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Lighthouse Oct. 14, 2010

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www.thelighthousenews.com Vol. 10, No. 21 | Thursday, October 14, 2010
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
For the second year in a row,the Navy Region Southwest FireDepartment,whichincludesNa-valBaseVenturaCounty(NBVC),was named both the Navy LargeFireDepartmentof theYearandtheDepartmentof DefenseLargeFire Department of the Year.“This is a tribute to the menand women who work fire andemergency services not just atNBVC, but all of those in theCNRSWFireDepartment,saidNBVC Fire Chief John Adkins.“Itjustgoestoshowthattheyaretrue professionals and that theyreally take pride in what theydo.”Receiving both awards twoyears in a row was a specialachievement, Adkins said.“I was extremely pleased andhonoredtohearthatwehadwonboth awards for 2008,” he said.“ThiswasthefirsttimethatNavyhad ever won the DoD Fire De-partment of the Year.“Whentheyannouncedthatwehad won the DoD award for a
Fed Fire wins top DoD award 2 years in a row
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Just 15 minutes after the newU.S. Navy Seabee Museumopeneditsdoorsforthefirsttimeon Tuesday, Oct. 5, the first re-enlistment took place in one of the galleries.“This museum is big to ourheritage,”saidConstructionElec-trician1stClassLeonardoCalde-ron, who jumped at the chanceto re-enlist into the 31st SeabeeReadiness Group in a buildingthatissoimportanttotheNavy’sConstruction Battalion. “Thisbuilding brings back everythingwe’vedone.IseetheHumveeandI remember driving in Iraq. Itdefines what we’re here for.”Eventhoughthebuildingholdsonly the Humvee and a bulldoz-er, more than 200 people visitedduring the first open house, withmany saying they would returnforfuturevisitsbeforethe36,000-square-foot museum officiallyopens in the fall of 2011. Openhousesarescheduledthefirstandthird Tuesday and the first Sat-urday of every month, so peoplecanwatchthemuseumslowlyfillwith exhibits and displays.Visitors no longer need to geta badge to see the museum. Thenew building is outside the basegates, accessible by driving be-
Seabee Museum getsrave reviews at unveiling
PHOTOS BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Seabees walk through the new home of the U.S. Navy Seabee Museumat Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, on the first of thrice-monthly open houses. Exhibits will be moved in gradually over the nextyear, with an official grand opening planned for the fall of 2011.Clarence Hamersen, 94, whoserved in the 129th SeabeeBattalion from 1943 until 1945,came from Tucson, Ariz., to attendthe first open house of the SeabeeMuseum. “Nothing can matchthis,” he said of the new building.
‘It defines whatwe’re here for’
SEE FIRE, PAGE 14SEE MUSEUM, PAGE 16
One of the greeters at the Hauntedwamp, scheduled for Oct. 28-30 athe Naval Base Ventura County, PortHueneme, Aquatics Center.
Page 17.
Complete coverage of the OxnardChamber of Commerce Military ppreciation Dinner on Sept. 24,plus coverage of the Navy Ball,scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17, athe Ventura Marriott.
Oct. 28.
CS1 Shun Jones of the Point MuguBarracks cooks the barbecue lunchhat was available for only $3 at theombined Federal Campaign kickoff t Point Mugu on Thursday, Sept.0. A similar event was held at PortHueneme on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Thisear’s fund-raising goal is $1 million.
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WHAT’S INSIDEHAT’S AHEAD
 
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By Captain Jim McHugh
NBVC Commanding Ofcer
THE LIGHTHOUSE IS PUBLISHED AT NO COST TO THE GOVERN-MENT EVERY OTHER THURSDAY BY THE STAR, OF CAMARILLO,CA. THE STAR IS A PRIVATE FIRM IN NO WAY CONNECTED WITHTHE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR THE UNITED STATES NAVY,UNDER WRITTEN CONTRACT WITH NAVAL BASE VENTURACOUNTY. THE LIGHTHOUSE IS THE ONLY AUTHORIZED CIVILIANENTERPRISE NEWSPAPER FOR MEMBERS OF THE U.S. NAVY,CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, RETIREES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERSIN THE VENTURA COUNTY AREA. CONTENTS OF THE PAPER ARENOT NECESSARILY THE OFFICIAL VIEWS OF,NOR ENDORSED BY,THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE,OR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY AND DO NOT IMPLY EN-DORSEMENT THEREOF. THE APPEARANCE OF ADVERTISING INTHIS PUBLICATION INCLUDING INSERTS AND SUPPLEMENTS,DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENTOF DEFENSE, THE U.S. NAVY OR THE STAR, OF THE PRODUCTSOR SERVICES ADVERTISED. EVERYTHING ADVERTISED IN THISPUBLICATION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE,USEOR PATRONAGE WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE,COLOR,RELIGION,SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, MARITAL STATUS, PHYSICALHANDICAP, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR ANY OTHER NON-MERITFACTOR OF THE PURCHASER, USE, OR PATRON. IF A VIOLATIONOR REJECTION OF THIS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY BY AN AD-VERTISER IS CONFIRMED, THE PUBLISHER SHALL REFUSE TOPRINT ADVERTISING FROM THAT SOURCE UNTIL THE VIOLATIONIS CORRECTED. EDITORIAL CONTENT IS EDITED, PREPAREDAND PROVIDED TO THE PUBLISHER BY THE LOCAL INSTALLA-TION PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THENAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE.
COMMANDING OFFICER
CAPT. JIM McHUGH
CHIEF STAFF OFFICER
CAPT. DAVID SASEK 
LIGHTHOUSE EDITOR
ANDREA HOWRY
lighthouse@navy.mil805-989-5281
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
TERI REID
MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
MC1 AARON PETERSON
PUBLISHER
GEORGE H. COGSWELL III
Ventura County Star
NICHE PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
mhoffman@vcstar.com805-437-0206
ADVERTISING
JANE ALVAREZ
 jalvarez@vcstar.com805-437-0372
NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY
Please submit your questions or comments to Lighthouse Editor Andrea Howry at lighthouse@navy.mil
800-221-STAR (7827)
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When will the NEX Food Court TVs be fxed?
Question: The television set in the Navy Ex-change Food Court plays the same video continu-ously. I was told that when the contractor installed the new main-entrance sliding doors, the cableto the television set over the doors was severed. I would like to know when the television will berepaired to play news or sports for the patrons of  the Food Court instead of a children’s video repeat-ing itself. Answer: The DirectTV connection was origi-nally disabled to allow the connection of the newSight and Sound power television center. It wasreconnected successfully; however, at the time,due to continuing renovations on the Food Court entrance, the NEX opted to postpone the reconnect of the Food Court TVs until the completion. After the contractors left, NEX officials discov-ered that the connections were severed in the ceil-ing and would need to be repaired. As the construc-tion work is under warranty, NEX has been working with NAVFAC to ensure that the repair work is paid  for by the appropriate parties, as NEX should not bear the expense of their repair.Currently, a different contractor is working onthe roof and HVAC systems on the NEX roof. The DirectTV antennas have been moved several timesand need to also be realigned. The NEX has madearrangements with DirectTV for all of the work needing to be performed within the next few weeks. Patrons can expect to have a news channel avail-able for viewing at that time.
 
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COMMUNITYCALENDAR 
October 
HOWLOWEEN PETEVENT:
11 a.m. to3 p.m., NEX PortHueneme. Celebratingthe newly expanded PetDepartment. Pet costume contestis at 1 p.m., with the winnerannounced at 3 p.m. Information:982-6801.
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ENERGY AWARENESSGOLF TOURNAMENT:
8 a.m., Seabee Golf Course, Port Hueneme.Texas Scramble. Cost: $36.Information: 982-2842.
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FALL FEST:
11 a.m. to3 p.m., Port HuenemeSeabee Chapel.Face-painting, games,costume and pumpkin-carvingcontests. Sponsored by ReligiousMinistries. Information: 982-4358.
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ENERGY AWARENESS5K RUN:
11:30 a.m.,Beehive Gym, NBVCPort Hueneme. Sign-ups start at 11 a.m. Strollers,kids, pets welcome. Information:989-7378.
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NAVY BALL:
5:30p.m. social hour; 6:30p.m., ceremony anddinner; dancing untilmidnight. Ventura Beach Marriott.Information: 982-5217.
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SCION SCARY SHOTGOLF TOURNAMENT:
10 a.m., Seabee Golf Course. Presented by DCH Scion of Oxnard. Hole-in-oneon Hole 13 results in a free 2011Scion TC. Information: 982-2620.
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By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Only $993,933 left to go.TheCombinedFederalCampaignkick-offsatPointMuguonThursday,Sept.30,and at Port Hueneme on Tuesday, Oct. 5,rought in $6,067, making a dent in the1 million fund-raising goal for 2010.Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding of-icer, NBVC, is chairing this year’s cam-aign,whichrunsthroughDec.17.Atthekickoffs, he praised the concept behindthe CFC.“Thisisagreatopportunitytohelpfundan organization that means something toyouandtolearnaboutotherorganizationsout there,” he told the crowd at each of the gatherings.Federal workers can choose from morethan 200 charities to help fund via allot-entsfromtheirpaychecksbeginningJan.1 or via a one-time donation.TerriBelkin,CFCdirector,said$951,000as raised by the 17,000 federal workersn Ventura, Santa Barbara and San LuisObispo counties last year, 5 percent morehan the year prior, and she’s confidentboutachievingthe$1millionmark.Thiss the seventh year she has directed theampaign, which NBVC has taken partn for more than 30 years.About 20 organizations had booths atthe Port Hueneme and Point Mugu kick-offs to introduce their services and letpeople know what they do.Each kickoff also incorporated a 5Krun, a $3 barbecue lunch put on by theFirstClassPettyOfficersAssociationandgiveaways.For more information on the CFC orto make arrangements for a donation orallotment,contactChief NavyCounselor(SW) Mario Maytorena at Mario.may-torena@navy.mil or call 989-8728.
This year’s CFC goal a cool $1 million
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Nearly two dozen charitable organizations were on hand to explain their services duringthe Combined Federal Campaign kickoff at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, onSept. 30.
By Darrell E. Waller
Naval Facilities Engineering Command PublicAffairs
TheNavy’sEnergyConservationTech-ology Validation (TECHVAL) programinstalledmorethan50energy-saving,workstation specific lights at Building 1100aboard Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) the week of Sept. 6.Thependantlights,deployedwithintheNAVFAC Engineering Service Center’seadquarters building, consist of a single“upand two “down” T5 fluorescenttubes. The lights can be easily controlledby the cubicle occupant and offer fargreater illumination while using less en-ergy.“This new lighting system shows greatromiseandhasundergonerigoroustest-ing through our TECHVAL program,”saidCapt.PazB.Gomez,NavalFacilitiesEngineering Service Center commandingofficer. “The lights burn with a highercolor temperature and appear brighter tothe human eye. This enables us to dimthem to reduced levels, using less energyandsavingmoneyforthefleetandAmer-ican taxpayers.”Theuplightsarecontrolledbythefacil-ityandcanbedimmedandturnedonandoff withatimeclock.Thedownlightsarecontrolled by the individual cubicle oc-cupant, who uses a hand-held remotecontroltomeettheircomfortlevel,orturnthe lights off entirely. Each light fixture isequipped with an occupancy sensor thatturnsoff thetwodownlightswhennooneis in the cubicle.Lightsinproximitytobuildingwindowswill include daylight sensors that will au-tomatically dim the up lights during day-light hours, saving energy when not inuse.The lights replaced are four banks of lights on two circuits, governed by a timeclocktocomeondailyat6a.m.,switchingoff at 6 p.m. Each of the four individualbanks could be turned on for 30 minutesat a time. During normal work hours, alllights would be turned on, even thoughinformalsurveysshowedthat,atanytimein the regular workday, only one-third of the cubicles would be occupied. In addi-tion,employeesworkingduringoff hourswould find, at a minimum, a quarter of the lights activated. The new lights willeliminate much of that wasted energy.Previous installations of these types of lights have registered energy reductionsof up to 80 percent in similar environ-ments.
Building 1100 gets energy-saving cubicle lights
PHOTO BY DARRELL WALLER / NAVFAC ESC
More than 50 of these energy-saving workstation specific lights were recently installedat Building 1100, Naval Base VenturaCounty, Port Hueneme.

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