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USS Nassau Wins 2007 Battle "E" Award

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Story Number: NNS080301-17
Release Date: 3/1/2008 7:32:00 PM

From USS Nassau Public Affairs

USS NASSAU, At Sea (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Surface Forces announced USS Nassau (LHA 4) as a winner of the 2007 Battle Effectiveness "E" award, which was announced in a naval message Feb. 29.

The Battle "E" is awarded annually to ships that demonstrate the highest state of combat readiness in their group, and their ability to execute their wartime tasks.

The award was established in 1974 to recognize ships and aviation squadrons who are the best in the fleet in all areas of battle readiness during a specific 12-month fleet wide competition.

A ship's sustained superior performance in six different areas contributes to the award. These areas are maritime warfare; engineering and survivability; command, control, communications, and information warfare; logistics management; surface force safety; and the Efficiency Excellence award, which recognizes the efficient use of resources as part of overall battle effectiveness and overall Navy readiness.

"This award belongs to every member of the Nassau team," Nassau Commanding Officer," Capt. James R. Boorujy said. "Everyone on the ship put maximum effort into getting this ship ready to defend our nation's interests to the best of its ability."

Nassau is currently deployed as the flagship of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group in support Maritime Security Operations and Theater Security Cooperation efforts in the Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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