Navy Ball will ‘thank those who support us’

(Via Ho’okele News)

101014_4LS1 Noel Perry

Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor

Hundreds of civilians, officers and enlisted service members are expected to celebrate the 239th Navy birthday during the 2014 Hawaii Navy Ball on Oct. 18 at the Sheraton Hotel in Waikiki. The event will be held from 6 to 11 p.m.

Since 1972, each CNO has encouraged a Navy-wide celebration of this occasion “to enhance a greater appreciation of our Navy heritage and to provide a positive influence toward pride and professionalism in the naval service,” according to Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., Chief of Naval Operations from 1970-1974.

“We’re doing a combined officer and enlisted Navy Ball. This is more in keeping with the rest of the Navy and the traditions,” said U.S. Pacific Fleet Command Master Chief Teresa Carroll.

“The Navy Birthday Ball is intended as an internal celebration commemorating and welcoming our Navy’s active duty, Reservist, retirees, civilians and family members to join us for the excitement.”

This year’s theme is “Thanking Those Who Support Us.” U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, an Army National Guard Iraqi veteran and a representative from Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.

The Navy Ball is an opportunity to show the importance of the Navy’s history and heritage while recognizing past and present accomplishments of Sailors in warfighting efforts.

The attendees will have a choice from several entree options, entertainment by a disc jockey, a table centerpiece competition and more.

Ticket prices for the event are based on rank: E1 to E5 is $52; E-6 to E-9, CWO1 and CWO2 is $67; CWO3 and CWO4, O-1 to O-4, GS-8 to GS-14 is $77; CWO5 and O5, GS-14 and up is $87.

To purchase tickets, contact a Navy Ball representative or visit https://2014navy ballhawaii.ticketbud.com/2014-us-navy-ball.

Please visit the Hawaii Navy Ball Face-book page for additional information, updates and fundraising opportunities at http://www.facebook.com/navyballhi.

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