AUGUST 2008 • 3
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e CSP Roundup • NAS Fallon MWR O ce Bldg. 308 • NAS Fallon, NV 89496If you’ve lived in Fallon forlonger than a few months youknow it’s always a big deal whenever a new restaurantopens up. I’m happy to say thatour newest dining out source“e Slanted Porch” is open forbusiness. Located at 310 S. TaylorStreet they are fast becoming one of the best places to go forlunch. ey oer a wide varietyof sandwiches, salads, soup and anamazing half pound angus burgeralong with a full bar. Whilecurrently open for lunch and onsite catering I’m also hearing thatas they progress thewy could beexpanding their hours and menu.e sandwiches are impressive with 20 dierent selections. I’vetried the Michelangelo (roast beef,turkey, ham, swiss cheese, lettuce,tomato, onion and homemade poppy seed vinaigrette and Icouldn’t have been happier. I alsosampled friends Angus Burger which was quite tasty and CarsonRiver (white albacore tuna salad,swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato,onion and mayo) which were alsoquality sandwiches. e menumay read much like typical delifare but it’s denitely a cut above with reasonable prices.For the littleguys and the young atheart they also oerthe “Homer” whichis a peanut butter andstrawberry jam sandwichalong with chickentenders.I always judge thequality of a restaurant by whether or not I’ll go back andalthough there’s a few places I willforever avoid the Slanted Porch isdenitely not one of them. I lookforward to seeing them grow andin the mean time enjoy what theyoer.For more information you cancall them at 423-4489 or emailthem at firstname.lastname@example.org
Whine or Dine…
You just can’t help but fall inlove with the Silver State during thewinter. If you love the outdoors,Fallon is a feast for the eyes comeDecember. Snow starts appearing on the Stillwater Mountains as youreyes gaze east. To the south youcan clearly see mountains y toseventy miles away with white-capped majesty. Muted brownsgive way to brilliant whites, the airis cold and crisp, and if you’re reallylucky, you see deer graze on thevalley oor. It’s a season and viewsyou can’t grow tired of.But with summer comeswildre season. Smoke and hazell the air and the views that inspireus fade into a murky background.is season has been so bad that onoccasion we have kept the childrenindoors because of the quality of the air. Later in the day, it’s usuallysafer, but it makes me long for thegrand views. Especially in the weemorning hours, if I didn’t know theway towards the base, the trip couldbe a bit unnerving. e haze andthe smoke make everything lookunfamiliar in the darkness.e seasons of our lives canoen reect the seasons of theSilver State. ere will be timeswhen life and love seem so clear, sobeautiful, and so crisp. Everything is wrapped in brilliance and nery,and you know how your worldshould be. You can peer down yourlife and you know how the journeygoes, and you are thrilled by theprospects. You eagerly look aroundthe next corner for the wondersthat come into your life.But then there are the othertimes when everything seems to bein the fog or haze. Your world isclouded and grey. e forecast isgloomy; the outlook is guarded andgrim. What once seemed so certainand familiar is tentative and elusive.You have an idea where you’resupposed to go, but nothing looksor feels the same.I suspect one of the reasons forguides for people travelling throughthe Great West in the olden days was precisely for the times when the view was hazy, grey, and unfamiliar. When the weather is clear and the view is pristine, almost anyone canget to the destination from theirstarting point. A guide is neededfor those times in life when it’s notso clear or certain.Faith can be that help inuncertain times. It leads us throughthe illnesses, the cancer that comesinto our lives or the lives of those we love. It helps us when we feeldiscouraged or depressed, and isthere for us when the friendshiphas faded away or when a love hasrun its course. When God said thatHe would never leave or forsake us,it was a promise that He would bethere for us for the entire journeyof life. e Psalmist David wasso condent that he could counton God’s presence even when he walked through the valley of theshadow of death. rough the haze,he could see God guiding him togreen pastures and still waters. MayGod grant you the faith that takes you through the haze of life until you can see the mountain majesty.
Chaplain Michael Bigelow
Through the Haze
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is providing an opportunity for Sailors, familymembers and military retirees to help shape the future of its Fleet and Family Readiness (F&FR) programsby participating in the 2008 F&FR Customer Satisfaction Survey, July 7 through Aug. 7.e survey will permit customers of Fleet and Family Readiness programs to voice their opinions ona variety of topics. F&FR programs being surveyed include Child and Youth Programs, Fleet and FamilySupport Programs, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Liberty, Fitness, ITT, Movie eaters, Library/Resource Centers) and Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. e survey will be available online beginning July 7at www.cgroup.net/r.e assessments were developed in consultation with Claes Fornell International, an independentresearch rm. e results will provide Navy leadership with information that will be used to enhancecurrent programs and improve Navy quality of life.“is is an outstanding opportunity for our Sailors and their families to make a dierence in Navy- wide quality of life programs,” said John B. Baker, director, Fleet and Family Readiness programs, CNIC.“e results of the assessments will be used by Navy leadership to improve programs and services thatsupport the eet, ghter and family.”For more information, contact Nancy Walker, Regional Marketing Manager at (619) 556-7033.
Sailors and Families Invited to Participate inFleet and Family Readiness Program Survey