NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Navy held an All Hands Call and Re-enlistment ceremony in Norfolk Wednesday.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens were aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to meet with Sailors and answer questions. They also re-enlisted 16 sailors.
Sailors asked questions about sequestration and the Continuing Resolution Congress passed before reaching the debt ceiling. In particular, Greenert addressed questions about the extended deployments
"The Bush is actually the bridge to what will be, should be, a much more stable deployment scheme of about seven to seven and a half months, but it will take until the middle of this fiscal year, we're in 14 to reach that point," Greenert said.
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