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PortHueneme Commissary.Hours are 9 a.m. to 7p.m. Sept. 16 and 17,9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 and 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19.
Actor and community activist Edward JamesOlmos will speak at10:30 a.m. in the NSWC PHDCommand A/V Center, Bldg. 1388in recognition of Hispanic HeritageMonth. Lunch for $11.75 is atthe Bard Mansion at 11:45 a.m.Information: Page 8.
WOUNDED WARRIORHALF MARATHON:
8a.m., Point Mugu Gym.There’s also a 5K runand a kid- and stroller-friendly Military Mile. Information:MWR, 982-3007.
TheOxnard Chamber of Commerce honorsexceptional enlisted membersof the armed forces at its 13thAnnual Military AppreciationDinner. 6 p.m., Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge, 2101 W.Vineyard Ave., Oxnard. Tickets are$25 for enlisted military; $50 forgeneral public. Information: Page12.
The Naval Branch Health Clinic is is-uing a reminder that annual seasonal fluvaccinations are required for all activeduty military personnel, selected reservesand healthcare workers, under currentDepartment of Defense policy.Thisyear,theH1N1fluvaccinehasbeencombinedwiththeseasonalfluvaccinesothat only one shot is needed.The vaccine will be available to familyembers who want it.Influenza is not the common cold; itcan be a severe to life-threatening diseasethat results in more than 30,000 U.S.deaths each year.Immunization remains the primaryethod of reducing seasonal flu illnessand its complications. Getting an annualflu vaccine immunization — either thetraditional shot in the arm or the inhalednasal spray vaccine — protects peoplefrom getting the disease or becoming se-verely ill.The seasonal flu vaccine not only helpsprotectvaccinatedindividuals,italsohelpsprotect entire communities by preventingand reducing the spread of the disease.The goal of the Defense Departmentand the Department of the Navy is toachieve 90 percent immunization compli-ance by Nov. 31 and 100 percent immu-nization compliance by Dec. 31.Navy Medicine will be monitoring theseasonalfluvirusescarefullyoverthecom-ing weeks and months and will be proac-tive in developing contingency plans toaddress any public health issues if re-quired.For more information on the militaryvaccineprogram,seehttp://www.vaccines.mil/.Be sure to to take these precautions toprevent the spread of the flu:• Cover your mouth when you cough.Covering your mouth with a tissue is bestin order to limit the spread of germs.•Washyourhandsoften;avoidtouchingyour eyes, nose or mouth.• If possible, stay home from work,school and errands when you are sick.GeneralinformationonseasonalfluandH1N1 can be found at http://cdc.gov/flu/and http://cdc.gov/h1n1flu/
It’s time to get your annual flu shot
Flu shots will be available for military dependents beginning Sept. 20. Tocheck for availability, call 982-6320.
Shots available Sept. 20
Oct.1,2010,marksthe10-yearanniver-ary of the establishment of Naval Baseentura County, the official date that Na-val Air Station Point Mugu and Construc-ion Battalion Center Port Hueneme com-ined under a single commander. Inrecogntion of the anniversary, The Light-house is publishing these “Looking back”items.
Seabees fromthe 30th Naval Construc-tionRegiment(NCR)officiallyraisedthecommand’sflagovertheirnewheadquar-tersbuildingatNavalBaseVenturaCoun-ty, Port Hueneme, on July 5, 2006.The 30th NCR staff moved from PearlHarbor, Hawaii, to be near its six subor-dinate commands, five of which are lo-cated at Port Hueneme: Naval MobileConstruction Battalions 3, 4, 5, 40 andUnderwater Construction Team 2. Con-structionBattalionMaintenanceUnit303,which has detachments throughout theWest Coast and Hawaii, remained head-quartered in San Diego.The move “will provide us better com-mandandcontrol,aswellasunityof com-mand,” said Capt. Kate Gregory, thencommander of the 30th NCR.About36officersandenlistedmadethemovetoNBVC,with10stayingbehindinPearl Harbor “due to operational com-mitments and the cost and inconvenienceof relocating everybody at once,” TheLighthousereportedinitsJuly27edition.The move wasn’t expected to be complet-ed until the end of summer 2007.The 30th NCRmoved many times dur-ingtheisland-hoppingcampaignof WorldWar II and later during the Vietnam con-flict.Duringitshistory,the30thNCRhasbeen stationed on Saipan, Guam, andDanang, Republic of Vietnam.
006: 30th NCR moves to NBVC from Pearl Harbor
By Andrea Howry
If — and some would say when — a 7.0 earthquake hits Ven-ura County, would you know where to go?Would you know what to take with you, and what to do withour dog or your cat or your pet snake?Would you know how to let your family know you’re OK?ThosewholiveandworkatNavalBaseVenturaCounty(NBVC)face the same disaster preparedness issues as everyone else inalifornia and the rest of the nation. That’s why an Aug. 31 exer-cisethatsimulateda7.0earthquakeandensuingfive-foottsunamiwas so important.“Eachtimewedoanexerciselikethis,wefindunforeseenthingsthat we can better plan for,” explained Robert Huether, NBVC’sinstallation training officer and the lead coordinator of the event.
Planning for The Big One
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TheU.S. Citizenship andImmigration Service willprovide services from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. on the second floor of Bldg.1180, Port Hueneme, the RegionLegal Service Office. Fingerprintingavailable. Sign-up is required. Stopby the first floor of Bldg. 1180 tocomplete a Military Inquiry Sheet.Information: 982-3124.
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
A team from Federal Fire tries in vain to help a “victim” duringthe Aug. 31 earthquake drill. The scenario had the firefightersrescuing those inside the heavily damaged Port Operationsbuilding at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, inanticipation of a tsunami.