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5 p.m.,NEX, Port Hueneme.Fourth annualholiday celebration includescaroling, snacks and giveaways.Information: 982-6846.
2:30 to 5 p.m.,Seabee ChapelFellowship Hall, Port Hueneme.Family and child activities,discussions about FOCUS training,testimonials. Information: 982-4486.
2 p.m., NeedhamTheater, PortHueneme. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.” Advance ticketsfor military or spouse, no morethan 4 per family, are availableat both the NBVC Mugu andHueneme MWR Ticket officesstarting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12.Limited space available, first comefirst served.
LAGUNA PEAK CHALLENGE:
Registration from7:30 to 8:45 a.m. 5K run up the paved switchbacks to1,421 feet. Shuttle or walk back tobottom. $15 military, $25 civilians.Information: 989-7378.
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)ersonnel were expected to take part inseveral Veterans Day activities on Thurs-ay, Nov. 11.• Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding of-icerof NBVC,wasexpectedtoattendthethAnnualSanFernandoValleyVeteransay Parade, scheduled to begin at 11:11.m.Thursday.Thegrandmarshalwastoe Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairmanof the Joint Chiefs of Staff. NBVC’s mis-sile float, with three NBVC Sailors onboard, was to be part of the parade.• Capt. John W. Korka, commandingofficerof theNavalFacilitiesExpedition-aryLogisticsCenteratNBVC,wassched-uledtobethekeynotespeakeratOxnard’s16th annual Veterans Day celebration inPlaza Park. The event was to begin at 11a.m.• Chief Petty Officer Margaret Coo-per, a training chief with Naval Mo-bile Construction Battalion 4, was tobe the keynote speaker at the VenturaCounty Professional Women’s Net-work Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday atWedgewood Banquet Center, Ventura.Cooper was the Navy’s first femaleunderwater construction Seabee div-er.
Base personnel participate in Veterans Day events
Bloodhound 701, an S-3B Viking air-raftthatcommemoratesthe2011Centen-ial of Naval Aviation, flew into Navalase Ventura County, Point Mugu, onriday, Nov. 5.Thepaint schemeontheS-3BVikingisepresentative of the Battle of Midway inhe Pacific during World War II.Air Test and Evaluation Squadronhree Zero (VX-30) is receiving the air-raft from Fleet Readiness Center Southast,Jacksonville,Fla.,wherethepaintingas done by their maintenance team.any commands throughout the Navyre picking historical paint schemes thatepresent different time periods or spe-ificbattlesinourhistory. TheoneVX-30hose is representative of the Battle of idway.“This paint scheme is a great way toelebrate100yearsof Navalaviation,”saidmdr. John Rousseau, commanding of-icer of VX-30. “The Battle of Midwayas one of the most important battles inur history and a turning point in theattle of the Pacific. It was the first navalngagement fought entirely with aircraftndissymbolicof thetenacity,flexibility,nd sacrifice that Naval aviation embod-es.”TheBloodhound701aircraftispaintedn a camouflage of blue gray over lightgull gray that was representative of navalaircraft during the early period of WorldWarIIinto1943. Thedesignation30-X-1onthefuselageisthemarkingsof thetimeperiod identifying specific aircraft bySquadronnumber(30),squadronmission(experimental) and the specific aircraftdesignation (701 is “1”).The Fleet has retired the S-3, but theyarestillincredibleassetsfortherangesur-veillance and clearance mission that sup-port the local Sea Test Range. These air-craft require depot level maintenanceinspectionand“overhaul”beforetheycanbe flown. The S-3 traces its roots backto the Torpedo Bomber squadrons thatperformed valiantly and sacrificed sogreatly at Midway.VX-30 is a weapons test squadronthat conducts research, development,test and evaluation of naval combatsystems.Together with its sister squadron VX-31, which is located at China Lake, VX-30 and VX-31 make up the two compo-nents of Naval Test Wing Pacific, whichitself is a component of Naval Air Sys-tems Command.
Commemorative aircraft flies into NBVC
PHOTO BY VANCE VASQUEZ / NBVC PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE
Bloodhound 701, an S-3B Viking aircraft that commemorates the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation, lands at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, on Friday, Nov. 5. Its paintscheme is representative of the Battle of Midway during World War II.
ParentsNight Out. 6 to 9:30p.m., free child careat both Hueneme andMugu provided on first-come, first-serve basis for active duty only.Sign up before Nov. 17 at CDCfor children 1 to 5 years old andYouth Activity Center for those inkindergarten through 12 years old.Space is limited.
Throughtheendof theyear,fluvaccineswill be given from 9 to 11 a.m. everyWednesday beginning Nov. 17 at the Portueneme Commissary and every Thurs-ay,exceptThanksgiving,beginningNov.18 at the Point Mugu Navy Exchange.Naval Branch Health Clinic Port Hue-emewillbeadministeringthefluvaccine,which is a one-dose combination of sea-sonal influenza and H1N1 virus strains.It is available either in a nasal mist or in- jectible shot.Vaccinations will be provided to allmilitary personnel, dependents, retireesand mission essential or mission criticalDepartment of Defense civilian and con-tract employees. Depending on vaccina-tionavailability, vaccinations mayalsobegiven to other DoD civilians.Theseasonalfluvaccineprotectsagainstthree influenza viruses that research indi-cates will be most common during theupcoming season.On Feb. 24, vaccine experts voted thateveryone 6 months and older should geta flu vaccine each year starting with the2010-2011 influenza season.The Centers for Disease Control’sAdvisory Committee on ImmunizationPractices voted for “universal” flu vac-cination in the United States to expandprotection against the flu to more peo-ple.
Flu vaccines available Wednesdays, Thursdays