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10 • The Optimist
The United States Navy
& Optimist InternatioNal
tates Navy is und the world, ock, protecting ng America on ’s oceans. At en time, tens of ands of sailors m all across merica are erving at home and abroad, ready to defend America at all times. With more than 70 percent of the Earth covered by water and over 90 percent of the world’s commerce traveling by sea, the Navy plays a critical ole in ensuring e free fow of bal trade to erve America’s omic prosperity.
Local Sailors volunteer to help renovate a house for a family as part of Omaha Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Jandik/Released)
Rear Adm. Annie Andrews leads the oath of enlistment for two future Sailors at the Omaha Military Entrance Processing Station as part of Omaha Navy Week. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Jandik/Released)