Navy's Senior Enlisted Visits Sailors in Korea
CHINHAE, Republic of Korea (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited with Sailors assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) Wednesday, June 24.
During his visit, Stevens toured CFAC, observed daily operations and conducted an all-hands call on the importance of Navy operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
"This theater of operations and the partnership with our regional allies will always be extremely important for the Navy," said Stevens. "Every Sailor is an important part of that alliance and I am always amazed by their continued superior performance."
Stevens stressed the importance of family support and the contribution spouses and family provide to the Navy.
"We could not do what we do every day without the support of our families," said Stevens. "I consider every Sailor and their family part of my family. I hope that means something to them, because it comes straight from the heart."
During the all-hands call Stevens answered questions about future changes to retirement benefits, the eSailor initiative and factors being considered for future physical readiness standards.
"I thought he had a great point about bringing tablets to the fleet," said Operations Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Carrero. "I think it would help increase our efficiency at work and our quality of life."
During his time in Chinhae, Stevens was able to speak with more than 200 Sailors and civilians.
"His visit helped to demonstrate that the Sailors in Korea and the mission here is important," said Chief Yeoman Christopher Sherman.
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