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Why I Serve: USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Edition

Lt. Kyle Copeland, from Columbus, Ohio, shares his #WhyIServe statement from the cockpit of an F/A-18C Hornet. Copeland is assigned to the "Golden Warriors" of Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Seven (VFA-87), embarked aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77).

On any given day there are more than 380,000 Sailors, active-duty and Reserve, ready to defend America, around the world and around the clock. From diverse backgrounds, they join the Navy to serve their country with honor, courage and commitment. For each Sailor, the drive to serve is different. On …

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The Choice to Serve

Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel, administers the Oath of Office to newly commissioned ensigns.

By Vice Adm. Bill Moran Chief of Naval Personnel Last Friday, Navy Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, commissioned 32 of the Navy’s newest Ensigns from Class 13-14.   As presiding officer, it was my distinct pleasure to speak to a crowd full of proud parents, friends and staff …

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