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May 15, 2018 > Fremont sailor earns promotion

Fremont sailor earns promotion

Submitted By Kayla Turnbow, Navy Office of Community Outreach2

During a recent promotion ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall, Lt. Christopher Yee, of Fremont received his Lieutenant collar devices. Making the award were Chief Damage Controlman Sean McBride, left, and Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Christopher Foster, right.

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Hayward man serves with the U.S. Navy a half world away
Submitted by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Zahn

Hayward native Petty Officer 2nd Class Philip Cuaresma is serving in the U.S. Navy with the forward-deployed unit, Naval Beach Unit 7 in Sasebo, Japan. The 2001 Chabot College graduate is a culinary specialist. A major part of his job is to be responsible for operating kitchen and dining facilities, budgeting for food service management, and ensuring morale remains high aboard the ship. Cuaresma is proud to serve in the Pacific and fondly recalls memories of Hayward. ÒI learned from my friends back home to look after yourself, how to be responsible,Ó said Cuaresma. Cuaresma is proud of his supervisor role in the galley.

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Fremont Native Serves with the U.S. Navy
Submitted by MC2 Theodore Quintana & MC2 Brian T. Glunt

Fremont, California native and 2013 Advance Path Academy High School graduate, Hospitalman Albert Fuentez, is serving U.S. Navy with U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka (USNH Yokosuka), Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Sasebo, Japan. A Navy hospitalman is responsible for the prevention and treatment of disease and injury, assisting health care professionals in providing medical care to personnel, conducting preliminary physical examinations, and maintaining treatment records. "I get to do something that I always wanted to do when I was a kid, not just being in the Navy, but being part of the medical field,Ó said Fuentez. ÒIt means I get to help people all over the world.Ó

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