SECNAV, CNO, and CMC Holiday Safety Message

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FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC 
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CNO WASHINGTON DC 
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SUBJ/2022 SECNAV, CNO, AND CMC HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE// 
 
RMKS/1.  As 2022 comes to a close, we extend our greetings to our dedicated 
Sailors, Marines, Civilians, and their families valiantly serving around the 
globe.  Additionally, we thank our current deployed members at sea and in 
harm's way.  Your service, whether at home or abroad, allows all American 
families to enjoy the holiday season safely and securely. 
 
2.  Our world class Naval forces are hard-charging, proactive, critical-
thinking people.  Sometimes, in our drive for mission accomplishment, we get 
wrapped up in the mission and forget to take a step back, relax, and 
strengthen our relationships with our families, friends, and support 
networks.  The holiday season provides the opportunity to do just that.  We 
encourage everyone to unplug as you are able and make a point to spend time 
with your loved ones.  Not only will it make you feel good now, but it will 
also build that social pillar of resiliency that is so important when times 
are tough. 
 
3.  We collectively work very hard all year to reduce the risk of mishaps in 
order to focus on the safety and well-being of our personnel.  Unfortunately, 
we often see an increase in off-duty mishaps, to include motor vehicle 
accidents, due to increased travel and activity during this time of year.  To 
combat this, we count on each of you to continue exercising sound judgement 
and prioritize safety during the holidays.  That means wear your seatbelt, 
pay close attention to weather conditions, apply proper risk management, and 
use your training and common sense to do the right thing.  Applying these 
tools and best practices will contribute to a successful and happy holiday 
season. 
 
4.  While this season is one of joy for many of us, for others, the holidays 
are fraught with hardship and emotion.  Look around you and watch for those 
who might need a friend or a place to belong during the season.  There are 
many people who require help during the holidays, and everyone can make a 
difference in their own unique way.  We encourage you to stay connected with 
your friends and family this holiday season, and remind you to watch out for 
those who may struggle during this time of year. 
 
5.  Please, take time to relax this holiday season, recharge your batteries, 
build your resiliency, and be ever vigilant for the well-being of fellow 
Sailors, Marines, and Civilians.  We look forward to another successful year 
in 2023! 
 
6.  Released by the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, Admiral 
Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations, and General David H. Berger, 
Commandant of the Marine Corps.// 
 
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