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Happy Holidays

December 2009

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With Tiger Woods unable to record his Christmas message this year for the US Naval Institute due to family issues, we are going with the next best thing. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen!

The CJCS holiday video can be watched here. Below is the CJCS Holiday 2009 message.

As America celebrates this holiday season, our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen are serving around the world. Families and friends at home can enjoy the holidays in peace thanks to your sacrifice. In the midst of glad tidings, we honor your service and that of your families who serve along with you.

Our thoughts and prayers are especially with our wounded warriors, their families, and the families of the fallen. They bear solemn burdens often made heavier by absence. We all must do our part to honor them and ensure they do not shoulder their cares in solitude this holiday season. America’s finest families richly deserve the love and thanks of a grateful Nation, and we will never forget their sacrifice.

On behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and our families, I thank you for all you do for our country. We wish you and your families a joyful holiday season, and all of the blessings of a very happy New Year.

Sincerely,

M.G. MULLEN
Admiral, U.S. Navy

As always, you can find the Chairman on one of his many virtual communities.

www.jcs.mil
www.facebook.com/admiralmikemullen
www.twitter.com/thejointstaff
www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EC6B9257769B13D0
www.tinyurl.com/p1vrxf
www.flickr.com/photos/thejointstaff
www.dodlive.mil/index.php/category/chairmans-corner/

From all of us at the US Naval Institute Blog – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!




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  • Jay

    “With Tiger Woods unable to record his Christmas message this year for the US Naval Institute due to family issues, we are going with the next best thing. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen!”

    This really is beneath the USNI & the blog… no matter who the blogger/guest poster. To default from Tiger Woods (implying some supposed moral superiority from his problems — failures? moral lapses? take your pick…) to ADM Mullen… is pretty sad, and insulting to CJCS. I almost expected this to be a snarky post from the usual suspects. Blech.

  • Byron

    “the usual suspects” meaning those whose political views are not your own? I think someones humor switch is off today.

    Merry Christmas, Jay to you and yours.

  • http://fredfryinternational.blogspot.com/ Fred Fry

    Merry Christmas to all!

    We are currently enjoying Christmas in Finland so Christmas came seven hours earlier this year;)

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