Most Americans would agree that communications are a vital part of their lives. The same is true for the U.S. Navy. Instead of using smart phones and tablets, a group of sailors stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, use the most-advanced satellite and telecommunications equipment to share vital information with sailors deployed around the world.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Reyes, a 2013 South Point High School graduate and native of Belmont, North Carolina, is one of these sailors assigned to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific who provides these communication services.
Reyes credits success in the Navy to many of the lessons learned in Belmont.
“My hometown taught me the value of hard work,” said Reyes. “I took that lesson with me and apply it everyday while serving.”
NCTAMS Pacific is the center of communications for the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. They provide command, control, communications, computers and intelligence connectivity to Naval and Joint forces from San Diego to Singapore and beyond. NCTAMS Pacific is the largest naval communications station in the world, known as the “Pacific Voice of Command.”