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WHAT’S INSIDE
Seabee battalions deploy
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
The military tax-assis-
tance center is nowopen at
Naval Base Ventura Coun-
ty, Port Hueneme.
People who have used
the center before will no-
tice a lot of changes.
“It is way different,”said
Kevin Carey, a Camarillo
resident who volunteered
at the center last year, help-
ing active-duty military
personnel and retirees pre-
pare their state and federal
income taxes for free.
First of all, the service is
no longer free for everyone.
People whoearnmore than
$57,000 in adjusted gross
income now pay on a slid-
ing scale.
Tax center now open
Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
Tax center volunteer Kevin Carey, left, stops to answer a
tax-preparation question posed by IT2 Jaquay Burks of
Navy Operational Support Center, Ventura County.
Naval Mobile Construction Battal-
ion (NMCB) 5 arrived in Okinawa,
Japan, Jan. 18 for a six-month deploy-
ment throughout the Pacific Command.
Stories inside:
• Camp Shields is headquarters while
Seabees leave for at least 17 different
exercises and missions. Page 19.
• Seabees provide visitors a tour of
Diego Garcia. Page 19.
• NMCB 5 helps renovate a school
in the Philippines. Page 20.
• Seabees head for Thailand for Ex-
ercise Cobra Gold. Page 21.
For coverage of NMCB 4’s deploy-
ment, see the Feb. 21 Lighthouse.
For the first time, it’s self-service
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
Lack of funding has forced the cancellation of two
major events scheduled for early this year at Naval Base
Ventura County (NBVC).
The All-Navy Boxing Program, which would have
brought at least five Navy boxers to the base Feb. 25
Funding issues force
cancellation of events
See TAX, PAge 28
See eVeNTS, PAge 27
Photo by ut3 (sCw) Jennifer stewArt / nMCb 3
SW3 Mark Bowlin from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 helps his gunner
locate and eliminate practice targets during an M240B machine gun qualification
and familiarization exercise held at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles last month. The
event is a critical step in preparing to deploy. Story, photos, Pages 16-17.
NMCB 3 GETTING READY
Allyson Thomas, 16, wins a Child
Youth Programs essay contest,
writing on the topic, “How will you
‘be the change’ in 2013?” Her essay
is inside. Page 15
Freshman Congresswoman Julia
Brownley, a member of the House
Veterans Affairs Committee, visits
Naval Base Ventura County Jan. 29.
Page 3
The Super Bowl and free buffets
draw crowds to the liberty centers at
Naval Base Ventura County. Page 4

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Question: The state of California does not require
that military members register their vehicles — and
submit to a smog check — when they move here. When
registering my vehicle at Pass and ID, they said I
needed to submit a smog check. If California doesn’t
require military members to smog check their car, why
should Naval Base Ventura County?
Answer: Thank you for allowing me to address this.
The requirement the staff at Pass and ID is enforcing
is not a Naval Base Ventura County requirement, but
instead is a Chief of Naval Operations requirement.
OPNAVINST 11200.5D, Motor Vehicle Traffc
Supervision, covers a variety of topics, but Chapter
3 is devoted to vehicle registration standards. If you
live, work or frequent a U.S. military installation, you
are required to register your vehicle. To do so, you
must have a valid driver’s license, valid registration,
and you must comply with the safety and air quality
requirements of the state where the facility is located,
rather than where your vehicle is registered.
Not requiring you to register your vehicle in Cali-
fornia is a courtesy to a military member. It comes with
the understanding that the military will enforce certain
set standards; it is not a pass to avoid meeting state
standards. I realize that it can be expensive to get a
vehicle tested, repaired and retested, but it’s the right
thing to do — legally and environmentally.
You can visit http://dmv.ca.gov/vr/smogfaq.htm for
more information about California’s smog testing stan-
dards. There are even links to programs that can help
determine repair costs and/or buy back older cars that
can’t pass inspection.
Keep the questions and feedback coming! You can
submit via this forum at lighthouse@navy.mil, online
using the CO’s Suggestion Box at http://cnic.navy.
mil/ventura/index.htm or at www.Facebook.com/Naval-
BaseVenturaCounty. You can also follow us on Twitter
at www.twitter.com/NBVCCalifornia and keep up on
the latest news and events.
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CommunityCalendar
NEW MUSEUM
EXHIBIT: A new exhibit
honoring military
families will be unveiled
at the Seabee Museum at 10 a.m.
Family-friendly activities continue
through 2:30 p.m. See Page 4.
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SWEETHEART 5K:
Love your body on
Valentine’s Day. First
lunchtime 5K of the
year put on by Morale, Welfare and
Recreation. Registration 11 a.m.;
run at 11:30 a.m. Bee-Hive Gym,
NBVC Port Hueneme. Walkers,
strollers welcome. Info: 989-7378.
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February
NAVY LEAGUE: Port
Hueneme Police Chief
Robert Paul Gager is
the guest speaker at
the noon luncheon in the Bard
Mansion. Social time begins at
11:30 a.m. Reservations and base
access: Jim Cecil, 482-8215;
Arlene Fraser, 985-3559.
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MUGU COMMISSARY
LOT SALE: Continues
Feb. 15. 10 a.m. to 4
p.m., behind the gas
station at NBVC Point Mugu. Info:
982-2400.
14
NARFE: Ventura
County Chapter of
the National Active
and Retired Federal
Employees Association meets for
social time at 11:30 a.m., lunch at
noon, at the Elks Club, 801 South
A St., Oxnard. Cost: $9. Reserve
by Feb. 25 by calling 482-1801.
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By Kimberly Gearhart
NBVC Public Affairs
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)
Fleet & Family Support Center (FFSC)
staff hosted a visit from one of the new-
est members of Congress – and the House
Veterans Affairs Committee – Jan. 29.
U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, who repre-
sents California’s 26th Congressional
District, in which NBVC is situated, vis-
ited several military and veterans service
providers in Ventura County during a
visit to her home district last month.
For Brownley, the visit was about get-
ting a feel for what kinds of services tran-
sitioning military members and veterans
are receiving and where services can be
improved.
“I’m newly elected to Congress,”
Brownley said, noting that she was ap-
pointed to the House Veterans Affairs
Committee and is the ranking member
of the subcommittee on veterans’ health.
“I have a lot to learn. Not only do I want
to understand what’s going on for veter-
ans and military here in Ventura County,
but I want to take that knowledge and
help veterans across the country.”
After a briefing regarding the revamped
transition assistance program, now called
Transition GPS because it focuses on
goals, plans and success, Brownley toured
FFSC at NBVC Port Hueneme with
Capt. David Sasek, NBVC’s chief staff
officer, and Laura Hamilton, FFSCdirec-
tor.
Hamilton discussed the types of pro-
grams and services available at FFSC for
military members and their families be-
yond basic transition services, including
financial planning classes and counseling
services for the entire family.
“I hope that this is the first in a series
of meetings,” Brownley said. “As a new-
ly sworn-in member of Congress, I have
quite a learning curve, and I want to be
sure we have good services for veterans.
I want to be vigilant.”
Freshman congresswoman visits base
PHOTO BY KIMBERLY GEARHART / NBVC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, newly elected to the 26th Congressional District, which includes
Naval Base Ventura County, listens as Capt. David Sasek, chief staff officer of the base,
discusses the many different programs available to Sailors and their families.
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
The Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight
Demonstration Squadron, will be the fea-
tured act at this year’s air show, scheduled
for Sept. 28 and 29 at Naval Base Ven-
tura County (NBVC) Point Mugu.
One of the newest members of the team,
and its first Chinese-American, is Lt.
Cmdr. Michael Cheng, whose previous
assignment was deputy air operations of-
ficer at NBVC.
Cheng returned to the base last month,
flying in a blue and gold F/A-18 Hornet
piloted by Lt. Ryan Chamberlain. The side
of the jet was emblazoned with their
names.
Blue Angels members fly in for air show meeting
PHOTO BY ANdREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cheng, formerly the deputy air operations officer at Naval Base Ventura
County and now No. 8 on the Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron, recently returned
to the base for an air show planning meeting. The Blue Angels will perform at the air show
Sept. 28 and 29.
It’s a homecoming
for former deputy air
operations officer who’s
now with the squadron
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SECURITY EXERCISE:
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March 1. This annual force
protection training exercise may
affect services, such as the tax
center. Call ahead, and look for
more in the next Lighthouse.
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An exhibit that recognizes the work
and sacrifices of U.S. Navy family mem-
bers will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
9, at the Seabee Museum, located just
outside the gates of Naval Base Ventura
County, Port Hueneme.
In conjunction with the exhibit open-
ing, the museum is inviting families to
take part in a family-friendly activity:
creating a Sailor’s valentine. All materi-
als will be provided.
Families are invited to drop by the
museumanytime between10:30 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. that day to create piece of art
for somebody special, just like in the old
days.
Admission is free, and the museum is
open to the public.
For information, call (805) 982-5167
or visit www.usnavyseabeemuseum.
com.
Seabee Museum opens
new exhibit Feb. 9
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
(MWR) at Naval Base Ventura County
(NBVC) is sponsoring a contest to re-
name the newly remodeled Ozone, the
all-hands club at NBVC Point Mugu
that’s open to military officers, enlisted
personnel and civilians and is available
for private parties.
Submit your entry of an aviation-
themed name and logo concept by Feb.
15 via email to NBVC_MWR_Market-
ing@navy.mil or via fax to (805) 982-
1947. Include your name and contact
information.
Prizes are MWR Bucks: $50 for first
place, $30 for second, $10 for third.
The contest is open to all authorized
MWRpatrons, military and civilian. The
judges’ decisions are final.
Contest under way
to rename Ozone
By Kimberly Gearhart
NBVC Public Affairs
As part of the 21st Century Sailor and
Marine initiative, the Chief of Naval Op-
erations released guidance Jan. 22 regard-
ing the use of hand-held alcohol detec-
tion devices (ADDs) for on-duty Sailors
and military members assigned to Navy
units.
OPNAV Instruction 5350.8 establishes
the policies and procedures for the use
of ADDs, but leaves individual imple-
mentation plans up to unit command-
ers.
“We won’t receive these devices before
the end of April, first of May,”said Chief
Electronics Technician Randy Eddington,
Naval Base Ventura County’s drug and
alcohol programadvisor (DAPA). “Right
now, we’re working with the Skipper to
develop a plan for how the installation
will use this new tool.”
ADDs will add to the command’s edu-
cation and prevention tools, rather than
usurp them, Eddington adds. Nor will
they be used for punitive action.
“Our focus is prevention and treatment,
not punishment,” he explained.
According to the instruction, a blood
alcohol count (BAC) of 0.04 is the bench-
mark “for determining readiness” to
safely perform work. Those found meet-
ing or exceeding that benchmark reading
may be referred to the DAPA and will be
relieved of duty and held on station un-
til their BAC drops to a level safe for
travel. For underage Sailors or those who
have completed alcohol rehabilitation
programs, the benchmark is a BAC of
0.02.
Sailors in a leave or liberty status are
not subject to ADD testing under this
instruction.
More guidance regarding implementa-
tion and testing procedures will be issued
on a command-by-command basis at the
discretion of each unit’s commanding
officer.
Alcohol testing devices expected this spring
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
About 70football fans headed
tothe alcohol-free libertycenters
at Naval Base Ventura County
(NBVC) towatchthe start of the
Super Bowl featuring the San
Francisco 49ers and the Balti-
more Ravens Sunday, Feb. 3.
Underage students at the Na-
val Construction Training Cen-
ter (NCTC) made up much of
the crowd at NBVCPort Huen-
eme’s CoffeeNet, along withon-
duty military personnel taking a
break or staying in touch by ra-
dio.
Point Mugu’s SurfNet had a
crowd, as well.
Reysan Reyes, who coordi-
nates the liberty programs on
base, cooked up hot dogs and
burgers for a free buffet at the
CoffeeNet.
“This is a great place to come
and just hang out, especially for
those with no place to go,” he
said as he flipped a burger.
Construction Mechanic Re-
cruit Karla Garnicatafoya
agreed.
“They said there’d be free
food,” said the NCTC student
from San Antonio. “I’m ex-
tremely bored, so I came here to
root for the 49ers.”
Master-at-Arms 2nd Class
Dustin Johnson was rooting for
the Ravens and saw the team’s
first touchdownfive minutes into
the first quarter.
“Yes!” he yelled out, grin-
ning.
He and Master-at-Arms 2nd
Class John McCormick were in
the CoffeeNet, their radios
latched to their uniforms.
“As long as we’ve got these we
can watch the game,” Johnson
explained.
On the quarterdeck at Build-
ing 1, headquarters at NBVC
Point Mugu, Equipment Opera-
tor 3rd Class Rachel Hutchins
and Equipment Operator 2nd
Class Julie Watkins had a quiet
spot andperfect seats withatele-
visionall tothemselves. But they
weren’t watching the game.
“I’m actually recording it at
home,” Watkins said.
Hutchins was reading a book
— missing the game, the com-
mercials, the power outage.
“Really,” she said, “I don’t
care.”
Super Bowl draws crowds to liberty centers
Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
The Super Bowl draws an audience to the alcohol-free CoffeeNet
at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. Many are underage
students at the Naval Construction Training Center.
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Every year around January and Febru-
ary, teachers and students begin preparing
for science fairs. That means parents
should be preparing as well.
Science fairs are a great opportunity for
parents and children to work together on
a potentially fun project. In addition to
the benefits of family time, enjoying sci-
ence can be equally important.
Although much of the primary years of
education are spent on reading and writ-
ing, sparking an interest in science is
critical to students. Here are some reasons
why:
Engaging curiosity
From a very early age, children want to
know how things work. The ever impor-
tant question, “Why?”is linked to a child’s
innate curiosity. As children grow older,
they often lose that inquisitiveness if it
isn’t fostered. Children are so often told
what is correct and incorrect. After some
time, they stop asking why and just accept
what they’ve been told. Science allows
them to continue to ask why.
When children are naturally curious is
the perfect time to get them interested in
science. Science fuels their curiosity, which
gives them ideas, skills, resources and po-
tential future career choices.
Understanding everyday life
Many of our daily experiences involve
science. Cooking and baking, kicking and
throwing, running and jumping, growing
fruits and vegetables and understanding
how technologies work are examples of
science in our everyday lives. Understand-
ing science helps kids appreciate and relate
to the world around them.
Today, we rely on science much more
than we did 20 or 30 years ago. Technol-
ogy is science. Innovations in technology
have helped us to communicate with each
other using the Internet, satellites and cell
phones. These advances in technology help
us to be more efficient in our everyday
lives, providing us with the practical tools
we need to advance. When we think ahead
to the world our children will be facing as
adults, technology will play a large part
in their everyday lives, and it’s important
that they be prepared.
Solving problems
Allowing students to come up with their
own answer to the ever important “Why?”
allows them to be problem solvers. They
must use their own critical thinking skills
to find and research the answer. This is
the scientific method in its most natural
and simple form. Even if the answer is not
always correct, allowing them to have the
opportunity to consider an answer allows
them to think critically and creatively.
Through time and experience, they will
find the correct answer, but not if they are
never allowed to.
For science fair project ideas, take a look
at the following websites:
• www.sciencebuddies.org
• www.sciencefair-projects.org
• www.scifair.org
• www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/
— For any K-12 education-related question,
please contact the NBVC school liaison
officer at 805-989-5211 or email monica.
james@navy.mil
Science fair offers chance for family activity, creativity
The Wings Over America Scholar-
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column in the Jan. 24 edition of The
Lighthouse, will have a representative
visiting Naval Base Ventura County
Feb. 20.
The representative will discuss the
WOASF scholarship and general
scholarship application procedures.
The meeting will be at 4 p.m. in the
Point Mugu Youth Center.
For more information, call the
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Seabee Chapel
Port Hueneme
Building 1433
Phone: (805) 982-4358
Protestant
Sunday worship service: 9 a.m.
Choir rehearsal: Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Catholic Mass
Sunday: 11:15 a.m.
Confession by prior appt.: 10:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.
Confession by prior appt.: 11 a.m.
Christian Bible Studies
Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday,
10 a.m., “The Book of Judges”;
Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., “Walking
with God in the Desert.” Childcare
provided.
Men’s Bible Study: Thursday, 11:30
a.m., “30 Life Principles.” Lunch
provided.
Soup Fellowship Study: Sunday, 5
p.m., “Reason to Believe.” Potluck.
Catholic Religious Education
Pre-K through high school
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Chapel of Faith
Point Mugu
Building 121
Phone: (805) 989-7967
Protestant
Episcopal service: 11 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Sunday: 9 a.m.
Confession by prior appt.: 8:15 a.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m.
Confession by prior appt.: 11 a.m.
Chaplains serving NBVC
Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Han
Command Chaplain
Lt. Lesa Welliver
Staff Chaplain
Father Antony Berchmanz
Catholic Priest
Worship schedule
“And when he shakes his mane, we shall
have spring again.”
— Mr. Beaver in C. S. Lewis’
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis’ Narnia is a magical land that
is always cold. The White Witch has kept
Narnia under her spell, creating a perma-
nent season of snow, ice and death. It was
“always winter and never Christmas” in
Narnia. That was until Aslan came back
to bring freedom and “shake his mane.”
Like Jesus, Aslan the lion king represents
freedomfromdeath’s snare andrelease into
joy. When Aslan is on the move in Narnia,
winter begins to melt and life comes into
bloom.
For us in the real world, Lent is very
similar.
Lent means “springtime,” and it marks
our exodus from winter into the dawn of
spring. For us as Christ followers, Lent
reminds us that Jesus is on the move and
the joyous season of spring is here. He will
provide for us a “crown of beauty instead
of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of
mourning, and the garment of praise in-
stead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 60:3).
The joyous season
Our culture has shaped us into people
who, so often, appreciate instant gratifica-
tion over long-term satisfaction. Many of
us think, “If it takes too much time, it isn’t
worthit.”However, the seasonof Lent calls
us to be patient and wait in fasting.
Lent reminds us of the journey — the
journey Christ took to the cross and our
own journey alongside him. Lent calls us
to a holiness that only comes through re-
solve. Lent challenges us to deny “instant”
and embrace “process.”This joyous season
of Lent shapes our character toward the
reconciliation between the suffering of
death and the resurrection of life.
The original 40 Days of Purpose
Lent is the original 40 Days of Purpose.
It is about spending time meditating on
suffering and life and discovering the joy
of both. For Christians since the 4th cen-
tury, the Lenten season has taken on dif-
ferent meanings, yet the purpose has re-
mained the same: to remember Christ’s
journey toward death on the cross, and to
embrace the new life we all find in his res-
urrection.
Lent is a 40-day season (not counting
Sundays) beginningonAshWednesdayand
concluding on Maundy Thursday, the be-
ginning of Christ’s passion. It is a season
where we, with Christ, fast and empty our
lives of impurities, shaking off everything
that hinders us from the race (Hebrews
12:1).
The fast life’s slow fast
When we fast and deny ourselves privi-
leges that we are used to having, time
seems to move slowly. As the length of a
fast builds an appreciation for that which
is being denied, we become a more refined
and pure person. Jesus knew this, and his
fast not only prepared him for ministry
toward the cross, but also empowered him
to stand in the face of Satan’s tempta-
tion.
Why Lent? And why now? Because ev-
erything about our culture screams “com-
placency.” Our adversary, Satan, wants
nothing more than for God’s people to
forget the Cross of Christ. Satan wants us
to forget the significance of Christ’s
death.
Lent is about the resolute purpose of
remembering that Jesus has come and
“shaken his mane.” God’s springtime is
here, and Satan’s winter has melted.
Why Lent? Why now? It’s our exodus from winter
Chaplain’s
corner
with Lt. Baron
Miller
NMCB4
The Religious Ministries Team has an-
nounced its upcoming Holy Days schedule
for 2013.
Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13. Roman
Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 11:30
a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Seabee Chapel,
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port
Hueneme, and at 12:30 p.m. at the NBVC
Point Mugu Chapel of Faith. A liturgical
Ash Wednesday service will also be held
at the Chapel of Peace on San Nicolas
Island at 6 p.m.
Every Friday fromMarch 1 through 22,
Stations of the Cross will be held at the
Seabee Chapel at 6:30 p.m.
March 24, Palm Sunday service will be
held at 9 a.m. at the Point Mugu Chapel
of Faith and at 11:15 a.m. at the Seabee
Chapel.
Holy Thursday services, followed by a
supper, will take place March 28. The 6:30
p.m. service, the Last Supper of the Lord
Celebration, will take place at the Seabee
Chapel.
A Good Friday service is at 6:30 p.m.
March 29 at the Seabee Chapel.
On Easter Sunday, March 31, a Protes-
tant sunrise service will be held in the
Seabee Chapel courtyard at 7 a.m., to be
followed by a breakfast potluck at 8 a.m.
A second Protestant Easter service is at 9
a.m. at the Seabee Chapel, followed by a
children’s Easter egg hunt.
Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 9
a.m. at the Point Mugu Chapel of Faith
and at 11:15 a.m. at the Seabee Chapel.
Both will be followed by an Easter egg
hunt.
Jewish services will take place at the
Temple Beth Torah in Ventura.
For more information, call the Seabee
Chapel at 982-4358.
Holy Days worship schedule announced; Ash Wednesday is Feb. 13
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Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division employees, center from left, Josh Carter,
Keegan Ryan, Tom Kunkel and Shane Axness, spend time aboard USS Preble (DDG-88) in
January as part of the Scientist to Sea program.
By Renee Hatcher
NAWCWD Public Affairs
Five Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons
Division (NAWCWD) employees recent-
ly returned from visits aboard two U.S.
Navy ships with increased excitement for
their work and even more appreciation for
the warfighter.
The visits were through the Scientist to
Sea (STS) program, an effort to let scien-
tists and engineers experience firsthand
the environment in which the systems they
develop are used and to gain a better un-
derstanding of the challenges faced by
warfighters when deployed at sea.
“We want to give our folks an opportu-
nity early in their careers so as they prog-
ress, the knowledge gained from the STS
experience can play a critical role in their
approach to meeting the Navy’s needs,”
said Jerry Smith, China Lake’s Engineer
and Scientist Development Program site
coordinator and STS manager.
The 3rd Fleet out of San Diego offers
STS opportunities to NAWCWD on an
as-available basis. Smith said these oppor-
tunities generally come about when ships
are preparing for deployment and are go-
ing on work-up cruises for a few days.
“This gives our young scientists and
engineers a chance to see for themselves
what it’s like being on a ship,”Smith said.
“They get a feel for how the operational
Navy works at sea and what the conditions
are really like for the warfighter.”
Smith said there is not a set schedule
for ship visits but opportunities have in-
creased recently. There were two trips in
the last two months.
Chris Sibrel spent three and a half days
on USS Boxer (LHD-4) in December. A
mechanical engineer in the Precision At-
tack Weapon Systems Technical Project
Office, Sibrel said he came back to China
Lake with a better understanding of ship
operations and an appreciation for the
long hours the Sailors work.
“As engineers in a lab, we think things
are fairly easy to operate,” Sibrel said.
“What we need to remember are the con-
Scientists get taste of life at sea
Interested engineers and scientists
at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons
Division Point Mugu and China Lake
should contact Scientist to Sea
Program Manager Jerry Smith at 760-
939-0491 for more information and
to fill out an application for the STS
program.
For more information
See SCIeNTISTS, page 26

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By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
Dozens of people who have volunteered
through the years at the Naval Base Ven-
tura County (NBVC) office of the Navy-
Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
dropped by Wednesday, Jan. 23, to cele-
brate the organization’s 109th birthday.
NMCRS was formed in 1904 by a small
group that wanted to help the widows and
orphans of fallen Sailors and Marines. It
has since evolved into a worldwide orga-
nization that offers emergency financial
assistance to active duty and retired mem-
bers of the Navy and Marine Corps and
their eligible family members.
“This is a volunteer-centered organiza-
tion, with 99 percent of the staff made up
of those who give of their time,” said Os-
car Ramos, director of the NBVC office.
“We are here today to celebrate the vol-
unteers’ success in fulfilling the society’s
mission.”
The volunteers attending the potluck
described themselves as a close-knit but
welcoming group, and Ramos agreed.
“They all bring lunch,” he said as he
nibbled on a seven-layer dip. “The more
volunteers, the more food!”
Liz DeNeui, whose husband, Jim, is a
retired Marine and police officer, started
volunteering in the front office about a
year and a half ago.
“I love serving the clientele, and I love
learning,” she said.
Scott Council started volunteering in
March after leaving a 13-year Navy career.
His wife, Rebecca, is a first-class yeoman
Volunteers celebrate NMCRS’ 109th birthday in style
Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
Oscar Ramos, director of the Naval Base
Ventura County office of the Navy-Marine
Corps Relief Society, enjoys the Wednesday,
Jan. 23, potluck.
• The NMCRS Office is open from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through
Friday. It is located in the NBVCPort
Hueneme Welcome Center, 2600
Dodson St., Suite 1. Information:
982-4409.
The office closes at noon Friday,
Feb. 15, and will be closed Monday,
Feb. 18. In an emergency, contact the
American Red Cross at 877-272-
7337.
• The NMCRS Thrift Store is open
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays and is located in Bldg.
829, at the corner of Harris Street
and 15th Avenue, NBVC Port Hue-
neme. It will be closed Monday, Feb.
18.
• A Budget for Baby class is at 6
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 in the NMCRS
Office.
• A volunteer orientation is at 11
a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the
NMCRS Office.
Schedule of events
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with the Naval Facilities Engineering
and Expeditionary Warfare Center. The
couple attended the luncheon along with
their 2-week-old baby, Sean.
“I didn’t know a lot about it when I
first got here,” he said of the NMCRS.
“But I’ve enjoyed the chance to talk with
other adults and help people.”
He’s appreciated the flexible schedule
available to volunteers, especially ones
like him who are juggling college, father-
hood and being married to someone who
works full-time.
NMCRS is holding a volunteer orien-
tation at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20,
for people interested in helping the or-
ganization.
For more information, call 982-
4409.
Photo by Jillian alexander / nMCrS
From left, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society volunteers Shaniqua Oliver, Cindy Keller, Zoe Rose and Scott Council enjoy a potluck
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By Lt. Cmdr. Todd D. Morgan
VR-55
The “Minutemen”of Fleet Logistics Sup-
port Squadron (VR) 55, led by the com-
manding officer, Cmdr. Christopher J.
McAnally, recently completed six months
of logistics support to U.S. forces in Eu-
rope.
Staging out of Naval Air Station Sigo-
nella, Italy, VR-55 flew 847 flight hours
while transporting more than 1.1 million
pounds of cargo and 1,218 passengers to
destinations in the European and African
theaters, such as Germany, Greece, Croatia
and Liberia.
One particular mission proved to be
unique when a request was submitted to
transport the U.S. Navy Band to Paris for
the Fourth of July celebration at the U.S.
Embassy. The crew landed at Le Bourget
airport, known for hosting the famous
Paris Air Showas well as being the landing
site of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo
transatlantic crossing in 1927.
Later in the detachment, VR-55 was
tasked to assist in the defense support of
the American Embassy and Consulate in
Libya after the assassination of four Amer-
icans in Benghazi, Libya. The Minutemen
transported time-sensitive, mission-critical
supplies and personnel in order to ensure
the safety of the remaining American State
Department andother key government per-
sonnel.
“When the nation calls, you do not hesi-
tate to pick up the phone,” said Lt. Cmdr.
Jeremy Andes, the VR-55 aircraft com-
mander.
The six-monthdetachment toItaly ended
Nov. 18.
Operating four C-130Taircraft fromNa-
val Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, VR-
55 provides around-the-clock support to
deployedU.S. Navyships, submarines, Navy
SEALs, aviation detachments and Marine
units. Withtheir ability totake off andland
on short runways and unprepared surfaces,
VR-55’s aircraft provide the unique capabil-
ity of delivering cargo to destinations not
commonly serviced by conventional jets.
Many destinations that were visited during
this detachment called upon the diverse ca-
pabilities of the C-130Ttoeffectivelyexecute
tasking from theater commanders.
VR-55 falls under Commander, Fleet Lo-
gistics Support Wing, the Navy’s largest
wing, which is the primary operator of lo-
gistics aircraft for the Navy. The wing tasks
detachments to Japan, Italy and Bahrain.
The wing’s squadrons also fly logistics sup-
port missions worldwide andthroughout the
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VR-55 transports more than 1 million pounds of cargo
Photo courtesy Vr-55
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 55 personnel load a meteorological survey ship
onto a C-130T in Naples, Italy, during their recent deployment. The squadron, based out
of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, recently completed six months of logistics
support to U.S. forces in Europe, flying 847 flight hours.
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Allyson Mae Thomas, 16, the daughter
of Cynthia and Command Master Chief
Charles Thomas of the Civil Engineer
Corps Officers School, took home a bi-
cycle Wednesday, Jan. 30, for winning first
place in the Winter Wonderland Teen Cen-
ter Essay Contest.
Sponsored by Child Youth Programs,
the contest invited youngsters 12 to 18
years old to write on the topic: How will
you “be the change” in 2013?
The Hueneme High School sophomore,
who wants to enter the pre-med program
at University of California-Davis, said the
prompt was inspiring.
Plus, she added, “I’m good at writ-
ing.”
Here’s her essay:
“Be the change you want to see in the
world.” Mahatma Gandhi states that we
should always try and act how we want
the world be. In 2013, our country can
change drastically. The view of ourselves
and others is at an all time low. The way
we see ourselves affects how we see each
other. Racismis a big divider in my school,
but I am sure it happens in other states,
schools, and communities as well. Some
students at my school don’t talk to other
students just because of their skin color
or the way they talk (accents). Our coun-
try can change completely by having par-
ents teach their children not to judge
people by the color of their skin, but by
their character instead. Parents not letting
their children be raised with a racist out-
look on life and people can change the
world entirely.
The way people view themselves is just
as important as how they view others.
Some people see themselves as fat, ugly,
or boring when in reality they aren’t any
of those things. The reason that people
think of themselves in this way is because
of other people telling them so. Most
people tell others rude or hurtful things
because they think lowly of themselves.
The change in the world can start with
just one single person. It is like dominoes,
one will start and the others will follow
behind them. One person being kinder to
others and not judging them by skin col-
or can start a chain reaction. Another
person could see this single person being
kind to someone else, same colored as
them or not, and be influenced to spread
that kindness in a different situation. All
over the world there are people who make
crude comments to other people and that
can all be changed just by starting with
one person.
Never think that you cannot do any-
thing to make a change because you are
only one person. One person can change
the world. For example, Martin Luther
King Jr. was just one man and he gave
rights to people of color. He spoke aloud
about the message of equality for all. His
dream was to see a day where all people
were treated equally, no one better than
another. That was a long time ago before
any Twitter, email, Facebook or texting.
The message spread fast just by word of
mouth. It all started with a single man and
a simple idea. He just worked hard at it
and kept going, even when others did not
think it would work or actually start a
reaction like it did. Because of Martin
Luther King Jr. people are now treated
equally and justly. Just imagine the change
you could make in today’s world!
16-year-old wins CYP essay contest
Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
Allyson Thomas shows the certificate and
bicycle she won for writing the winning essay
on the topic, “How will you ‘be the change’
in 2013?” The contest was put on by Child
Youth Programs. Allyson is the daughter of
Cynthia and Command Master Chief Charles
Thomas of the Civil Engineer Corps Officers
School at Naval Base Ventura County, Port
Hueneme.
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A Marine Corps range safety officer from the 31st Seabee Readiness Group provides a
safety brief to Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 during a weapons
qualifications and familiarization exercise held at Camp Roberts in Paso Robles Tuesday
and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30.
BUCN (SCW) William Reaws from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 readies 40mm
grenades to fire from the Mk19 grenade launcher during a weapons qualifications
and familiarization exercise held in Central California last month. Nearly 400 Seabees
completed this vital step in deployment preparation.
By MC1 (SW/AW) Chris Fahey
NMCB 3
PASO ROBLES – Nearly 400 Seabees
from Naval Mobile Construction Battal-
ion (NMCB) 3 completed a vital step in
deployment preparation last month after
qualifying on five different combat weap-
ons systems.
According to Chief Warrant Officer 2
Richard Anglin, the training event’s of-
ficer in charge, participants safely oper-
ated the M240B and Mk2 .50-caliber
machine guns, the Mk19 and M203 gre-
nade launchers and the AT4 rocket
launcher.
“When deployed, we are responsible to
provide our own security — our Army
and Marine Corps counterparts rely on
that ability and don’t see us as an element
needing their defense,”said Anglin. “These
weapons are part of the defensive layers
NMCB 3
carries out
weapons
qualifications
See SeaBeeS, Page 17
Photos by MC1 (sW/AW) Chris FAhey / NMCb 3
BUCN Rachel Aldridge from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 shoots three-round bursts from an M240B machine gun during a
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we use to protect ourselves. They are a
critical skill set, and I’m seeing a lot of
great effort by our Seabees.”
The weapons allow Seabees to engage
enemy combatants at greater distances and
in larger quantities than the standard issue
M4 or M16 semi-automatic weapons.
Each of the M240B and Mk2 .50-caliber
machine guns has a maximum effective
range of up to 1,800 meters.
The Mk19 grenade launcher can engage
pockets of enemies at 2,212 meters with
a blast radius of 15 meters.
In contrast to the Mk19, which is posi-
tioned on a tripod, the M203 is a person-
nel-carried grenade launcher that fits
underneath either the M4 or M16. It car-
ries a maximum effective range of 350
meters with the same blast radius as the
Mk19.
Unlike any of the machine guns or gre-
nade launchers, the anti-tank AT4 is a
hand-carried rocket launcher with a max-
imum effective range equal to the M203,
but it can penetrate heavily armored ve-
hicles and boasts a 65-meter blast radi-
us.
The AT4’s kinetic power all but hypno-
tized Builder Constructionman (SCW)
Michael Dorsey.
“It has a really big boom!”said Dorsey.
“You can feel the force thump your chest
and see a good-sized mushroom cloud
upon contact. It’s nice!”
The weapons familiarization and qual-
ifications event is a critical step in prepar-
ing to deploy. Following completion,
NMCB 3 will participate in a graded field
training exercise (FTX) that determines
whether or not they are ready to put boots
on ground. Ensuring the Seabees are con-
fident and ready before the exercise plac-
es NMCB 3 in the best possible position
to succeed.
“When I’m gearing up to take charge
of whichever weapon I’m assigned to op-
erate, I feel ready – more than ready,”said
Equipment Operator 3rd Class (SCW)
Izzy Hidalgo. “I knowI can help my fellow
Seabees if we take fire, and I feel com-
pletely secure that the person next to me
has the same knowledge. Thanks to this
training, I feel 100 percent confident that
we are all capable warfighters, and I know
we will smoke FTX.”
Photo by MC1 (SW/AW) ChriS FAhey / NMCb 3
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 shoot three-round bursts from an M240B machine gun during a weapons
qualifications and familiarization exercise held in Central California Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Photo by Ut3 (SCW) JeNNiFer SteWArt / NMCb 3
BUCA Stephanie Snyder from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 fires an AT4 anti-
tank rocket during last month’s weapons qualifications and familiarization exercise held at
Camp Roberts in Paso Robles.
I know I can help my
fellow Seabees if we
take fire, and I feel
completely secure
that the person next
to me has the same
knowledge. Thanks
to this training, I feel
100 percent confident
that we are all capable
warfighters.
— EO3 (SCW) Izzy Hidalgo
NMCB 3
Seabees train
on five combat
weapons systems
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By MCC William Lovelady
U.S. Navy
The U.S. Navy Marksmanship Team
(USNMT) is looking for newmembers to
participate in Navy and interservice rifle
and pistol matches. All active-duty and
reserve Sailors are welcomed and encour-
aged to participate.
“Sailors receive limited small arms train-
ing as they process through Navy Indi-
vidual Augmentee Training at various U.S.
Army training centers,” said Cmdr. Mick
Glancey, USNMT officer in charge. “All
Sailors serving IA/GSA tours are issued
a service rifle (M-16) or a service pistol
(M9); some receive both prior to deploy-
ment. Small arms marksmanship is a ba-
sic fundamental skill set all our Sailors
are required to possess.”
The USNMT is the leading proponent
of small arms marksmanship and safety
training for U.S. Navy personnel. Each
year, the team conducts the U.S. Fleet
(Atlantic and Pacific) Rifle and Pistol
Matches, where hundreds of Sailors are
trained in service rifle and service pistol
marksmanship. Sailors participating in
fleet matches represent their commands
in individual and teamevents, earn marks-
manship medals and badges and qualify
to stand armed watches aboard ships and
at other commands.
USNMT also conducts the annual All
Navy (East and West) Rifle and Pistol
Championships, in which the top 100 Sail-
ors who have fired qualifying scores in
fleet matches compete. As members of the
rifle and pistol teams, the top 20 Sailors
from each coast represent the Navy in the
annual Inter Service (I/S) Rifle and Pistol
Matches, where the “best of the best”
come to compete from the Army, Navy,
Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
This year’s I/S Pistol Championships will
be held June 14-21 at Fort Benning, Ga.,
while the I/S Rifle Championships will be
July 15-23 at Marine Corps Base Quan-
tico, Va. The Civilian Marksmanship
Program’s National Rifle and Pistol
Matches and the National Rifle Associa-
tion’s National Rifle and Pistol Champi-
onships are held in July and August at
Camp Perry, Ohio.
Both fleet matches begin with classroom
and range training to familiarize shooters
of all skill levels with safety and proper
practices on the range as well as the fun-
damentals of marksmanship. Then the
shooting starts. There are warm-up match-
es before the 1000-point rifle matches fired
at distances of 200, 300 and 500 yards and
the 1000 point pistol matches fired one-
handed from 25 and 50 yards.
Competitors also shoot in both pistol
and rifle excellence-in-competition (EIC)
matches. EIC competitions are qualifica-
tion matches in which competitors earn
“leg points” toward the Distinguished
Marksman and the Distinguished Pistol
Shot badges.
“We want to get the word out to every-
body,” said Glancey. “We want more new
shooters to come out and participate in
the matches.”
Sailors do not have to be experienced
shooters to benefit from competitive
shooting, nor do they even need to own
firearms.
Throughout the match season, Naval
Sea Systems Command Crane Division
provides an armorer’s van with match
grade rifles, pistols, ammunition and a
workshop where a group of veteran gun-
smiths build and maintain these precision
firearms for Navy shooters. They even
have all the small gear for matches like
spotting scopes, shooting coats, mats and
folding stools used to carry gear up and
down the 600-yard rifle range.
“Most shooters buy their own gear once
they get involved in the sport, but if you
don’t already own the guns and gear, it’s
best to try competing before you buy so
you’re sure of getting what you need,”said
Lt. Eric Palmer, the West Coast match
director who got his start like most Navy
shooters — he heard about a match and
decided he wanted to shoot.
“We’ve had shooters shoot their whole
careers with a van rifle,”said Master Chief
Utilities Constructionman Scott Hancock.
“They just keep track of the rifle number
and shoot the same one at every match.”
The Navy Marksmanship Team is not
a commissioned unit of the Navy. It has
no unit identification code and there are
no billets. Team leadership is a collateral
duty, and team membership is entirely
voluntary. The Navy team doesn’t hire
professional shooters like the Army
Marksmanship Unit, and it doesn’t have
permanent change of station assignments
like the Marine Corps team. It is made
entirely of Sailors who love to shoot and
want to compete.
To join the Navy shooting team and
shoot in either of the Fleet matches, in-
terested shooters need to check the mes-
sages at www.usnst.org and contact their
commands to request orders to attend.
Navy Marksmanship Team seeks members
Photo by MC1 WilliaM lovelady / U.S. Navy
Lt. Eric Palmer calls shot corrections as GM1 Aaron Stempeck fires from the 300-yard line
during the Infantry Trophy Match at the 2009 National Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp
Perry, Ohio. During the competition, each six-man team fires a total of 384 rounds from
distances of 600, 500, 300 and 200 yards in a time limit of 50 seconds per firing line.
The national matches have been held at Camp Perry since 1907.
Ventura County Library’s READ
Adult Literacy Program is looking for
adult volunteers who would like to help
other adults improve their reading and
writing skills. No teaching experience
is required, and the training is free.
The next training series starts Feb. 13
and runs from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ray
D. Prueter Library in Port Hueneme.
At the conclusion of the training, tu-
tors will meet one-on-one with an Eng-
lish-speaking adult learner for a few
hours each week at the library.
For more information visit the li-
brary’s website at www.vencolibrary.
org/adultlit/tutor or call the READ of-
fice at (805) 677-7160.
Library literacy program
needs tutors
Celebrating the 71-year history of the
U.S. Navy Seabees and 146 years of the
U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, the
annual Seabee Ball will be held Satur-
day, March 9, at the Ronald Reagan
Library in Simi Valley.
The dinner and celebration are from
7 p.m. to midnight. A cocktail hour
begins at 6 p.m. Military attire is dinner
dress blues or black tie, with formal
evening wear for civilians.
Ticket prices are: E1-E4, $25 per per-
son; E5-E6 and GS8 and below, $35;
E7-O2 and GS9-11, $60; O3-O4 and
GS12-13, $65; O5 and GS14 and above,
$70. All retirees, enlisted or officers, are
$60 per person.
Contact your command Seabee Ball
representative or Lt. Jovaughn Ewing
at (805) 982-3620 for tickets.
Seabee Ball scheduled
for March 9
Child and Youth Programs at Naval
Base Ventura County is looking for
coaches and referees for youth sports.
Children 3 to 12 years old are par-
ticipating in a winter soccer league dur-
ing February and March, and volun-
teers are currently needed in that sport.
Those interested in helping with any
youth sports program should call An-
thony Unchangco, youth sports coor-
dinator for the base, at (805) 982-5460
or email him at nbvcyouthsports@
gmail.com.
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By CE1 Jason Bridwell
NMCB 5
DIEGO GARCIA, British Indian
Ocean Territory — The commander of
Navy Facilities Engineering Command
(NAVFAC) Far East, Capt. Don Chan-
dler, visited Diego Garcia to tour sites
with the new contractor G4S San Juan
during a major contract renewal the
week of January 15.
During his visit he held a luncheon
with all of the Seabees currently on the
island, including those in Public Works,
Self Help and members of Naval Mo-
bile Construction Battalions 5 and
74.
At the time of his arrival, the two
battalions were conducting a turnover
for two major quality-of-life projects
affecting military, civilian and contract
employees working and residing on the
island.
During the lunch, Chandler asked to
tour the contractor living unit (CLU)
currently under construction.
Seabees from both battalions accom-
panied him during the tour and also
showed him the future location for the
next CLU that is set to begin construc-
tion soon.
Seabee battalions carry out these
projects as part of construction readi-
ness operations to learn new engineer-
ing skills and maintain core proficien-
cies while enhancing infrastructure on
military bases worldwide.
NAVFAC Far East commander meets with Seabees on Diego Garcia
By Lt. j.g. Joshua Olson
NMCB 5
The main body of Naval Mo-
bile Construction Battalion
(NMCB) 5 arrived in Okinawa,
Japan, Jan. 18 to relieve the
Gulfport, Miss.-based NMCB
74 and begin their scheduled
six-month deployment.
The group had been sched-
uled to arrive a day earlier, but
a mechanical issue was discov-
ered on their aircraft during a
refueling stop. That kept them
overnight while the aircraft was
being repaired. The Seabees ar-
rived at Kadena Air Base in
Okinawa the next day and
moved on to Camp Shields,
where the deployed battalion
headquarters is located.
During the deployment
NMCB 5 will send detachments
to at least 17 exercises and mis-
sions across the U.S. Pacific
Command (PACOM) area of
responsibility. Projects will in-
clude humanitarian assistance
and disaster relief, theater se-
curity cooperation, camp main-
tenance and construction read-
iness operations.
NMCB 5’s advance party ar-
rived Jan. 3. Over the next two
weeks, Seabees from NMCB 5
and NMCB 74 conducted a
turnover of all projects, pro-
cesses, materials and equipment
on Camp Shields. The turnover
ended Jan. 14, when the com-
mander of the 30th Naval Con-
struction Regiment, Capt. Rod-
ney Moore, presided over a
ceremony transferring author-
ity of Camp Shields fromCmdr.
David McAlister, NMCB 74
commanding officer, to Cmdr.
Peter Maculan, NMCB 5’s
commanding officer.
With turnover completed and
the main body on camp, the
Seabees of NMCB 5 were ready
to get to work.
“Through all the preparation
and planning, NMCB 5 troops
displayed the highest of hopes
and aspirations for this PA-
COMdeployment,”said NMCB
5’s chaplain, Lt. Matthew Ri-
ley.
Those staying at Camp
Shields will receive a cultural
awareness and area orientation
brief from Commander, Fleet
Activities Okinawa staff. Given
the current mood of many Jap-
anese locals in the wake of
some headline-making inci-
dents involving alleged crimes
by U.S. service members, one
NMCB 5 Sailor said she appre-
ciates the importance of the
brief.
“This brief will make sure
Sailors have an understanding
of the policies that are in place
in Japan,” said Logistics Spe-
cialist 1st Class Lydia Franklin.
“It will help them to better un-
derstand the Japanese culture
and beliefs.”
NMCB 5 begins 6-month Pacific Command deployment
Photo by Lt. j.g. joshua oLson / nMCb 5
CAMP SHIELDS, Okinawa, Japan — Seabees from Naval Mobile
Construction Battalion 5 work together to unload bags at Camp Shields.
While some bags stay at the camp for the duration of the deployment,
others are being sorted and reloaded back onto the vehicles for the
personnel moving on from Camp Shields to detachment sites around
the Pacific.
u.s. navy Photo
CAMP SHIELDS, Okinawa, Japan — The Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion (NMCB) 5 colors are raised for the first time during the camp
turnover ceremony between NMCB 74 and NMCB 5.
Photo by Lt. j.g. joshua oLson /
nMCb 5
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa,
Japan — Seabees from the main
body of Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion 5 board buses headed
for Camp Shields, Okinawa.
Seabees will head
out to 17 different
missions, exercises
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By CECN Quennie May Bumatay
NMCB 5
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan
— Seabees from Naval Mobile Construc-
tion Battalion (NMCB) 5 are in the Philip-
pines to renovate a building for the Aplaya
Elementary School as part of a construc-
tion civic activity detail (CCAD) in Baran-
gay Tagburos, Puerto Princesa City, Pala-
wan.
In its current state, the 24-by-56-foot,
two-roommasonry building has wood and
plant-woven walls with a bare dirt floor.
This project will greatly improve the build-
ing by installing prefabricated steel trusses,
concrete columns, a corrugated metal roof,
gutters, metal doors and a hardiflex drop
ceiling.
The detail will also stucco and paint the
structure’s exterior tomatchthe other exist-
ing buildings at the school.
According to school principal Macaria
Peloto Camacho, the finished project will
have a significant impact to the neighbor-
hood, particularly to the 651 students and
20 teachers who attend and work at the
school.
“The constructionof newclassrooms will
greatly benefit the students, teachers and
the entire neighborhood,” Camacho said,
adding that the school currently does not
have enough classrooms to accommodate
all of the students.
“We have to divide the classes into morn-
ing and afternoon sessions in order to have
room for all the children in the neighbor-
hood,” she said.
Teachers said they were appreciative of
the efforts.
“I am very grateful for all the work that
the U.S. military has been doing for us,”
said Jovelyn Mulato, one of the school’s
third-grade teachers. “It is indeeda blessing
for this community.”
Seabees conduct CCAD operations like
this one in order to demonstrate U.S. com-
mitment, develop enduring relationships,
improve public infrastructure for the deliv-
ery of essential services and strengthen
local institutions with host and partner na-
tions around the world.
NMCB 5 renovating school
in Palawan, Philippines
EOCNMark Teri Bascon, assigned to Naval Mobile
Construction Battalion 5, operates a Skid-steer
to move earth and fill around the construction
site at the Aplaya Elementary School.
SW3 Helen Jocson of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 cuts rebar as part of the Aplaya Elementary
building renovation project.
Photos by CECN QuENNiE May buMatay / N
CE3 Jordan Lund, right, cuts plywood while BU3 Brandon Shortridge provides support. The Seabees from
Mobile Construction Battalion 5 make up the construction civic action detail (CCAD) Philippines, whose current
is renovating a masonry classroom building for the Aplaya Elementary School in the Palawan province. Se
conduct CCAD operations like this one in order to demonstrate U.S. commitment, develop enduring relation
improve public infrastructure for the delivery of essential services and strengthen local institutions with ho
partner nations around the world.
BU1 Terrell Harris, left, and BU3 Brandon Shortridge, both assigned to Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion 5, shoot the elevations for the two-room school building renovation project at Aplaya
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SW3 Helen Jocson of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 cuts rebar as part of the Aplaya Elementary School
building renovation project.
Photos by CECN QuENNiE May buMatay / NMCb 5
CE3 Jordan Lund, right, cuts plywood while BU3 Brandon Shortridge provides support. The Seabees from Naval
Mobile Construction Battalion 5 make up the construction civic action detail (CCAD) Philippines, whose current project
is renovating a masonry classroom building for the Aplaya Elementary School in the Palawan province. Seabees
conduct CCAD operations like this one in order to demonstrate U.S. commitment, develop enduring relationships,
improve public infrastructure for the delivery of essential services and strengthen local institutions with host and
partner nations around the world.
By Lt. j.g. Jonathan Kim
NMCB 5
CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Seabees
assigned to Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion (NMCB) 5 arrived in Chiang
Mai, Thailand, Jan. 19 to begin construc-
tion of a schoolhouse at the Ban Piang
Rat School.
The Seabees are working alongside the
Royal Thai Air Force to complete the proj-
ect as part of Exercise Cobra Gold
2013.
Exercise Cobra Gold is an annual joint
multinational exercise conducted in the
Kingdom of Thailand that is designed to
improve joint and multinational opera-
tions, including humanitarian civic assis-
tance events.
One of the byproducts of the Chiang
Mai school project is that the Seabees get
to learn more about the Thai culture and
build relationships with the people.
“It is super important to me to get to
know them and know their culture,” said
Builder Constructionman Brittany Bar-
low. “I am looking forward to making a
difference in the community and leaving
something behind for them to remem-
ber.”
In addition to Seabees from NMCB 5
and the Royal Thai Air Force, Malaysian
Army Construction Engineers and Ten-
tara Nasional Indonesia will take part in
the exercise. Through this collaboration,
the Seabees will continue to build relation-
ships with their Thai, Malaysian and In-
donesian equivalents through various
construction projects and cultural interac-
tion.
“I look forward to working with Thai
counterparts and strengthening our in-
teroperability between our forces,” said
Chief Steelworker Mike Bonifer, detach-
ment assistant officer in charge. “We wel-
come the opportunity to experience the
Thai culture.”
Cobra Gold has Seabees working with Thai counterparts
Above, Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 play soccer with local Thai
children near the site of a new school building project for the Ban Piang Rat School. At left, BU3
Travis Klawonn helps pour concrete for the school foundation.
Photos by Lt. j.g. joNathaN KiM / NMCb 5
BU1 Moses Silva, working with the Royal Thai Air Force, builds posts for the site perimeter of a new school building for the Ban Piang Rat School. The
Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 are participating in the project as part of Exercise Cobra Gold, an annual Thai-U.S. co-sponsored
joint and multinational exercise whose participating nations include the Kingdom of Thailand, United States, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Republic of
Korea and Malaysia.
BU2 John Llewellyn of Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion 5 ties wire to make a rebar cage with
a member of the Royal Thai Air Force for a new
school building.
I am looking forward
to making a difference
in the community and
leaving something
behind for them to
remember.
— BUCN Brittany Barlow
NMCB 5
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The deadline is Feb. 22 for students
to apply for the Scholarships for Mili-
tary Children Program. Applicants can
go online through www.commissaries.
com or more directly at www.mili-
taryscholar.org to download applica-
tions.
The program, administered by the
Fisher House, awards at least $1,500 at
each commissary. To apply, the student
must be a dependent, unmarried child
of a service member on active duty or a
reservist, guardsman, retiree or survivor
of a military member who died while on
active duty or survivor of a retiree. The
applicant must be younger than 21 — or
23 if enrolled as a full-time student at a
college or university.
Applications must be turned in to a
commissary by close of business Feb.
22. Applicants, as well as their sponsor,
must be enrolled in the Defense Enroll-
ment Eligibility Reporting System da-
tabase and have a valid military ID card.
The applicant must also be planning to
attend or already attending an accred-
ited college or university, full time, in
the fall of 2013 or be enrolled in a pro-
gram of studies designed to transfer
directly into a four-year program.
Also, applicants must submit an essay
on the topic, “Please discuss in detail
how one of the first ladies (since 1933)
has made an impact on a social issue in
the United States.” Details are at http://
www.militaryscholar.org.
For more information, contact schol-
arship managers at 856-616-9311 or
email them at militaryscholar@scholar-
shipmanagers.com.
Scholarship for Military Children application deadline Feb. 22
An Air Force chief select
whose family lives in Newbury
Park and shops at the commis-
sary at Naval Base Ventura
County (NBVC) was one of only
two service members nationwide
to win a free trip to Hawaii
through the online “Trips for
Troops” sweepstakes sponsored
by King’s Hawaiian Bread.
Senior Master Sgt. Chad Lew-
is of Air Education and Training
and his wife, Deborah, won the
seven-day, six-night trip to Oahu
but chose to instead accept a
check for $2,400, the value of
the vacation. They’re consider-
ing an Alaskan cruise instead.
The Lewises have lived in
Newbury Park since 1998 and
have five children, ranging in
age from 30 to 11.
“Trips for Troops” ran June 1
through Oct. 31 of last year.
There were two winners — one
from the East Coast and one
from the West. Shoppers at any
of the 214 commissaries in the
continental United States could
enter the sweepstakes.
Lewis said his wife called up
the sweepstakes on the comput-
er after a trip to the commis-
sary.
“She handed me the iPad and
told me to fill out the form,” he
said. “We never win anything.”
But this time was different.
Store director Velma Siler said
she was especially pleased that
someone on active duty won.
“I think it’s always good when
our sales representatives can
contribute something special for
our military,” she said.
NBVC shopper wins sweepstakes
The commissary at Naval
Base Ventura County recycles
42,000 pounds of cardboard
each month — part of the
63,000 tons recycled each year
by commissaries Navywide in
an effort to save the environ-
ment and generate funds to
build new stores.
“Personally, I feel a moral
sense of doing the right thing
for the environment and for
our future,” said Velma Siler,
director of the Port Hueneme
Commissary. “Keeping waste
out the landfills and main-
taining the planet for our
grandchildren — taking re-
sponsibility is always a good
thing.”
All across the Navy, card-
board used to ship products
to commissaries is not thrown
away but is collected by store
workers and sold to recycling
companies. Money generated
from those sales — $5.33 mil-
lion in fiscal 2012 — goes to
the surcharge fund of the De-
fense Commissary Agency
(DeCA), which goes directly
to build and renovate com-
missaries.
“It’s a great ecosystem!”
said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA
director and CEO. “As a De-
partment of Defense agency,
good environmental steward-
ship is a big part of our mis-
sion of providing the commis-
sary benefit. Our recycling
efforts directly benefit our
customers through the sur-
charge funds generated that
go to maintain commissaries
around the world.”
The process used by com-
missaries in fiscal 2012 was 70
percent efficient, meaning
that 70 percent of all recy-
clable material brought into
stores got recycled, according
to Mark Leeper, a DeCA en-
vironmental engineer. It sur-
passed the agency’s recycling
goal of 55 percent and its
stretch goal of 60,000 tons.
Leeper said the increase in
the amount recycled is the
result of the overall awareness
of the program among com-
missary employees and the
benefit it provides. Also, the
agency is using an improved
reporting system, which al-
lows DeCA to capture more
data of the recycling efforts
at all commissaries world-
wide.
“This reflects the culture in
which DeCA operates, one
that takes into consideration
the big picture of benefits
gained through environmen-
tally friendly actions,” Leeper
said. “The stores, and the
diligent efforts of their em-
ployees who have caught the
vision, make the program
work.”
Cardboard recycling
program big part of
commissary’s efforts
Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
Mani Quinones, middle left, presents a check for $2,400 to Senior Master Sgt. Chad Lewis of the Air Force,
who shops at the commissary at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. Quinones is the vice president of
field sales for Finnegan International Sales, which represents King’s Hawaiian, the sponsor of the commissary
sweepstakes that Lewis and his wife won. Looking on are, left, Estella Craven, commissary support clerk, and,
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Help when you need it.
The Fleet & Family
Support Center
February is designated as “Transition
Month”for Navy Fleet &Family Support
Centers. To most people, transition means
a week of “TAP class”or a pre-separation
checklist, but transitioning out of the
military successfully entails a much more
in-depth process.
The past few months, FFSC has seen
quite a few changes — or “transitions”
— of its own, mainly the switch from the
old “TAP class” into the new Transition
Goals, Plan, Succeed (GPS) program. This
weeklong class has been revamped as part
of the Veterans Opportunity to Work
(VOW) Act, which was signed by President
Barack Obama in November of 2011, and
the Veterans Employment Initiative. It’s
an effort to decrease veterans’ unemploy-
ment rates and increase their chances of
success in the civilian workforce.
Career Readiness Standards have been
developed and incorporated into Transi-
tion GPS to ensure that service members
are adequately prepared and have the
highest possible chance at a successful
future.
The programincludes a four-hour work-
shop on Veterans Affairs benefits, as well
as modules on translating military experi-
ence into equivalent civilian terms and
personal financial planning.
The newly extended three-day Depart-
ment of Labor Employment Workshop
consists of job search strategies and inter-
view techniques, as well as federal and
corporate resume writing skills.
Most notably, a new mandatory atten-
dance requirement ensures that all service
members have the time to process the up-
coming changes in their lives and create a
plan of action to achieve their employ-
ment and educational goals.
During GPS, service members will de-
velop an Individual Transition Plan (ITP)
to assess their own transition needs and
outline the major steps to consider during
this process. The ITPhelps attendees make
a plan of action to achieve post-military
employment or pursue further educa-
tion.
Later this summer, two-day optional
tracks will be phased in. The three separate
courses available will be the vocational/
technical track, presented by Veterans Af-
fairs; the entrepreneurial track, taught by
the Small Business Administration; and
the educational track.
The concluding piece of the transition
puzzle is the CAPSTONE event that will
be implemented to ensure that all the Ca-
reer Readiness Standards have been met,
referrals and resources provided and ques-
tions answered so that the service member
is as prepared as possible for a successful
separation or retirement.
Transition GPS class is offered at least
twice a month. It is recommended that
service members attend 12 months before
separation and up to 24 months before
retirement.
Service members can register for Tran-
sition GPS through their command career
counselor.
For more information, contact the Fleet
& Family Support Center at 805-982-
5037.
— Kirstin Davy is the transitions coordinator
for the FFSC at Naval Base Ventura County.
New focus helps Sailors transition into life outside Navy
Transitions
with Kirstin
Davy
FFSC
Toll-free appointment scheduling ser-
vice: 1-866-923-6478, call 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Personal, marital, fam-
ily counseling; financial management;
spouse employment; transition assistance;
relocation assistance; life skills workshops
are available at the Fleet and Family Sup-
port Center. Now with three locations:
NBVC Point Mugu, Bldg. 225 next to the
chapel, 989-8146; NBVC Port Hueneme,
Bldg. 1169 behind NEX, 982-5037; Ca-
marillo, Catalina Heights military housing
complex, 913B Calle la Roda, 982-5037.
All classes at Port Hueneme unless oth-
erwise noted. Call 982-5037 for more in-
formation. Child care option available
with prior registration.
Career Support and Retention
(Register for TAP classes with your
Command Career Counselor)
• Transition Assistance Program —
GPS: Mondays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. daily, Feb. 11-15; Feb. 25-March
1.
• Advancement Seminars: Do you need
help preparing for the enlisted advance-
ment exam? We can teach you test-taking
tips and study skills to improve your
chances to of success! Thurs., Feb. 7, 1
to 3 p.m., Point Mugu; Thurs., Feb. 14,
1 to 3 p.m., Port Hueneme.
• Interview Skills: Prepare for your job
interview, learn about the interview pro-
cess and conduct mock interviews. Tues.,
Feb. 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
• Excel Basics: Learn how to use Mi-
crosoft Office Excel 2007 software for
both personal and professional use. Fri.,
Feb. 8, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Point Mugu;
Wed., Feb. 27, 2 to 4 p.m., Port Huen-
eme.
• Spouse & Family Employment Work-
shop: Learn important job search skills,
resume basics and more! Wed., Feb. 13,
9 to 11 a.m., Camarillo.
• Federal Employment & Résumé:
Learn about resumes, relevant websites
and application process for federal jobs.
Fri., Feb. 22, 9:15 to 11 a.m.
• Corporate Resume Writing: Cutting-
edge resume techniques on how to suc-
cessfully present your skills. Fri., Feb. 22,
7:30 to 9 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 25, 5 to 7
p.m.
• Starting a Small Business with SBA
and SCORE: Learn the practical steps
to creating your own business, local re-
sources, financing options. Thurs., Feb.
20, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
• Job Fair Preparation: Learn how to
prepare for the March 13 Job Fair and
gain a competitive edge! Thurs., Feb. 28,
5 to 7 p.m.
• NBVC Job Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, Duke’s, Port Hue-
neme.
Deployment Support
• Individual Augmentee (IA) Family
Connection: Whether this is your first or
21st experience in IA, join other family
members and meet with spouses of de-
ployed service members. Share your
knowledge of how to thrive during this
experience. Thurs., Feb. 21, 4 to 5 p.m.
Command Liaison
The Fleet &Family Support Center can
provide services at your location . Call the
FFSC command liaison at 982-3159 or
email Sandra.Lyle@navy.mil.
Operation Prepare
• General information: 982-6251.
• Disaster Preparedness: Be informed,
have a plan and make a kit. Come and
learn what emergencies are likely in Ven-
tura County and how to better prepare
yourself and your families. Thurs., Feb.
21, 4 to 5 p.m., Port Hueneme.
Relocation Assistance
• General information: 982-3726.
• Welcome Aboard: For incoming ser-
vice members and their families. Receive
information about military and commu-
nity resources. Tues., Feb. 7, 2 to 4 p.m.,
Camarillo.
• Married to the Military: Learn about
military benefits, family programs, and
Navy jargon and customs. Tues., Feb. 19;
5 to 7 p.m., Port Hueneme; Thurs., Feb.
28, 2 to 4 p.m., Camarillo.
• Smooth Move: Make your PCS move
easy, simple and smooth. Save money, and
learn about all your entitlements. Wed.,
Feb. 13, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
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The Fleet & Family
Support Center
Ombudsman
• General information: 982-6251.
New Parent Support
• In-home visitations available for chil-
dren up to 36 months. Call 805-982-4130
for more information.
• New Mamas Support Circle: For ex-
pecting mamas and mamas with babies
0–15 months old. Information, education
and support. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. No registration needed. Just
stop in!
• Playtime for Toddlers: An interactive
parent-toddler playgroup for babies 15-36
months. Tuesdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Midway
Community Center.
• Yoga Mamas: For expecting and new
mamas. a gentle stretch. Tuesdays, 12:30
to 1:45 p.m., Bee Fit Center.
• Brand New Baby (3-part series): 45
reasons why babies cry, and howto soothe
your newborn. Feb 14-28; 6 to 8:30
a.m.
Exceptional Family Member
• General information: 989-1682.
• EFMP Overview: Learn about the
program and how it can benefit you and
your family. Tues., Feb. 12; 3 to 4 p.m.
• Parent Support Network: A support
group for active and retired military fam-
ilies with special needs children. Share
local resources and get support. Wed., Feb.
13; 5 to 6 p.m.
Sexual Assault Prevention
and Response (SAPR)
• If you are a victim of sexual assault,
please call the 24-Hour DoDSafe Helpline
at 1-877-995-5247,
• SAPR Liaison Training: Command
liaisons facilitate communication between
command leadership and sexual assault
victims who opt for unrestricted reporting,
and they assist in the coordination of re-
sponse by working with SARC and other
responders. Mon., Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
• SAPR Point of Contact (POC) Initial
Training: Provides information and guid-
ance to assist commands in meeting De-
partment of Navy SAPRtraining require-
ments. Mon., Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to noon.
• SAPR Victim Advocate Refresher
Meeting: Training provides SAPR Victim
Advocates with five hours of refresher
training to apply to their annual require-
ments. Thurs., Feb. 28, 10 to 11 a.m.
Life Skills Workshops
• General information: 982-3102.
• Stress Management (4-part series):
Discuss and practice stress reduction tech-
niques with a focus on your choice of
work, home and personal issues. Wed.,
Feb. 13-22, 9 to 11 a.m.
Victim Advocate Services
• Victim advocates can conduct safety
planning; assist with obtaining emergen-
cy shelter and housing; assist in obtaining
protective orders; provide information on
reporting options, as well as divorce or
custody; provide information on transi-
tional compensation and make referrals
to community agencies. Call 982-5037 to
speak to an advocate.
Financial Management
• One-on-one financial counseling avail-
able. Topics include money management,
home buying, car buying, retirement plan-
ning and financial planning for deploy-
ment. Call 982-3159 for appointment.
• Budgeting Basics: Learn the tools to
design your budget. Thurs, Feb. 21, 1 to
2:30 p.m., Camarillo.
Free Food Distribution
• Feb. 23, March 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Bldg. 19, near the Pleasant Valley Gate
on NBVC Port Hueneme behind Print
Shop on the loading dock. Bring a laundry
basket to carry your items. Food items
vary from month to month. One issue per
family. Bring LES; income guideline state-
ment available at distribution site. Eligibil-
ity: Active duty E-6 and below or spouse;
E-7 with two or more dependents; or a
custodian of a child who is a family mem-
ber of active duty personnel on deploy-
ment.
— Information: Sandy Lyle, command liaison,
at 982-3159 or email sandra.lyle@navy.mil.
Looking for employment? Then come
prepared to the Fleet & Family Support
Center (FFSC) job fair!
The Naval Base Ventura County
(NBVC) Spring Job Fair will be held
March 13 at Duke’s Place, Bldg. 1467, at
NBVC Port Hueneme from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. That’s plenty of time for individual
job seekers to speak with more than 50
employers. No registration is required.
It is highly recommended that each
individual be as prepared as possible for
this event. Not sure what that means?
FFSC is offering classes this month in
corporate and federal résumé writing,
interview skills and job fair preparation.
These workshops can prove vital in terms
of your overall success.
All classes are free. Registration is re-
quired. Check the listings on Page 23
under “Career Support and Retention”
for dates, and call 805-982-5037 to reg-
ister.
We will help you prepare!
FFSC classes help get you ready for March 13 job fair
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Both the Port Hueneme and Point
Mugu pools at Naval Base Ventura
County have resumed regular winter
hours.
The Port Hueneme Seabreeze Aquat-
ic Center, which was closed for repairs,
is now open Monday through Friday
from 6 to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information, call
(805) 982-4752.
The Point Mugu Pool is open Mon-
day through Friday from 6 to 8 a.m.
and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For information, call 805-989-
7788.
Both pools are closed Saturdays,
Sundays and holidays.
NBVC pools resume
winter hours
There’s still time to register for the
Bee-Fit Wellness Center’s Biggest Los-
er program. The 10-week contest began
Feb. 4, but people can still sign up
through Feb. 25; it will just be harder
to win. Sign-ups are at the Bee-Fit, next
to the Warfield Gymat Naval Base Ven-
tura County, Port Hueneme.
It costs $50 to register for the pro-
gram, which includes small-group per-
sonal training. Weigh-ins are every
Monday from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Everyone
pays $1 at every weigh-in. If the weight
stays the same, there’s a $1 penalty.
There’s also a $1 penalty for each pound
gained. If a contestant misses a weigh-
in, there’s a $3 penalty, and there’s a $5
penalty for missing a personal training
session unless 24-hour notice is re-
ceived.
The final weigh-in is April 15. Infor-
mation: 805-982-2589.
Registration continues
for Biggest Loser contest
Saving energy at Naval Base Ventura
County (NBVC) saves money — and sav-
ing money saves jobs.
During these tough fiscal times, reduc-
ing utility costs is often overlooked as a
great way to put funds back into the bud-
get. Every dollar saved froma light turned
off, a computer shut down, a leak fixed
or a thermostat set a few degrees lower is
a dollar that can be reallocated to opera-
tions and personnel. This means that every
person at NBVC has the ability to affect
how much money gets spent on utilities
on base every day.
You can help or hinder the effort to re-
duce the Navy’s utility bill.
Right now, NBVC spends more than
$10 million on electricity and gas annu-
ally to keep the lights on, the computers
running and our operations functioning
smoothly. This is a huge line item in the
budget. Just think: Reducing this bill by
only 10 percent could free up more than
$1 million to be used elsewhere.
This highlights the best thing about our
utility expense: We have the power to re-
duce it without hindering anyone’s job or
the operation.
So, in tough fiscal times, let’s work to
attack this line item first. Do your part to
save energy and money.
• Turn off your computer every night
after work.
• Turn off lights in unused rooms.
• Ensure the heat and/or air condition-
ing is not running unchecked.
• Notify the NBVCenergy teamor pub-
lic works of any energy or water wasting
issues.
Reducing utility bill saves base money
By Alyce Moncourtois
NSWC PHD Command Communications
The National Defense Industrial Asso-
ciation (NDIA) has named John Aldis of
Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hue-
neme Division (NSWC PHD) as the 2012
CivilianTester of the Year for his outstand-
ing work as Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)
mine countermeasures test director.
Aldis said he was “elated and honored”
to receive the award.
“Of course, just like any great endeavor,
youachieve success only as a team,”he said.
“The collaborative efforts between NSWC
Port Hueneme, NSWCPanama City, HX-
21 Aviation Detachment and the USS In-
dependence (LCS2) officers andcrewmade
this possible.”
Aldis is noted for his superior leadership
and demonstrated test and evaluation ex-
pertise in the planning and execution of
the LCS Mine Countermeasure Mission
(MCM) Package Development Test Pro-
gram aboard USS Independence (LCS 2).
He was selected by the NAVSEAProgram
Executive Office Littoral Combat Ship,
Mission Modules Program Office, to exe-
cute the first-ever mine countermeasures
developmental test aboard an LCS. The
work conducted by his team has been
critical in the advancement of the U.S.
Navy’s mine countermeasures capability.
“Mine countermeasures testing is so im-
portant to the future of the U.S. Navy be-
cause of the aging MCMfleet,”Aldis said,
“and I amvery proud to have a role in this
effort.”
NSWC PHD mine-countermeasure expert lauded
Photo by Alyce Moncourtois / ncWc PhD
John Aldis of Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division has been named the
2012 Civilian Tester of the Year by the National Defense Industrial Association.
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“I’mabsolutely thrilled to be back,”said
Cheng, who reported to the squadron
Sept. 10 and officially became Blue Angel
No. 8, the events coordinator, after about
two months of training.
Dressed in his snappy blue flight suit,
also bearing his name, Cheng laughed
about being Chamberlain’s personal tour
guide, pointing out the Camarillo Airport
and the strawberry fields as they flew in
to Point Mugu.
“They’re really good strawberries,” he
told his pilot.
As the events coordinator, Cheng visits
every air show site prior to performance
dates. In 2013, the Blue Angels will give
full performances at 33 sites, the first one
being March 13 in El Centro, the last be-
ing Nov. 2 in Pensacola, Fla., their home
base.
Cheng and Chamberlain flew in from
San Francisco, where they’ll performOct.
12 and 13, and went on to El Centro after
their air show meeting in Point Mugu.
“At each meeting, we discuss the logis-
tics of putting together a safe air show,”
Cheng explained. “We get all the details
ironed out.”
The Blue Angels have not performed at
the base since 1999. They were scheduled
for the 2005 air show but could not per-
form because of fog.
“It’s very exciting for me personally to
be coming back here,” Cheng said. “It’s
been quite some time since the Blue Angels
have been able to perform here, so this is
exciting.”
The squadron is the brainchild of Adm.
Chester Nimitz, who, as chief of naval
operations, decided in 1946 that the Navy
needed a flight exhibition team to raise
the public’s interest in naval aviation and
to boost Navy morale.
Today, six F/A-18 Hornets perform in
each show, flying as close as 18 inches to
one another during some maneuvers. An
estimated 11 million spectators see the
squadron each year at air shows, and an-
other 50,000 visit with the Blue Angels
during hospital and school visits.
Most recently, the Blue Angels flewtheir
support aircraft, a C-130 Hercules nick-
named “Fat Albert,” into Joint Base Mc-
Guire-Dix-Lakehurst in Wrightstown,
N.J., to deliver toys to Superstorm Sandy
victims.
This year’s air show at Naval Base
Ventura County, Point Mugu, will take
place Sept. 28 and 29. Look for a story
related to the air show in each edition
of The Lighthouse until the Sept. 19
special air show edition.
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Air show planning under way
ditions these guys are working in on the
ship. We need to design simply to make
it as easy as possible for them to oper-
ate.”
Shane Axness, Josh Carter, Tom Kun-
kel and Keegan Ryan spent two days and
one night aboard USS Preble (DDG-88)
in January.
Carter, who has worked as a chemist
in the NAWCWD Weapons and Energet-
ics Department (4.7) for about four
years, said participating in the STS pro-
gram was one of the most valuable ex-
periences he’s had at the Weapons Divi-
sion.
“You can read about things all you
want, but it means so much more to ac-
tually see it for yourself,” he said. “I will
draw on this experience for a long time.
My work here is stimulating and reward-
ing; it’s even more so now.”
Carter designs new propellants and
explosives in the Energetics Research
Division. He said this visit to USS Pre-
ble gave him a morale boost an an in-
creased sense of purpose.
“I came back with a new appreciation
for what the Sailors, our ultimate cus-
tomer, go through, as well as an in-
creased awareness of the demanding
environment on the ship,” Carter said.
Axness, an aerospace engineer work-
ing with the Tomahawk team, said the
value of his two-day visit to the Preble
was comparable to that of a multi-month
Engineer and Science Developmental
Program tour.
“It was very helpful to see where our
products go and how they are handled
on the ship,” Axness said. “It was espe-
cially beneficial to see where our require-
ments come from.”
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through March 29 for training, has been
suspended due to funding issues.
In addition, the 43rd Annual Collab-
orative Electronic Warfare Symposium,
which would have brought about 200
military, government, academic and in-
dustry leaders to NBVC Point Mugu Jan.
29-31, was canceled.
Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD)
Ashton Carter issued a memo to all mili-
tary departments Jan. 10 addressing bud-
getary uncertainties in fiscal year 2013.
The memo ordered an immediate civil-
ian hiring freeze and a curtailment of
travel, training and conferences, except for
mission-critical activities.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Elder,
the president of the Association of Old
Crows, referenced Carter’s memo in an-
nouncing the cancellation of the electron-
ic warfare symposium.
“We understand that the DSD memo
is affecting a majority of our community
with their budgetary planning and ability
to travel to conferences,” he wrote. “Due
to the difficulty posed to our speakers and
government attendees, this conference will
be rescheduled in January 2014.”
The Association of Old Crows, which
takes its name from a World War II code
reference, sponsors the symposium each
year in Ventura County. Last year’s event,
held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential
Library in Simi Valley, featured two ad-
mirals as guest speakers.
This year’s event, which had been slated
for the Point Mugu Theater, was to include
tours of the base, conducted by Naval Air
Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAW-
CWD), and the keynote speaker was to
be Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, commander of
NAWCWD and assistant commander for
Test and Evaluation, Naval Air Systems
Command.
Also scheduled to speak were the elec-
tronic warfare program officer for the Of-
fice of Naval Research, the commander
of the Navy’s airborne electronic attack
systems, a research analyst with the Joint
Electronic Attack Compatibility Office
and engineers fromthe Marine Corps and
Air Force.
Johns Hopkins University, the Georgia
Tech Research Institute, Raytheon, Envi-
sioneering, Curtiss-Wright Controls,
Agilent Technologies and ATK Defense
Electronics Systems had planned to send
speakers as well.
The Navy’s boxing programhad already
been scaled back before the Jan. 30 an-
nouncement that it was being canceled for
2013. The Navy Box-Off, a six-year tradi-
tion at NBVC that was scheduled for Jan.
26, was canceled at the start of the year
when it was announced that the Armed
Forces Boxing Championships wouldn’t
be taking place.
At that point, the focus switched to the
U.S. Nationals, with at least five Navy
boxers planning to come to the boxing
facility at NBVC’s Bee-Hive Gymto train
for that April 6 event in Spokane, Wash.
But with the travel curtailment, those
plans hit the ropes as well.
Fred Morgan, athletic director for NB-
VC’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation
program, said problems in the Navy’s box-
ing programecho organizational problems
in amateur boxing as a whole, culminating
in what he called “a lackluster perfor-
mance” by the United States in the 2012
Olympics.
“Add the serious injuries in the last three
years involving military boxers, then throw
in a low turnout of qualified boxers, and
you end up in the situation that we are in,”
he said. “To see the decline of the sport
at all levels is disheartening. Hopefully the
program can bring itself off the mat and
come back next year. But if not, we still
have a wonderful boxing facility for our
patrons.”
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events planned for early this year at nBVc canceled
Due to the difficulty
posed to our speakers
and government
attendees, this
conference will
be rescheduled in
January 2014.
— Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Elder,
president, Association of Old Crows
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In addition, the programis nowself-ser-
vice. Roving volunteers can help answer
questions, but they’re no longer available
to sit down and, one-on-one, prepare the
taxes for those who walk through the
door.
Instead of being in a classroom with
about 30 computers, the service is in a new
location where six laptops are available.
And hours have been reduced.
The center opened Wednesday, Jan. 30,
and while some didn’t mind the changes,
others were shocked.
“We’ve had a wide variety of reactions
today,”Carey said. “The young smart Sail-
ors jump in and get it pretty fast. The
older retired folks have had some chal-
lenges.”
Sal Gonzales, the legal assistance clerk
at the Region Legal Service Office, Detach-
ment Ventura, who has coordinated the
tax center on base since 2002, said the re-
action is understandable.
“Our full-service center was so success-
ful,” he said. “But at the same time, it is
important for people to know how to do
their own taxes and to learn what every-
thing stands for.”
New guidance came down in 2011 re-
quiring that all base tax centers convert to
self-service. Naval Base Ventura County
obtained a waiver in 2012, but not this
year.
The change means that for the first time
in at least a decade, the center is no longer
affiliated with Volunteer Income Tax As-
sistance (VITA), a non-profit effort by the
Internal Revenue Service to provide free
tax preparation to low-income families.
However, many of the volunteers who were
trained through VITA and worked at the
base center for many years have returned
this year to serve as roving volunteers.
It took awhile for Jeannette Binion, a
76-year-old widowof an Air Force retiree,
to understand the change. She walked into
the center at 10:40 a.m. on its opening day
and spotted the woman who has helped
her with her taxes for the last five years,
Cindy Begg of Oak View.
“Hers was the first tax return I ever did,”
Begg said.
But this time, Begg had to showher how
to fill out her own forms.
“It was terrible,” said Binion’s 75-year-
old sister, Shirley McGlinchy. “We’re not
computer literate. My sister doesn’t even
have a computer at home. When they told
her she had to get on a computer and do
it herself, she started crying.”
Begg helped Binion calm down and
slowly walked her through the process.
Together, they finished her return at 2
p.m.
“Some people need help to take care of
things like this, especially when you’ve lost
your husband,” McGlinchy said.
Gonzales and Begg agreed the center’s
clientele will probably be changing as the
tax season progresses.
“The center will best serve people who
can get on a computer and do the returns
themselves with minimum help,” Begg
said.
Gonzales added that people with com-
plicated returns, who don’t have an email
address or who want someone else to do
their returns for themshould find a VITA
center off base or go to a tax preparation
service — especially since the center has
fewer computers available this year and
shorter hours.
Amanda Shortridge, whose husband,
Builder 3rd Class Brandon Shortridge is
with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
5, found the center was perfect for her.
“It was super easy,” she said as she
packed up her paperwork. “If I’d known
it was going to be this easy I would have
done it at home. But it’s nice to have peo-
ple here to answer questions just in case.”
The tax center is in the 31st Seabee
Readiness Center complex at Harris Street
and 23rd Avenue, across from the credit
union. It’s in RoomD-104 of Building 103.
Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Sat-
urday.
For information, call Gonzales at 805-
982-4548.
Tax center changes get mixed reviews
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Photo by AndreA howry / Lighthouse
Jeannette Binion, left, relaxes after having completed her tax return at the tax center
located at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. With her is her sister, Shirley
McGlinchy. The women said they preferred the one-on-one help volunteers provided in
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8 yr old Male,
Chihuahua mix, 10 lbs.
PEEWEE
6.5 yr old Male,
Chihuahua mix, 13 lbs.
ZIVA
2 yr old Female,
Chihuahua, 5 lbs.
CINNAMON
8 yr old Female
Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
8 lbs.
SAILOR
6.5 yr old Male
Poodle Mix, 35 lbs.
Kit Kat
12 mo old Female
Chocolate Labrador
Retriever, 61 lbs
Lilly
6 mo old Female
long-hair Dachsund/
Norfolk Terrier mix, 8 lbs
Visit our website
for pics
samsimon
foundation.org
or call
(310)457-5898
VCS323235
AKC PUPPIES end up in
shelters too! Each litter of
pups means fewer homes
for them, their offspring,
and Shelter Pets through-
out Ventura County.
PLEASE, don’t breed
or buy while homeless
dogs die.
BE A HERO!
ADOPT a Shelter Pet
SPAY or NEUTER
your pets.
FREE & LOW COST
services a the Humane
Society of Ventura County.
Call 805-656-5043 for info &
appointments. hsvc.org
VCS323057
Cat’s & Kittens $125.00!
Sat & Sun 11-5 @ PetCo/Vta
& PH, 4160 Market & Donlon
805-485-8811 VCS323498
CHIHUAHUA (Male)
CHIWEENIE (Female)
Need Loving Home.
$100 for the pair.
805-443-6742 VCS323904
CHIHUAHUA
Purebred, Male, Registered,
1 year old, neutered $175.
Free Small Min Pin male
neutered to a good home.
805-827-8559
VCS322929
DACHSHUNDS AKC $500
661-769-8807 or 661-333-4697
www.aaapuppydogs.com
VCS322842
ENGLISH
LABRADOR
PUPPIES
*** ADORABLE ***
AKC, champion lines, xlnt
temperament, light cream
to dark fox red, shots, crate
training started. $500.
805-652-1397 VCS324076
FREE Female Pitbull, blue,
rescued from animal shelter.
Very calm & sweet.
805-660-3911 VCS323909
GOLDENDOODLE
PUPPIES
Adorable, family raised,
dew claws, micro chipped,
males, black, cream, light
gold. Taking Deposits.
$800. 805-368-2264
VCS323118
HAVANESE Really cute and
fun puppies. Male and
Female from $900.
www.myplayfulpuppy.com
805-320-1246 VCS323335
JACK RUSSELL PUPS
Farm raised, all shots,
male-$200, female-$250.
805-798-4940 VCS323189
LABRADOR Puppies AKC
blacks & yellows,
xlnt pedigree guar $700,
established since ‘69
brueggerlabradors.com
Near Magic Mountain
209-604-4445 VCS323135
PUG PUPPIES
AKC, Purebred, Males $200,
Females $500. Call
805-499-5410 VCS324102
Santa Paula Animal
Rescue Center
Lots of pups available.
Fox Terrier, Chi Mixed
and Cockapoo Mixed.
805-798-4878
VCS323428
SHIH TZU PUPPIES AKC
Beautiful color, small size
$500. www.lovelyshihtzu.com
805-415-8661 VCS323120
STANDARD MULTI
COLORED POODLES
AKC, 10 weeks, M & F,
Champion Blood Lines.
$990. Only Litter. Call
805-373-0667 VCS323427
Volunteers Needed
With Retail Experience.
Cats Cradle Rescue Thrift
Shop. Wed thru Sun 11a-5p
805-485-8811 VCS322747
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
for Santa Paula Animal
Rescue Center. All pet
lovers encouraged to
apply. 805-798-4878 or
805-525-8609 VCS323107
YORKIE - AKC - M & F
Beautiful Yorkie Puppies.
Microchipped. From $800.
www.myplayfulpuppy.com
805-320-1246 VCS323334
Admin
Oxnard Co. seeking an
Administrative Assistant
with a min of 5+ yr exp
with stable work history.
Proficient in Word,
Excel and Outlook. Job
duties include answering
phones, scheduling appts
and provide customer
assistance. Hours; M-F
7am- 4pm. Wages will be
based on experience.
Position includes;
benefits, 401k & bonus.
Email resumes to:
mmeyring@
lineagelogistics.com
VCS323546
Automotive
We’re Growing!
Established Ventura
County dealerships
accepting resumes for
Service Managers
(GM or Chrysler Exp.
Preferred), Advisors,
Technicians, Body Shop
Manager, Estimators and
Parts Managers.
Must be a self starter
with the drive to win.
Email confidential
resume to: automotive
carjobs@yahoo.com or fax
805-258-5102 VCS323674
Auto Sales
LOOKING FOR
A CAREER, NOT
JUST A JOB?
Immediate Sales positions
available. Guaranteed Sala-
ry aggressive pay plan,
401K full benefits, work for
a professional dealership in
the Thousand Oaks Auto
Mall that has been in busi-
ness 35 years.
Contact Jon at: 805-497-2711
kempfordto@aol.com
VCS323739
DIRECTV
is currently recruiting for
the following position in
Camarillo:
Administrative Support
Assistant
If you are not able to
access our website,
DIRECTV.com, mail
your resume & salary
requirements to:
DIRECTV, Attn: Talent
Acquisition, 161 Inverness
Drive West, Englewood,
CO 80112.
To apply online, visit:
www.directv.com/careers.
EOE. VCS323570
Jr. Accountant
Oxnard mobile comp. seeking a Jr. Acct to handle A/R &
A/P, rcvbls, paybls, GL, Inv, recon, exposure wit EDI &
Southware, exprt letr of crdt. Deg. In Acct prefrd. 5-7 yrs
exp., accurate a must. Email res. and Sal hist.
rosie.chavez@bossaudio.com
VCS323915
Tax Preparer
Per Diem Full time Tax
Season Only. Min 5 years
experience preparing
individual tax returns.
Fax: 818-991-0286
Email: Larry@nktaxes.com
Please no phone calls
email or fax resume only.
VCS323571
Oxnard Ag Company
seeking
FT Bookkeeper.
Bilingual, PC
experience a must.
Duties include A/P,
A/R, Payroll and
Clerical.
Fax Resume and
Salary history to
805.487.0711
VCS323683
Las Virgenes Municipal
Water District
Buyer, $4,838 - $5,993/mo.
APPLY BY: 2/18/13
(818) 251-2100 EOE
www.lvmwd.com
VCS324062
Computer
Amgen seeks Clinical Data
Management Systems Man-
ager.Reqs: Exp w/ Multiple
DB mgmt systs (Medidata
RAVE & Oracle Clinical;
SAS, PL/SQL languages &
UNIX environ; Base SAS,
SAS GRAPH, SAS Macro,
PC SAS, UNIX OS SAS,
SAS Business Intelligence,
Microsoft Project Plan
(MPP) HPQC, IVRS, ePRO
Solutions, FMEA & Fish
bone analysis; Data mgmt/
prog in Pharmaceutical or
biotech arena; & Project
mgmt & planning exp. Job
Site: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Send resume referencing
#8SNMVQ to: Global Mo-
bility, Amgen, Inc., One
Amgen Center Drive, Mail-
stop B36-2-C, Thousand
Oaks, CA 91320. No phone
calls or e-mails please.
Must be legally authorized
to work in the U.S. w/o
sponsorship. EOE.
VCS322651
Computers:
Principal IS Programmer
Analyst sought by Amgen
Inc. Reqs: Master’s & 6 yrs
exp; exp w/FDA reg envir,
Biztalk, Informatica, SOA
Srvc Mgr & Quality Ctr,
leading COTS prdct
implmnts & sys to sys in-
tegr that are x-funct’l
across mult biz units, au-
thoring, rev & appv Sys
Dsgn specs, High Avlblty &
Disaster Recovery specs,
Inst Qualif & Testing
docmt. Job site: Thousand
Oaks, CA. Reference
#67HP5Q & submit resume
to Global Mobility, Amgen
Inc., One Amgen Center Dr,
B36-2-C, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91320. No phone calls or
e-mails. Must be legally
authorized to work in the
U.S. w/o sponsorship. EOE.
VCS323266
CONSTRUCTION
NAVY RESERVE
Serve Part-Time. Elite
training.Great pay/benefits.
Sign-on bonus up to $20k.
Retirement. 800-252-0559
VCS322657
Construction
PROJECT ENGINEER
Commercial Const./
Tenant Improvement
Experience required
FAX 747-888-5001
employment@spcinc.com
VCS323659
Construction
Proj Manager/Estimator
Commercial Const.
Tenant Improvement/ A
Must 5 yrs+ Exp.+ High
Rise Microsoft Project
Exp.
FAX 818-225-1062
employment@spcinc.com
VCS323658
Construction
Superintendent/
Safety Officer
For military project,
Responsible for
supervising, scheduling,
production, expenditures
and manage all const.
functions on jobsite. Must
have EM-383-1 & OSHA 30
hour, Xlnt salary &
benefits. Email resume &
salary history to
HR@harperconstruction.com
Subject line Pt Mugu or
fax to 619-234-2356 EOE
VCS323360
Hazardous Waste
Manifest & Profiling
Specialist
Oxnard, CA. 3+yrs exp
with OSHA, DOT, Title 22
& EPA regs as they apply
to the proper
transportation & disposal
of hazardous waste.
Team player, capable of
multitasking, with strong
administrative skills
Compensation DOE. See
Monster ad for more info.
To apply call 805-981-4616
VCS323375
Senior Linux Administrator
Manage 15 physical servers
w/about 80 VMs & switches.
Manage zabbix splunk
monitoring system. Manage
Dell SAN, RHEL OS,
JBossAS clusters,
PostgreSQL clusters, A10
HA load balancers and
Talend ETL. MS degree in
Computer Science required.
VM certification in VSP &
VSTP required. Graduate
courses taken in Operating
Systems, Software Tools
and Processes Database
Systems required.
Send Resume to:
Network Thinking Solutions
5655 Lindero Canyon Ste 705
Westlake Village, CA 91362
VCS322956
DENTAL
ASSISTANT
For Front & Back Office
1 yr exp w/ x-ray lic.
Bilingual preferred.
Linda 805-483-0421
VCS324061
Drivers Needed!
Simi Valley
Delivering phone books.
Drivers License, Own
Transportationn
w/auto insurance.
1-888-712-6756
www.deliveryofphone
books.com
VCS323925
Engineering
Senior Project Manager
sought by Amgen Inc.
Reqs: MS + 6 yrs & exp
w/Project mgmt, process
improvement, or perfor-
mance mgmt consulting;
Independently leading
cross-functional projects
or programs; Functional
&/or technical exp in bio-
tech, pharmaceutical
devlpt &/or manufactur-
ing (e.g., product launch-
es, product & process
transfer, equipment in-
stallation/testing, equip &
systs validation exp); &
Project mgmt tools (Mi-
crosoft Project), practic-
es & methodologies, incl
PMP certification. Job
Site: Thousand Oaks, CA.
Send resume referencing
#8RSQPU to: Global Mo-
bility, Amgen, Inc., One
Amgen Center Drive,
Mailstop B36-2-C, Thou-
sand Oaks, CA 91320. No
phone calls/e-mails. Must
be legally authorized to
work in the U.S. w/o spon-
sorship.EOE. VCS323645
Sub Custodians &
Sub Grounds
Maintenance
Workers NEEDED
These are on-call hourly
positions. If interested,
please complete an online
employment application
at www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us
Rate of Pay: Sub
Custodian $14.86 p/hr,
Sub Grounds $15.24 p/h.
The successful
completion of appropriate
test required. Full job
descriptions are available
on our website.
Oxnard Union High
School District
309 South K St.
Oxnard, CA
EOE
DEADLINE:OPEN
UNTIL FILLED
VCS324024
Healthcare
Case Manager
We are seeking a
Full-Time status
licensed/pre-licensed
Marriage Family
Therapist or
Licensed/pre-licensed
Clinical Social Worker to
facilitate
psycho-education
and process groups as
well as
complete psychosocial
assessments and conduct
family therapy sessions
in an acute inpatient
psychiatric setting for
adults and adolescents.
Experience working with
chronically mentally ill
adults as well as group
facilitation is preferred.
Must have some weekend
availability. Bi-lingual
Spanish a plus. If you are
interested and meet our
minimum requirements,
please submit your
resume along with 3
professional references
that can be contacted to
verify your experience
to: sarah.green@
aurorabehavioral.com or
fax to 805-653-1373.
Pre-Employment
Background Check &
Post-offer Drug
Screen/Physical Exam
Required. Contact:Sarah
Green,MFT Supervisor of
Case Management
805-626-5290 Mon.-Fri.
8am-4:30pm
sarah.green@
aurorabehavioral.com
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Healthcare
Clinical Lab Scientist
Ojai Valley Community Hospital an affiliate of
Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit,
community-based acute care facility dedicated to serving
the 35,000 plus residents of the Ojai
Valley. Our 103-bed facility, which includes a continuing
care center, is fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas
(DNV), and licensed by the California Department of
Health Services. In addition we also operate a primary
care clinic in the Ojai
Valley -- The Oak View Family Practice Clinic and the
Keeler Center for the study of Headache.
We provide inpatient, outpatient, and skilled
nursing services for mostly primary and secondary care
needs. In addition we operate a 24-hour standby
emergency room facility. Our staff is committed to
providing exceptional care and comfort to each patient
within our facility. Our highly trained staff of physicians,
nurses, management, and volunteers work closely
together to ensure the best in health care services. Ojai
Valley Community Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive Retirement plan, flexible
spending accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other
great benefits. If you are interested in joining teams that
meld quality care and compassion to create an
environment of excellence, please take a moment to
discover more about what it’s like to work at
Community Memorial Health System.
CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer
Responsibilities:
(1) On- Call Position Available Assists the section
supervisors in maintaining the highest levels of clinical
and pathological laboratory services to all customers of
CMHS. Performs all
automated technical blood bank, microbiology,
hematology, coagulation, urinalysis and chemistry
technical procedures as required. Maintains smoothly
functioning section or shift as assigned. Is able to
function as a lead in the absence of section including
supply.
Effectively deals with peers and hospital personnel.
Resolves issues within authority limits and
recognizes authority limits. Completes required reports
within allotted time frames. Maintains a safe
environment in the laboratory. Assists in education,
training and practice of safe work habits of fellow
employees. Performs
instrument maintenance and quality control.
Takes corrective action as
required. Participates in performance improvement
activities. Maintains strict patient confidentiality and
recognizes age-specific criteria.
Qualifications:
Required:
•Current CA Clinical
Laboratory Scientist License
•Bachelor’s degree from a four-year College or
University’ or one to two years related experience and/or
training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred:
•Recent experience in a Clinical Laboratory of an acute
care facility is preferred.
VCS323765
Healthcare
Financial Analyst
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
Please apply online at www.cmhshealth.org
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Ideal candidate will have strong technical skills in
generally accepted accounting principles with a focus on
financial analysis and data base management.
Responsible for the design and maintenance of complex
models and statistical reports to extract accurate
information needed for making data based business
decisions. Monitors medical cost and utilization trends
and analyze data on a monthly basis through the use of
advanced computer skills. Through clear written and
oral communication, explain key analytical findings and
work with subject matter experts to identify appropriate
actions and monitor outcomes. Assists with annual
budget process and determine financial status by
comparing and analyzing budgets and forecasts with
actual results. Incorporating metrics and benchmarks
(both internal and external) to proactively identify and
evaluate both leading and trailing indicators of medical
management/health services processes resulting cost and
utilization trends Participate in various corporate
cross-functional teams Evaluate and improve accounting
systems and processes Ability to multi-task and work in
a deadline driven department
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with major in Accounting required.
CPA, CMA or MBA a plus. Minimum of 8 years in
business office setting with emphasis in financial analysis
and decision support. Healthcare industry background
preferred, but not required. Must have Cost accounting,
Statistical trending, Risk analysis, Report automation
and Implementation of accounting systems experience.
Advanced knowledge of MS-Excel, MS-Access, and SQL
Programming. Ability to confidently interact with all
levels in the organization. Proven ability to apply critical
thinking and problem solving skills to unique and
complex analyses. Must be extremely detailed oriented
and be able to work with little or no supervision.
An understanding of data warehousing and relational
database concepts
VCS323582
Healthcare
Occupational Therapist
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA
Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides evaluation and treatment to a variety of in and
outpatient diagnoses. Performs initial and on-going
assessment according to department policy and scope of
practice. Documents the treatment and relevant
information according to organizational policy and
regulatory status.
Qualifications:
Current licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of
California. One (1) to two (2) years acute care
experience is preferred. Professional experience and/or
training in both inpatient and outpatient areas preferred,
including pre-graduate clinical internships. Current CPR
certification is required
VCS323763
Healthcare
Medical Records Coder
CCS/CCA certification required for Coder position at
private psychiatric hospital in Ventura, CA. Flexible
schedule/hours available.
Contact Human Resources at
mkohagen@aurorabehavioral.com or visit our website at
www.vistadelmarhospital.com and click on the “Careers”
link for an application. Must pass pre-employment
background check & post-offer
physical/urine drug screen.
VCS323769
Healthcare
Clinical Manager Nursing - Med/Surg (5th Floor)
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
The Clinical Manager has the responsibility, authority
and accountability for patient care and clinical practice
within Med/Surg and for the development of services
which include:
Scheduling, the development of a work force who
consistently demonstrates competent, caring and efficient
clinical practice. Manages employees in the Med/Surg
unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization’s policies and
applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and
directing work; appraising performance, addressing
complaints and resolving problems.
Qualifications:
BSN from four-year College or University is required,
MSN is preferred. Five years in leadership capacity,
experience as a Manager in Med/Surg with
accomplishments in quality, financial performance,
performance improvement initiatives and customer
service.
VCS323756
Healthcare
RN II - ICU/CCU - Per Diem
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great bene-
fits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides nursing care to the critical care patients in the
ICU/CCU. Effectively plans and communicates patient
and family education. Participates in unit based
educational activities. Accurately and timely
documentation consistent with practice and hospital
policy.
*SIGN-ON BONUS ELIGIBLE AND REFERRAL BONUS
*
Qualifications:
Associate’s degree (ADN) required, BSN preferred. One
to two years ICU/CCU experience is required. Current
CA RN License, ACLS, BLS certificates and completion
of a critical care course is required. Basic computer
skills required.
Full-Time 12 Hour Shifts - 7pm to 7am
Please apply on-line at www.cmhshealth.org
VCS323759
Healthcare
Clinic Nurse Practitioner - Fillmore/Santa Paula
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides quality patient care to patients utilizing the
services of the Centers for Family Health. Performs
physical examination, diagnosis and treatment, health
education, teaching and counseling. Assessment and
Management of Acute Illness and Management of
Chronic Illness. Assures that adequate patient health
records are maintained and transferred as required when
patients are referred. Performs all duties in a manner
consistent with established guidelines; measured
outcomes meet requirements in timeliness, quality,
accuracy and budget.
Qualifications:
Master’s degree (M.A.) is required. Four to ten years
related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience. Experience in
OBGyn Women’s Health is required. Current California
Nurse Practitioner License is required. Good
communication skills and supervisory experience a must.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.
Location: Fillmore/Santa Paula
Please apply online at www.cmhshealth.org VCS323764
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Healthcare
RCP III - NICU (Per Diem)
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides care to neonatal patients in the intensive care
unit, nursery, labor and delivery, emergency room,
surgery, and on transport. Documentation of patient
assessments, patient care given, physician’s orders,
medical interventions, blood gas reports, plan of
respiratory care, and interdisciplinary care plan. All
modes of therapy given in a timely and efficient manner.
Provides assessment of patient and communicates with
physician and nursing regarding the patient’s respiratory
status. Provides family and staff education. Attends
department and mandatory hospital educational
meetings. Maintains continuing education units to ensure
license and credentials. Presents a professional
appearance and performs activities in a professional
manner. Performs other duties as assigned. Supervises
and preceptors new NRCP III staff and nursing and
paramedical students when they rotate through NICU.
Participates in the NICU Respiratory department’s
performance improvement program. Completes P.I. in a
timely manner. Reports incidents through the hospital
notification system.
Qualifications:
Two (2) years post-graduate full-time NICU Respiratory
care experience required. Competent/certification infant
intubation is required. NBRC & RRT required. NPS
Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (DOE). Current NRP and
BLS required. PALS recommended.
Per Diem 12 Hour Shifts
VCS323758
Healthcare
RN II - Mother Baby Unit
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides general nursing care to patients in hospital.
The Registered Nurse II is an advance level within the
RN Clinical Ladder. Provides care within scope of
license.
Effectively plans and communicates patient and family
education. Participates in unit based educational
activities. Accurately and timely documentation
consistent with practice and hospital policy. Acts in a
leadership role in regards to directing the various aspects
of care as appropriate to license and practice. Directs a
team of ancillary care givers. Administers prescribed
medications and treatments in accordance with approved
nursing techniques. Prepares equipment and aids
Physician during treatment and examination of patient.
Maintains awareness of comfort and safety needs of
patient. Assist with lactation.
Qualifications:
Associate’s degree (ADN) required, BSN preferred. One
(1) year RN Mother Child Unit experience is required.
Basic computer skills are mandatory, experience with
electronic documentation is helpful. Current unrestricted
CA RN License. Current CPR certificate required, NRP
(within 6 months of hire). Bilingual in Spanish is
preferred.
VCS323753
Healthcare
RN II - Radiology
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides general nursing care to patients in the
Radiology Department. Provides care within scope of
license. Monitors EKG, vital signs, and patient condition
during radiology, ultrasound, CT, and MRI procedures.
Prepares patient for procedure by making pre-procedure
phone calls. Documents follow-up phone calls on
appropriate patients. Obtains and monitors appropriate
laboratory values and reports significant findings to
physician. Transports patient from pre-procedure area
and to post-procedure area. Provides hand-of
communication using SBAR technique to patient
receiving areas. May be required to take call. May be
required to float to other patient care areas to optimize
operations. Effectively plans and communicates patient
and family education. Participates in unit based
educational activities. Accurately and timely
documentation consistent with practice and hospital
policy. Maintains appropriate department statistics. Acts
in a leadership role in regards to directing the various
aspects of care as appropriate to license and practice.
Directs a team of ancillary care givers including nurse
tech. May be required to assume a charge role and
direct aspects of the routine workload for the unit.
Qualifications:
Associate’s degree (ADN) required, BSN preferred.
Current CA RN license required. Current BLS, ACL
required, PALS (within 6 months of hire).
Minimum of three
(3) years of adult med/surg, ER, or ICU experience is
required. Basic computer literacy required. Familiarity
with Word documents and Excel spreadsheets preferred.
Per Diem 8 Hour Shifts
VCS323762
Healthcare
Labor & Delivery Specialty Tech
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
The L&D Specialty Tech is responsible for maintaining
the O.R.’s in L&D, creating and maintaining a sterile
field during surgical procedures, assisting with
maintaining the environment and equipment in L&D,
entering data in the Perioperative report, completing
patient charges, and provides secretarial and clerical
duties in support of patient care services in L&D.
Qualifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
required. Graduate of a Surgical Technician program or
3 years experience as a Surgical Scrub Technician or
completion of appropriate Surgical Technician training at
CMH, or LVN license and recent acute care hospital
experience. Bilingual in English/Spanish is required.
Current BLS/ CPR certifications required.
VCS323760
Healthcare
Perioperative Informatics/Resource Coordinator
Located close to the beach, just 60 miles north of Los
Angeles, Community Memorial Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care facility, committed to provide
quality patient care in an environment that promotes
clinical excellence and innovative leadership.
We offer some of the best benefits in the industry, along
with great career choices, training, and leadership
development. At our facility, our employees share their
enthusiasm for life as well as for helping others. As you
balance your work life with your other passions, we’re
there for you every step of the way.
CMHS offers excellent benefits, such as Medical, Dental,
Vision, Life, and AD&D insurance. We also offer a
comprehensive 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending
accounts, paid time off, and a variety of other great
benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer”
Responsibilities:
Collaboration with key department managers/associates
to effectively and to efficiently work with perioperative
team members to implement automated clinical
information and management system including software
installation and maintenance of Meditech ORM system
functions (scheduling, post-case data entry, management
reports, inventory, preference card maintenance, revenue
maximize, perioperative charting and reporting).
Responsible for assuring inventory is maintained
properly. Ensures accuracy of ORM Charge module;
interfaces with CDM staff and Business Office to update
codes, charges. Identifies, analyzes, and monitors
automated clinical information and management system
user function and compliance, data output and processes,
and resolves misuse. Facilitates development and
management of data base standards and master files for
OR Meditech. Develops, implements, monitors and
evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the Surgeon
Preference Card Program. Develops and maintains
efficient, cost effective Surgical Services inventory
systems/supply chain processes.
Qualifications:
Advanced degree/MBA preferred. In depth knowledge of
software, strong fiscal and materials skills and operating
room experience required. Knowledge of Spreadsheet
software and Word Processing software is required,
Meditech experience preferred.
VCS323752
540
Help Wanted
Health Care Manager
Westlake Health Care
Center, B.S. +5yrs exp.
req’d. Send resume to 250
Fairview Rd. Westlake
Village, CA 91361.
(Attn: H.R.) VCS323732
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Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star, Ventura County’s
leading newspaper and web site, has an
opening in Distribution Operations for a Dis-
trict Manager to advance the success of our
newspaper, niche products, and web offer-
ings.
The District Manager works under the di-
rection of the Area Manager and maintains
an effective independent contractor delivery
force required to distribute all products ei-
ther produced or distributed by the compa-
ny. No employees report this manager.
The candidate must be able to work an eve-
ning schedule
Key Activities:
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livery boundaries to maximize service and
minimize expenses
•Has a thorough understanding of the inde-
pendent contractor agreements.
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both service and single copy sales to main-
tain company standards.
•Oversees/assists in the distribution of com-
pany products to independent contractors
•Maintains company established complaint
ratio standards.
•Responds to customer complaints
•Delivers open routes as needed.
•Responsible for verification of single copy
returns.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
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degree (GED)
•At least 6 months of related distribution
experience and/or training.
•Able to manage multiple independent con-
tractor contracts
•Effective communicator, both verbally and
in writing.
•Fundamental proficiency with computers
and technology, MS proficient
•Valid driver’s license, good driving record
and must possess the company required lev-
el of personal auto liability insurance.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds.
We offer a competitive compensation pack-
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Dental, Vision and disability.
The Ventura County Star is part of the E.W.
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media enterprise with interests in television
stations, newspapers, local news and infor-
mation web sites, and licensing and syndi-
cation.
Please apply at our careers site at
www.scripps.com and select requisition
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540
Help Wanted
Healthcare
RN II - Labor & Delivery
Located close to the
beach, just 60 miles north
of Los Angeles,
Community Memorial
Hospital is a 242 bed
non-profit, acute care
facility, committed to
provide quality patient
care in an environment
that promotes clinical
excellence and innovative
leadership.
We offer some of the best
benefits in the industry,
along with great career
choices, training, and
leadership development.
At our facility, our
employees share their
enthusiasm for life as
well as for helping others.
As you balance your
work life with your other
passions, we’re there for
you every step of the
way.
CMHS offers excellent
benefits, such as Medical,
Dental, Vision, Life, and
AD&D insurance. We also
offer a comprehensive
403(b) retirement plan,
flexible spending
accounts, paid time off,
and a variety of other
great benefits.
If you are interested in
joining teams that meld
quality care and
compassion to create an
environment of
excellence, please take a
moment to discover more
about what it’s like to
work at Community
Memorial Health System.
“CMHS is an EOE/AA
Employer”
Responsibilities:
Provides specialized
nursing care to
obstetrical patients.
Effectively plans and
communicates patient
and family education.
Participates in unit based
educational activities
Accurately and timely
documentation consistent
with practice and hospital
policy.
Qualifications:
Associate’s degree
(ADN) required, BSN
preferred. One (1) year
RN Labor & Delivery
experience is
required. Basic computer
skills are mandatory,
experience with
electronic documentation
is helpful. Current
unrestricted CA RN
License. Current CPR
certificate is required.
NRP required.
VCS322033 VCS323754
540
Help Wanted
Healthcare
Therapist MFT/MSW
Intern-(unpaid)
We are seeking
MFT/MSW Interns with
some experience to
facilitate groups/case
management in an acute
inpatient psychiatric
setting. Applicants should
have experience with
chronically mentally ill
adults, and some group
experience preferred. We
are looking to fill
vacancies Mon.-Fri.
9am-5:30pm with some
weekend availability
required, minimum 3
days per week, for a 1
year commitment. Please
do not apply if you are
unable to complete the
one year commitment as
an unpaid Intern. You
will receive training and
supervision with all
populations ages 12-older
adult. If you are
interested and meet our
minimum requirements
please submit your
resume, including 3
professional references
to: sarah.green@
aurorabehavioral.com
and/or call 805/626-5290
Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:30pm for
more information. We
conduct background
checks and drug screens
on all Interns offered a
position. VCS323768
Medical Billing
Simi Valley Medical
Billing Office seeks
Benefit Administrator/
Account Receivable Mgr
Qualifications:
•Minimum of 2 years
Medical Billing exp
•Working knowledge of
CPT and ICD9 codes,
HCFA 1500, UB04 claim
forms, HIPAA, billing
regulations, insurance
benefits and appeal
processes
•Proficient in Microsoft
Office, incl Outlook,
Word and Excel
•Organized, reliable and
posses excellent
communication skills
Duties:
•Benefit Verification/
Precertification
•Charge entry
•A/R follow up including
processing incoming
mail, appeals and record
requests
•Account resolution with
Health Plans and
Patients
Salary DOE and includes
benefits for full time
Email your resume to
practicemanager@aol.com
VCS323325
540
Help Wanted
Occupational Therapist
sought by C Street Health
Assoc. LLC for their
Glenwood Care Center
facility in Oxnard, CA.
Will supv & plan rehab
prgms. Send resumes:
cpodesta@ensigngroup.net
VCS324077
MAINTENANCE
ADMINISTRATION
SUPERVISOR
Salary Range
$55,600-$77,800
Benefits & CalPERS
pension plan.
Gold Coast Transit, a
public transit agency in
Oxnard, CA seeks a
Maintenance Admin
Supervisor to oversee in-
ventory, facility mainte-
nance, fleet
management & other
functions supporting the
maintenance and repair
of transit buses automo-
biles, buildings and fa-
cility systems.
Requirements five years
of experience in vehicle
service repair,parts in-
ventory management
and/or supervision.
Complete job description
& applications can be ob-
tained at
www.goldcoasttransit.org
Resumes will not be ac-
cepted without an appli-
cation. VCS323728
540
Help Wanted
MAINTENANCE
MECHANIC
International Paper
Company, a leader in the
Corrugated Box Industry,
is seeking
Maintenance Mechanics
to fill positions at our
Camarillo, CA plant.
Applicants must have a
minimum of 3 - 5 years
maintenance experience
and a working knowledge
of hydraulic/pneumatic
systems, AC/DC motors
and controls, welding and
machining. An advanced
knowledge of hand tools
and power tools, propane
torches and grinders is
required.
Ideal candidates will
have experience trouble-
shooting and repairing
electrical and mechanical
equipment including
relays and PLC logic. It
is essential to work shift
work, overtime and some
weekends.
International Paper Com-
pany offers competitive
wages and benefits, and
is an Equal Opportunity
Employer.
Send resumes to:
International Paper Company
Attn: Human Resources
2000 E Pleasant Valley
Rd. Camarillo, CA 93010
VCS323936
Medical Assistant / RN
Front/Back Office P/T.
Dermatology office in
T.O. Fax resume:
805-494-6756
VCS323878
Medical
MEDICAL/SURGICAL
AESTHETIC DERM
Exp. Prof’l Mature
Front/Back ofc CMA
WLV Fax resume
805-497-1557
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35 YEARS
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wood decks, fences, garage
shelving, painting.
Small Jobs and
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www.SignatureFinishInc.com
805-558-0551
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Retaining WallsDriveways
& Patios Small Jobs OK.
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CLARK & SONS
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pool decks; foundations.
Doing business since 1985.
Scott 805-746-1809
Mike 805-901-3979
VCS323552
TIM’S CUSTOM
DOORS
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Lic #724376 VCS323514
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REMODELING
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805-444-7371
(LIC # C10380) VCS323631
Conejo Valley
Electric
Lighting Specialist
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Family Owned
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Cool off whole house, Attic &
Gable Fan Specialists.
Supply a ceiling fan & we
will install it for you. $149
We install ALL
Wall Mount, Flat Screen
TV’s, Speakers & Network
Systems.
Will Beat Anyone’s Price!
805-497-7711
818-259-4055
www.conejoelectric.com
Lic#922260 VCS323086
JEFF WARD
ELECTRIC
*LED Lighting*Remodels
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805-648-3184
Ins/Lic#648300 VCS323238
JOSE’S
FENCES
Wood Fences & Gates. New
or Repairs Vinyl Fencing &
Wrought Iron. Chainlink.
Block Walls. Best Prices.
Prof Installation
Free Est/Senior Discounts
805-443-3817 or
805-483-5699
Ins/Lic#798198 VCS323616
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For a Low price
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within reason.
805-444-5504
VCS323821
SEASONED
WINTER
FIREWOOD
Oak, Almond, Eucalyptus
& Mixed, 16’’& 22” Available
VC Woodcutters
805-987-6792 VCS323813
HARRIS
HARDWOOD
FLOORING
37 Year Veteran
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805-654-0969
Greg. Lic 643309 VCS323709
JJ’S GARDENING
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Sodding & Seeding • Tree
Planting and Pruning •
Stump Removal.
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* FREE Estimates *
805-760-2204 ; 805-986-0370
Lic#1119461 VCS323512
LAWSON
BUILDERS
•BUY or SELL PROPERTY
•INCREASE PROP. VALUE
•FREE RECOMENDTIONS
•PAINTING TO FULL GUT
805-908-1844
lic#759081 VCS323681
Residential &
Commercial
* * * * * * * *
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* EPA Renovator Certified
* Custom Stairs
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805.857.0866
Remodels/Additions,
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Termite & Rot Damage
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VCS324073
A WOMAN
IN TRADE
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Complete Kitchen Bath
Remodeling Custom
Cabinets & Refacing
Wood Work/Molding
Tile, Paint, Drywall
Plumbing, Electric,
Lighting Reasonable/Clean
Lynn 805-487-7709
Lic#285372 VCS322993
CHUCK STOUT
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Framing & Carpentry.
30 + years in Conejo Valley
FREE Estimates
805-499-2860
Lic# 771801 VCS323161
HANDYMAN
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Doors, Paint Texture,
Plumbing, Tile, Roof
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Windows, Concrete.
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805-491-8330
St lic/bond 905329 VCS323281
• lights • plumbing
• doors • carpentry
• locks • cabinets
• painting
Tim Voorhees 527-5808
LIC #724376 VCS323515
PARAMOUNT
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Landscaping & Hauling.
FREE Est & Sr. Discounts
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Lic#086358 VCS323622
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Ojai Valley & Ventura Co.
* FREE Estimates *
(805)649-4400
Kitchen & Bath Remodels,
Electrical, Plumbing,
Fences, Tile, Carpentry,
Flooring, Windows,
Cabinets, Painting
Small jobs are welcomed.
Lic #945896 VCS322991
AL’S
HAULING!
7 Days-FREE Estimates!
(805)485-9334
• Tree/HedgeTrim and
Chain Saw
• Yard Rototilling
• Garage Cleanups
• Appliance Removal
* Will Haul Big or Small *
Lic. 94-06169 VCS322748
CJ HAULING
* Real Estate Clean Up
* Jacuzzi Removal
* Yard & Garage Clean Up
* Fence Removal
* Concrete, Demolition
Debris & More
FREE Estimate Anytime!
805-252-3836
VCS323929
MATT’S ALL HAUL
WE DO IT ALL!
•Real Estate Clean-up
•Construction Clean-up
•Trash & Yard Clean-up
Demolition Services
•We Pick-up Scrap Metal
FREE ESTIMATE
805-643-HAUL(4285)
lic #084142 VCS323806
HOUSECLEANING over 20
years exp. Excellent, fast
efficient & thorough work
at modest prices, and...
“I DO WINDOWS”
and gutters. I also love
to help the elderly as needed.
Have xlnt references.
805-201-8585 VCS323522
Maid In America
Housecleaning
Services
Paul Lopez
Owner/Operator
23 Years Serving the
Conejo Valley
(805)499-7259
Lic/Bonded/Insured
(#08033) VCS323240
JOSE’S
LANDSCAPE
& Tree Service
•New Lawns•New Sprinkler
Systems All Repairs
• Synthetic Grass Install.
Concrete & Masonry Work
Clean-ups• Weed Abatement
• All Your Landscape Needs
Free Est. / Senior Discounts
(805)443-3817
(805)483-5699
Ins/Lic#798198 VCS323615
AAA Pacific Coast
Construction
•Kitchen & Bath Remodels
•Paint & Drywall Specialist
•Interior/Exterior Painting
•Acoustic Removal/
Retexture
Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES
WE DO IT ALL !!
Guaranteed Quality Work
Call Matt 805-443-4608
Lic# 579047 VCS323517
DONE RIGHT
PAINTING
Quality Since 1989
Contractor.....
does his own work.
Lots of Referrals!
• All work guaranteed
• Residential
• Full Preparation
* FREE ESTIMATES *
805-522-1698
Lic/Ins #575354 VCS323625
PAINTING
C & R WEST COAST
SERVICES
Comm’l & Residential
Interior & Exterior
Free Estimates!
Quality @ Reasonable Rates
805-647-4900
Insured/Lic635809 VCS322857
Fast & Dependable
Quality Work
(805)487-8189
www.ericksonsroofing.com
Free Estimates.Insured
Lic #734346 VCS323516
ROOFING
REPAIRS
“Winter is now
here. Is your roof
weather proof?”
Specializing in all types of
roofing and roof repairs.
Incl gutter work, any dry
rot repair/painting /install
incl carpentry.Inspection/
repair Pipes, fireplaces,
no job too small
•Free estimates
• All work guaranteed
• 24 hour services
• 33 years experience
805-428-7651
VCS323508
BOBLETT’S
SPRINKLER SVC
*Repairs *Timers
*Trouble Shooting
*System Tune-Up
*Upgrade Existing
Systems
805-804-7785 VCS323621
Premier Tile & Stone
Family owned. 20 yrs exp.
in new homes & remodels
Need help with your design
or have a related question,
Pick my brain for free!
Lic#N-12-5910 Insured
805-620-2236
VCS323319
LOW COST
TREE REMOVAL
• Expert Trimming
• Stump Grinding
• Yuccas & Shrubs
• Free Estimates
JOHN APPEL
(805)649-4759
VCS323387
....NOTICE....
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contractors taking jobs that
total $499 or more (labor and
materials) be licensed. State
law also requires that contrac-
tors include their license num-
bers on all advertising. Check
out your licensed contractor by
calling the Contractors State
License Board at:
1-800-321-2752”
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Doors
Drafting
Electrical
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Firewood
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Gardening
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Emp|oyee Beneñts Package: The City offers an excellent
benefts package that includes a Cafeteria in the amount of
$1,119.32 per month.
Qua||ñcat|ons:
Minimum 21 years of age, high school graduate or G.E.D.
Entry Level does not require experience. Lateral or
Academy Trained must possess a P.O.S.T. Level 1 Basic
Certifcate or be P.O.S.T. Approved academy trained within
the last 36 months. Must live within 4Ą road miles of the
Santa Paula Police Station at the time of appointment.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE - Possession of a valid Class
"C" California driver's license.
C|ty app||cat|on requ|red. Apply at City of Santa Paula,
97Ą ventura St, Santa Paula (8Ą5j 933-42Ą7. OPEN UNTlL
FlLLED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT OUR CITY
WEBSITE: www.spc|ty.org
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Emp|oyee Beneñts Package: The City offers an excellent
benefts package that includes a Cafeteria in the amount of
$1,119.32 per month.
Qua||ñcat|ons:
Minimum 21 years of age, high school graduate or G.E.D.
Entry Level does not require experience. Lateral or
Academy Trained must possess a P.O.S.T. Level 1 Basic
Certifcate or be P.O.S.T. Approved academy trained within
the last 36 months. Must live within 4Ą road miles of the
Santa Paula Police Station at the time of appointment.
LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE - Possession of a valid Class
"C" California driver's license.
C|ty app||cat|on requ|red. Apply at City of Santa Paula,
97Ą ventura St, Santa Paula (8Ą5j 933-42Ą7. OPEN UNTlL
FlLLED.
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PRODUCT SPECIALIST
Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star, Ventura County’s
leading newspaper and web site, has an
opening on our Advertising team for an
experienced Product Specialist to advance
the success of our newspaper, niche prod-
ucts, and web offerings.
The Product Specialist works under the
direction of the Senior Manager/Director
Acquisitions to support the Growth & Reten-
tion Account Managers and Acquisition
Account Executives through expert product
knowledge, custom campaign presentations
and sales expertise.
Duties include:
*Assist in selling designated products
*Drive advertising revenue by increasing
advertiser digital product campaigns. *As-
sist in the generation and determine sales
campaign effectiveness.
*Has interpretation of analytics and under-
standing digital portfolio
*Assists reps and managers in developing
strategy, campaign presentations and clos-
ing sales.
*Other duties as assigned
Requirements:
*Bachelors degree in related discipline plus
2 years sales experiences, closing business
and managing clients or comparable combi-
nation of education and experience.
*Must have proven prospecting and closing
capabilities.
*Knowledge of full product portfolio digital
products.
*Strong communication skills
*Proficient use of Microsoft Office
We offer a competitive compensation pack-
age including salary and commission. Addi-
tional benefits include Medical, Dental,
Vision and disability.
The Ventura County Star is part of the E.W.
Scripps Company, a diverse 134-year-old
media enterprise with interests in television
stations, newspapers, local news and infor-
mation web sites, and licensing and syndi-
cation.
Please apply at our careers site at
www.scripps.com and select requisition
#5633. VCS322627
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
Healthcare
Registered Nurse - ICU
Ojai Valley Community Hospital an affiliate of
Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit,
community-based acute care facility dedicated to serving
the 35,000 plus residents of the Ojai Valley.
Our 103-bed facility, which includes a continuing care
center, is fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV),
and licensed by the California Department of Health
Services. In addition we also operate a primary care
clinic in the Ojai Valley -- The Oak View Family Practice
Clinic and the Keeler Center for the study of Headache.
We provide inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing
services for mostly primary and secondary care needs. In
addition we operate a 24-hour standby emergency room
facility.
Our staff is committed to providing exceptional care and
comfort to each patient within our facility. Our highly
trained staff of physicians, nurses, management, and
volunteers work closely together to ensure the best in
health care services.
Ojai Valley Community Hospital offers excellent benefits,
such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D
insurance. We also offer a comprehensive Retirement
plan, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and a
variety of other great benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer
Responsibilities:
Provide direct and indirect patient care in the acute
inpatient setting. Communicate with physicians and
interdisciplinary patient care team members about
changes in patient’s clinical condition. Participates in
performance improvement and CQI activities.
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
•One (1) years recent ICU nursing experience
•Current CA RN License
•Current BLS Certification
•Current ACLS Certification
•Current PALS Certification
Preferred Qualifications:
•CCRN Certification
VCS321026 VCS323766
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
540
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540
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Educational Recruiter
As an Educational Recruiter you will recruit adult & HS
prospective students, assess their educational needs &
explain the benefits & objectives of the programs offered
by ITT Tech. This position requires a customer-focused
attitude, an ability to meet challenges head-on and a
passion for changing lives through education.
Sales experience and a bachelor degree is required.
This position requires the flexibility to work evening
& weekend hours. 40K Salary plus benefits.
Visit us at http://careers-itt-tech.icims.com to learn more
and apply online. VCS323579
Sr. Manager-Acquisition Sales
Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star, Ventura County’s
leading newspaper and web site, has an
opening on our Advertising team for a Sr.
Manager, Acquisition Sales to advance the
success of our newspaper, niche products,
and web offerings.
The Senior Manager, Acquisition works un-
der the direction of the Director Acquisi-
tion/Advertising Director to support and
drive growth in our new business acquisi-
tion and account cultivation area utilizing
our full product portfolio. We are looking for
an excellent Sales management professional
with superior people skills, a positive de-
meanor, and ability to lead a staff focused
on acquisition and growth.
Duties include:
•Lead and coach the acquisition sales team
in prospecting and qualifying new business
accounts to increase revenue.
•Develop and implement “go to market”
plans that include sales strategies for
growth in key categories or products.
•Communicate and present sales strategies
to staff in a comprehensive format that can
be transferred to individual action plans.
•Effectively lead, manage and counsel the
sales staff providing clear expectations,
driving accountability and providing regular
performance feedback.
•Manage to department and division reve-
nue and expense budgets.
•Other duties as assigned by management.
Requirements:
•BS/BA in related discipline with 5+ years
sales/sales management experience
•Excellent business development, commu-
nication and team building skills.
•Demonstrated success in a goal oriented,
highly accountable sales environment.
•Work well under pressure of multiple dead-
lines and assignments.
•MS Proficient and experience in customer
relations software.
•Travel required, minimal overnight travel
•Good driving record
We offer a competitive compensation pack-
age including salary and commission. Addi-
tional benefits include Medical, Dental,
Vision and disability.
The Ventura County Star is part of the E.W.
Scripps Company, a diverse 134-year-old
media enterprise with interests in television
stations, newspapers, local news and infor-
mation web sites, and licensing and syndi-
cation.
Please apply at our careers site at
www.scripps.com and select requisition
#5887. VCS323873
540
Help Wanted
Healthcare
RN II - Emergency Department
Ojai Valley Community Hospital an affiliate of
Community Memorial Hospital is a non-profit,
community-based acute care facility dedicated to serving
the 35,000 plus residents of the Ojai Valley.
Our 103-bed facility, which includes a continuing care
center, is fully accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV),
and licensed by the California Department of Health
Services. In addition we also operate a primary care
clinic in the Ojai Valley -- The Oak View Family Practice
Clinic and the Keeler Center for the study of Headache.
We provide inpatient, outpatient, and skilled nursing
services for mostly primary and secondary care needs. In
addition we operate a 24-hour standby emergency room
facility.
Our staff is committed to providing exceptional care and
comfort to each patient within our facility. Our highly
trained staff of physicians, nurses, management, and
volunteers work closely together to ensure the best in
health care services.
Ojai Valley Community Hospital offers excellent benefits,
such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and AD&D
insurance. We also offer a comprehensive Retirement
plan, flexible spending accounts, paid time off, and a
variety of other great benefits.
If you are interested in joining teams that meld quality
care and compassion to create an environment of
excellence, please take a moment to discover more about
what it’s like to work at Community Memorial Health
System.
CMHS is an EOE/AA Employer
Responsibilities:
Provide direct and indirect patient care in the emergency
department. Communicate with physicians and
interdisciplinary patient care team members about
changes in patient’s clinical condition. Participates in
performance improvement and CQI activities.
Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
Current CA RN license
Current BLS, ACLS & PALS certified.
Two (2) years current Emergency, Medical Surgical
or Critical Care nursing experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
CEN Certification
TNCC Certification
VCS323757
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
RESIDENT SITE MGR
Senior Apts - OJAI.
$12.29/hr + 2 bd apt
+ xlnt benefits
10/40 work week
MUST LIVE ON SITE,
must have 2+ yrs current
exp in property mgmt,
basic repairs, computer
& clerical skills, CDL.
humres@ahacv.org or
send fax to (805) 480-9951
See CalJobs CA13764775
EOE VCS323599
Security Officer
$8.50 hr-Oxnard area. All
candidates must Valid
California Guard Card
Modules B & C
Certificates If guard card
received prior to July 1,
2004, B & C are not
required HS Diploma or
GED,pass a drug test,
and background check
Email:
CAJobs@sossecurity.com
VCS323548
Senior Research
Associate Amgen Inc.
has an opportunity for
Senior Research Asso-
ciate. Reqs: MS & 2 yrs
exp; exp in process &
prdt devl’t in biotech in-
dustry, Authorship of pub
& patents rltd to thera-
peutic protein prod (phos-
phodiesterases in
Dictyostelium), GLP &
cGMP best practices &
perf, Experimental dsgn,
data anly & interpreta-
tion SW pkgs (JMP &
equiv stats anly pckgs),
Stndrd IT apps (MS of-
fice). Job site:
Thousand Oaks, CA. Ref-
erence # 8BP3DP & sub-
mit resume to Global
Mobility, Amgen Inc.,
One Amgen Center Dr,
B36-2-C, Thousand Oaks,
CA 91320. No phone calls
or e-mails. Must be le-
gally authorized to work
in the U.S. w/o sponsor-
ship. EOE. VCS323882
Ventura
Harley-Davidson
is looking for an ambitious
Sales Person
With a passion for both
motorcycles & exceptional
customer service.
A quick & ready smile, an
eagerness to work,
the ability to take direction
well & an appreciation for
a company that values &
rewards loyalty &
performance will help seal
the deal.
Will train the right person
with the right attitude.
Weekends required
(sorry, that’s the business)
Apply in person, & be
prepared to mock sell a
2013 Ultra Limited if
invited to interview.
Benefits include paid
vacation, medical, dental
& 401k. Applications
accepted Tues-Sat
9am-6pm, ask for Ed.
VCS323921
Rentals
600-683
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
Crossroads Investments
300 Esplanade Dr STE 580
Oxnard, CA 93036
805-485-4040
PORT HUENEME
• 1+1 upstairs, carport,
coin-op, water & trash pd,
near beach & base. $875.
crossroads-investments.net
VCS323289
FILLMORE Adult 55+ 1br,
a/c, all utils pd, except elec.
From $725. $500 Bonus
HUD/Pet OK. 805-524-4124 or
805-642-9527 VCS322962
NICE, QUIET STUDIOS FOR 55+
Private balconies + views.
Starting at $759 per month.
Walking distance to stores,
and to doctors’ offices.
Heated pool, BBQ area,
gym, rec room, festivities.
115 N. 4th Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Pets ok. Section 8 welcome.
805-525-5804 VCS323848
Oxnard Beach
Channel Island
Village Apts
Studio $925
1+1 $1,050
(Jan Special Only)
2+1 $1,295
Spacious floor plans,
heated indoor pool & spa
tennis ct & gym.
Only $500 dep!!
No Application Fees
3650 Ketch Ave
(805)984-5880
VCS323084
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
OXNARD
DEL CIERVO
APARTMENTS
Low Deposits
OAC
1 & 2 Bedrooms
*on availability
• Beautiful Grounds
• BBQ Area
• Pool and Jacuzzi
• Tennis Courts
• Close to Shopping
1905 N. H St.
805-981-4341
VCS323237
Oxnard N.
2 Bedroom
See us before you rent!
From $1,200.
Parkwood Gardens Apts
Ventura Rd. @ Gonzales
805-983-1201
aptlifestyles.com
VCS323404
OXNARD SHORES
• 2+1, upper unit, $1,050/mo.
• 2+1, lower unit, $1,150/mo.
1 car, lndry, quiet, no pets.
Toni, Bkr 805-984-3613
VCS323743
OXN N. 1+1 $1,025/mo+
$700/sec. Elma 805-604-9578
VCS322819
OXN N. 2+2 from $1,295
Good credit/immediate
move-in.(Gonzalez @ H St.)
CEDAR GLEN APTS
805-485-5877 or visit:
aptlifestyles.com
VCS323503
OXN N. 3+2 from $1,495
Good credit/immediate
move-in.(Gonzalez @ H St.)
CEDAR GLEN APTS
805-485-5877 or visit:
aptlifestyles.com
VCS323504
Port Hueneme: 1 Bdrm
$925/mo limited availability
Gated prk’g, patio/balcony.
Quiet, close to the Base.
PARK MADERA APTS
805-984-4062
or visit: aptlifestyles.com
VCS323405
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
PT HUE 1+1, pool, garage,
laundry room on-site, walk
to beach, gas paid. No pets.
$900/mo+$500/dep.
805-483-8301 or 805-488-2131
VCS323773
T.O. WINTER SPECIAL
@ MOUNT CLEF APTS
• 1 BD - From $1,200/mo
• 2 BD - From $1,350/mo
• 2 BD+den - $1,500/mo
www.mountclef.com
805-492-2022 VCS323085
VENTURA 1 BR
$1,100/mo. Limited
availability. Gated prk’g.
Convenient to everything.
Ventura del Sol Apts
805-656-0236
aptlifestyles.com
VCS323406
VENTURA
1br apt $950, 2br apt $1200
Near college. No smoke/pets.
805-890-2142 VCS323617
Ventura
1 or 2 Bedroom
From $1,350/$1,550
Spacious, gated parking,
Convenient to shopping.
ASHWOOD GARDENS
805-644-6724
aptlifestyles.com
VCS323403
VENTURA COUNTY
Make a Change
Tierra Vista Apts
1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms
From $1,383
Open to view
• Spacious floor plans
• Washer/Dryer
• Pet Friendly
• Full kitchen appl. Pkg.
• Parking Garage/Carport
Open Daily Mon-Sun 9a-6p
Call 866-799-0390
VCS323824
VTA 2+1 $1,100, sparkling
clean. 116 Kellogg, new
carpet, fresh paint, lndry &
trash paid, Cat ok. N/S.
805-643-3419 or 805-643-5834
VCS323795
VTA
Apts. Available for Low
Income Families.
2+1, $1,026 • 2+1, $1,231
All Utilities Included.
Income Guidelines Apply.
Kalorama St @ E. Thompson
805-325-1730 VCS322984
VTA - East End
Del Norte Apts
• 1 bdrm, $895 - $915
• 2+1.5, $1,225
Stove, water, trash paid,
onsite lndry, carport, pool.
10880 Del Norte St.
805-659-2258
DRE#01220992
VCS323139
VTA
Harbor View Villas
Luxury Apt. Homes
• Fabulous Ocean Views
• FREE Cable!
333 N. Kalorama St.
805-648-1760
www.gardnercompany.com
Harborview apts/gardner
management VCS323233
VTA VILLA BOCCALI apts.
Quiet cottage style 2+1. F/P,
encl. patio w/carport, W/D
facilities, close to mall &
hospital. Smoke free rentals.
No dogs. $1,250+$1,300+sec.
Good credit a must.
By Appointment only.
805-642-1316 VCS323439
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
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Online garage sale map.
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Condos/Townhomes
Unfurnished
CAMARILLO 2+2 Super
Sharp and Spacious with a
view. New wood-like flooring
and paint throughout. Indoor
laundry with W/D, 2 car
detached gar. $1,695/mo.
SARALEI REALTY
805-529-5853 VCS323872
CAMARILLO SPRINGS
2+2, 2 car gar, gated, f/p,
clean, view, w/d, $1,700/mo.
** AVAILABLE NOW **
805-750-0223 VCS323590
CAMARILLO SPRINGS
2+2, 2 car gar, gated, f/p,
clean, view, w/d, $1,700/mo.
** AVAILABLE NOW **
805-750-0223 VCS324015
CAM - Mission Oaks
658 Hillcrest Dr. Upgraded
3+2, no house pets,
$1,800/mo. Call 805-504-5700
VCS323445
CONDO 3br+3ba 2cg
471 E. Clara St. $1900/mo N/P
805-386-3611/805-298-2276
VCS324090
OXNARD 3bd+2ba
Close to beach. Fireplace,
washer/dryer hookups,
$1,600/mo. 1841 Fisher #A.
805-901-0141 VCS323804
OXNARD DUNES 2+2.5
Two story, 2 car gar, patio,
quiet, $1,400/mo. Toni, Bkr
805-984-3613 VCS323744
OXNARD WEST
2+1.5 twnhse, patio/yd,
gar, hkups, comm pool &
tennis court, close to
school & Seabridge
Marketplace. $1,500.
Crossroads Inv 805-485-4040
crossroads-investments.net
VCS323148
PORT HUENEME
2+1 Townhome
Close to beach. 2572 Tiller.
$1,150/mo. 805-901-0141
VCS323805
PT HUE Luxury Ocean
View Beach Condo.
2bd+1.5ba. $1,600/mo.
www.oceanviewcondo.
shutterfly.com
805-986-3333 VCS323591
PT HUENEME 2+1
Penthouse, close to beach.
2620 Spinnaker Ave.
$1,150/mo+sec.
Available March 1st.
805-689-7742 VCS323991
SANTA PAULA
3bd+2.5ba On Hillside
Recently remodeled, updated
appliances, granite counters,
HW floor in DR/FR, tile in
bathrooms/kitchen. Bonus
room can be used as office,
playroom or a 4th bedroom!
2 car attached garage.
$1,750/mo. 805-901-1219
VCS324007
SIMI WOODRANCH 3+3
Townhome in a quiet, gated
community. Two story with
f/p, new carpet and paint.
No Pets or Smoking.
$2,250/mo+dep. Avail NOW!
805-798-4578 VCS323788
THOUSAND OAKS Wild-
wood Condo Granite,new
paint & carpet Must see!
Avail 2/4 3bdrms 1full/1half
baths $1,875.00/mo
(805)341-0899 VCS324091
Find new& used cars.
vcswheels.com
617
Condos/Townhomes
Unfurnished
VENTURA SURFER’S
POINT
Spacious 1bd+2ba condo,
den,f/p, bal w/ocean views,
appliances incl, some utils
pd, gated prk’g, storage,
pool/jacuzzi/gym and rec
room. $2,950.
Crossroads Investments
805-485-4040
crossroads-investments.net
VCS323153
VTA Gov’t Center 2+1,
2 lrg patios, w/d in unit, att
2 car gar, lower level pvt
entry, garden area, pet?
$1,600/mo+dep, incl’s some
utils, pool & jacuzzi.
805-258-2700 VCS323344
621
Duplexes
Unfurnished
OXNARD 3BR+2BA
new decor, 1 car gar, w/d
hook up, $1,645/mo+dep.
4512 Terrace Ave.
805-676-1963 or 805-258-6652
VCS323430
627
Houses Unfurnished
CAM. 4+2 House Viewing
2/2 & 2/9 10a-12p $2075+dep
cmpltly.remod, lg bk/yrd,
garage, gardner incld.
876 Calle La Prada
805-646-2036 VCS323992
CAMARILLO HEIGHTS
Great view,newly remodeled,
1+1, all new appliances, no
smkg/pets, $1,500/mo+dep.
All utili. paid Avail Now!
805-407-0605 VCS323841
CAMARILLO
Leisure Village 55+.
2bd+2ba, garage, fridge,
washer/dryer.$1,500mo+dep.
Prefer Lease. 805-766-8544
VCS323554
CAM: Country Lane 3+2.5
patio home with 2 car gar,
near PV Hospital. Only
$2,300+sec. Capric
Properties 805-377-3689
VCS324086
CAM: Leisure Village
Senior Living, 2+2, Patio,
Golf & Pool Utilities Paid.
County PM 805-482-9800
www.c-p-m.com
VCS324088
CAM MOBILE ESTATES
2 bdrm spa/pool & rec cen-
ter. $1150/mo water, trash
incl. One person must be
55+ , 805-816-1833
VCS323341
CAM OLD TOWN 2+1
77 Fir St. f/p, 1car gar, coin
lndry, high beam ceiling,
$1500/mo+sec.
805-320-0432 VCS323885
GE Property Management
• Moorpark 3+3, incl’s
water, $2,550/mo.
• Westlake 2+2 Condo,
remodeled, $1,850/mo
805-496-9650
VCS323811
MOORPARK 4+2 Spacious
newly painted, all new
flooring throughout, granite
kitchen counters, family
room style kitchen with f/p,
2 car att gar, central air,
fenced yard w/patio. $2,300.
SARALEI REALTY
805-529-5853 VCS323871
627
Houses Unfurnished
MOORPARK Excellent
3+2.5, 2,112 sqft, two story,
cul-de-sac, a/c, comm pool,
patio. $2,595/mo+sec.
805-277-9062 VCS323472
OAKVIEW 2+1, 2 acres,
view, patio, no pets, garage
extra, $1,650/mo+$2,500/sec.
702-449-4550 or 702-641-2364
VCS323828
OXNARD/EL RIO 3+1, dbl
garage, private, $2,500/mo.
Sec 8 ok. 3070 Cortez St.
805-436-9089 VCS323660
OXNARD Near Marina 3+2
very clean, fam rm, 2 car
gar, pvt fenced yd, grdnr
incl’d, $1,950+sec, No S/P.
805-485-0205 VCS324000
SIMI 3br 3ba, nr shops, new
paint & carpet, 1/4 acre, fruit
trees, ideal for contractors,
$2000+dep. 805-509-7984
VCS323643
SIMI Indian Hills Comm
4+2.5, apprx 2,500sf, lrg lot,
mo-to-mo or long term lease.
Avail Now. $2,700/mo.
Call Brian (310)310-0796
VCS323708
Thousand Oaks
4+3 180 degree view
$2750 master bdrm has city
view, walk-in closet, full
bath, cul-de-sac, secured
big yd, single sty. open flr,
2 car gar, custom kitch,
central air/heat recently
remodeled, new carpet
see pic@
venturacountystar.com
818-999-0899 VCS323566
T.O. GORGEOUS 1 STORY
4+2.5, central air, two
fireplaces, formal living/
dining/family room, open &
bright eat-in kitchen, new
carpet/paint & tile, 3 car gar,
gardener, $3,295/mo.
View our website:
www.westcoastpm.com
Westcoast Prop Mgmt, Agt
805-522-0060 VCS323935
TOPANGA LEASE $2,000
OPTION TO BUY. QUIET
CUL-DE-SAC. 1150 Apache,
90290. 2+2 w/views. Gated
Community, pool/spa,
jacuzzi, 2 patio’s. Formal
dining room, family &
living room. Greg
818-999-0899 VCS323565
VTA 2+1 remodeled, fenced
yard, gar, interior lndry rm,
newer paint/carpet.$1,495/mo.
805-552-7135 VCS324026
VTA 3+2.5 w/3 SKYLIGHTS,
vaulted ceilings, f/p. NEW:
wood flrs, porcelain tile,
cust cabinets, ss applcs,
shutters!Walk in closet,
alarm. Great location near
VC. $2300 805-212-0627
VCS323682
VTA EAST END 4+2
2 car garage, new paint,new
carpet & flooring new
appliance, fenced yrd pets/ok
1900+sec p805-647-9381
c805-657-4546 VCS324097
669
Miscellaneous
Rentals
WESTLAKE VILLAGE
HIDDEN VALLEY
RANCH
Private Barn For Lease:
14 Stalls, Office, Kitchen,
Bathroom, Wash Stalls,
Riding Rinks, Paddocks.
* FREE RENT 1st Month *
Call Jim 805-857-4389 or
Hugh 805-857-8555
VCS322771
675
Rentals To Share
Port Hue. 2 connecting rm
pvt bath/entry in 55+ comm.
must be 45 or over. share
kitch/lndry, $850 utils incl’d.
757-717-7158 VCS323893
677
Rooms For Rent
CAM 1 Master Bedroom
pvt bath, utils pd. $650/mo+
$400/sec. NO P/S/D.
805-484-6252 VCS322821
CAMARILLO furnished, tv,
micro, refrig in rooms. Pvt
entry & bath. Pay $430
bi-weekly or shared bath
$345/bi-weekly. Near Santa
Rosa stores. N/S/A/D.
805-857-0310 VCS323704
CAMARILLO quiet rm, lndry
& kitch privl., N/S/P,
Avail. Now $650, util incl,
805-482-3332 Lv a clear msg.
VCS323409 VCS323409
CAM Room for Rent Private
bathroom, w/d avail. House
privileges. $675 inc’l utils.
805-558-0300 VCS323541
MALIBU Co-Line Furnished
One Bedroom house. Front
porch & patio w/panoramic
views of Boney Ridge.
Washer/dryer, HDTV, WiFi.
Very quiet & secluded.
$1,500/mo+dep. Utilities pd,
no pets/messes/smoking.
310-457-3807 VCS323432
N. Oxn Clean Quiet House
Furnished $600mo+$100dep
uitl. incl. 805-919-0226
VCS323619
Oxnard Room / Furnished
very nice & quiet, $540mo
inclds util & internet
N/S/D/P 805-312-4956
VCS323572
OXN FURNISHED ROOM
$550+dep, includes utilities
and house privs. N/S/D/P.
805-483-3152 VCS323434
OXN Furnished Room, DSL
& SAT, full privs, share bath,
$650/mo+$350 dep, incl utils.
805-236-0276 VCS323213
OXN South Clean, Quiet,
lrg mstr bdrm w/pvt bath,
kitch & lndry privs,$550/mo
+dep, incl’s utils.
805-844-5531 VCS324028
SIMI Spacious Master Bdrm,
pvt bath & patio, shared
kitchen, laundry, cable,
keylock door. $800/mo+dep.
805-522-1265 VCS323741
T.O. 2 rms lrg master bdrm
w/prv custom bath
$700/$550 in great neighbor-
hood, house, kitch, pool,
patio & lndry privl.
310-435-4976, 805-523-7806
VCS323692
VENTURA Large Room with
balcony. $650/mo, no dep,
utils incl’d with internet.
805-216-7878 VCS323912
VTA LARGE ROOM $695.
1st month prorated or
discounted, utils/cable incl’d,
No Drugs/No Drama.
714-746-9499 VCS323677
VTA near Gov’t Ctr 2 rooms
avail, quiet, furnished, share
bath. N/S/D/P. $495 or $565
+dep. 805-646-1125
VCS322291
WLV Master Bdrm own
bath, $1,100. 2 other rooms
share bath, $800/each.
No pets or smoking, house
privs. 805-496-5902 or
805-341-4714 VCS324069
Real Estate
700-874
705
Acreage/Land
90 PRIME AG. ACERS
Level, Great Price !!
Principles only.
BKR 805-498-7000 VCS323697
715
Condos/Townhomes
For Sale
*** VENTURA ***
For Sale By Owner.
3bd+2ba Condo in gated
community. Orchard Lane
Condos. $319,000.
805-320-5986 VCS324071
780
Houses For Sale
BEACH HOUSE on SILVER
STRAND 2br+1ba,fire place,
lrg court yard, $535k terms
152 Burbank Ave.
805-985-4001 VCS323862
SIMI VALLEY
4bd+4.5ba
Office, 3 Car Garage,
Gate Guard Community,
Gourmet Kitchen,
Community Pools & Spas.
$719,000. DRE#00807961.
Ewing & Associate
Sotheby’s Realty.
Call Irma
805-657-6278
VCS323604
VENTURA 4+4, 1,908 sf with
attached studio - 518sf.
655 & 657 Boston Ave.
Anderson Estates.
$595,000/obo. Drive by and
Call 805-516-9251
VCS323782
Commercial
Real Estate
875-893
885
Commercial
Industrial Rent
CAMARILLO 675 to 4,480 sf
Warehouse with offices and
bathroom. Great location!
No Auto. 805-649-4857
VCS323093
CAM Custom Office/Warehse
300-12sqft.SAT TV, internet,
electrical, security alarm
ALL paid. 805-427-3324
VCS323727
SIMI INDUSTRIAL
620sf, 803sf, 1022sf, 1600sf,
2100sf. Office & Warehouse
Easy St. & Madera - great
location near Walmart.
155 Easy St. Call John at
805-526-5260 VCS323747
885
Commercial
Industrial Rent
SIMI INDUSTRIAL
800sf - 5000sf, with office &
warehouse, roll up door,
terrific location, great
terms and pricing.
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext: 1
VCS323167
VENTURA INDUSTRIAL
Approx 3,000-3,850sf, with
office. Located on Callens
Road. Water paid.
Great Terms & Pricing!
COPM 805-648-1851
Lic #01220992 VCS322692
VTA INDUSTRIAL SPACE
960sf - 2,125sf, with office &
warehouse, roll up door,
terrific location, great
terms and pricing.
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext:1
VCS323170
VTA WHSES 2500 to 3000 sf
Nice offices, great rate
and location. 805-644-0941
VCS324047
887
Stores/Offices
Rent/Lease
AVENIDA DE
LOS ARBOLES
NEW HOME OF
99¢ ONLY STORE
Prime Location In Thousand
Oaks Neighborhood Center,
2 spaces Available (1,130 &
2,622 SF) @ $1.20sf/ea NNN.
Call Ana (310)675-1179
VCS323837
CAMARILLO RETAIL
Santa Rosa Plaza, 650sf
to 3400 sf. David Press
(310)553-6512 VCS323783
SIMI OFFICE SPACE
700sf - 1,000sf. Available.
Excellent terms & pricing.
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext: 1
VCS323168
VENTURA: $.90 SQ FT
Professional Office Space
Utilities paid! Great 101
Fwy & Victoria Location!
From $250/mo to 650 Sq Ft.
Call Mark @ 805-479-8284
VCS322714
VTA Marina Entrance
400 to 995 sf offices.
Great Rate! 805-644-0941
VCS324046
VTA OFFICE SPACE
Beautiful units from
540sf - 4,500sf. Great terms
& pricing. Now Available!
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext: 1
VCS323169
Recreation
900-945
916
Boat Slips
105’ SLIP - Mandalay Bay
Easy docking at water
corner berth. No for sale,
liveaboards. 805-985-8653
VCS323502
922
RV Spaces for Rent
SIMI VALLEY 55+
100 amps, cable tv.
805-526-2256 VCS323781
933
Motorcycles And
Equipment
Vespa
LX 150 2007
Excellent condition, wind-
shield & top case, 19,967
miles. $2,450.00 OBO
(760)987-9657 VCS323776
Transportation
950-998
980
Classics/Antiques/
Specialty
CADILLAC HEARSE 1972
like new, 42,000 miles,
lic#Y78523.
CHEVROLET MONZA 1979
Coupe, V8, auto, 24,00 miles,
lic#1PQC046.
CHRYSLER 1974 NEW
YORKER, 2 door, drives
anywhere, lic#6PBY439.
CHEVROLET CAPRISE 1994
leather, 350 V8, xlnt cond,
lic#4KUZ614.
FORD F350 TRUCK 1978
very nice condition,
lic#4H34160.
CHEVROLET 3 Quarter Ton
1986 Silverado, 2 owner local
truck, lic#5W92597.
Consider trades or best offer.
805-646-3093 VCS323702
986
Trucks For Sale
NISSAN TITAN
2005 TRUCK
Black, Runs Great.
$10,000 or take over
payments $250/month.
(vin#508335).
805-824-1271
VCS323902
995
Wanted Vehicles
CASH FOR CARS
2000 or Newer Any Model
Fast & Easy,
We Come To You!
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
Call 888-693-3395
VCS323581
WANTED Old Race Cars,
Classics, Motorcycles:
Harley, Ducati, Porsche,
Jaguar, Austin Healy,
Ferrari, Corvette, Mustang
Camaro barracuda old
toys, auto memorabilia one
item to entire collection.
Come to you, pay in cash.
800-299-3114 or 805-495-7445
hadaparts@aol.com
VCS323706
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