Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert holds All Hands Call at Oceana

Posted at 8:59 AM, Jun 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-30 17:23:31-04

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert fielded questions from Sailors at Naval Air Station Oceana Tuesday.

Admiral Greenert hosted the All Hands Call at the Virginia Beach Master Jet Base.

He discussed the future of naval aviation, including manned and unmanned aircraft on the horizon, as well as provided updates on Navy-wide issues.

Talking about recent lengthy 10-month deployments, Adm. Greenert called them "too long and unsustainable" and said a planned upcoming 7-month deployment for the USS Harry Truman a move in the right direction.

Adm. Greenert spent most of the hour fielding questions from an audience of nearly 1,000 Sailors.

Several asked the CNO about a proposed Congressional move to cut dual housing allowances (BAH) for military couples.

"To summarily change that suddenly when people have fiscal obligations, money obligations, mortgages, bills to pay and all that is to me unfair, it’s breaking a covenant with our people," Admiral Greenert told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo following the All Hands Call.

Greenert ended the town hall by urging Sailors to take caution while on leave for the 4th of July, saying "we need you to come back."