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CNOtes - 16FEB17  (17 February 2017)
This email provides a roll-up of key communication products intended to increase awareness and promote alignment on relevant Navy topics.
Lake Erie Prepares for Deployment  (17 February 2017)
Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) moored at Naval Base Point Loma's deperming pier, Feb. 6-9, for an evolution which would put her crew to the test.
LCS Crew 108 Holds First Change of Command  (17 February 2017)
Cmdr. Kenneth Lieberman relieved Cmdr. Kevin Ralston as commanding officer of Littoral Combat Ship Crew 108 aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) during a change of command ceremony Feb. 15 at BAE Systems in Jacksonville, Florida.
Construction begins on Major Renovations to Pax River Navy Exchange  (17 February 2017)
Ground breaking ceremonies were held at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River Naval Exchange (NEX), Feb. 13, to formally commence construction on the first major renovation to the main store since it opened nearly 17 years ago.
Ray Leonard Jr. Visits Pax River for Destructive Behavior Workshop  (17 February 2017)
Because of his celebrity dad, his godfather was Muhammed Ali, he played basketball with Michael Jordan, danced onstage with Michael Jackson, met Nelson Mandela, and even chatted with the Queen of England during a trans-Atlantic voyage.
NAVFAC Celebrates National Engineers Week  (17 February 2017)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) headquarters celebrated National Engineers Week, Feb. 17, with an award presentation ceremony for the command's 2017 Engineers of the Year, held at NAVFAC Headquarters on the Washington Navy Yard.
NETC Recognizes Civilians of the Year  (17 February 2017)
Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Steven M. Blankman as 2016 Senior Civilian of the Year (COY) and Linda Erickson as 2016 Junior COY at headquarters staff during an award ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP), Feb 14.
Green Bay Sailors Volunteer at Local School in Thailand  (17 February 2017)
Sailors from amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) participated in a cultural exchange project as part of Cobra Gold 2017 (CG17), Feb. 14.
Local Sixth Graders Visit USS Frank Cable  (17 February 2017)
More than 30 children from McCool Middle School onboard Naval Base Guam toured submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), Feb. 16, as a partnership between the school and the ship's crew.
America's Galley Selected as Capt. Edward F. Ney Award Winner  (17 February 2017)
Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) was recognized as the winner of the large afloat category 2016 Capt. Edward F. Ney Award for food service excellence Feb. 14.
Contests with Students Highlight National Engineers Week  (17 February 2017)
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East is scheduled to celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb. 20-25, by partnering with local Yokosuka base school engineering clubs for activities and tours.
Naval Station Everett Celebrates Black History Month  (17 February 2017)
Sailors assigned to Naval Station Everett (NSE) and its tenant commands gathered in the auditorium to celebrate National African-American/Black History Month, Feb. 15.
Polar Plunge 2017: Set Up for Success  (17 February 2017)
Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) worked together with other Sailors to set up the 25th anniversary of the Polar Plunge Special Olympics event on the waterfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Feb. 2.
1000 DUI-Free Days  (17 February 2017)
The "Raptors" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 has a proud history of standing out and leading the way when it comes to operational, tactical, and professional development, establishing itself as the "First and Finest" HSM since its inception Oct. 4, 2007.
USS Ashland Wins Ney Award  (17 February 2017)
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) was awarded the annual Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award in the Small-Medium Afloat Category via naval message, Feb. 14.

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