Two US Navy commands on Guam were among 12 commands fleetwide who were commended for giving back to the community in 2014.
Navy Munitions Command East Asia Division (NMCEAD) Unit Guam won the small overseas division while the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) received honorable mention in the large sea category for the 2014 Personal Excellence Partnership Flagship Award.
The award recognizes commands that excel in the project’s goal of improving scholastic achievements, social and life skills, and providing vocational guidance.
NMCEAD Unit Guam Sailors volunteered 1,090 hours through various projects to include a community garden project, after-school math tutoring sessions, career days and school cleanups. The command’s efforts served an estimated 9,299 residents in two villages and 684 youth ages 5-11.
Frank Cable Sailors and civilians accumulated 659 volunteer hours offering their services to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Guam, National Park Service, and orphanages, hospitals and schools in Malaysia and Thailand.
The Navy Community Service Program aims to promote a joint Navy and community effort to assist in the education and enrichment of America’s youth and communities through five flagship programs: Personal Excellence Partnership, Health Safety and Physical Fitness, Environmental Stewardship, Campaign Drug Free and Project Good Neighbor.
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