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NMCRS FUND DRIVE:
The 2013 Active Duty Fund Drive in supportof the Navy-MarineCorps Relief Society kicks off. SeePage 9 for details.
VenturaCounty Chapter of the National Activeand Retired FederalEmployees Associationmeets for social time at 11:30a.m., lunch at noon, at the ElksClub, 801 South A St., Oxnard.Cost: $9. Reserve by Feb. 25 by calling 482-1801.
The Fleet &Family Support Centeris sponsoring activitiesthis week stressing the importanceof short- and long-term budgetingand the need to be in control of personal finances. See Page 19.
The annualSpring Job Fair,put on by the Fleet& Family SupportCenter, is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.at Duke’s, Naval Base VenturaCounty, Port Hueneme. More than50 companies with current jobopenings are expected to attend.See Page 20.
PhOTO BY VANCE VASqUEz / NBVC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Members of the Oxnard Harbor District and Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce, as well as other dignitaries from communities andorganizations near Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), disembark from the USS Chosin (CG 65) after a base tour Feb. 7. The base hostsmonthly “Friends of NBVC” tours of ships and facilities as a community outreach program aimed at increasing public awareness aboutthe variety of functions and missions served at NBVC. The ship was in port for a systems assessment with Naval Surface Warfare Center,Port Hueneme Division.
This is the second in a regular series of eports from Force Protection on top is-sues in security and law enforcement atNaval Base Ventura County (NBVC).
Increased Security PostureBard Gate Closure
Asaresultof aheightenedsecuritypos-ture, Bard Gate at NBVC Port Huenemewas temporarily closed from Thursday,Feb.7,throughWednesday,Feb.13.Dur-ingthistime,additionalsecuritymeasureswereputintoplacethroughouttheinstal-lation, particularly at each NBVC entrycontrol point.The increased security posture was aresult of Christopher Dorner’s criminalactivityandtheintenseregionalmanhunttolocatehim.Dornerwasaformermem-berof theLosAngelesPoliceDepartmentand a recently discharged Navy reservist.Although there was no intelligence to in-
Manhunt prompted Bard Gate closure
See SAFeTY, PAGe 21
Tickets can now be purchased onlineortheSept.28-29airshowatNavalBaseVentura County, Point Mugu.The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy FlightDemonstration Squadron, are scheduledto perform both days.Reserved seating for the performancesrangesfrom$25to$125.Whileadmissionto the air show is free, as is parking, andthe show can be seen from anywhere onthe show grounds, reserve seating offersan unobstructed view of the flightline.
Tickets for reserved seats at air show available online
This year’s air show at Naval BaseVentura County, Point Mugu, will takeplace Sept. 28 and 29. Look for a story related to the air show in each editionof The Lighthouse until the Sept. 19special air show edition.
See AIR SHOW, PAGe 21
Thefirst meeting of thisnew group, made upof officers who have made thetransition from the enlisted ranksand want to help others do thesame, is at 9 a.m. at the PointMugu Theater. See Page 8.