Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Mothers out there! Enjoy your Special Day! You deserve it! May God Bless you always, for all that you do, from being a nurse, doctor, taxi driver, photographer, etc.The list goes on! Enjoy the following mother’s poem!

If I haven’t told you already
“I love you so”
And always will

You have sacrificed
You have brought so much nurturing into my life
That I can’t imagine my life without you.
Even if my actions tell a different story.

So though I don’t say it all the time
Just know that I do appreciate you
For all that you have done for me
That I love you too
And I always will…
I love you mom!

*Nana: mother
Source: Our Native Daughters’ Reflection of Guam and Its People by Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao.

Saturday, May 06, 2023


Please join the US Coast Guard Auxiliary Guam Flotilla 140-02-24 at this year's National Safe Boating Week Showcase on May 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ GPO to help Kickoff, Celebrate, and Promote Safe Boating Practices. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

USO Volunteer Appreciation Party

It was great celebrating and networking with fellow USO volunteers!  I also received the President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition and appreciation for my commitment to strengthen our nation and communities through volunteer service.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase', and we will continue to remain, "The Force Behind the Forces."

I received the President's Volunteer Service Award along with other fellow USO volunteers in Guam.

Here I am with my fellow USO Andersen Volunteer Sissys, Mae Mendiola and Stephanie Aguon holding neni Railey.

Saturday, April 08, 2023

Happy Easter!

Easter 2023 with the Naputi and Rivera Familia

Effort, Gratitude, and Hope

At the end of the day, remember that your best EFFORT, being GRATEFUL for what you do have, and having HOPE, will make each day a more joyful one.  


On Progress

Remember to take it one day at a time, step by step.  After all, a little progress goes a long way.  


Healing Prayer

Don't give up!  Trust in the Lord.  Trust that He will heal you and others who most need His help.  Pray for healing.

Letting Go

Sometimes letting go is the hardest thing to do.  However, we must move forward.  Let go & let God.  

REMINDER: Join us for the D204 Lions Clubs/USCGAUX National Safe Boating Week Saturday Story Hour - May 20

Register at We look forward to seeing you there! 🦁🚤📚😀

Adios & Best Wishes, Regina!

We wish our USO Andersen Manager Regina Taimanglo the very best, as she pursues even higher heights of making USO the best it can be!  Farewell and best wishes, Regina!  We know that you will continue to soar!

USO Andersen Farewell Gathering for Regina 

Happy Easter from USO Andersen!

It was wonderful seeing the smiling faces of children and their families, as they took pictures with the Easter Bunny and engaged in Easter activities at the coloring/craft table.  We also took a quick USO Andersen Family snapshot.  Here's wishing all of you a Happy Easter! 

Happy Easter from USO Andersen

PWU Fab 5!

Thanks to hard work, dedication, and genuine support from my PWU Fab 5 Sisters, Syl, Therese, Mae, and Anag, I'll be graduating with yet another doctorate degree, namely Ph.D. in Educational Management.  I promise, this will be my final doctoral journey!  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Fab 5

Sunday, April 02, 2023

Join us for the D204 Lions Clubs/USCGAUX National Safe Boating Week Saturday Story Hour - May 20

Register at We look forward to seeing you there! 🦁🚤📚😀

Biba Mes CHamoru!

It was an honor to share how storytelling is important to our CHamoru culture to students at Guam High School on March 23, 2023. Biba Mes CHamoru!

Saturday, April 01, 2023

USO Milestone

Serving in the USO is one of the many volunteer activities I participate in as part of my effort to make a difference in our community and support those who serve our country.  I received the USO Indo-Pacific Coin and service award for 500 hours of service on March 24, 2023.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

500 Hours of Service Award

AULOC C-School Instrumental

The Auxiliary Upper Level Officer Course (AULOC) C-School I attended in St. Louis, Missouri taught by Mark Wilson, BC-TLU and Dave Larkin, BA-TLU this week was instrumental.  I learned about servant leadership, being an agent of change, vision development, team building, functions of the Auxiliary Association, influencing others, investigations, conflict management, diversity, communications, emotional intelligence, transition management, and more. I also networked with awesome fellow USCG Auxiliary leaders who are sincerely passionate about making a difference in their respective communities.  Si Yu'os Ma'ase & enjoy the following snapshots!  

AULOC C-School Class, March 2023

Guam Flotilla Officers.  Pictured L-R:  DCAPT-EXECUTION Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, FC Robert Vasquez, and DCOS Jodie Nelson

Training/PE Directorate.  Pictured L-R:  DIR-TD Faron Petteys, BA-TMSB/DSO-PE Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, and DIR-E David Fuller

Diversity Team.  Pictured L-R:  SO-DV/BA-TMSB Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and ANACO-DV Tracy Schultz 

AMLOC Partners Meet Again.  Pictured L-R:  DCAPT-EXECUTION/BA-TMSB Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and DCOS Timothy Darrey

Training Directorate.  Pictured L-R:  DIR-T Robert Kumpf and BA-TMSB Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera

Guam Connection.  San Diego-based OTO Tom Perez from Guam meets Guam IPFC Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera.
Guam Flotilla Representation.  Pictured L-R:  DCAPT-EXECUTION Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and FC Robert Vasquez

USCG Auxiliary Networking.  Pictured L-R:  BA-TLMB Beverly Hannibal, BC-TLM Mark Hannibal, DIR-TD Faron Petteys, BA-TMSB Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, and DIR-E David Fuller