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Lighthouse February 23, 2012

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Vol. 12, No. 4 | Thursday, February 23, 2012www.thelighthousenews.com
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Hebroughtbacktheairshow,oversaw the opening of newfamilyhousinginCamarilloandmade sure workers at PointMugu had a good place to eat.Navy and Coast Guardwoundedwarriorscannowtrainregularly for athletic competi-tions because he decided NavalBaseVenturaCountyshouldbeapermanenthomeforatrainingcamp.He opened a Pass and DecalOfficeoutsidethegatesof PointMugu.And in between, Capt. JimMcHugh found time to put onthe famous red-and-whitestripedhatfrom“TheCatinthe
NBVC change of command set for Feb. 24
The change of command ceremonyfor Naval Base Ventura County andretirement ceremony for Capt. JimMcHugh will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb.24, in Hangar 34 at Point Mugu. ViceAdm. William French, Commander,Navy Installations Command,Washington, D.C., will speak.
Ceremony is at 10 a.m.
McHugh retiringafter 26-year Navycareer
More than 300 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Bat-talion (NMCB) 4 returned to Naval Base Ventura County in thewee morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 11, after an eight-month de-ployment to Afghanistan.The remaining 300 are due back this month.Cmdr.LaTanyaSimmsledthebattalionforwardinJune,arrivingat Bastion Airfield in southern Afghanistan. Within days of ar-rival, construction teams were distributed throughout Afghanistanin support of Operation Enduring Freedom.“Deployment,especiallyaneight-monthcontingencydeployment,puts the preparation, training, families, confidence and leadershipto the test, and we’ve succeeded,” Simms said. “This has been anamazing eight months because of the diversity of work, how muchwe were spread out, and how much we relied on small teams withgood leaders to operate independently.”NMCB 4 led the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) free-dom of movement initiative by constructing 11 high-priority roadstotaling 50 kilometers, despite harassing enemy activity, and dis-played tenacity that has become synonymous with the Naval Con-struction Force.
NMCB 4 comes home
PHOTO BY MCC DANIEL PEARSON / NFELC
UT2 (SCW) Mark Yancey of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 giveshis son, Caleb, a big hug and everyone else a thumbs up as he returnshome at 3 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, from an eight-month deployment.
Seabees back after 8-month deployment
By MCC Michael B. Watkins
NMCB 40
OKINAWA, Japan NavalMobile Construction Battalion(NMCB) 40 was awarded theprestigiousPeltierAwardfor2011on Feb. 8. This is the third timethe battalion has received thehonor.The Peltier Award is given tothe most outstanding active dutyconstruction battalion.Namedinhonorof RearAdm.Eugene J. Peltier, Civil EngineerCorps, U.S. Navy, the PeltierAwardwasfirstawardedin1960.NMCB40receiveditin1986andagain in 1995.“I couldn’t be more proud of you all and your accomplish-ments,” said Commanding Offi-cer Tim J. DeWitt. “Congratula-tions to you as you continue to
NMCB 40 honored with Peltier Award for 2011
SEE MCHUGH, PAGE 16SEE NMCB 4, PAGE 15SEE PELTIER, PAGE 10
BUCN DeAngelo Davies of the 31stSeabee Readiness Group takes firstin the Sweetheart 5K lunchtime runon Feb. 9.
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Seaman Cesili Caraway handsNMCB 5’s Battalion EquipmentEvaluation Program sign to Seamanason Cassle during a turnovereremony with NMCB 3. Theeremony, held in Spain, markedhe official transfer of authority fromNMCB 5 to NMCB 3.
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WHAT’S INSIDEHAT’S AHEAD
he days of exploding volcanoesnd potato clocks are long gonehen it comes to school scienceairs. With exotic topics and intricatexperiments, the demand for judgesin the science field has never beenreater, and Naval Base Venturaounty contributes heavily to thegrowing list of volunteers.
March 8.
 
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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
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF 
CMDCM THOMAS CYR
LIGHTHOUSE EDITOR
ANDREA HOWRY
lighthouse@navy.mil805-989-5281
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A farewell from Capt. Jim McHugh
 I wanted to take this opportunity for my last “Ask the Captain” article to thank you all for the sup- port over the last three years. It has been a very fast three years but also a very rewarding time. Since dayone the mission that I preached to the Naval BaseVentura County staff is, “Our Mission is to support the tenant commands to accomplish their mission.”That includes support not only for the active dutyand government workers but also family support. I believe that I have been able to accomplish that mission. I could not have done that, however, without the hard work of all the dedicated personnel whowork for NBVC. You are the glue that keeps thisinstallation running. Thank you for your dedication. Having been at NBVC for nine years over threedifferent tours, I have seen this installation changein many ways, but all that change has been positive. A critical partner in the continued success of NBVC is the Ventura County community. This community isthe most supportive community I have ever seen inmy 26 years in the Navy. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such a supportive community. I want to thank the Ventura County community for their concern, interest and support of the men and womenwho live, work and deploy from NBVC. I could not think of a better command and loca-tion to end my Navy career. You all have made thistour as Commanding Officer of NBVC a pleasure,and it has truly been an honor and privilege to com-mand Naval Base Ventura County. I look forward to seeing you all again out in town, as I will be staying in the area. Fair Wind and Following Seas.
 
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BACK IN BUSINESS:
The Mugu Thrift Shophas been revamped andrestored by the Chief Petty Officers Association and willhold a grand reopening ceremonyfrom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at theshop, located between the gasstation and the auto hobby shopat NBVC Point Mugu. Hamburgersand hot dogs will be sold at theevent.
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LUNCHEON:
VenturaCounty Chapter of the Military OfficersAssociation of America, 11:30 a.m., BardMansion, NBVC Port Hueneme.Lunch and presentation by HalFaulkerson on Sen. Thomas Bardand the Bard Mansion. $13.Reservations, call David Faul, 484-3864.
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NBVC CHANGE OFCOMMAND:
10 a.m.,Hangar 34, NBVCPoint Mugu. Details,see Page 1.
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SEABEE BALL:
6p.m., reception; 7p.m., dinner andcelebration, RonaldReagan Presidential Library, SimiValley. Prices range from $25 to$75; $10 additional after Feb.24. Complimentary shuttle frommilitary housing. Info: 982-5072.
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY5K:
Registration startsat 11 a.m.; run beginsat 11:30 a.m. Held inconjunction with NBVC Health Fair,Bee-Fit Wellness Center, NBVCPort Hueneme. Open to anyonewith base access. Free of charge.Information: 989-7378.
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March
Nominations for the Joyce W. Stewartemorial Award are due March 19, andthe winner will be announced at a 10 a.m.eremony March 29 at the Bard Man-ion.The late Joyce Stewart was the firstwoman at the Naval Construction Bat-alion Center to achieve the professionalrade of GM-14.“Herpersonalcommitmentwastopro-mote an atmosphere that encouraged anawarenessof fairnessandequaltreatmentbysupervisors,subordinatesandco-work-ers,said Capt. Jim McHugh, command-ing officer, Naval Base Ventura County.“She encouraged and gave ample oppor-tunity to all of her employees to reachtheir highest potential. It is this type of genuine commitment that deserves recog-nition.”Thisisthe21stanniversaryof theaward.It is presented each year by the FederalWomen’s Program Committee.For a nomination form, contact Mer-cedesPeavyatMercedes.peavy@navy.mil.Completed applications must be returnedtohernolaterthancloseof businessMon-day, March 19.Information: Lisa Zimmerman at 982-2766 or Pamm Klieman at 982-4130.
Joyce Stewart Award to be given March 29
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Forty expectant mothers from Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC)gottobetreated,astheyputit,“likequeensforaday,when the PGA Tour and 2012 Northern Trust Open honoredthem at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.The moms-to-be were picked up by bus at 7:30 a.m. Wednes-day, Feb. 15, and taken to the country club, where they weretreated to lunch and a baby shower. Each brought home a“Shower in a Box,” filled with baby clothes, a diaper bag andother essentials for a new mother, and when they returned tobase, they could pick up a brand-new crib that turns into atoddler bed.Several of the women also won prizes in a raffle, includingtwo airline tickets to anywhere in the United States and a vaca-tion at a five-star resort.“This was a super sweet blessing,” said Christina Martinez-Salinas, whose first child is due in April.Her husband, Utilitiesman 3rd Class Jesus Salinas, just re-turned home from a six-month deployment with Naval MobileConstruction Battalion 5.“It was amazing,”said Pamm Klieman, a pre- and perinatalspecialist with the Fleet and Family Support Center who trav-eled with the women to Los Angeles.It was Klieman who received the call from the organizers of the PGA Tour’s Birdies for the Brave program that they want-ed to conduct “Operation Shower” for the expectant mothers
40 moms-to-be from basetreated to ritzy baby shower
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Christina Martinez-Salinas displays some of the items she receivedduring Operation Shower at the Riviera Country Club. She was onef 40 expectant mothers from Naval Base Ventura County who wastaken to the event, courtesy of the PGA Tour.
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
There’s nothing like competing in ailitary boxing championship to get youready for a 5K run.Just ask Builder ConstructionmanDeAngeloDaviesof the31stSeabeeRead-iness Group. He finished first in the Feb.9 Sweetheart 5K at Naval Base VenturaCounty, Port Hueneme, less than a weekafter he fought in the Armed Forces Box-ng Championships at Camp Pendleton.Davies’time of 18 minutes, 34 seconds,as nearly a minute faster than that of the second-place finisher, Chris Beeler,who ended up with 19:20, and the 19:27time of third-place finisher Paul VanZuyle.About40runnersandwalkerstookpartin the first lunchtime 5K of the year, heldat the Bee-Hive Gym.“It’s a beautiful day, and the turnout isgood,said run organizer AmandaHaskell, taking note of the unseasonablywarm, high-70s weather.Several of the walkers are in the NBVC
Sweetheart 5K draws runners at all levels of fitness
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Runners take off at the start of the Feb. 9Sweetheart 5K at the Bee-Hive Gym, NavalBase Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
SEE 5K, PAGE 22SEE MOMS, PAGE 22

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