ECRC Celebrates Flag Day

Friday, June 15, 2007
Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) raised the American flag for the first time during a ceremony held at ECRC headquarters, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, on Flag Day, June 14. ECRC recently finished installation of a new 30-foot flagpole in front of their headquarters building and elected to wait and raise their first flag in honor of Flag Day. The first national observance of Flag Day took place in 1877 on the centennial of June 14, 1777, when the stars and stripes officially came into being as the symbol of a new nation authorized by the 2nd Continental Congress.

“Just as it has done for over 230 years, the American flag carries a message of freedom to all who see it. Americans continue to serve and sacrifice in its shadow for a greater good, a hope for a better world,” said Capt. Jeffery L. McKenzie, ECRC commanding officer. “The flag we raise here today is no different. It is not with a sense of duty that we will care for her, but with honor.” ECRC was officially established in October to be the single process owner for oversight of the manning, training, equipping, deploying and redeployment functions for all Navy individual augmentees, in lieu of individuals, and provisional units. The command has continued to expand its responsibilities and now also acts as a conduit for help and support of families while the IA sailor is deployed.

By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Gwen A. Truett

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Reports: Brazilian Tycoon Batista Investigated For Financial Crimes

Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering,

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Navy

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

NATO to bolster defence of E.European Allies

NATO is sending part of its naval rapid reaction force to the Baltic Sea as part of a drive to step up the defence of eastern European allies in response to the crisis in Ukraine,

UN Seeks Sanctions Waiver to Ship Arms to Mali

The United Nations is seeking an exemption from a U.N. Security Council arms embargo on Ivory Coast so it can ship weapons and military equipment across the East

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0744 sec (13 req/sec)