Words of Wisdom
"When we fight, we will depend on each other with our lives. The binding energy that allows that to happen is trust. Trust in a teammate's competency to do things right. Trust in their character to do the right things" - - Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson
"Foster those intangible qualities which make the difference - they made the difference in the past and they will make the difference in the future." - - Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Navy Region Singapore (NRS) joined with Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) and local community organizations to celebrate World Water Day (WWD) at Singapore’s Marina Barrage, March 4, 2017.
The annual event, held along Singapore’s scenic skyline, began at 8:30 a.m., and attracted more than 4,000 people from throughout the city-state along with 91 other WWD partners such as Golden Village, Changi Airport, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, WaterWays Watch Society and various elementary schools. This year’s WWD theme was, “Make Every Drop Count.” The theme supports the importance of community involvement in making an impact on water conservation.
HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka (NNS) -- Pacific Partnership 2017 made its initial mission stop in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, March 7, with the arrival of Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4).
This marked the first mission to Sri Lanka in the 12-year history of the annual civil-military operation, and the Pacific Partnership mission in Sri Lanka continues through March 18 and will make follow-on mission stops in Malaysia and Vietnam.
Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, and aims to enhance regional coordination in areas such as medical readiness and preparedness for man-made and natural disasters.
The Child and Youth Programs department of Navy Region Singapore (NRS) and local diving instructors held a Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) familiarization class March 11, 2017.
The three-hour session, which was held at NRS’s Terror Club swimming pool, began at 9:00 a.m., and attracted more than a dozen teenagers from throughout the Sembawang military community. The intent of the course was to offer teens an opportunity to become familiar with recreational diving and provide a first-time experience in learning about the techniques and equipment used for underwater breathing. According to Nina Delucchi, Navy Region Singapore Child and Youth Programs Leader, the purpose of coordinating this type of class was to spark interest in outdoor activities.
"I want the youth at the Teen Center to experience life and get them outside of their comfort zones and expand their horizons,” Delucchi said. “SCUBA diving in South East Asia is some of the best diving in the world and I hope this class will inspire them to explore life underwater. This entry-level class is only the first step to a life of undersea exploration."
Navy Region Singapore (NRS) held a St. Patrick's Day Fun Run and Community Yard Sale at the Terror Club March 11, 2017. The event drew more than 100 participants for a 2K and 5K walk/run and buffet breakfast immediately following.
The winners of the first place 5K, in both male and female categories, were Jim Ryan and Melissa Nelson. The winners of the first place 2K were Jackson Warkentien and Sally Jeter.
After the run, participants enjoyed a breakfast buffet and an opportunity to purchase used items from a community-wide yard sale held at the Terror Club. Check out the photographs below to see more about the day's event.