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Lighthouse 121312

Lighthouse 121312

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Vol. 12, No. 25 | Thursday, December 13, 2012www.thelighthousenews.com
WHAT’S INSIDE
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
ET1 (SW) Chris Huddleston of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu,Air Operations, attaches a string of lights to the newly completed cantree at The Collection in Oxnard. About a dozen Sailors from the groundelectronicscrewhelpedstudentsfromtheArchitecture,ConstructionandEngineering (ACE) charter school in Camarillo build the tree Thursday,Dec. 6. They returned a few days later to disassemble the tree so thecans of green beans could go to Food Share and be distributed to needy families in time for the holidays.
Story, more photos, Page 4.
HELPING ON THE HOLIDAYS
Starting Dec. 17, active dutymilitary members being seen atthe Naval Branch Health Clinic(NBHC) at Point Mugu will betransitioned to receive care atNBHC Port Hueneme.This change affects approxi-mately200Sailors.Thosereceiv-ing health care provided bysquadron flight surgeons oraerospace medical technicianswill not be affected.Militarymemberswhoarenotpart of squadrons will still re-ceive high-level primary care;they will just receive it at PortHueneme.“This change enables us toshiftstaffingandstrengthenourservice lines and better serveNavalBaseVenturaCountyandalleligiblebeneficiaries,saidLt.Cmdr. Gary Grothe, NBHCPort Hueneme’s officer incharge.Militaryhealthcareismovingto a medical home port modelof care,whichgroupscaregiversinto teams that offer holisticprimarycareservicesfortheen-tire family. NBHC Port Huen-
Mugu primary caremoves to Hueneme
Squadron patients,specialty care notaffected
The holidays can be a bitter-sweet time for military fami-lies.This year at Naval Base Ven-tura County (NBVC), somesquadron families are copingwith having a loved one cur-rently deployed, and some bat-talion families are dealing withtheemotionalturmoilof know-ing a deployment is imminent.CarrierAirborneEarlyWarn-ing Squadron (VAW) 112 re-cently found a way to bringspousesandchildrentogethertoshare stories about military lifeand how they’ve dealt with de-ployments.And Brittany Barton, the de-ployment specialist for NBVC’sFleet& Family SupportCenter,has come up with a list of 10deployment do’s and don’ts.
See Page 24.
Deployments can makeholidays a tough time
Inside
• How one couple has copedwith numerous holiday separations,
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.• NMCB 5 holds pre-deployment fair.
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SEE MEDICAL, PAGE 25
BU1 Tony Cato of the Navalonstruction Training Center loadssome of the 10,000 cookiesonated to the Fleet & Family Support Center for delivery toSailors in the barracks.
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World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chairman Vince K. McMahonnd WWE diva Layla check out theboard in flight deck control on USSJohn C. Stennis (CVN-74) during aisit with crew members and theolden Hawks of VAW-112.
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ACCS Mike Garcia pins first-classinsignia on Air Traffic ControllerSylvia Mullis, one of 300 frockingsthat took place this month at NavalBase Ventura County.
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The next edition of TheLighthouse will publish Jan. 10.
 
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By Captain Larry Vasquez
NBVC Commanding Ofcer
THE LIGHTHOUSE IS PUBLISHED AT NO COST TO THE GOVERN-MENT EVERY OTHER THURSDAY BY THE STAR, OF CAMARILLO,CA. THE STAR IS A PRIVATE FIRM IN NO WAY CONNECTED WITHTHE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR THE UNITED STATES NAVY,UNDER WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH NAVAL BASE VENTURACOUNTY. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED CIVILIANENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER FOR MEMBERS OF THE U.S. NAVY,CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, RETIREES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERSIN THE VENTURA COUNTY AREA. CONTENTS OF THE PAPER ARENOT NECESSARILY THE OFFICIAL VIEWS OF,NOR ENDORSED BY,THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,OR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND DO NOT IMPLY EN-DORSEMENT THEREOF. THE APPEARANCE OF ADVERTISING INTHIS PUBLICATION INCLUDING INSERTS AND SUPPLEMENTS,DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENTOF DEFENSE, THE U.S. NAVY OR THE STAR, OF THE PRODUCTSOR SERVICES ADVERTISED. EVERYTHING ADVERTISED IN THISPUBLICATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE,USEOR PATRONAGE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE,COLOR,RELIGION,SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, PHYSICALHANDICAP, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERITFACTOR OF THE PURCHASER, USE, OR PATRON. IF A VIOLATIONOR REJECTION OF THIS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY BY AN AD-VERTISER IS CONFIRMED, THE PUBLISHER SHALL REFUSE TOPRINT ADVERTISING FROM THAT SOURCE UNTIL THE VIOLATIONIS CORRECTED. EDITORIAL CONTENT IS EDITED, PREPAREDAND PROVIDED TO THE PUBLISHER BY THE LOCAL INSTALLA-TION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THENAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE.
COMMANDING OFFICER
CAPT. LARRY VASQUEZ
CHIEF STAFF OFFICER
CAPT. DAVID SASEK 
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF 
CMDCM THOMAS CYR
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
KIMBERLY GEARHART
LIGHTHOUSE EDITOR
ANDREA HOWRY
lighthouse@navy.mil805-989-5281
FIND US AT:
Facebook.com/NavalBaseVenturaCounty 
PUBLISHER
MARGIE COCHRANE
ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT
437-0332
N AVA L B A S E V E N T U R A C O U N T Y
Please submit your questions or comments to Lighthouse Editor Andrea Howry at lighthouse@navy.mil
800-221-STAR (7827)
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Question: Why aren’t the gate guards saluting officerswhen they come through the gates? It seems disrespectful. Answer: As the commanding officer of Naval BaseVentura County, let me assure you that the pride and  professionalism of our security personnel is paramount.Our civilian security personnel are the “front line” for the installation, and they literally have the safety and se
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curity of our Sailors, their families, our dedicated civilian personnel and critical missions in their hands.To directly answer your concerns, CNIC policy hasrecently changed regarding salutes rendered by civil 
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ian contract security and Department of the Navy civil 
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ian police officers. This policy is in line with U.S. Navyregulations.Salutes are a custom between military members dating back as far as Roman times when soldiers approached each other in a manner to indicate they were not armed.The custom evolved over many centuries in many mili
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taries, but it has always been a custom between militarymembers. It is also important to understand that the salute is a custom of mutual respect. That is why bothmembers salute when each is recognized.Two key points here: One is that salutes are betweenmilitary members. At NBVC, our gate guards are civilian security personnel and not required or expected to salutemilitary members. Second, on the occasion that a mili
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tary member is standing the watch at our gates, they will  salute active duty officers — and as a courtesy, retired officers — when recognized either by being in uniformand/or by providing their military ID card. DoD vehicle stickers, while a form of corroborating identification, arenot proper military identification. If you have ever left  your ID card at home and tried, unsuccessfully, to gainaccess to the installation, you know this is true. In short,we salute people, not cars. I expect that our civilian guards will continue todisplay outstanding professionalism and customer serviceat our gates. They will render a proper greeting, verify proper identification, allow access to our installation and  state, “Welcome to Naval Base Ventura County.” Whileno one is perfect, and we may fall short of expectations,we will always strive to do our very best in representing our installation and our Navy.
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COMMUNITYCALENDAR 
PARENT-CHILDWORKSHOP:
Parentsand their childrencan read a story anddecorate cookies together at theCamarillo Heights FFSC. 10 a.m.,3- to 5-year-olds; 3:30 p.m., 6- to8-year-olds. Pre-register at 805-982-5326.
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OPERATION GIFTDROP:
U.S. Rep. EltonGallegly will give away hundreds of gift bagsand bicycles from 12:30 to 4 p.m.at VR-55’s Hangar 34, NBVC PointMugu. Info: (805) 758-0564.
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December 
WINTERWONDERLAND:
40 tons of snow!3 to 7 p.m., PortHueneme Youth Center, NBVC PortHueneme. Marshmallow roasting,cookie decorating, crafts. Free.Information: 989-7580.
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SAFETY TRAINING:
7to 11 a.m.; noon to4 p.m., Point MuguTheater, NBVC PointMugu. Presentations on fireprevention, motorcycle safety, childsafety and the dangers of drinkingand driving. Information: 805-989-8099.
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HOLIDAY MEAL:
3 to 5 p.m., PortHueneme and PointMugu galleys. Open tocivilians. $7.50; $6.40 for E4 andbelow. Turkey, prime rib and all thetrimmings.
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By MCC Daniel Pearson
0th NCR
Dozensof Seabeestooktotheirmotor-ycles Thursday, Dec. 6, to support localMarines in the annual Toys for Tots cam-aign to provide Christmas gifts to lessortunate children.TheSeabeesgatheredattheSeabeeMu-seumatNavalBaseVenturaCounty,PortHueneme,beforedepartingfortoycollec-ion points in Ojai and Camarillo, finish-ng up at the Ventura Harbor.In addition to making Christmas mer-ier for children, the ride was also a showof support to the Marines who run therogram,accordingtoChief BuilderDanMcKee.“SeabeesandMarineshangtogetherallhetime,sowewantedtohelptheMarinesout as much as we could,McKee said.
Seabees help Marines deliver toys to tots
PHOTO BY MCC DANIEL PEARSON / 30TH NCR
Seabee Claus, known the rest of the year as BUC (SCW/FMF/EXW) Dan McKee of the 31stSeabee Readiness Group, poses with fellow Seabee riders as they prepare to deliver toysdonated to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.
NEX a drop-off spot, Page 15.
Motorcyclists ride toOjai, Camarillo, Ventura
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
More than 10,000 cookies baked andpackaged by local volunteers were deliv-ered Thursday, Dec. 6, to Sailors living inthebarracksatNavalBaseVenturaCoun-ty.“Sweet!” said Construction Electrician2nd Class Anton Skerl of Naval MobileConstruction Battalion 5 as he acceptedtwobeautifullywrappedpackagesof cook-ieshandedtohimbyJulieWhirlowof theFleet & Family Support Center (FFSC).BrittanyBarton,thedeploymentspecial-istfortheFFSC,saidthismarkedthe13thyearof theproject.Localretirees,spousesand civilians working on base donatedeverything from freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies to store-bought productswrapped in red and green.Barton said one woman told her co-workers at a local bank about the project,andtheyallbakedcookiesthatshedroppedoff in a giant box Thursday.“Wehopeitbringssomeholidaycheer,”she said.There were so many cookies that afterthedistributionatthebarracks,theFFSCcouldstillship20boxestoSailorsdeployedoverseas.
10,000 cookiesgiven to Sailors
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
UTCN Albert Vedutis of Naval MobileConstruction Battalion 5 accepts a bagof cookies from Kiahna Barnes, 3, thedaughter of Rosie Barnes of the Fleet &Family Support Center.
When you leave your desk for the holi-ays this month, remember to take yournergy footprint with you.The Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) Energy Team is asking everyoneo do their part to reduce energy wasteand costs to the Navy while you’re away.There are more than 10,000 computersat the base. If left on constantly, they costhe Navy more than $1 million in electric-ty bills.“If we shut down our computers afterhe workday, over weekends and duringolidays, this electricity cost could be cutn half, saving the Navy and the taxpayerearly $500,000 per year,”said Tom San-oianni, energy manager for the base.Here are some other things you can doo help:• Turn off lights in unoccupied areas.• Turn off lights in areas that receiveadequate daylight, including warehousesand hallways.• Use task or table lighting instead of overhead lighting whenever possible.Do a building walkthrough beforeeekends and holidays to turn off anyquipment left on.• Turn off all of your office peripherals,ncluding speakers, fans, radios, printers,axes and copiers.
Power down overholiday vacations
HOLIDAY TOYGIVEAWAY:
4:30 to 6p.m., Port HuenemeTeen Center, 143934th Ave.; Point Mugu Teen Center,150 4th St. Sponsored by NBVCTeen Centers and Torch andKeystone Clubs.
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