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Lighthouse Nov. 11, 2010

Lighthouse Nov. 11, 2010

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Vol. 10, No. 23 | Thursday, November 11, 2010www.thelighthousenews.com
WHAT’S AHEAD
About 50 Sailors from Naval BaseVentura County take part in a testrun of the videogame “Call of Duty:Black Ops” a few days before itsgeneral release. Lakers star KobeBryant shows up, as does Metallica.Because of Thanksgiving, thenext edition of The Lighthouse willpublish on Friday, Nov. 26, insteadof Thursday. Look for these storieson that date:Energy experts from throughoutthe county get a nighttime tour of the base, which has installed somestate-of-the-art efficiency lighting.BUCS Michelle Bernales and othervolunteers from the base clean upan orchard in Ojai so it can againyield fruit for Arc of Ventura County.
By MCC Jesse Sherwin andCM3 Christopher Carson
NMCB 3
The last of three groups of SeabeesassignedtoNavalMobileConstructionBattalion (NMCB) 3 deployed Nov. 8from Point Mugu Naval Air Station toSouthern Afghanistan to provide con-structionandengineeringsupporttotheregion.The first and second groups of Sea-bees, known as the Advance Party, leftOct. 30 and Nov. 1 to start camp andprojectturnoverinRegionalCommandSouth, South West and East withNMCB 5, which has been in the areasince March.“We are going to provide support totheregionalcommandertoimprovethe
NMCB 3 heads out for Afghanistan
PHOTO BY MCC JESSE SHERWIN / NMCB 3
IT3 Dustin Schmidt brings his new roller bag up to the frontof the Advance Party bag drag line on Oct. 28. The last of NMCB 3 deployed to Afghanistan on Nov. 8 from NavalBase Ventura County.
NMCB 5 was expected to returnthe week of Nov. 8. For full cover-age of the homecoming, see theNov. 26 issue of The Lighthouse.
NMCB 5 comes home
quality of life for U.S. forces in thearea,” said Lt .Cmdr. G.W. Doss, theexecutive officer for NMCB 3.Someof thesupportincludesbuildingand improving roads, drilling waterwells and building super B huts, whicharelargewoodenbuildingsforberthing.They’resimilartoSouthWestAsiahuts
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Dozens of volunteers recentlyspentadaypackingboxesof toi-letries, magazines, DVDs andgoodiesfor the1,200Seabeeswho willbeinAf-ghani-stanoverChrist-mas.OperationSeabeeChristmasisan annual event coordinated bySoroptimistInternationalof Ca-marillo. This year, the clubworked closely with families of 
Operation Seabee Christmas ships joy for holidays
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Heather Rose, left, whose husband is deployed with NMCB 40, helped coordinate Operation SeabeeChristmas with the Soroptimist International of Camarillo’s service chairman, Susie Hafer. The Soroptimistspacked 1,200 boxes of goodies for deployed Seabees; the boxes are heading to Afghanistan with NMCB 3.
How to help
For a list of waysto help a Sailor orhow to help in thelocal community,see Page 17.
SEE CHRISTMAS, PAGE 17SEE NMCB 3, PAGE 16
 
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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 Navy eliminate the vehicle sticker program?
Question: Why does the Navy continue to enforcethe vehicle sticker program? Air Force and Army in- stallations around the country no longer require that vehicles be registered on base and carry a sticker, sothere are no more “readily identifiable targets” off  base for those who dislike our military forces and/or  policies. So when will the Navy follow suit and doaway with the onerous vehicle sticker program? Answer: It is anticipated that the Navy will not, for the foreseeable future, discontinue the use of the Department of Defense (DoD) decals.The decals are invaluable tools to quickly identifythe registered owners of vehicles through the local databases. In addition, requiring the decals allowsthe installation to verify proper, valid and current documentation, including evidence of ownership, state vehicle registration certificate, driver’s license,vehicle safety inspection, smog certificate and motor-cycle safety training.There is no documented increased risk to person-nel associated with the use of the decals; there havebeen no identified incidents of any personnel or their  families being targeted because of the decal on their vehicles.The DoD authorizes the different armed servicesto create new security regulations and maintain or deviate from existing procedures -- in this case, theuse of decals.While the Air Force and Army have opted to stopusing them, the Navy still maintains their use as the secondary means to check unauthorized entry at the perimeter gates. While removing a decal will not impact Airmen and Soldiers entering Air Force and  Army bases, many other DoD installations have not discontinued their use.That means that those without a decal must receive a visitor’s pass in addition to showing their military identification to enter those installations,including Naval Base Ventura County.
 
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COMMUNITYCALENDAR 
HOLIDAY TREELIGHTING:
5 p.m.,NEX, Port Hueneme.Fourth annualholiday celebration includescaroling, snacks and giveaways.Information: 982-6846.
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FOCUS MILITARYFAMILYAPPRECIATIONDAY:
2:30 to 5 p.m.,Seabee ChapelFellowship Hall, Port Hueneme.Family and child activities,discussions about FOCUS training,testimonials. Information: 982-4486.
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November 
SNEAK PREVIEW:
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.
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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.
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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-uledtobethekeynotespeakeratOxnards16th 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.
DATE NIGHT:
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.
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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

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