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U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM)

Filipino Sailors Are Proud Of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Story by PO1 Gilbert Bolibol on 05/01/2016
The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese immigrants to enter the United States on May 7, 1843. It also marks the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.
There are more than 24,500 Asian-Pacific Islanders that serve in the United States Navy and Reserves.
"I am proud that the Navy recognizes the Asian American Pacific Islanders and didn't realize that there's so few of us," said Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Ma. Josephine Barcelona.
Sailors come from a long lineage of military members in their families like Electronics Technician 2nd Class Ryan Jugao, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron 1. "My grandfather joined the Philippine Commonwealth Army in World War II and my father retired as an Aviation Structural Mechanics Equipment Chief in the Navy," said Jugao. "My dad was in the Filipino Military Academy before he joined the US Navy."
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Mark Gular, comes from a distinguished Filipino military family.
"My mom's uncle is a retired captain in the U.S. Navy," said Gular. "Who inspires me is my uncle, Earl Hampton. He was the first Filipino Naval Flight Officer, first Filipino Commanding Officer of his squadron and he set the standard in leading the way for other Filipino Americans."
Retired Capt. Earl Hampton, spent more than 30 years as a naval Flight Officer and has now assumed his duties as the Deputy Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West.
"I feel proud of being a Filipino American. It's an honor to serve and continue to serve what my family has started," said Gular.
For more information about the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and their numerous contributions to the Navy, visit http://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/diversity/asians-and-pacific-islanders-in-the-navy.html read more

Sexual Assault Survivor Shares Her Story To Bring Awareness

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas Brooke Army Medical Center invited sexual assault survivor Monika Korra to speak during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event here April 15 in the San Antonio Military Medical Center auditorium.

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U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

Corps Of Engineers Works On Relationship Building With Nashville Mayor

Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander, said meeting with the new mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is about continuing the relationship and partnership with the city.

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Marine's Heroic Actions Prevent Suicide

Sgt. Raheem Boyd was in his room aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 2015, when he received a message from a fellow Marine asking for another unit's duty officer, and telling Boyd that he discovered suicidal posts on another Lejeune-based Marine's Facebook page.

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U.S. Marine Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC)

Navfac Exwc Oversees Deployment Of Wave Energy Conversion Device

The "Lifesaver", a ring-shaped WEC buoy, is being tested to obtain operational data on this particular ocean renewable energy conversion technology. The buoy converts energy generated by passing waves into electrical energy. Previously tested off the South Coast of England for 19 months, the WETS Lifesaver test and demonstration project will use an improved buoy whose key components were re-designed to improve reliability. This effort is being managed by NAVFAC EXWC with Sound & Sea Technology Inc., as the assembly and installation contractor, and Fred. Olsen Ltd., a Norwegian company, as the technology developer providing WEC performance data to the Hawaiian Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) for analysis. With assistance from local marine services companies Healy Tibbitts Builders and Sea Engineering Inc., the buoy was towed from MCBH and connected into the WETS mooring infrastructure previously deployed by NAVFAC EXWC last year.

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Raiders' Conducts Helo Training With Air Force, Marine Corps Counterparts

The Raiders also conducted a series of rappels and sling loads from UH-60 Black Hawks, and helocasts from CH-47 Chinooks, March 21-23, as part of the overall helicopter training.

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Navy Region Hawaii

Pearl Harbor's 116th Submarine Birthday Ball Awash In History

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the guest speaker at the officers' ball on the 16th where he asked the submarine force to remember its history.

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Naval Submarine League Aloha Chapter Announces 2016 Warfighting Awards

The awards recognize the warfighting skills of Pearl Harbor submariners serving in a variety of ranks and billets.

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Air Force 15th Wing

Pearl Harbor's 116th Submarine Birthday Ball Awash In History

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, was the guest speaker at the officers' ball on the 16th where he asked the submarine force to remember its history.

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Naval Submarine League Aloha Chapter Announces 2016 Warfighting Awards

The awards recognize the warfighting skills of Pearl Harbor submariners serving in a variety of ranks and billets.

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Coast Guard

Coast Guard, Honolulu Fire Department Rescue Kayaker Near Waialua, Oahu

Watchstanders at the Sector Honolulu Command Center received a mayday call at 4:20 a.m. over VHF-FM radio channel 16 from the kayaker. They launched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Station Honolulu. Honolulu Fire Department was notified and responded with a rescue helicopter and boat crew.

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Uscgc Kiska Crew Overcomes Adverse Pacific Weather To Complete Fisheries Patrol Off Hawaii

Despite encountering seas of more than 10-feet and 23 to 35 mph winds the crew carried out fisheries boardings and worked on crew qualifications while navigating approximately 1,450 total miles.

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