Annual Joint Marianas Graduation June 2 Published May 11, 2012 By Senior Airman Veronica McMahon 36th Wing Public Affairs ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Family, friends, guests, commanders, first sergeants and unit personnel are invited to the annual Joint Marianas graduation scheduled 10 a.m. June 2 at the Top o' the Mar in Piti, Guam. The graduation will recognize Community College of the Air Force graduates, University of Phoenix graduates and distance learning graduates from the Air Force and Navy. "Graduating college or obtaining a CCAF degree takes a lot of dedication, hard work and time management," said Natasha Jamerson, 36th Force Support Squadron education technician. "It shows they are focused on obtaining an objective." This is the yearly opportunity to recognize these accomplishments, Ms. Jamerson added. Many of the graduates are recipients of the CCAF degree, which is a vital tool in professional growth. "It's a ticket for promotions, jobs and it is a jump start to higher level degree or certification programs," said Celestin Babauta, 36 FSS education and training chief. "It is important for Air Force members to know college courses enhance mission readiness." Mr. Babauta expressed that education was a big factor in his promotion to Chief Master Sergeant as well as an influence in the careers of many others. "It's the foundation to help them advance professionally, academically and for military purposes," said Ms. Jamerson. "We welcome everyone out to congratulate the graduates."