Friends fixing ships: SRF-JRMC Det. Sasebo engages potential local partners

By Joyce Lopez, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications SASEBO, Japan (March 28, 2018) –Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Det. Sasebo, with support from Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, hosted an industry day at the Harbor View Club. The recruitment event promotes face-to-face engagement with potential contractors who are unfamiliar with…

Women make waves: celebrating the work toward equality in the U.S. Navy

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 23, 2018) – SRF-JRMC personnel gathered on the quarterdeck to celebrate National Women’s History Month, an annual commemoration of women’s diverse contributions to American society. Cmdr. Janice Smith, Commander Task Force 70 assistant chief of staff and future operations officer, gave ceremonial remarks. “In the space…

SRF-JRMC welcomes 10 new journeymen at apprentice graduation ceremony

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (March 16, 2018) – Military and civilian personnel from Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) gathered to participate in the 30th apprentice class graduation ceremony. Ten apprentices have completed the four-year training program at SRF-JRMC, during which time they studied their respective trades, became…

Breaking down racial barriers in the U.S. military: SRF-JRMC and FLEACT Yokosuka celebrate African American history

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 23, 2018) –Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) personnel gathered on the quarterdeck in celebration of African American history month, observed each February. Command Master Chief Petty Officer Warren L. Britten, Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, gave the ceremonial remarks. Reflecting upon the month’s…

All Hands Ring in the New Year at SRF-JRMC

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 12, 2018) – U.S. Navy, U.S. and Japanese civilian personnel from Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) gathered in the command’s carpenter shop to officially usher in the new year. Capt. Garrett Farman, SRF-JRMC Commanding Officer, gave the ceremonial address. The event included…

Otsukaresama deshita: SRF-JRMC honors seven Japanese retirees

Story by Elizabeth Kearns and Joyce Lopez, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 22, 2017) – Seven Japanese employees were honored for their dedication to Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) at a retirement ceremony held at the command’s headquarters building. Combined, they have given over 247 years of service to the…

Lt. Cmdr. Carlito Dacoco retires after three decades of service

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2017) – Lt. Cmdr. Carlito Dacoco, Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) project superintendent assigned to USS Antietam (CG 54), took the stage before a standing-room only crowd in the officer’s club onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Family and friends gathered to celebrate…