DEDEDO, Guam — A Navy commander and a local mayor are being heralded for their dedication to the community.

Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Cmdr. Jon T. Kennedy and Mayor Scott Duenas have been awarded a plaque and a certificate for their efforts to enhance education, the environment and quality of life here.

In addition, the Naval Forces Marianas base and the city were presented the 2002-03 U.S. Pacific Command Community Service/Sister Village award for the relationship they formed.

The awards were presented by Commander Naval Forces Marianas Chief of Staff Capt. Robert McNaught, on behalf of U.S. Pacific Command.

“Your outstanding contributions, strong partnership and concern for one another have set the example for others to follow,” McNaught said. “Continue to volunteer. An hour or two makes a big difference to the community and to those less fortunate.”

Kennedy and Duenas volunteered for a number of community and educational projects including Saturday Scholars and Science Fair.

And volunteers from both the base and community assisted nonprofit organizations such as Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross, Guam Animals and others.

“They volunteer without the thought of recognition,” Duenas said. “They make a difference.”

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