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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 22, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday september 22, 1983 Japan Pacific stars and stripes perseverance pays off for Sailor by j01 Len Churilla . Navy Katsugi Naf Yeoman 3rd class Terry Brownf Katsugi s administration department believes in perseverance. Although she did not make the selection Board for officer candidate school oct in Early 1982, she applied once More in march1983, and made it. The native of Millry Ala., Felt even better about making the Board the second time around be cause i have More experience in the Navy now she explained. I knew i could make it. I think the waiting was the hardest Brown who won a one year scholarship while attending Millry High school by competing in the Junior miss pageant for Washington county Ala.,went on to attain a Bachelor s degree in criminal Law at Troy state University Troy Ala. Her minor studies were in correction and social rehabilitation. She financed her education by holding Dow two secretarial jobs working As a waitress and As a school librarian. Brown s ultimate goal is to attain a Juri Docto rate so she can practice Law. She Hopes to become a judge advocate general in the future and attend the Navy s Post graduate school in Monterey Calif. I have to make lieutenant before i become eligible for that program she said. While at Troy University Brown had a Chance to meet several women lawyers and to attend an unusual trial in was a trial for the first juvenile delinquent to be tried As an adult Brown recalled. It made great impression on me. I knew from that Day on that i wanted to practice Law to help people while in College Brown worked in a juvenile Home and did some counselling with youths As Field experience for her class. She also taught English grammar. One thing bothered me while working with delinquents Brown said. Most of them did t seem to want help. But i particularly liked working with impoverished people the sick the elderly etc., people who need and want Brown would have continued her schooling but fortunately for the Navy she ran out of first scholarship was for one year Only she said. I had to take out a loan and work part time while living off Campus in a trailer. Since i already had a Bachelor s degree i decided not to pursue a master s degree at that time. It s hard holding Down two part time jobs and attending classes every Day. I also got the urge to travel so i joined the Navy in August 1981. I had never been out of the South before and i really wanted to meet other the Navy was not an idea that popped into her head from out of the Blue. Brown s father spent four years in the Navy As an intelligence specialist and is now a High school teacher an football coach. Several of her uncles Are retired from the Navy and a Cousin was a lieutenant in the Navy nurse corps. Having married a Navy surgeon she and her husband now practice Medicine in Florida. Briefs after Basci training in Orlando fla., Brown came to Katsugi in december 1981. She has Bee working in the social science Center since december of last year. I really enjoy Navy life so far said Brown especially Here in Japan. I love my Job because i believe it s the Best one on the base. I get to meet Al the new people coming aboard and help them to get oriented to Japan. It s a Beautiful country and like to see people get off on the right foot. There s no better place to do that than right Here in the intercultural relations office. I love Katsugi exclaimed Brown. There s a Lotof Good people Here. It s a Small base you have a Chance to get closer to people. I m already thinking about the things i will miss when i leave Here. And there s still a lot of places i would yet like to of the main attractions i be been to so far include the hokkaido Snow festival the ancient capitals of Kyoto and Nara Hiroshima and the famous Nikko National Park. I also made a one Day excursion to Korea. If i had stayed any longer i would have been completely broke laughed Brown after relating How she and a Friend stuffed two teabags full of Tennis shoes blankets another goodies they found at Good prices. Brown has t been Home to see her family since she has been in Japan. I be been very Busy touring the country and being involved with the people. I want to go directly to oct from Here and get oriented to Newport. I la go Home after receive my commission. And i la invite my folks to the graduation asked How her parents Felt about All these career plans Brown replied their first impression of me joining the Navy was such that i Don think they really understood. But now they Are pleased. They expected me to go to College then get married have children etc., like everyone else. But now they Are thrilled that i have been selected for oct. It was a big Surprise. My Roommate at school had the same major As and we both watched the juvenile trial together recalled Brown. But we had different goals. Knew then that i wanted to be a lawyer and she knew then that she wanted to be a judge. Now Sheds an assistant to a probation officer and in a Way i envy her. But i think she May envy my travel experience. She just got married recently. I have no thoughts about marriage right now because there Are so Many things i want to do. I m enjoying my Independence too much and i Don t want to jus stay in one place. As far As being lonely is concerned i Don t think you Ever have to feel alone unless you want the elated Navy Yeoman plans to leave Atsu Wilater this month and report to oct before her class convenes in october. I want to get oriented to the area before i Start school she explained. I think the 16-week course will be Tough but i plan to stick it out. I had a Chance to talk with men and women officers Here about oct and they gave me som helpful pointers. I expect oct to be More academically challenging than athletic minded Young woman in t worried about the physical Side. An avid Long distance runner Brown participated in four major us ph3 Scott Allen Brown i knew i could make it interservice races in Japan one at Yokota airbase one at Fleet activities Yokosuka and two at the army s Camp Zama. She was elated Over the fact that she won her first race at Yokosuka on july 4. Although Brown did not run in any races Ina Tsugi she was the one who organized the base Turkey Trot Here last april. She also had a Bighand in organizing the coming Naf Katsugi Continental air Micronesia half Marathon 13.1mile race which is scheduled for sunday oct. 9. She regrets that she will have to miss the race when she leaves for oct. So enthused is Brown about running that she attended the Tokyo olympics pre trial games last fall with eight nations participating in the track and Field events. She has also been a Spectator at the women s International relay Marathon i Yokohama Kiden. That s where one of five women from each country runs two Miles the passes a Baton to the next one from her country. In Japan they pass a Hach Imaki red Banner besides running in her spare time Brown has been teaching English to japanese ladies in the local Community and was very Active with the girl scout Cadette on base As a scout Leader. I m really going to miss the scouts when i leave she lamented. I think that women in the Navy make a definite statement for equal Opportunity. This is one place where i have seen women do the same jobs As Menand just As Well whether it be working on aircraft or whatever Brown said. Into the cause of the incident asunder Way. Running club Yokosuka no us everyone is encouraged to attend an important oct. 3 meeting of the Tortoise and Hare running club Yokosuka s Only officially sanctioned running club. The meeting will be held at 6 30 . In the Yokosuka naval Hospital auditorium located on the third floor of the Hospital. Agenda items include discussion of upcoming planned running events including local american Midway guard Shack according to and japanese running activities the spokesman. An investigation continued affiliation with the in gunshot wound Tokyo ass a member of the aircraft Carrier Midway Marine detachment received gunshot wound in the Chest As the result of an apparent accidental discharge of a .45-caliber pistol according to a . Naval Force Japan Public affairs spokesman. Cpl. Randy Lee Bragg a 19-year-old Marine from Phoenix ariz., was attended by on Board medical officers before he was transported to the . Naval Hospital Yoko Suka for emergency treatment the spokesman said. Bragg is reported in fair condition. The incident occurred in the Ion of running clubs of Kanagawa Lenge teams. Challenge teams will prefecture planning for the elec Tion of new officers and the club financial report. Members potential members and anyone desiring More in formation Are Welcome to Call . J. Wassell at 234-5252 or 234-3262 for details. Challenge race Tokyo ass the .army Pacific environmental health engineering Agency Japan invites military and Civi lians to a fit to fight challenge5x5 Kilometre race on oct. 29 at Sagami general races will be held. One five Kilometre race will be for Chal be made up of five runners per team. A unit can enter More than one team. Registration fees Are $10 per Challenge team. The second five Kilometre race is an open class race. Registration fees for individual runners Are $5 per person. Registration information an fees can be sent to cmdr., Usa Pace Hea Sagami Apo . 96343 or delivered in person a bldg. 156-s10b, Sagami monday through Friday from 9 . To 4 . Checks for fees should remade payable to capt. Art Lee. For information Contact Siggins or capt. Art Lee at 228-4112 or 4114

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