Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard visited Sailors aboard Naval Support Activity Naples, March 6, 2015.
While on board, Howard took time to visit U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, served as the keynote speaker at the Women’s History Month Symposium, provided remarks for the 2015 Combined Force Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) Flag Course Africa, and conducted an all-hands call for more than 300 Naples-based Sailors.
She also acknowledged that the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO) is currently one of the most dynamic.
Additionally, she pointed out that the U.S. Navy does not operate alone in an AOO that spans more than 20 million square nautical miles of ocean and includes landmass extending more than 14 million square miles. The collective partnership of the U.S. Navy and its allies and partners comprise a Global Network of Navies.
NSA Naples is the first stop on Howard’s current tour of U.S. and allied military facilities in Europe. In the coming week, she has scheduled visits to Spain and the United Kingdom.
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