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1 to 3 p.m.,Navy Exchange, NavalBase Ventura County,Port Hueneme. Walk of Honor forsurvivors. Flower giveaway, raffles.Information: 982-6846.
HALLOWEEN PETCOSTUME CONTEST:
1 p.m., Navy Exchange, Naval BaseVentura County, Port Hueneme.Information: 982-6846.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,Seabee Chapel.Games and candy giveaway for Family Fun Night. Information: 982-4358.
RIbbONS OF LIFE:
4p.m. English afternoontea, Seabee ChapelFellowship Hall. Breastcancer awareness, education andsupport event. Dress frilly andfancy. RSVP chapel office, 805-982-4358.
By Andrea Howry
SailorscelebratedtheNavy’s238th birthday last week withrime rib in the galley, a 5K inhe wind and dancing in alamorous beachside hotel.In the middle came one of he most traditional celebra-ions of all: a bell-ringing cer-mony that ended with theyoungestSailorpresentandtheost senior officer present us-ing a sword to cut a cake.Festivities began Thursday,Oct. 10, when the galleys ataval Base Ventura County(NBVC) served lunch to any-one with base access, a raretreatinthesecost-cuttingtimes.Chief WarrantOfficerRodelioRosales said 560 meals wereserved at Point Mugu, nearly670atPortHuenemeand75atSan Nicolas Island. The mealincluded prime rib, friedshrimp, baked potato, rice pi-laf, asparagus and corn.At the same time, nearly 80runnersshowedupforalunch-time run put on by Morale,WelfareandRecreationoutsidethePointMuguGym.Therun,slightly longer than a 5K, waswon by Lt. Cmdr. Rob Allenof the5thNavyExpeditionaryLogistics Regiment, who camein with a time of 20 minutes,46 seconds. Norma Santiago,the wife of Lt. Cmdr. JesseSantiago, the executive officerof the Naval ConstructionTraining Center, was the first-placefinisheramongthewom-en with a time of 23 minutes,0 seconds.“It was a little windy,” saidllen, who recently returnedrom a deployment to Kuwait,here he’d run at 6 a.m. toavoid the brutal heat. Eventhen, he said, temperaturescouldhit 100degrees beforehewas through.Friday morning came thebell-ringing ceremony outsideBuilding 1 at NBVC PointMugu. Capt. Larry Vasquez,commanding officer of thebase, discussed this year’stheme, “Defending Americawith Pride Since 1775.”“Historyteachesusthatwithgreat power comes great re-sponsibility,”hesaid.“Wehavechampioned peace, and wecontinue to shield the repub-lic.”With Equipment Operator3rd Class Simon Charumontastanding by, Builder 3rd ClassGregory Steinhurst followedNavy tradition and rang thebell in front of Building 1 ninetimes — eight tosignal theendof the watch and one for thestart of a new one — a newyear.Then, after a simple show of hands determined that no oneinattendancewasbornin1992andonlyonein1993,CulinarySpecialist Seaman Justin Feld-man of Carrier Airborne Ear-ly Warning Squadron (VAW)116 shared a sword withVasquez to cut a cake thatserved 250.Thecelebrationswrappedupthat night with the Navy Ballat the Embassy Suites Manda-lay Bay, a luxury beachfronthotel near NBVC Port Huen-eme. Three-hundred ticketswere sold for the formalevent.The Navy’s actual birthdayis Oct. 13, which fell on a Sun-day this year.
Sailors wish Navy a happy 238th birthday
PHOTOS by ANdREA HOWRy / LIgHTHOUSE
Runners take off on the Navy Birthday 5K Friday, Oct. 11, at the Point Mugu Gym. Lt. Cmdr. Rob Allenof the 5th Navy Expeditionary Logistics Regiment, wearing 273, would come in first among the men;Norma Santiago, in green, would finish first among the women.With EO3 Simon Charumonta standing by, BU3 Gregory Steinhurstrings the bell nine times during the Friday, Oct. 11, Navy Birthday ceremony in front of Building 1 at Naval Base Ventura County, PointMugu.
Festivities includea special meal inthe galley, a 5Krun, a bell-ringingceremony and theNavy Ball
SEAbEE gOLF COURSEAERIFICATION:
Continues Oct. 29.Rates will be lowered Tuesday,Oct. 29, through Thursday, Oct.31, to an all-status rate of $20for walkers and $25 for riders.Weekend rates Nov. 1 throughNov. 3 will drop to $25 for walkersand $30 for riders. Greens areexpected to be 95 percent healedin 10 days, at which time normalrates will resume. Information:982-2620.