News Briefs – June 10, 2019

Posted on Jun 10 2019

Brianna Fajardo named to dean’s list at Plymouth State U

PLYMOUTH, NH—Brianna Fajardo of Saipan has been named to the Plymouth State University dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the spring semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. Fajardo is a Psychology major at Plymouth State. Established in 1871, Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire. (PR)

Walk of honor to mark 75 years since the Battles for Saipan and Tinian

On Friday, June 14, 2019, at sunset, the Committee for the 75th Anniversary of the Battles for Saipan and Tinian invites the community to come together on the eve of Saipan’s Invasion Day to remember the sacrifices made by so many 75 years ago. 

As the servicemen spent the night on ships outside our lagoon preparing to come ashore decades ago, and civilians awaited the unknown on our island, we will walk together to honor their bravery, sacrifice, and commitment to their country. 

Participants will be provided an LED candle (adults) or glow-in-the-dark bracelet (youth). 

Registration will begin at 5:30pm at the Veterans Memorial at Kilili Beach, followed by a brief program at 6pm, and the walk at 6:30pm. Walkers will head north along the Froilan C. Tenorio Beach Road Pathway and turn around at the Japanese tank at Quartermaster Road. Along the way there will be water stops and activity stations. The winners of the Memorial Day poetry, art, and wreath competitions will have their work on display.

If you have questions about the walk, call the American Memorial Park Visitor Center at 234-7207 x 2020 or email (NPS)

Military training at Dandan, Farallon de Medinilla

ASAN, Guam—Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 will conduct training from today, June 10, to June 13, from 11am to 11pm at the Dandan-Malojloj training site in Inarajan.

This type of training is designed to enhance the readiness of military personnel. Residents in surrounding areas should not be alarmed if they see or hear increased activity associated with the training. The public should be advised that routine helicopter training often accompanied with the use of blanks can occur during training.

The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force will conduct training at the island of Farallon de Medinilla during the following dates and times:

June 10 and 12, from 8am to 9pm

June 11, 13, and 14, from 10:30am to 9pm

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 within a 12- nautical mile radius of the island. (PR)

Water services announcements

Water services to the Upper Navy Hill, China Town, Chalan Galaide, As Falape and Puerto Rico areas were restored Saturday morning and will continue normal water service hours.  However, the areas of China Town and Chalan Galaide experienced another water service interruption at 1pm Saturday for the continuing repairs of the down transformer at the Maui 4 booster in Sadog Tasi and anticipates completion yesterday morning at 7:30am. Customers in the affected areas should expect restoration of water services soon thereafter.  For any questions, contact the CUC Call Center at 664-4282. (PR)

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