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    The Watch read for Navy's 247th Birthday

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    “The Watch,” a poem typically recited at U.S. Navy retirement ceremonies, adapted by the Chief’s Mess on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) to commemorate the Navy’s 247th Birthday to emphasize the year’s theme, “On Watch - 24/7 for 247 Years.” Poem read by Senior Chief Personnel Specialist William Hammer in CLDJ’s 11 Degrees North venue.

    All images from Naval History and Heritage Command ( except for the picture of the USS Gerald R. Ford departing Naval Station Norfolk on its first deployment, Oct. 4, 2022 (

    “Eternal Father” recording is from the Library of Congress(

    U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher Previc



    Date Taken: 10.12.2022
    Date Posted: 10.12.2022 21:47
    Category: Video Productions
    Video ID: 860518
    VIRIN: 221013-N-AE068-0001
    Filename: DOD_109265393
    Length: 00:02:08
    Location: DJ

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