NAVFAC Pacific
16-03 NAVFAC Pacific Commands to Host Recruiting Event
16-02 Hawaii’s Navy Engineers Celebrate National Engineers Week
16-01 Navy Awards $7.2 Million to Consolidate Welding School
15-08 Navy Re-awards Guam Base Operating Support Services (BOS) Contract
15-07 Navy Awards 6th Phase of Public-Private Venture Housing Project
15-06 NAVFAC Pacific Welcomes New Commander
15-03 Hawaii Navy Commands Receive National Energy Award
15-02 Small Business Awarded $7.58 Million for Submarine Training Facility on Ford Island in Hawaii
15-01 Firm Awarded $89.91 Million to Construct an Aircraft Maintenance Hangar for the Air Force on Guam
14-19 Navy Awards $96.61 Million to Hawaii Firm for Mission-Critical Facility on Guam
14-18 Navy in Hawaii Reaches Out to Community During Energy Action Month
14-17 Navy Awards Mamizu-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation Project on Guam
14-16 NAVFAC Hawaii Completes Urgent Marine Aid Station Repairs
14-15 Navy Schedules Controlled Detonation at Kalaeloa Site
14-14 Navy Awards Base Operating Support Services Contract for Work on Guam
14-13 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $12.5 Million Contract Modification to Small Business for Environmental Remediation
14-12 NAVFAC Pacific Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
14-11 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $42.3 Million for Infrastructure Improvements to Naval Base Guam
14-10 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $53.7 Million for Marine Corps Construction Project on Guam
14-09 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Hawaii Small Business $7.5 Million for Architect-Engineer Services
14-08 NAVFAC Commands Participate in Fifth Annual Hawaii Earth Day Fair
14-07 Small Business Awarded $13 Million to Construct Critical Facility for Marine Corps Base Hawaii
14-06 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $25 Million to Improve Emergent Repair Facility at Naval Base Guam
14-05 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $45 Million Hangar Project for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
14-04 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Dry Dock Waterfront Facility for Pearl Harbor
14-03 NAVFAC Pacific Employee Faithfully Devotes Half-a-Century to the Federal Government; Well-Deserving of the Lifetime Service Award
14-02 NAVFAC Commands Partner Together to Support STEM Outreach Program
14-01 NAVFAC Pacific Celebrates Contributions of Engineering Professionals for National Engineers' Week
17-01 NAVFAC Pacific Celebrates National Engineers' Week at Local Outreach Event
17-02 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $30 Million Architect-Engineering Contract
17-03 NAVFAC Pacific Announces Federal Executive Board Winners
17-04 New NAVFAC Leaders Announced
17-05 NAVFAC Recognizes Standout Employees in the Pacific
17-06 NAVFAC Pacific Hosts Educational Earth Day Event
17-07 NAVFAC Celebrates Public Works Week
17-08 Hawaii Program Analyst Embraces Filipino Heritage
17-09 NAVFAC Pacific Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
17-10 Navy Captures Large Audience at U.S. Industry Day in Australia
17-11 Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation Project on Guam
17-12 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $30 Million Architect-Engineering Contract
17-13 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $235 Million Contract to Small Businesses
17-14 Hawaii Business Awarded Contract to Construct Communications Facility at Marine Corps Base Hawaii
17-15 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Sewer System Upgrades at Naval Base Guam
17-16 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Construction Contract for Marine Corps on Guam
17-17 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract in Support of the Department of the Navy's Environmental Restoration Program
17-18 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Power Upgrade in Guam
17-19 NAVFAC Pacific Helps Feed Hawaii Families in Need
17-20 Small Business Awarded Contract for Environmental Support
17-21 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Work on Wake Island
17-22 NAVFAC Pacific Theater Engagement Engineering Team Completes Facility in Vietnam
17-23 Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation to Guam
17-24 NAVFAC Pacific Congratulates Military and Civilian Engineers of the Year
18-01 NAVFAC Pacific Launches New Indoctrination Program
18-02 NAVFAC Pacific Educates Command and Community During National Engineers' Week
18-05 NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander Retires from Navy
18-04 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Construction Contract for Work in Australia
18-03 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $64 Million Contract for Aircraft Maintenance Hangar on Guam
18-07 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Work in Australia
18-06 Navy Awards Government of Japan-Funded Contract for Marine Corps Relocation to Guam
18-08 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $8.8 Million Construction Contract for Work in Australia
18-09 New Commander at NAVFAC Pacific
18-10 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract to Hawaii Small Business
18-11 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Work on Guam
18-12 NAVFAC Pacific Awards $40 Million Architect-Engineering Contract
18-13 NAVFAC Announces Organizational Realignment to Increase Efficiencies
19-01 NAVFAC Pacific Awards Contract for Guam Training Areas

17-09 NAVFAC Pacific Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

05/31/17

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PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to an end, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific Assistant Operations Officer Lt. Cmdr. Brent Uyehara credits his Hawaii roots for the vast cultural exposure throughout his life and military career.

"When you grow up in a place like Hawaii, you have so much diversity around you and it becomes embedded in who you are," said Uyehara. "Things have changed a little from my childhood, but for the most part everyone in Hawaii still respects and adopts each other’s cultures, languages and traditions."

Uyehara is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii and a proud graduate of Kalani High School. He attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree. He was later accepted into the Navy Officer Candidate School program in Florida where he was commissioned as an Ensign. Uyehara then obtained his Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Washington.

The month of May is set aside every year to honor the heritage contributions of the Asian Pacific and American people. Uyehara said this year's theme "Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together" has made him reflect on how his Japanese and Okinawan ethnic background allowed him to easily connect with people while on his military tours.

"Here at NAVFAC Pacific, I do have an advantage of connecting with folks on a personal level because I blend into the ethnic landscape," said Uyehara. "Wherever the Navy sends me, I embrace the change around me and connect with the people."

Uyehara’s operational tours include locations in Kuwait, Iraq, and Ghana. His non-operational tours include duty stations in Washington, California and South Korea.

"I’ve had many memorable moments, but the best tour was in South Korea as the Public Works Officer," said Uyehara. "Being stationed overseas, immersed into the Korean culture and the level of responsibility I was given as a junior officer was awesome."

Since being stationed back in Hawaii beginning last year, Uyehara and his family has taken part in various Hawaii traditions that he remembered doing as a child, such as Japanese mochi pounding, playing the taiko drums and indulging in all of the local foods.

On his free time, Uyehara enjoys spending time with his children, going to the beach, riding bicycles, running at the park and going on hikes. He also enjoys cooking and baking and will take on any opportunity to try a new recipe. He believes if he did not join the Navy, he most likely would have become a chef.

"I encourage others to push the limits of your position description," said Uyehara. "It’s very easy to get comfortable, but here in Hawaii being so close to the public works department, facilities engineering command, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command, U.S. Pacific Command, along with other organizations, there are so many opportunities to learn what other communities are doing. Take on opportunities and challenges because I found that it made me a better officer, person and a stronger asset to the Navy and to NAVFAC."

 

 

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