Community Briefs – June 11, 2018

Military training at FDM, Warning Area 517 
ASAN, Guam—The U.S. military will conduct training at Farallon de Medinilla from 12:01am on June 9, to 11:59pm on June 17.  
The military will also conduct training at Warning Area 517 on: 

• June 12, from 4pm to 9pm 
• June 13, from 1:30pm to 9pm 
• June 15, from 3pm to 8pm  

It is recommended the public, fishermen, and marine tour operators monitor the Coast Guard broadcast notice to mariners for advisories. 

The general location of the training on the island of Farallon de Medinilla will be in a 12-nautical mile radius of the island.

W-517 begins south of Guam and extends south-southwest in international waters. (PR)

Mendiola graduates from military training
U.S. Air Force airman Joshua D. Mendiola has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Mendiola earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is a 2017 graduate of Saipan Southern High School. (PR)

Intro to recovery and peer support
The Northern Marianas Protection & Advocacy Systems, Inc., in collaboration with Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center, will be hosting an Introduction to Recovery and Peer Support training.

Peerlink works to strengthen the capacity and infrastructure of peer-run programs and traditional mental health organizations.

These sessions are open to all who are interested about the topics of recovery and peer support, including family members, and providers.

The conversation on recovery talks about perceptions and ideals around mental health and addiction recovery.

Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals may improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to achieve their full potential.

The discussion then moves to peer support, services run by people who personal experience living with psychiatric disabilities and/or addictions. Peers understand how it can affect every aspect of living, including one’s hope for the future.

The training for Saipan will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm at the Northern Marianas College, Room A-4.

The Rota training will be on Thursday, June 14 from 9am to 12pm at the Northern Marianas College-Rota, Room A-1.

These sessions are open to all who are interested about the topics of recovery and peer support, including peers, family members, and providers.

For more information about recovery and peer support, contact the PAIMI program through NMPASI at 235-7273 or 235-7274. (PR)

Sailors for Exercise Malabar to volunteer
ASAN, Guam
—Service members from India, Japan, and the United States are partnering to give back to the island community over the next couple of days as they are on island in support of exercise Malabar.

Sailors from India and Japan will join volunteers from USS Antietam and spend time visiting with island elderly at the Tamuning Senior Citizens Center from 9am to 3pm on Friday, June 8.

Sailors from the three nations will also learn about the medicinal properties of native plants and trees as well as assist local community members spruce up the one-fourth acre Amot Farm in Dededo from 10am to 4pm on June 9.

The U.S. Navy and international maritime counterparts are participating in exercise Malabar 2018 off the coast of Guam.

Malabar 2018 is the first time the exercise has been conducted off the coast of Guam. (PR)

Salsa class at public library
On May 25, the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library hosted a basic salsa class for teens and adults. The night was fun-filled and was enjoyed by all. Participants had the opportunity to learn salsa, as well as bachata. The instructors, Ren G. and Bobby S., provided a great class for the community.

For the latest news and events, visit the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library’s website at and like and/or follow JKPL’s Facebook page, @joeten kiyu. Call the library at 670-235-7322/23 for questions/concerns. The library’s summer hours are as follows: Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday, 9am – 4pm, and closed Sundays, Mondays, and holidays. (PR)

Water outage in San Vicente
There will be a scheduled water service interruption on June 13, from 8am to 5pm for the San Vicente area, specifically for customers residing in the following streets: Katupat Drive, Bentana Drive, Laulau Bay Drive, Hotdu Drive, and the lower portion of Katbon Road.

The purpose of the water service interruption is to allow Commonwealth Utilities Corp. personnel to perform repairs and overhauls of old fittings on the existing 4-inch pressure reducing valve. As a result of the replacement and overhaul, a more reliable water system will be provided to the community. Customers in the affected areas should expect restoration of water services soon after.

For more information, contact the CUC Customer Call Center (664-4282). (PR)

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