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TheFleet and Family SupportCenter is holding adisaster preparednessevent at the Port HuenemeCommissary from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Handbooks and mini flashlights willbe given away, and safety videosand children’s books on safety willbe in the kids’ section. Information:982-3159.
ParentsNight Out. 6 to 9:30p.m., free child care atboth Hueneme and Mugu providedon first-come, first-serve basis foractive duty only. Sign up at CDCfor children 1 to 5 years old andYouth Activity Center for those inkindergarten through 12 years old.Space is limited.
Family Night Spaghetti Dinner,5 to 8 p.m., Naps, PortHueneme. Adults $5;kids under 5 eat free; kids 5 to 10half price. Open to all with baseaccess.
ENERGY AWARENESS5K RUN:
11:30 a.m.,Beehive Gym, NBVCPort Hueneme. Sign-upsstart at 11 a.m. Strollers, kids, petswelcome. Information: 989-7378.
VenturaCounty Chapter of the Military OfficersAssociation of Americameets at 11:30 a.m.at the Bard Mansion, NBVC, PortHueneme. Lunch and talk on“Meditate before Medication” by Lt. Vincent Kelch, supervisor of theNBVC Port Hueneme Pharmacy.Tickets: $13. Reservations by Oct.2 and more information: David Faul,484-3864.
The Ventura County Combined Fed-ralCampaign(CFC)kickoff willbeheldfrom 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,Sept. 30, at Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) Point Mugu, Family Beach andTuesday, Oct. 5, at the NBVC Port Hue-eme running track, next to the BeehiveGym.The Point Mugu kickoff will feature a5K fun run coordinated by NBVC’s Mo-rale, Welfare and Recreation Depart-ent.Both Point Mugu and Port Huenemeeventswillfeatureabarbecuelunch.Tick-ets are $3 and include hot dog or a ham-burger, chips, drink and ice cream.CommandingofficersfromNBVCcom-mands will be serving ice cream duringboth events.On Friday, Oct. 1, golfers who make ahole-in-one will have the chance to win acar during a CFC Golf Tournament atPort Hueneme. The event starts at 8 a.m.,and cost is $65, which includes food andcart.CFCistheworld’slargestandmostsuc-cessful annual workplace charity cam-paign. There are more than 300 CFCcampaigns throughout the country andinternationally that help raise millions of dollars each year.Pledgesmadebyfederalcivilian,postalandmilitarydonors duringthecampaignseason — which runs Sept. 1 to Dec. 15 —supporteligiblenonprofitorganizationsthat provide health and human servicebenefits throughout the world. It is theonly authorized federal fundraising cam-paign.Thisyear’scampaignischairedbyCapt.James McHugh, commanding officer,NBVC.For more information, please contactTerri Belkin at email@example.com 485-6288, ext. 270.
CFC kicks off Sept. 30, Oct. 5 at NBVC
The establishment of Naval Base Ven-uraCounty—acombiningof NavalAirtationPointMuguandNavalConstruc-ionBattalionCenterPortHuenemeundersinglecommander—tookeffectonOct.1,2000,butitwasn’tuntilOct.11thatthefficial establishment ceremony tooklace.The Navy Channel, the predecessor toTheLighthouse,wasonhandtocovertheevent. Here is the report that ran on Oct.26,2000,undertheheadline,‘Weareone:NBVC’s official’:With a salute, a simple handshake andthe words, “Boatswain, post the NavalBase Ventura County (NBVC) commandflag,”thefinalconsolidationof NavalAirStationPointMuguandNavalConstruc-tion Battalion Center Port Hueneme be-cameofficial.Thismergerofficiallyunifiesallfleetsupportfunctionsunderonecom-mand, NBVC.“This merger is truly unique and will
Looking back: October 2000, ‘We are one!’
SEE NBVC, PAGE 21
PHOTOS BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Actor and community activist Edward James Olmos entertains a crowd of about 500 as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
By Andrea Howry
Inapassionatespeechtocommemorateational Hispanic Heritage Month atNaval Base Ventura County (NBVC), ac-orandcommunityactivistEdwardJameslmos urged a diverse crowd to put dif-ferences aside and act as one race:The human race.Speaking to about 500 people gatheredin a courtyard at the Naval Surface War-fare Center, Port Hueneme Division(NSWC -PHD), on Wednesday, Sept. 22,Olmosstressedtheimportanceof heritage —whathecalled“thewisdomof whoandwhat your are”— and using it as a unify-ing force rather than a divisive one.“It’ssadwehavetohave‘Months,’”Ol-mossaid,usingHispanicHeritageMonthas an example. “It hurts. We should be ata point where we’re simply celebratingdiversity.”Olmos said he is proud of his long and
Actor Olmos entertains, enlightens crowd
SEE OLMOS, PAGE 21