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A full day of activities at NBVCPoint Mugu, including aRobotics Competition(details, Page 18), a 1K kids’ funrun, carnival games, a dunk tankand door prizes. Information: SchoolLiaison Officer Monica James, 989-5211.
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Admiral’sCup for military andcivilians, 8 a.m.;Armed Forces TriathlonChampionship, 10:30 a.m., NBVCPoint Mugu. Information: Page 1.
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Red CrossCPR class, 8 a.m. to4 p.m., NBVC FFSC.Free for active-duty anddependents. Call to register: 982-3074.
10 a.m. to4 p.m., Ray D. PreuterLibrary, 510 Park Ave.,Port Hueneme. Free.27th annual event. Information: 486-5460.
EARTH DAY 5K:
Registration at 11 a.m.;run at 11:30 a.m., NBVCFamily Beach, PointMugu. Free event. Earth Day display booth on site. Information: 989-7378.
The Chick-Fil-A Military Appreciation Night, 4to 7 p.m. All active andretired military and their immediatefamilies are invited for a free meal.Limited menu. 2040 N. Rose Ave.,Oxnard. 988-9232.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Jack-lyne Pfannenstiel will be the keynotepeaker at the 4th Annual Military Busi-ess & Community Expo set for April 21ttheVenturaCountyOfficeof Educationonference Center in Camarillo.Pfannenstiel,whoisinchargeof energynstallationsandenvironmentalissues,williscuss “Sailing the Great Green Fleet:owStrategicEnergyUseAdvancesOurission.”Her message will be in keepingith the expo’s overall sustainable energyheme.TheDepartmentof Navyhassetagoalhat by the year 2020, 50 percent of allavy energy consumption must comerom alternative sources such as biofuels,ybrid electric power systems, wind tur-ines, solar power and geothermal pow-r.The expo will focus on how Naval Baseentura County is working to achievenergy success locally and how local con-ractorsandbusinessesmightalignthem-elves to do business with the Navy in theears ahead.Hosted by TRIAD, the Ventura Coun-ty Economic Development Association,RDP-21andtheSantaBarbaraandChan-nel Islands Navy Leagues, the expo willfeature sessions on alternative fuels, en-ergy, reducing carbon footprints andLEED certified buildings. Other confer-encetopicswillinclude“HowToDoBusi-ness With The Navy” and “How To GetA Job On Base.”Asimultaneousfreejobfairwillfeaturelocalemployers,staffingservicesandNavybase employment opportunities. The jobfair is designed to align potential candi-dates to positions open on base andthroughout the community.“The Navy base is Ventura County’slargestemployer,withover17,000militaryand civilian personnel,”said Bill Buratto,president of VCEDA and chair of theMilitary Expo Planning Committee. “Inaddition,itsupportsthousandsof off-basejobs. There is no doubt that the base is anintegralpartof ourcounty’seconomy.TheNavy’s focus on alternative energy andsustainability complements VCEDA’s ef-forts to establish Ventura County as avibrant hub for green and alternative en-ergy business.”Theconferencecenterisat5100AdolfoRoad in Camarillo. Expo and job fairhours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission tothe expo and conference is $40 if pur-chased by April 15 and $50 at the door.Admission includes access to all exhibi-tors, presentations, workshops and expocontinental breakfast and lunch.To register online, go to:www.militarybizexpo.com.To inquire about exhibiting at the expoor job fair, contact Renee Smith at 969-5244 or at email@example.com.
Assistant Secretary of Navy to speak at expo
Assistant Secretary of the Navy JackalynePfannenstiel will be the keynote speaker atthe Military Business & Community Expo inCamarillo on April 21.
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Lt. Olivia K. Degenkolb of Car-ier Airborne Command and Con-rol Squadron 112 (VAW-112) andhe Naval Base Ventura CountyNBVC) Point Mugu OperationsDepartment has received the 2011Joyce W. Stewart Memorial Awardfor her efforts to promote equalreatment and acceptance of diver-ity on base.The selection was announced byapt. Jim McHugh, NBVC com-anding officer, before a packedallroom at the Bard Mansion onarch24.TheawardceremonywasoordinatedbytheFederalWomen’srogram,acommitteeof theEqualEmployment Opportunity Councilfor NBVC.Degenkolb was one of 12 indi-viduals and one two-person teamominated.Asthiswasthe20than-iversary of the award, many for-mer winners were on hand for theevent.Accordingtohernominationlet-ter, Degenkolb, who is responsiblefor leading, managing and mentor-ing 26 Sailors in two departments,created a comprehensive educationplan directed at increasing theknowledge base and qualificationlevel of all junior Sailors.
VAW-112 lieutenant receives Stewart Award
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Capt. Jim McHugh, commanding officer, Naval BaseVentura County, presents Lt. Olivia K. Degenkolb of VAW-112 with the 2011 Joyce W. Stewart Memorial Award.
SEE AWARD, PAGE 21
Two other Women’s History Monthevents involved Naval Base VenturaCounty: a presentation by the femalepolice chiefs of Oxnard and PortHueneme and a Joint Women’sLeadership Symposium in San Diegothat women from NBVC attended.Read about these events in the April21 edition.