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

18-05 NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander Retires from Navy

07/02/18

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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific Commander Rear Adm. John Korka honored Capt. Michelle La Duca for 29 years of service to the Navy during an official retirement ceremony held June 29 aboard the USS Battleship Missouri. 

“Today we recognize and celebrate the distinguished career of Michelle who spent the last 29 years serving our Nation and our Navy,” said Korka. “Throughout her career, she has been a trusted counselor to many, a close friend to countless shipmates and a tremendous leader to junior officers and civilian staff.”

Korka provided opening remarks for the ceremony and presented La Duca’s husband and four children with letters of appreciation, followed by a retirement certificate and end of tour award for her faithful and honorable service to the U.S. Navy.

“One word that describes today is pride,” said Korka. “Pride in a career faithfully and honorably served, pride in the accomplishment of a superb naval officer, and pride in a shipmate that will now move to a stage in her life that will afford her new adventures and opportunities with her family.”

Capt. Kathryn Donovan, CEC, USN (retired) served as the guest speaker and praised La Duca for her exceptional commitment to duty and dedication to her family.

“One of my favorite quotes from Winston Churchill is, you make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give,” said Donovan. “Michelle you have given so much of yourself to everyone else, to your family and to the Navy, and we cannot thank you enough. I’m so honored to be your friend.”

La Duca reflected on her time as NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander from August 2015 through June 2018 and recognized the contributions and achievements of her entire team and family.

“First and foremost I want to like to thank God for being with me, guiding me, protecting me,” said LaDuca. “Truly by the grace of God allowed me to be here today. NAVFAC Pacific you have demonstrated the true meaning of Ohana by being supportive and patient professionals.”

La Duca also reflected on her tour with NMCB 3 as the first female officer, time in NAVFAC Far East, the presence in Singapore, Diego Garcia, Korea, her time in Hawaii at NAVFAC Pacific and her memorable tour in Afghanistan.  

“Each and every tour has significance and I’ve worked with so many amazing people,” said La Duca. “I am truly grateful for everyone’s kindness and graciousness during my transition this past year. Thank you for your professionalism and dedication as I’ve seen every one of you step up and step in to get the job done. I am sad to leave you and your teams.” 

La Duca’s immediate and extended family shared in this special moment and celebrated her great accomplishment and commitment to the Nation and Navy for the past 29 years. La Duca will now reside in Jacksonville, Fla. with her family to enjoy her retirement.     

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