ANNOUNCING THE 2022 WINNERS OF THE NEW YEARS DAY DECK LOG POEM CONTEST:
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RMKS/1. The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) is excited to announce
the winners of the 2022 New Years Day Deck Log Poem Contest:
a. USS CHAMPLAIN (CG 57), written by ENS Sarah Weinstein.
b. USS RUSSELL (DDG 59), written by LTJG Megan Stilley.
c. USS CURTIS WILBUR (DDG 54), written by LT Austyn Sutton.
2. The winning poems and author biographies can be found at
3. The focus of the New Years Day Deck Log contest is to celebrate the
voices of our Sailors and to preserve a Navy tradition. A deck log is the
official record maintained by all commissioned U.S. Navy vessels. While
regulations normally restrict the types of entries in logbooks, the Navy has
long held the tradition of the Midnight New Years Poem. The first entry of
the New Year, written in verse, allows Sailors to express their creativity
about the experiences of shipboard life and their pride in their command. The
contest also serves to remind the Fleet of the importance of the deck log as
a historical document; one that preserves for future generations the actions
and voices of our United States Sailors.
4. Congratulations to the winners!
5. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//