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5 to 7 p.m., SeabeeChapel courtyard. Bringa picnic dinner andenjoy gospel music performed by local groups, including NBVC’s own“The Anointing.” Story, Page 6.
10 a.m.to 1 p.m., NBVC PortHueneme Fleet &Family Support Center. Children of eligible families can pick up a freebackpack and school supplies.Registration required. Sponsoredby Operation Homefront. Story,Page 5.
9 a.m. tonoon through Friday,Seabee Chapel,NBVC Port Hueneme.Information: 982-4358.
1 to 4 p.m.,Seabee Museum;continues Aug. 17from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors areinvited to build a paper plane inthe museum, then take part in thecontest the next day. Information:982-5165.
MILItarY aNdVEtEraN EXPO:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,Camarillo Parks andRecreation Auditorium, 1605 E.Burnley St., Camarillo. Free forall military personnel, veteransand their loved ones. Learnabout education benefits andhow to enroll in Veterans Affairshealthcare programs, attend amini job fair, and see equipmentdisplays. Information: Military411.
The Dallas Cowboys are returning toOxnard for their summer training camp,but this year, there will be no autographsigning session at Naval Base VenturaCounty.Instead, the Cowboys have establishedthree Military Appreciation Days duringtheir monthlong training camp whenmilitary personnel in uniform or withproper identification can park for free inthe VIP parking lot and sit in a specialdesignated viewing area.Admission to the training camp itself is free to everyone.The Military Appreciation Days areThursday, Aug. 1; Tuesday, Aug. 6; andTuesday,Aug.13.Footballpracticebeginsat 4 p.m. each day.The training camp is near the RiverRidgeGolf Course,atthecornerof Vine-yard Avenue and Ventura Road. The VIP
Cowboys schedule Military Appreciation Days
They replace autographsession in Mugu hangar
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ET1 Duvon Thomas throws CE1 Michael Baxter to the ground during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) green belt qualificationcourse June 28. After more than 70 hours of training, 15 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completedthe third course in MCMAP and received their green belts while deployed to Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan. NMCB 5 is currently supporting Navy and joint forces throughout U.S. Pacific Command.
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Asimulatedcrashof anE-2CHawkeyento a hangar at Naval Base VenturaCounty (NBVC) Point Mugu, will takelaceat1p.m.Thursday,July11,drawingmergency vehicles from all over VenturaCounty.“We want to let people know that thisis only an exercise,”said Robert Huether,the installation training officer forNBVC.This is a large-scale joint exercise, heexplained, involving 21 “victims,”includ-ingfourmannequinsrepresentingfatalitiesand 17 people in moulage — props andmakeup that look like injuries, from bro-kenbones tobleedingheads to puncturedabdomens.The exercise calls for an immediate re-sponsefromtheFederalFireDepartment
Local agencies to take part in July 11 base disaster drill
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