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…

SRF-JRMC promotes continuous process improvement at 2nd command-wide exhibit

By Joyce Lopez, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 27, 2017) – This fall season, the continuous improvement department onboard Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) hosted its second improvement activity exhibition, open to the entire command in the temporary service shop. An improvement activity is defined as a small group project…

SRF-JRMC helps USS McCampbell crew prepare for an emergency

By Elizabeth Kearns, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Nov. 7, 2017) – As the workday unfolded aboard USS McCampbell (DDG 85) on the morning of Nov. 7, the ship’s crew and Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) personnel were largely unaware that their routine would soon be interrupted. After months of planning and…

SRF-JRMC celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month with focus on veterans

By Michelle Bridges, SRF-JRMC Corporate Communications YOKOSUKA, Japan (Oct. 20, 2017) – Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center held a celebration for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) with a guest speech about veterans’ disability compensation, followed by a ceremonial cake-cutting. This national campaign is observed annually to educate the public about disability…