Pearl Harbor – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific kicks off National Engineers’ Week Feb. 18 by reflecting on the valuable contributions many of its engineering professionals bring to the organization.
“NAVFAC Pacific has a very diverse group of engineering professionals who have a wide-range of experience and bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization,” said NAVFAC Pacific Vice Commander Capt. Pete Lynch. “National Engineers’ Week is a great way to highlight what engineers do for our Nation and what our engineers are doing for the Department of the Navy in the Pacific.”
National Engineers’ Week is held Feb. 16-22 and this year’s theme, Let’s Make a Difference, is suitable for NAVFAC as it is a great way to highlight what the organization’s engineers are doing for the command.
“The contribution that each engineer brings to the NAVFAC Ohana is priceless and I am honored to work alongside such great professionals,” said Lynch. “Please help me congratulate our engineering force for their service and commitment to meeting NAVFAC’s mission to support the Fleet and our Nation.”
In honor of National Engineers’ Week, the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) organized engineering exhibits and a VEX robotic tournament at the Pearlridge Shopping Center last weekend.
[NAVFAC Pacific Asset Management planners and engineers work very closely with Andersen Air Force Base (AAFB) and Marine Corps Force, Pacific planners in developing the various alternative plans for the Guam Relocation. (L-R) Kevin Butterbaugh, AECOM, Jun Abaya, AAFB, Mark Uesato, NAVFAC Pacific Asset Management, and Bob Pedigo, MARFORPAC take a look at various maps and plans at the 36th Civil Engineering Squadron Conference Room at AAFB. (Photo by Deanna Webber, AECOM)]
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Honolulu Post and the HCES also hosted a kickoff Luncheon Feb. 18 at the Banyan Tree Showroom at the Hale Koa Hotel. Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division deputy commanding general, served as the luncheon guest speaker and presented on Engineering the Future.
“The luncheon was a great way to start off National Engineers’ Week as it allowed various organizations to come together and network with other engineers around Hawaii,” said Majella Stevenson, NAVFAC Pacific supervisory civil engineer. “This week gives me the opportunity to truly recognize what an honor it is to be part of the NAVFAC family, SAME, Honolulu Post and the HCES.”
Stevenson said there are several events scheduled later in the week including a University of Hawaii College Engineering Career Day and an Engineers Week Banquet to wrap-up the celebration.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command: The Facilities and Expeditionary Combat Systems Command
NAVFAC is the Systems Command that delivers and maintains quality, sustainable facilities, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navy’s expeditionary combat forces, provides contingency engineering response, and enables energy security and environmental stewardship.