by emphasizing the Navy’s policy on sexual assault prevention. <br /> <br /> “We have to deal with it,” said Greenert. “We have to extract it and we have to defeat it.”<br /> <br /> For more news from USS John C. Stennis, visit www.stennis.navy.mil or www.facebook.com/stennis74.