Continuing Rick's Legacy of Service.

Rick Honored at National Marine Sanctuary Garden

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Naming of Brennan Reef

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A Note from Rear Admiral Shep Smith, NOAA, ret.

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The Richard T. Brennan Fair Winds Memorial Foundation (RTB Fair Winds) was incorporated in 2021 to honor RDML Richard T. Brennan’s spirit of inquiry and passionate leadership by fostering future leaders, visionaries, and problem-solvers with support for higher education, and helping to heal grieving children who have suffered a traumatic loss.

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Rick believed in the value of a living education. Opportunities are available for academic and camp scholarships for those who share Rick's love of learning.

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  • Explore with inquiry.
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Rick Honored at National Marine Sanctuary Garden

Rick Honored at National Marine Sanctuary Garden

On Monday, January 22, 2024, Rick was honored at the National Marine Sanctuary Garden in Key West for his collaborative work NMS and OCS.

Naming of Brennan Reef

Naming of Brennan Reef

Through legislative action led by U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal of California’s 24th District, this reef has been officially designated as “Brennan Reef” in honor of Rick. Brennan Reef is now reflected on NOAA nautical charts.