Holbrook graduate receives high honors

Holbrook graduate receives high honors

Corporal Justin C. Ahasteen has been named the USO Marine of the Year. According to the organization, Ahasteen, a 2014 graduate of Holbrook High School, has earned a reputation as an intelligent, articulate professional and demonstrates maturity, initiative and performance beyond his years. In 2016 alone, Ahasteen donated more than 430 hours of his time volunteering in his community.

Highlights of his service include volunteering at the USO on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, providing security at the NOVA Pride Festival, leading a support team during the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and volunteering as the lead escort for the Defense Department’s Spirit of Recognition events.

Ahasteen who was raised in White Cone is pursuing a career in law to advocate for Native American families and to represent his tribal nation in governmental affairs at the state and federal levels. The USO is proud to honor Ahasteen for his willingness to help others, his dedication and selfless volunteerism, which has had a profound and positive impact on his command and the community.

Approximately 700 guests, ranging from Washington dignitaries, celebrities and members of Congress to USO corporate sponsors and members of the USO Board of Governors, are expected to be in attendance as the USO presents its USO Marine of the Year Award to Ahasteen, which will take place tomorrow (Oct. 19) in Washington, D.C.