All Hands Update Apr. 3, 2012 #1


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FAMILY AND FRIENDS ATTEND A SAILOR OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON TO NAME THE 2011 SEA AND SHORE
SAILORS OF THE YEAR AT THE HALE KOA HOTEL IN HONOLULU.
"TODAY WE CELEBRATE AND RECOGNIZE THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS, DEDICATION
AND COMMITMENT OF SOME OF OUR NAVY'S BEST SAILORS. FOR IT IS THESE SAILORS AND MANY
MORE LIKE THEM THAT MAKE OUR NAVY THE MOST CAPABLE AND POWERFUL NAVY IN THE WORLD."
NINE SAILORS FROM AROUND THE PACIFIC COMPETED IN THIS YEARS COMPETITION, FOUR IN THE SEA
SAILOR OF THE YEAR CATEGORY AND FIVE IN THE SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR GROUP.
"THESE SAILORS, EACH WITH THEIR OWN DISTINCT WAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AND HAVE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED THE POTENTIAL TO DO EVEN GREATER THINGS."
STEELWORKER 1ST CLASS LOUIS SALAZAR WAS NAMED THE 2011 SEA SAILOR OF THE YEAR AND NAVY DIVER
1ST CLASS ANDREW STRAUSE WAS NAMED THE 2011 SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR.
"I MEAN I'M HONORED AND DEEPLY HUMBLED TO BE SELECTED OUT OF THE HIGH CALIBER OF SAILORS
THAT WERE HERE COMPETING AT THIS LEVEL. I COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE. I NEVER IN MY LIFE
WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD ACHIEVE THIS LEVEL."
NAVY DIVER 1ST CLASS ANDREW STRAUSE WAS NAMED THE 2011 SHORE SAILOR OF THE YEAR.
"IT'S CERTAINLY AN HONOR, I THINK ITS GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE WHILE TO SINK IN. HOPEFULLY
IT'S A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF MY COMMAND AND WHAT WE DO IN MY COMMUNITY AND I JUST REALLY
HOPE TO GO ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND REPRESENT WELL."
SALAZAR WILL TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON D.C, WHERE HE WILL BE MERITORIOUSLY PROMOTED TO CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER AS PART OF HIS SELECTION AS PACIFIC SAILOR OF THE YEAR.
FROM JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM I'M PETTY OFFICER SEAN FUREY.