PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- In June 2018, Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Sha'nae Wilson of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) was selected for the American Legion Spirit of Service Award for her dedication to community service. She was selected from a pool of 43 candidates with impressive community service resumes.
The American Legion Spirit of Service award includes a trip to Minneapolis, Minn., to receive the award at the 100th Annual American Legion National Convention.
Wilson works with the Family Tree Project, a private counseling practice that partners with the Hawaii National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy to provide counseling services to at-risk youth. She has also coached four seasons for three different sports and age groups including baseball, flag football and basketball for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Morale Welfare and Recreation youth sports program.
Wilson regularly invites other Sailors from the JTWC to volunteer with her for restoration and upkeep of McDonald houses, which provide a "home away from home" for families of sick children requiring extended hospitalization and spearheads other command volunteer events as well.
"IT2 Wilson is a rock star. Her positive attitude and selfless work ethic are reflected both in her outstanding performance at work and her engagement with the community. She is a role model for other Sailors to look up to and a great Navy ambassador to the local community," said Cmdr. Jillene Bushnell, commanding officer of JTWC.
Wilson's work on duty is exceptional as well. She has won Junior Sailor of the Quarter in 3rd Quarter Fiscal Year (FY) 16, 1st Quarter FY 17, 4th Quarter FY 17 and 2nd Quarter FY18, as well as Junior Sailor of the Year for FY 17.
JTWC provides tropical cyclone reconnaissance, forecast, safety warning and decision support services for operational advantage to U.S. government agencies operating in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
JTWC also provides tsunami advisory information and recommendations to shore installations and units, as well as impact forecasts for U.S. Pacific Fleet's airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and decision support services to U.S. Pacific Command and its subordinate commands, as directed.
JTWC is jointly staffed by U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel and falls under the operational control of Commander, Task Force 80.7-Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command. U.S. Air Force personnel are sourced to JTWC by the 17th Operational Weather Squadron, a subordinate squadron of the 557th Weather Wing.
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