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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.
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.
NBVC CHANGE OFCOMMAND:
10 a.m.,Hangar 34, NBVCPoint Mugu. Details,see Page 1.
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.
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.
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.email@example.com.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
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
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