Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more ➡
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Add note
Save to My Library
Sync to mobile
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
×
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Lighthouse April 19, 2012

Lighthouse April 19, 2012

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1,473|Likes:
Published by VCStar

More info:

Published by: VCStar on Apr 19, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See More
See less

08/12/2013

pdf

text

original

 
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
Naval Base Ventura County(NBVC) has received a 2011Chief of Naval Operations safe-ty award, and the director of thebase safety office said he believesmishap review boards and highattendance at motorcycle safetyclasses are two key reasons why.NBVC received the Chief of Naval Operations Award forSafety Ashore for a large, non-industrialinstallation.Theawardrecognizes strong outstandingsupportandachievementinsafe-ty and occupational health andfor directlysupporting theSecre-tary of Defense’s 75 percent mis-hap reduction goal.NBVC’sInstallationSafetyDi-rector George Egeler said twotools have been instrumental inkeeping the number of mishapslow.First, he said, is the mishapreviewboardprocess.Allmishapsgobeforeareviewboardthatnotonly investigates the incident butalso demands corrective action — and follows up to make sure
Base receives CNO safety award for 2011
PHOTO BY EA1 CHAD HOOK / NMCB 4
BU1 Reno Perryman of Naval Mobile ConstructionBattalion (NMCB) 4 is shown during his recentdeployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan.Perrymanreceivedthe2011MarvinG.ShieldsMedalfor his work in planning and executing more than 20mission-critical projects while on deployment.
By MC1 Russ Stewart
NMCB 4
Builder 1st Class Reno Perryman of Naval Mo-bile Construction Battalion 4 has been named the2011 Marvin G. Shields Medal winner.“I’m honored, completely shocked and ecstatic,”said Perryman, of Tulare, Calif.Named in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor winner Construction Mechanic 3rd ClassMarvin G. Shields, this award recognizes the oneSeabee who, over the course of the last year, hasmade extraordinary contributions to the missionof the Naval Construction Force and has upheldthe highest traditions and legacy of the U.S. NavySeabees.Perryman distinguished himself through sus-tained superior performance at NMCB 4’s detach-ment Paynein Afghanistan.His operationalexper-tise proved invaluable in planning and executingmorethan20mission-criticalprojectsfor2ndLightArmored Reconnaissance battalion in RegionalCommand Southwest, resulting in flawless execu-
NMCB 4’sPerryman earnsShields Medal
Only one Seabee a year isawarded this honor
SEE SAFETY, PAGE 24SEE SEABEE, PAGE 24
Capt. Larry Vasquez had beenthecommandingofficerof NavalBaseVenturaCounty(NBVC)forless than a month when he washit with a question posed to sev-eral of his predecessors: Whydoesn’t housing at NBVC PointMugu have air conditioning?With Earth Day coming upSunday,April 22,Vasquezsaidthat now isthe perfecttime to an-swer that question — and anyothersdealingwithaircondition-ing at NBVC.There are several reasonsNBVC housing does not have airconditioning.Chief amongthesearethecosttoinstallandoperateair conditioning in a part of thecountry that rarely gets hotenough to require it.Thanks to a heavy marine lay-er and offshore breezes, this partof Ventura County stays rela-tively temperate year-round.
Where’s the airconditioning atPoint Mugu?
SEE AIR, PAGE 28
Earth Dayactivities,Page 4
Vol. 12, No. 8 | Thursday, April 19, 2012www.thelighthousenews.com
WHAT’S INSIDE
his T-shirt was one of 35 decoratedt Naval Base Ventura County insupport of sexual assault victimss part of the Clothesline Project.More coverage of Sexual AssaultAwareness Month,
Pages 20-21.
AC1 Alvaro Ramirez and othervolunteers from Naval Base VenturaCounty spruce up a local junior highschool to earn spirit points for theCorporate Games and to beautify the school, with which it has apartnership.
Page 3.
HAT’S AHEAD
Steelworker 1st Class Louis Salazarof Naval Mobile ConstructionBattalion 40 is selected as thePacific Fleet’s Sea Sailor of theYear and receives a meritoriouspromotion to Chief Select Petty Officer.
See the May 3 edition.
 
2
By Captain Larry Vasquez
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. LARRY VASQUEZ
CHIEF STAFF OFFICER
CAPT. DAVID SASEK 
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF 
CMDCM THOMAS CYR
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER
KIMBERLY GEARHART
LIGHTHOUSE EDITOR
ANDREA HOWRY
lighthouse@navy.mil805-989-5281
FIND US ON:
Facebook.com/NavalBaseVenturaCounty 
PUBLISHER
GEORGE H. COGSWELL III
Ventura County Star
ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT
437-0332
N AVA L B A S E V E N T U R A C O U N T Y
Please submit your questions or comments to Lighthouse Editor Andrea Howry at lighthouse@navy.mil
800-221-STAR (7827)
 AsktheCaptain
     T     h    u    r    s     d    a    y  ,     A    p    r     i     l     1     9  ,     2     0     1     2
     T     h    e     L     i     g     h     t     h    o    u    s    e
    w    w    w .
     T     h    e     L     i     g     h     t     h    o    u    s    e     N    e    w    s
 .    c    o    m
This edition, I’m using this section to ask YOU questions. I want your feedback and value your input regarding services we provide toSailors and their families here at Naval BaseVentura County (NBVC). I get a lot of questions about housing, rang-ing from questions about air conditioning — ad-dressed on Page 1 — to those about services we provide, such as maintenance. What I don’t get enough of, except for a yearly survey, is feed-back about what you think about those services. Lincoln Military Housing is asking for your  feedback using surveys rating their maintenanceand customer service efforts on a scale of 1 to 5.We at NBVC want to hear from you as well. Do you live in on-base housing? Tell us how we’redoing! How would you rate the quality of your on-base housing? Would you recommend on-basehousing to your friends and family?What about our responsiveness to your needs? When you make a maintenance call,are you satisfied with the response time and customer service you receive?Tell us how we’re doing. Tell us what  you’d change if you could and what youwouldn’t change at all. We want to know! Please feel free to use the Ask the Captainlink on our website at http://cnic.navy.mil/ ventura/index.htm, which has been revital-ized thanks to our new public affairs officer, Kimberly Gearhart. Please continue offering suggestions and asking questions to the link listed above or by sending an e-mail to lighthouse@navy.mil. As I’ve said before, you may not like theanswer, but we will give it to you straight!
How are we doing with on-base housing?
 
www.
T  h   eL  i      g h   t  h   o u s  e ew s 
. c  om
T  h   eL  i      g h   t  h   o u s  e
T  h   ur   s  d   a  y   ,  pr  i    l    9   , 0 
3
NEVER FORGET:
Holocaust survivorCharles Pierce of Camarillo speaks from1:30 to 3 p.m. at the NeedhamTheater, NBVC Port Hueneme. Freeto anyone with base access. Info:Mona Gonzales, 982-3497.
19
LIBRARY BOOK SALE:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Ray D. Prueter Library,510 Park Ave., PortHueneme. Books, videos, audiobooks. Info: 486-5460.
21
 April
MUSEUM LECTURE:
1p.m., Seabee Museum,“The Doolittle Raid,”by retired Army Col.Jim Hinckley. Freeadmission, parking. Info: 982-5165.
21
NARFE LUNCHEON:
National Active andRetired FederalEmployees Association,Ventura County Chapter, meets at11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon atthe Elks Club, 801 South A St.,Oxnard. Cost is $9. Reserve by noon Monday, April 23, by calling487-1801.
26
SAFE BOATING EXPO:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,Coast Guard Station,4201 S. Victoria Ave.,Oxnard. Boat tours and rides;offshore air, sea and fire rescuedemonstrations; safety demos.Info: channelislandsharbor.org.
12
May 
A magic show, games and some simpleardeningtechniqueswilltakecenterstageaturday, April 28, as Naval Base Ven-ura County (NBVC) hosts Kids’ Day inhe parking lot of the Child Youth Pro-rams complex at NBVC Point Mugu.The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2.m. The parking lot is behind the Muguheater.New this year will be an emphasis on“FarmtoFork.”Incooperationwith4-H,displayswillbesetupsochildrencanlearnwhere food comes from and how we cangrow our own.Also new this year will be a bike repairarea where youngsters can learn how tofix a broken chain and how to change atire.Home Depot will be back with soil andflowerssochildrencantakehomeapottedplant. There will also be information onlocal music programs and fitness ideas.For moreinformation,callPoint MuguYouth Center Director Chris Batelaan at989-7580 or Port Hueneme Youth CenterDirector Amber Melendez at 982-4218.
Kids’ Day set for April 28 at Point Mugu
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse editor
SailorsfromNavalBaseVenturaCoun-ty helped spruce up E.O. Green JuniorHigh School this month as a way to earnpoints for the Corporate Games.On a rainy Wednesday, April 11, eightvolunteers began painting murals anddecorations on the outer walls that wereprotected by covered walkways.“Streetsignsbearingpositivecharactertraits were painted on the walls, including“Trustworthiness Trail,” “ResponsibilityRoad,” “Fairness Drive” and “CaringCircle.” The main court now bears thename, “Citizenship Court.”A large multicolored mural now gracesthecourtyard.Featuring thecolors of therainbow, its symbols depict love, joy, spir-it, celebration, community, equality anddiversity.“Together, we are better!”it reads.Heading up the paint projects was AirTraffic Controller 1st Class Scott Phel-an.
Navy spruces up local junior high school
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
C1 Scott Phelan of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, puts the finishing touches onflower originally painted by students at E.O. Green Junior High School. Sailors are helpingpruce up the school and earning Corporate Games spirit points at the same time.
By Vance Vasquez
NBVC Public Affairs
The 5th annual Military Business andCommunity Expo will be held from 8:30a.m.to3p.m.Tuesday,May8,attheVen-tura County Office of Education confer-ence center, located at 5100 Adolfo Roadin Camarillo.Theexpoallowslocalbusinessandcom-munity members to connect with militaryrepresentatives, including those at NavalBase Ventura County (NBVC), and learnhow they can work together to be an in-novative force for the future.
Military Expo, job fair is May 8 in Camarillo
Beautification projecthelps E.O. Green andearns base spirit pointsfor Corporate Games
SEE SCHOOL, PAGE 13
Speakers will discussow to get a job onbase, ins and outs of doing business with thegovernment
SEE EXPO, PAGE 28
MEDICARE SEMINAR:
11 a.m., Bldg. 1388,NBVC Port Hueneme.Mugu event is April 26,Bldg. 366, 11 a.m. Info: RebeccaCoronado, 982-4084. See Page 6.
19

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->