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Lighthouse October 18, 2012

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Vol. 12, No. 21 | Thursday, October 18, 2012www.thelighthousenews.com
WHAT’S INSIDE
Asst. Secretary of Navy visits base
Natsuhara toursNBVC, praisesconservation efforts
PHOTOS BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Standing as silent sentinels, 98 purple ribbons, each representing a domestic violence incident reportedat Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in 2010, fill the lawn area next to the Fleet & Family Support Centerat NBVC Port Hueneme. For more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month, see Page 22.BU2 Joshua Knolla, foreground, andEO1 Michael Call apply their purplehandprintstoUnderwaterConstructionTeam 2’s banner stating a unitedopposition to domestic violence.
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
ConstructionMechanic3rdClass Dan Nichols carefullyplacedhisopenpalm,paintedpurple, onto a white bannerand pressed hard.“No one needs to live in anabusive home,” he said as hishandprintbecamethefirstonUnderwater ConstructionTeam (UCT) 2’s public state-ment that it won’t toleratedomestic abuse. “It’s a matterof basic human rights.”UCT-2 was one of severalcommandsatNavalBaseVen-turaCounty(NBVC)thatcre-ated a banner in October forNational Domestic ViolenceAwareness Month.Those banners are hangingin entranceways at not onlyUCT-2,butalso Building 1 atPoint Mugu, NBVC head-quarters; the Fleet & FamilySupport Centers (FFSC) atPort Hueneme and Point
Commands sign on tofight domestic violence
No one needsto live in anabusive home.It’s a matter of basic humanrights.
—CM3 Dan NicholsUCT 2
SEE BANNERS, PAGE 25
he Mobile Aircraft Firefightingrainer is aflame in this photoaken by Patricia Hampton, whoattended the Saturday, Oct. 13,Fire Department Open House andPancake Breakfast at Naval BaseVentura County, Point Mugu.
Page 3
he Hon. Otis D. Wright of the U.S.District Court congratulates Sgt.Jaime Malagon of the CaliforniaArmy National Guard on becominga naturalized U.S. citizen in an Oct.11 ceremony at Naval Base VenturaCounty.
Page 4
BU2 Sonny Ramos of Underwateronstruction Team 2 spends part of his summer cleaning a deep waterbuoy off Niihau in the HawaiianIslands this summer.
Pages 26-27.
By Kimberly Gearhart
NBVC Public Affairs
Acting Assistant Secretary of theNavyforEnergy,Installationsand Environment Roger Natsu-hara toured Naval Base VenturaCounty (NBVC) Oct. 15 to talkto installation and regionallead-ersaboutenergysecurityandhowto meet the Secretary of the Na-vy’s energy goals.Leaders from across the facil-ity joined regional leadershipfromNavalFacilitiesEngineeringCommandSouthwest(NAVFACSW)inbriefingNatsuhara,focus-ing on the strides being made inrenewable energies and environ-mental programs at NBVC.“I really want to hear fromyou,” Natsuhara said. “We’reshaping our policy. I can do thatfrom Washington, but I don’tthink you want me to. You guysare the experts.”NAVFACEngineeringandEx-peditionary Warfare Center(NAVFAC EXWC), NAVFACSW, NBVC and Naval SurfaceWarfare Center Port HuenemeDivision (NSWC PHD) allbriefed Natsuhara regarding en-ergy-efficient technologies andprocessesunderdevelopmentandin use. Covering everything fromNAVFACEXWC’sbiofueldevel-opment partnership with BioDi-co to NSWC PHD’s use of abiofuel mix in its Self-Defense
SEE SNI, PAGE 10
 
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By Captain Larry Vasquez
NBVC Commanding Ofcer
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Question: Skipper, would it be possible to remind everyone on base that bicyclists are required to obeythe same laws as motorists? I was walking from the parking lot to the air terminal, in the crosswalk witha walk signal, and was cut off by a cyclist who ranthe light. Answer: Thank you for giving us all a reminder.We take time to teach our children to ride their bikes safely, but we sometimes forget to take that advice for ourselves.Cyclists: You are required to follow the same traf-
 fic laws as motor vehicles. This includes riding withthe flow of traffic, rather than against, stopping at  stop signs and traffic lights and yielding right of way
to pedestrians. Speed limits also apply, although it’sharder to speed on a bike! Those found in violation of  
these basic traffic rules can be cited.
Cyclists are also required to wear helmets at all times while aboard Naval Base Ventura County. Helmets really do save lives, and proper safety equip-ment is as crucial.
Traffic safety should be taken seriously by every
-one. Whether you’re riding, driving or biking downthe road, observing safety standards will help get youthere in one piece — and your passengers, too. Let’skeep our base a safe place for everyone. Do you have a question or suggestion? Shareit here by emailing lighthouse@navy.mil or onlineusing my CO’s Suggestion Box at http://cnic.navy.mil/ventura/index.htm or on Facebook at www.face-book.com/NavalBaseVenturaCounty. Your feedback iscritical to helping us make NBVC the best base in the Navy.
Do bicyclists have to follow the same laws as motorists on base?
 
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HEALTH CAREUPDATE:
NationalActive and RetiredFederal EmployeesAssociation meets at the ElksClub, 801 S. A St., Oxnard. Healthcare representatives will provideupdates. Socializing 11:30 a.m.,lunch at noon. Cost $9. Reserve by noon Oct. 22 at 487-1801 or emaildukies@verizon.net.
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HAUNTED MAZE:
4 to6 p.m., Scaredy Cat(younger set); 7 to10 p.m., Fright Night.Adjacent to NBVC Port HuenemeAquatics Center. $3 Scaredy Cat;$5 Fright Night. Walk through amaze filled with ghoulish scenes,from graveyard to bayou. Carnivalgames, face painting, cottoncandy. Information: 982-4753.
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October 
ANNUAL ENERGYGOLF TOURNAMENT:
8 a.m. to noon,Seabee Golf Course,NBVC Port Hueneme. Deadline toregister is Oct. 24. $40 per player,includes golf cart, range balls,giveaways, lunch at clubhouse,prizes. Information: 982-2842.
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CHILI COOKOFF:
11 a.m. to noon,Commissary, NBVCPort Hueneme. Want tocompete? Sign up at the CustomerService Office at the commissary.Information: 982-2400.
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November 
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
More than 40 runners turned it on inthe name of energy conservation — andheNavy’sbirthdayasMorale,Welfarend Receation hosted the 5K Energywareness and Navy Birthday 5K Runhursday, Oct. 11, at the Beehive Gym,avalBaseVenturaCounty(NBVC)Portueneme.An October 5K in the name of energywareness has become a base tradition,ut with this year’s event scheduled solose to the Navy’s 237th birthday Oct.13, it was decided to rename the run.There were no birthday prizes, but ase does every year, NBVC Energy Man-gerTomSantoiannigaveoutgiftbagstohe first three men and women crossinghe finish line.The prize-winning men were BuilderndClassChrisGuzmanof NavalMobileonstruction Battalion 3, who finishedirst with a time of 18:59; Electronicsechnician 1st Class Eric Youngstromith Air Operations at NBVC Pointugu, who finished second in 20:45; andlectronics Technician 2nd Class Petereier,alsoof PointMuguAirOperations,ith a time of 21:07.The prize-winning women were Beliaook of Naval Surface Warfare CenterortHuenemeDivision,whofinishedfirstn21:25;NormaSantiago,whosehusbands Lt. Cmdr. Jesse Santiago, the executiveofficer of Naval Construction TrainingCenter and who finished in 22:37; andKelly Coughlan, whose husband is Lt.Seth McGuire, the executive officer of Underwater Construction Team 2 andwho finished in 25:59.RaceorganizerAmanda Haskellpoint-ed out that the weather for this year’s runwas much more pleasant than last yearwhen a heat wave hit and an “energyevent” was called shortly after the raceended. Everyone went back to their of-fices and turned off all non-essential elec-trical devices until 8 p.m. to ease the loadonthestate’selectricalgridandavoidroll-ing blackouts.“That may have fit with the theme,”shesaid, “but this year is a lot nicer.”Santoianni brought a table laden withfreemugholders,rulers,pens,stickynotesand notebooks, all carrying energy-con-servation tips.“I’m hoping people will pick up someof this stuff, read something new andthink,‘Ohyeah,thisisagoodwaytosaveenergy.I’veneverthoughtof thatbefore,’”he said.Thenext5KlunchtimerunistheTurkeyTrot, set for Nov. 15 at NBVC Port Hue-neme.
Lunchtime 5K draws more than 40 runners
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
More than 40 runners take off Thursday, Oct. 11, for a lunchtime 5K that served adual purpose of celebrating the Navy’s 237th birthday and educating people about theimportance of conserving energy. The first three men and first three women crossing thefinish line received “green” prizes, including recyclable tote bags and insulated coffeemugs.
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
Visitors got a hot breakfast in morewaysthanoneSaturdaymorning,Oct.13,astheNavalBaseVenturaCounty(NBVC)Fire Department at Point Mugu put onan open house and pancake breakfast forNational Fire Prevention Week.Morethan400pancakes,30dozeneggsand 300 sausages were devoured over thefour-hourevent,whichfeaturedfierydem-onstrations of training equipment.Firefighters lit up the Mobile AircraftFirefightingTrainerandshowedthecrowdhowtheyapproachaburningaircraftandextinguish the flames.They also turned up the heat in a burn-ingmetalbucketsovisitorscouldpracticeusing a fire extinguisher.“We want to make sure people know
Fire Department opens doors
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Charlie Klaiber, 4, pretends he’s racing to ahouse fire during the Fire Department OpenHouse and Pancake Breakfast Saturday,Oct. 13. Charlie is the son of Jill and Lt.Cmdr. Kris Klaiber of VAW-117.
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Mason Turner, 19 months, devours apancake during the Fire Department’s OpenHouse and Pancake Breakfast. Mason ishe son of Carissa and CM2 Mark Turner of he 31st Seabee Readiness Group.
SEE FIRE, PAGE 24
HEALTH FAIRS:
PointMugu, 9 a.m. to 2p.m., Bldg. 366; PortHueneme, Nov. 8,9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Duke’s Place.Screenings, health benefitsexplanations for open season.Information: 982-4084, 989-3302,
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