NAVY 247TH BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER:
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SUBJ/ NAVY 247TH BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION EXECUTION ORDER//
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AMPN/REF A IS THE OPNAVINST 5726.8B OUTREACH: AMERICA'S NAVY/
REF B IS NAVADMIN 137/22 247TH NAVY BIRTHDAY PLANNING ORDER//
RMKS/1. This message is a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Execution Order
(EXORD) for events in support of the Navy's 247th Birthday celebration
(NAVYBDAY) on 13 October 2022. EXORD is to be carried out in accordance with
references (a) and (b).
a. Beginning with the establishment of our Navy in 1775 and continuing to
our current modern fleet, our Navy has stood the watch. We continue to
deploy forward as our nation's vital maritime maneuver force; persistent,
versatile, and capable of winning any fight and ready for the challenges of
an unpredictable future. Highlighting our Navy's enduring ability to remain
fully ready to respond to and effectively deter potential threats; the theme
for this year's Navy Birthday is "On Watch-24/7 for 247 Years."
b. Current health protection levels regarding COVID-19 across COCOMs vary
greatly and will impact the extent to which events and commemorations for the
247th Navy Birthday can occur.
3. MISSION. As much as possible and within the bounds of personnel safety,
operational availability, and existing local, state, and federal restrictions
on gatherings and travel, commands are directed to find creative ways to
celebrate the Navy's 247th Birthday.
a. Phase I (Planning and program development of the 247th NAVYBDAY)
Planning actions and the collection of a full listing of planned events are
b. This EXORD directs the shift to Phase II, which encompasses the final
preparations for the 247th NAVYBDAY celebration execution (13 October).
Reference (b) provides guidance in executing events in support of the 247th
(1) All commands:
(a) Ensure Commanding Officers and Officers in Charge plan for and
commemorate the 247th NAVYBDAY to the best of their ability.
(b) Execute the 247th NAVYBDAY Communication Plan
(history.navy.mil/birthday) and participate in planned virtual outreach as
(c) Report all commemorative events and lessons learned to Naval
History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Communication and Outreach Division NLT
28 October 2022 using the downloadable reporting spreadsheet in the online
(1) NAVYBDAY toolkit can be found at history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic
(2) The online toolkit features a wide variety of historical and
communication resources to aid in the development of local commemorative
activities, including documents, articles, downloadable photos and art,
logos,graphics, Plan of the Day/Week notes, videos, blog posts, ceremony
scripts, ceremony program templates, speeches from previous celebrations, and
guidance including previous NAVADMINs establishing the celebrations.
(3) Development of some of those resources is ongoing. They will be
added as they are received - check back frequently.
5. Point of contact. NHHC POC, Ms. Stefanie Lamay, COMM: (202)433-7880
6. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//