In partnership with the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, and in collaboration with the OJAG/CNLSC Headquarters Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the museum is hosting a special discussion recognizing Filipino Americans' contributions to the American Navy. Additionally, there will be a special recognition of Telesforo De La Cruz Trinidad, a Filipino sailor who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1915, and for whom the Navy is naming an Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer.  A portable exhibit “From Stewards to Flag Officers” will be on display during the program. Join us for this special event in recognition of Filipino American History Month.

Program Introduction:  Captain Florencio J. Yuzon, JAGC, USN, OJAG

Opening Remarks:  Jose Manuel Romualdez, U.S. Ambassador of the Philippines

Closing Remarks:  Rear Admiral Vic Mercado Jr. USN (Retired), former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans and Capabilities

Panel Moderator:  Rear Admiral Samuel J. Cox, SES, USN (Retired), Director, Naval History and Heritage Command, Curator of the Navy, Washington, DC

Panelists:

Tem E. Bugarin, Captain, USN (Retired), Former Commanding Officer of USS Saginaw

(LST-1188)

Luisito Maligat, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Lorna Mae Devera, Customer Advocacy Manager, Leidos

Paula Hackbart, President, Filipino American Midshipman Club, U.S. Naval Academy

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be escorted onto the base. If taking metro, get on the Green Line and exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop, then walk to the entrance at 11th and O Street SE (about 15 minutes). Plan to arrive at the entrance gate by 11am. Please be prompt.   A museum educator will be at the entrance gate to bring you onto the base and to the museum (Bldg. 76).  The last gate pickup will occur at 11:20 AM.   If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589.

You can register to attend this program on Eventbrite, or email David Barker at david.a.barker16.civ@us.navy.mil

Mask Guidelines: A mask is optional for visitors while inside the museum or while attending any programs. A mask is not required anywhere outside on the Washington Navy Yard grounds.

Parking Option:  Harris Teeters underground parking garage (401 M Street SE). Parking is free for 90 minutes.  Once you park, you will need to go into the store and validate your ticket.  After validating your ticket, exit the store and walk to the Navy Yard entrance at 11th and O Street SE.  Keep your ticket.  You will need it to exit the garage.

Note: Due to security requirements at the Washington Navy Yard, you will need to be escorted onto the base. If taking metro, get on the Green Line and exit the Navy Yard/Ballpark stop, then walk to the entrance at 11th and O Street SE (about 15 minutes). Plan to arrive at the entrance gate by 11am. Please be prompt.   A museum educator will be at the entrance gate to bring you onto the base and to the museum (Bldg. 76).  The last gate pickup will occur at 11:20 PM.   If you need to contact the museum on the day of the program, call our front desk at 202.685.0589.


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   Program Introduction:  Captain Florencio J. Yuzon, JAGC, USN, OJAG


Speakers, left to right:  Jose Manuel Romualdez; Samuel J. Cox; Vic Mercado Jr; Tem E. Bugarin; Lorna Mae Devera; Luisito Maligat;  Paula Hackbart

Speakers, left to right:  Jose Manuel Romualdez; Samuel J. Cox; Vic Mercado Jr; Tem E. Bugarin; Lorna Mae Devera; Luisito Maligat;  Paula Hackbart