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Adisestablishment ceremonyfor
Naval Mobile Construction Bat-
talion (NMCB) 40 will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, on
the Parade Field at Naval Base
Ventura County, Port Hueneme.
Areceptionwill followat Duke’s
Place.
During the ceremony, units will
march in formation, former com-
manding officers and command
master chiefs will be recognized,
and there will be a recounting of
the battalion’s history.
The guest speaker will be Rear
Adm. Christopher J. Mossey, com-
mander, Naval Facilities Engineer-
ing Command and the chief of
civil engineers.
Other speakers include the bat-
talion’s final commanding officer,
Cmdr. TimJ. DeWitt, andthe com-
modore of the 31st Seabee Readi-
ness Group (31st SRG), Capt.
Dean Tufts.
Also during the ceremony, the
battalion’s awards plaque will be
presented, and there will be a for-
mal casing of the battalion col-
ors.
The NMCB 40 formation will
consist of current members and
any former members who served
in the battalion in the past 12
months.
Alsoparticipatinginthe ceremo-
ny will be NMCB 3, NMCB 4,
NMCB 5, Underwater Construc-
tion Team2, and the 31st SRG.
Equipment and historical dis-
plays will be set up.
NMCB 40 will disestablish Sept. 12
PHOTO BY KIMBERLY GEARHART / NBVC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Fitness guru Tony Horton, left, and Engineman 3rd Class Ruben Alvarado throw elbows as part of a workout
aboard the USS San Diego (LPD 22). Horton conducted an afternoon workout on the flight deck of the ship,
which was docked at Naval Base Ventura County, as part of a series of events aimed at helping promote a
culture of fitness in the military. Story, more photos, Page 4.
CULTURE OF FITNESS
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
The deadline to register for
the Sept. 15 Wounded Warrior
Half-
Mara-
thon
at Na-
val
Base
Ventura County (NBVC) Point
Mugu has been extended to
Friday, Sept. 7.
Registration is through ac-
tive.com.
Already, more than 700 peo-
ple have registered for the 13.1-
Registration
deadline
extended for
half-marathon
1,000 runners
expected for Sept.
15 event
4-page pullout inside
Profile inside
Local wounded
warrior will attend.
Page 7.
SEE WOUNDED, PAGE 7
With his wife Nancy looking on, Capt.
Larry Vasquez, commanding officer
of Naval Base Ventura County, cuts
the ribbon of the new Fleet & Family
Support Center office at Catalina
Heights in Camarillo. Behind the
ribbon is Pat White, counseling
advocacy program supervisor for
FFSC. Page 3
UTCN Jeremy Schmitt of NMCB 5
places concertina wire around a
tent during an annual Field Training
Exercise last month in Fort Hunter
Liggett. Page 11
WHAT’S INSIDE
WHAT’S AHEAD
High school students take
part in a Society of American
Military Engineers camp run by
volunteers from the Naval Mobile
Construction Battalions, the 31st
Seabee Readiness Group, Naval
Construction Training Center and
civilians. Sept. 20 Lighthouse
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By Captain Larry Vasquez
NBVC Commanding Offcer
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Question: Why not keep the Navy Exchange open
later into the evening? I’d suggest having them stay
open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all week — that would be
perfect. Even if you have just a handful of custom-
ers shopping, at least you are earning something
rather than no money at all, and more people would
be able to access the NEX in the mornings and after
work.
Answer: Thanks for the suggestion. I ran your
idea by the Navy Exchange general manager, and
here’s what she explained to me.
Operating hours are determined locally for each
facility and are based upon a year’s worth of daily
sales data in half-hour increments. The NEX uses
this data to determine the most profitable periods of
the day and schedule people accordingly, maximiz-
ing their manpower and payroll expenditures.
Although staying open later with fewer people
sounds like it might working, it’s impossible to
measure potential sales, so the NEX uses historical
data covering promotional events, special events,
paydays and regular daily business in our review.
Last Christmas, the NEX had extended hours, but
they actually lost money. Even shifting staffing
doesn’t make up the difference when sales aren’t
high enough.
The decision for the Naval Base Ventura County
NEX facilities to close at 7 p.m. was not an easy
one, but it has helped maximize its staffing during
the busier times of day.
Please continue to submit your questions and
suggestions through one of our many feedback
options. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.
com/NavalBaseVenturaCounty, submit your sugges-
tions to my online Commanding Officer’s Suggestion
Box at http://cnic.navy.mil/Ventura/ or send an email
to lighthouse@navy.mil.
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COMMUNITYCALENDAR
NAVY LEAGUE: 50th
anniversary of Naval
Sea Cadet Corps will
be celebrated when
the Channel Islands Council of
Navy League meets for an 11:30
social and noon lunch at the Bard
Mansion. $15 for buffet lunch to
Channel Islands Council, P.O. Box
973, Port Hueneme, 93041. Call
Jim Cecil for base access by Sept.
7 at 805-482-8215.
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September
BATTLE OF BRITAIN:
Retired Army Col.
and World War II
veteran Jim Hinckley
discusses the
importance of this 1940 event at
1 p.m. at the Seabee Museum.
Free admission and parking. Info:
982-5165.
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RIDE TO THE
FLAGS: Hundreds of
motorcyclists meet at
Naval Base Ventura
County, Point Mugu, before riding
the 42.5 miles to Pepperdine
University where 2,977 flags
— one for each innocent life lost
on 9/11 — are set up across
8 acres. Registration between
10 a.m. and noon at Las Posas
Road and Pacific Coast Highway.
Information: ridetotheflags.com.
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IMMIGRATION AND
NATURALIZATION:
Help available on
related issues,
including fingerprinting, 10 a.m. to
1 p.m., Bldg. 1180, Region Legal
Service Office, 2nd Floor, NBVC
Port Hueneme. Sign-up required.
Call 982-3124.
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The Haunted Swamp, an annual Hal-
loween event at Naval Base Ventura
County, Port Hueneme, is being replaced
this year with a Haunted Maze.
Located in the large lot behind the
Aquatics Center, the maze of hay bales
will be open one night only: Friday, Oct.
26. It will be open only to those with
base access.
In case of rain, the event will be post-
poned one day, to Saturday, Oct. 27.
Before dark, the maze will be less scary
so the younger set can have a Halloween
experience. But between nightfall and
10 p.m., expect some screams.
“We’ll have some pretty scary scenes,”
said Aquatics Manager Gerry Legaspi.
There will also be a carnival with
games, face-painting and cotton can-
dy.
Cost will be $5 for military personnel
and $8 for Department of Defense civil-
ians and contractors.
The maze is in the same area where
the haystacks were last year. It will be
wheelchair-accessible.
The event is being put on by Morale,
Welfare and Recreation.
Volunteers are needed to help create
the scenes before the event and to help
staff the maze Oct. 26. To volunteer, call
Legaspi at 982-4753.
Haunted Maze replaces Haunted Swamp
Event will be one day
only: Friday, Oct. 26
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
The Fleet and Family Support Center
(FFSC) held a grand opening Saturday,
Aug. 25, for its new office at Catalina
Heights, the military housing complex in
Camarillo.
The office is actually one of the 315
housing units at Catalina Heights, with
three bedrooms upstairs and the living
room, dining room and kitchen down-
stairs.
“This is a comfortable, homey place to
serve Catalina Heights families,”said Lori
Steinhauer, a clinical counselor who was
providing tours of the office during the
grand opening.
One of the bedrooms upstairs has been
converted into a children’s play area. The
other two bedrooms provide locations for
one-on-one counseling sessions; the larg-
er living areas downstairs can accommo-
date classes and group counseling ses-
sions.
In addition to being warmand friendly,
the office is also convenient.
“There are a lot of families who live at
Catalina Heights who have only one car,”
explained Pat White, the counseling ad-
vocacy program supervisor. “Now they
can walk to us. They don’t have to drive
to Point Mugu or Port Hueneme.”
The center is also more convenient for
children who have counseling appoint-
ments.
“They can come right after school,”
White said. “This just makes it easier for
everyone.”
Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class
Mike Clary agreed.
Clary’s family — wife Wendy and three
children ages 16, 14 and 11 —live at Cata-
lina Heights. So does Clary when he isn’t
out on San Nicolas Island.
“I like knowing that there’s a place
nearby where my family can feel secure in
getting help and counseling,”he said. “It’s
right here – it’s not six or nine miles
away.”
FFSC staff members celebrated the
grand opening at the Catalina Heights
Community Center a block away with a
barbecue, face-painting and toddler
games.
Firefighters from the Ventura County
Fire Department, which services Catalina
Heights, showed off their fire truck until
they got an emergency call.
The Catalina Heights FFSC Office is
open Monday through Friday from 8:30
a.m. to 6 p.m. except Tuesday, when hours
are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information call 982-5037.
FFSC holds grand opening for new office
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
AD2 Mike Clary, stationed out on San Nicolas Island, chats with clinical counselor Lori
Steinhauer in a children’s playroom at the new Fleet & Family Support Center office in the
Catalina Heights military housing complex in Camarillo. The office held a grand opening
Saturday, Aug. 25.
Convenience one reason
for opening Catalina
Heights location
There are a lot of
families who live at
Catalina Heights who
have only one car.
— Pat White
Counseling advocacy program
supervisor
CHIEFS’ PINNING:
4:30 p.m., Parade
Grounds, Naval Base
Ventura County, Port
Hueneme.
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By Kimberly Gearhart
NBVC Public Affairs
Fitness guru Tony Horton vis-
ited Naval Base Ventura County
(NBVC) Tuesday, Aug. 21, exer-
cising and talking nutrition with
Sailors and Marines and helping
the Navy promote a culture of
fitness.
Horton, best known for his
P90X series of workouts, visited
several military installations in
California last month, talking to
Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Sol-
diers and Sailors about getting
fit and staying healthy through
smart choices about food and
exercise.
“It’s about creating a different
mindset,” Horton said. “If you
work out today, you’re a better
man today.”
Horton started the day with a
workout at NBVC Point Mugu
in the hangar that is home to re-
serve unit Fleet Logistics Support
Squadron (VR) 55. In addition
to the VR-55 crew, members of
NBVC command, Carrier Air-
borne Early Warning Squadron
(VAW) 113 and several chief
petty officer selectees from
around base gathered to work out
with Horton.
After an hour-plus workout
that included cardio, yoga and
martial arts elements, the 75 sail-
ors in VR-55’s hangar were
sweaty, but still excited.
“I feel motivated and ready to
do more,” said Chief Aviation
Ordnanceman (select) Justin
Darnell, of Navy Munitions
Command Det. Point Mugu.
“The Navy of today is definitely
more fit than the Navy of yester-
day. The standard has been
raised.”
Ready for the next step in his
Navy career, Darnell said he sees
fitness as a way of maintaining
readiness and leading the way as
a chief petty officer.
For others, getting fit was a
life-changer. After the workout,
Electronics Technician 3rd Class
Elliott Turnbull of VAW-113
talked about how getting fit and
flexible has improved his life and
made hima better Sailor. Smiling
while Horton signed a t-shirt,
Turnbull talked about how he
was skeptical of adding yoga
moves to his routine, but nowhe’s
a believer.
“Listen to that. Grown men
talking yoga. I love it!”said Hor-
ton, whose routines incorporate
several yoga moves.
After touring C-130s with the
California Air National Guard,
which shares a runway with
NBVC, and VR-55, Horton
moved to NBVC Port Hueneme
to tour the USS San Diego (LPD
22) and work out with her crew.
Two workouts a day is common
for these tours, said Susan Lucy,
Horton’s liaison and member of
his team. At 54, Horton says he’s
in better shape than he was at 24,
thanks to good nutrition and fit-
ness choices.
“You don’t need all that fancy
equipment —just your body and
a space about as big as a table.
You just have to move, so there
aren’t any excuses for not doing
it,” Horton said.
Aboard the USS San Diego,
Horton’s second workout lacked
none of the intensity of the
morning routine. After the regu-
lar routine, Horton challenged
the crew to more exercises, in-
cluding doing push-ups while
balanced on two exercise balls.
Ship’s rescue swimmer Yeoman
3rd Class Thomas Meriwether
was up to the challenge; after a
wobbly start, he successfully com-
pleted two push-ups with his feet
and hands gripping large exercise
balls.
“For me, it’s very important to
be physically fit,” Meriwether
said. “I have to be ready to jump
in the water and save someone all
hours of the day.”
Also taking Horton’s chal-
lenges was ship’s dentist Lt. Shan-
non Kelso. She did a series of
push-ups and side planks with
her hands gripping small medi-
cine balls. Kelso, who is also the
health services department head
for the USS San Diego, sees being
fit as the first step in being a good
leader.
“Leading from the front is one
of the most important things you
can do as an officer,” Kelso said,
“and the best place to start is tak-
ing care of yourself. That means
eating right and exercising and
allowing your people the time to
do the same.”
Fitness guru Tony Horton touts exercise on base
YN3 Thomas Meriwether does push-ups while
balancing on exercise balls, answering a challenge
from Tony Horton.
PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY GEARHART / NBVC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Fitness guru Tony Horton shouts the count as Sailors from several commands participate in a workout
at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Aug. 21. The workout drew 75 sailors to Hangar 34, home of Fleet
Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 55. Participants from NBVC command, VR-55 and Carrier Airborne Early
Warning Squadron (VAW) 116, as well as several chief petty officer selectees from around the base, showed
up to sweat with Horton and his team. After, VR-55 and the California Air National Guard showed Horton
around their individual C-130s.
Tony Horton encourages Lt. Shannon Kelso as she
attempts a series of balance and strength moves
after a workout on the USS San Diego (LPD 22) Aug.
21.
You don’t need
all that fancy
equipment — just
your body and
a space about
as big as a table.
You just have to
move, so there
aren’t any excuses
for not doing it.
— Tony Horton
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Seabee Chapel
Port Hueneme
Building 1433
Phone: (805) 982-4358
Fax: (805) 982-5364
Protestant
Sunday worship service: 9 a.m.
Choir rehearsal: Wednesday, 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.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.,
“Duty or Delight: Knowing Where
You Stand With God.”
Men’s Prayer Meeting: Wednesday,
5:30 p.m.
All Hands Bible Study: Thursday,
11:30 a.m.
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
Fax: (805) 989-7968
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
As people, we often build walls or bar-
riers between one another. If you are
married, you may have had one or more
of those frigid nights where you are either
getting or giving the cold shoulder.
It’s not hard to build a barrier. It only
takes a careless word, a thoughtless act
or a bad hair day to add some blocks to
that wall.
If I asked, “What did you say or do to
get that kind of response from your
spouse?” chances are you probably
wouldn’t even remember. That’s how easy
it is to block ourselves off from one an-
other.
Barriers are not built up only in mar-
riages. I know sons who have not spoken
a word to their father in years, and sisters
who never call or write each other. How
did it go so far?
It’s not hard to build a wall. All it takes
is a little dab of mortar to bring it all
together and that wall will hold for
years.
What makes up the mortar? It’s
thoughts like, “I know I’m right!” or
“She’s the one who owes me an apology”
and “I’ll never forgive him.”Our thoughts
fix our attitudes towards each other, and
the longer we mull over these types of
thoughts, the higher the wall gets.
What happens when we build a wall?
First of all, our view is blocked. We can’t
see each other. We can’t hear each other.
We can’t touch each other. When there’s
a wall, it’s easy to forget the good things
about the relationship, the things that are
lasting and true. We lose sight of the
value in the relationship, and we forget
what we have invested to make it work.
We discount the person we love in ex-
change for our need to be right.
Sometimes we build a wall because
we’ve lost trust or faith in people. We see
this at times in communities where people
have mistreated each other and walls go
up to protect us from other races, for ex-
ample. We feel that if we isolate ourselves
from each other, there’s less chance of
being hurt by one another.
In homes and in communities, there is
something that happens when we build
a wall. Walls prevent peace. Walls make
it very difficult to say, “I’m sorry” or “I
forgive you.” Walls stand between a hug
and a handshake.
There’s a scripture passage that acts as
a wrecking ball to the walls we’ve built.
It says, “For God Himself is our peace
who made both groups into one and
broke down the barrier of the dividing
wall.” (Ephesians 2:14)
If we want more peace and less pain,
let’s be open to the idea of allowing God
to be our peacemaker.
May God’s presence be the strength
and sure foundation of your life!
Breaking barriers is a good start to promoting peace
Chaplain’s
corner
with Lt. Lesa
Welliver
The Feds Feed Families food drive is
over.
The bright yellow bins that have been
scattered around Naval Base Ventura
County (NBVC) were picked up Aug. 30,
and a final tally of how many pounds of
food were donated is expected this
week.
“The Feds Feed Families program was
such a great way of showing how NBVC
is part of the community at large,” said
Lt. Lesa Welliver, staff chaplain at the
base and the programcoordinator. “Many
of our families live off base, our spouses
work off base and our children attend
school in the community. This food drive
has been a way to lend our support to
our community and to show that we care
as neighbors.”
As of Aug. 23, the base had collected
3,100 pounds of food destined for the
Ventura County Food Share program.
“It has been a great privilege for the
Religious Ministry Team to be involved
in helping to organize this event and to
ensure that all of the food is collected,”
Welliver said. “I want to thank everyone
who donated. We truly are making a dif-
ference in the lives of many local fami-
lies.”
Feds Feed Families is a direct response
to the “United We Serve Act” signed by
President Obama in April 2009, calling
upon all Americans to contribute to the
nation’s economic recovery by serving in
their communities.
Base awaits final figures on food donations w
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mile run, which begins at 7:30 a.m. at
the Point Mugu Picnic Pavilion, just
down the street from the Point Mugu
Gym.
“We are expecting more than 1,000
runners, and we’re pleased to reach this
milestone after just three years of hold-
ing the event,” said Fred Morgan of
Morale, Welfare and Recreation, which
organizes the half-marathon. “Great
team effort and input from leadership
has helped to shape this event.”
Also taking place that morning will
be a 5K run and the Military Mile.
Cost for the half-marathon is $50 for
civilians and $35 for members of the
military.
The 5K is $25 for civilians and $15
for the military, and the mile is $15 for
civilians and $10 for the military.
The half-marathon course will close
at noon, which allows competitors 4.5
hours to complete the event. Walkers
and participants with strollers are wel-
come, provided they can complete the
distance within the allotted time. All
participants will receive a T-shirt and
free barbecue lunch after the race.
Half-marathon participants will also
receive a finisher’s medal.
Twelve wounded warriors from the
Navy and Coast Guard who are attend-
ing a Wounded Warrior Training Camp
being held that same weekend at NBVC
Port Hueneme plan to participate.
“This should be a great way to in-
spire people and kick off the race,” said
Morgan.
Among them will be Joe Derbak, a
retired hospital corpsman 2nd class
who sustained a traumatic brain in-
jury six years ago in combat operations.
He has post-traumatic stress disorder
and lower mobility issues.
Derbak, 33, competed in track and
field and hand cycling at the 2012 War-
rior Games in Colorado Springs. He
lives in Jacksonville, N.C.
Derbak will be kicking off the event,
along with Capt. Larry Vasquez, com-
manding officer of NBVC.
The Wounded Warrior Half-Mara-
thon has grown each year since its in-
ception in 2010. Proceeds support not
only the wounded warrior training
camps held at NBVC, but also adaptive
sports equipment on base, including a
beach bike that allows people with dis-
abilities to get to the ocean, an adap-
tive golf cart and a pool lift at the
NBVC Port Hueneme Aquatics Cen-
ter.
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Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon expected to draw 1,000
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
Ben Host is almost 30 years old
and looks like he’s fresh out of
high school. He’s eloquent and
confident, and he has a drop-dead
gorgeous smile.
And that’s the problem.
“When I tell people I’m a war
veteran, that I was inIraqandthat
I have 23 screws holding my skull
together, they don’t believe me,”
he says, his smile fading. “They
don’t believe the story.”
“The story”is what the Channel
Islands Harbor resident will share
when he’s a panelist at a wounded
warrior symposium in Washing-
ton, D.C., Sept. 13, and he’ll share
it again as he chats with fellow
veterans Sept. 15 at the Wounded
Warrior Half-Marathon at Naval
Base Ventura County, Point
Mugu.
At the Warrior-Family Sympo-
sium in Washington, Host will
discuss transitions and newbegin-
nings, a topic he knows well. He
was a construction electrician
constructionman with Naval Mo-
bile Construction Battalion 4
when the right side of his skull
was shattered in a 2004 Humvee
accident in Iraq, and after several
months recuperating at his par-
ents’ home in Illinois, he was as-
signed to limited duty with the
31st Seabee Readiness Group
back at Naval Base Ventura
County, Port Hueneme. In 2008,
he joined the Naval Facilities Ex-
peditionary Logistics Center
(NFELC), and in October of last
year, he began yet another phase
of his life: college student. He’s
nowpermanently retired fromthe
Navy and working on a business
degree.
“I’ve made it through,”he says,
the smile returning. “I think I can
help a lot of people.”
Through all the changes, Host
has had to deal with the effects of
his brain injury: short-termmem-
ory loss, irritability, anxiety, head-
aches.
“Perseverance has been the
key,” he said. “I’ve never quit on
myself.”
He credits his supervisor at
NFELC, Denny Rice, for helping
him learn that skill.
“He had the intuition to know
when to be tough and when to
help,” Host said.
At NFELC, Host became a
programmanager, working on the
electrical systems of MRAPs, the
Mine Resistant Ambush Protect-
ed vehicles that Rice’s team was
fortifying to better protect U.S.
forces overseas.
Rice still praises Host’s electri-
cal know-how, and he values the
friendship they formed.
“He might as well have been my
son,” Rice says.
Host has foundsuccess at Char-
ter College in Oxnard, although
he was hesitant at first.
“I was very apprehensive,” he
said. “I knewmy mathwas strong,
but I didn’t know if I could keep
up with the reading and writing,
and if I could speak at the higher
level college requires.
“My intellect,”he adds, “doesn’t
match my dialect.”
Host was 23 when the accident
occurred Sept. 7, 2004, in a con-
voy outside Fallujah. In a field
hospital, a doctor bored two holes
into his skull to relieve the pres-
sure, and in Baghdad he under-
went emergency brain surgery.
Altogether, he has had three
brain surgeries and still has a
small section of brain that re-
mains unprotected by bone.
His life, he said, is dictated by
the first thought he had in Bethes-
da, Md., after coming back to the
United States from Iraq.
“I remember thinking, ‘Well,
youcandecide you’re done, or you
can move on.’ I remember decid-
ing, ‘Let’s get it! Let’s go!’”
Years of medical appointments
and psychotherapy have taught
him coping skills, ranging from
drinking water constantly so he
doesn’t get headaches to mentally
“checking the boxes”tomake sure
he’s not forgetting something.
At home, he has an emotional
support animal, but he doesn’t
bring the dog to school, where
bothhis confidence andhis grades
are high.
“Ben has innate leadership
abilities and a real charisma,”said
Cecelia Burrill, president of Char-
ter College. “Ben will succeed in
whatever he does.”
Local vet to speak at D.C. symposium, attend half-marathon
PHOTOS BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Ben Host and his service dog, Graham, take a break near their home at
Channel Islands Harbor.
Ben Host catches up on his
studies outside Charter College in
Oxnard.
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Tryouts for the Navy Boxing Team
will take place Sept. 29 and 30 in San
Diego.
Navy and Coast Guard active-duty
personnel and Reservists are invited to
try out. Participants will be required to
provide USA Boxing passbooks and
have five registered fights. Documents
regarding medical history must also be
provided.
The tryouts will take place from 9 a.
m. to 4 p.m. in Bldg. 3279, the Admiral
Prout Field House, at Naval Base San
Diego.
For more information, call KevinLud-
wig at Naval Base Ventura County, Port
Hueneme, at 805-982-4749.
Boxing tryouts coming up
Now that the inaugural issue of the
new NAVAIR Journal for Scientists &
Engineers is available online (https://
mynavair.navair.navy.mil/navairjournal),
we’re seeking abstracts for the second
issue. If you’d like to see your article
featured in the Winter 2012/2013 edition
of the journal, submit an abstract by
Sept. 24 to navair_journal@navy.mil.
All of the information you need to
write your abstract and article is avail-
able at the journal’s website listed above,
under the authors/reviewers tab.
If you have any questions, call Holz-
berger at 301-342-5361 or email her at
Sheila.Holzberger@navy.mil. All ab-
stracts will be considered.
Journal seeks abstracts
Waterfowl seasonbegins Oct. 20. Blind
assignments for opening day will be on
Wednesday, Oct. 17, instead of the usu-
al Monday prior.
Before hunting on base, each individ-
ual must take a test on Naval Base Ven-
tura County regulations, a species IDtest,
pay an annual fee, register their shotguns
and fill out a DD Form 2760. The test
will be administered at noon on Friday,
Oct. 5, and Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the
conference room of Bldg. 632, in the
southwest corner. Registrationforms and
DD Form 2760 will also be available.
Shotgun make, model and serial num-
bers are required for registration.
Additional information may be ob-
tained from the Waterfowl Committee
Information line at 890-7245 or on the
web site at: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/
Ventura/ and search for “hunting.”
Hunting rules outlined
Who turned off the lights?
There were several hot days in August
when Naval Base Ventura County par-
ticipated in Southern California Edison’s
Demand Response program and shut
down non-essential electrical devices be-
tween noon and 8 p.m. to reduce the load
on California’s electrical grid and avoid
rolling blackouts.
Every time the base takes part in the
program, NBVCreceives not only a finan-
cial incentive, but also a reduced electric
bill.
For example, during the first four events
—Aug. 8, 10, 14 and 16 —NBVCreduced
its energy consumption by 17,338 kilowatt
hours. That resulted in a total incentive
of $6,530 — an amount that will be cred-
ited toward the next electric bill — plus
an actual savings on the electric bill of
$2,254.
“An energy reduction event is called
when Southern California’s utility grid is
overloaded due to high consumer electri-
cal demand as a result of high tempera-
tures,”explained Tom Santoianni, energy
manager for NBVC. “SCEseeks participa-
tion from their customers to reduce elec-
trical energy usage to the greatest extent
possible to avoid power blackouts. NBVC
is a large user of SCE electricity, and we
ask all NBVC personnel to do their part
to reduce their usage of electrical energy
during these events.”
Santoianni asks base personnel take the
following steps to reduce energy usage:
• Turn off lights in unoccupied areas.
• Turn off lights in areas receiving ad-
equate daylight (offices, shops, warehous-
es, hangars, hallways, etc.).
• Use task or table lighting instead of
overhead lighting whenever possible.
• Do a building walk-through to turn
off any unnecessary equipment or lights.
• Turn off fans, radios and other un-
necessary personal devices and speakers,
printers and copiers that aren’t being used,
and be sure they’re turned off at end of
day.
• Turn off heating and air-conditioning
except where absolutely necessary.
• Shift all energy-intensive processes
outside of the noon to 8 p.m. time win-
dow.
• Shut down all energy-using devices
before going home at the end of day.
• Turn off computers (including NMCI),
monitors, speakers and any peripherals
not being used, and be sure they’re turned
off at end of day.
• Personnel living on base in bachelor
quarters and family housing are urged to
conserve electricity to the greatest extent
possible in their living quarters through
the end of the event. Put off running ma-
jor appliances until the event has ended.
“We are asking that everyone do their
part to help conserve electricity to avoid
rolling blackouts and power failures that
will affect not only the base, but the out-
side community as well,” Santoianni
said.
Energy cutbacks on hot days paying off
By Nichole O’Grady
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Port Hueneme Division’s Underway Re-
plenishment (UNREP) personnel recent-
ly welcomed a charter tanker for a brief
visit to conduct crew rig team training.
The training aboard the Military Sealift
Command (MSC) charter tanker MTEm-
pire State took place Aug. 1.
During the assessment, the UNREP
teamidentified fuel receiving stations and
deficiencies in the rigging arrangement
design. Afterwards, the ship’s crew gath-
ered at the command’s UNREP test site
where they received training on fuel rigs
and emergency breakaway procedures.
According to Bob Hilger, NSWC Port
Hueneme Division UNREPdivision man-
ager, many of the civilian mariners aboard
the Empire State were new to the replen-
ishment process and had yet to conduct
UNREP.
He said the training went well.
“The ship’s crew quickly and safely
learned how to receive the UNREP fuel
rig to conduct fuel consolidation under-
way alongside our fleet oilers,” he said.
The double-hulled Empire State — a
commercial product tanker operated by
Crowley and under charter to MSC for
up to five years — operates worldwide
carrying refined petroleum products for
the Department of Defense. At 600 feet
long, the ship has a cargo-carrying capac-
ity of approximately 331,000 barrels and
is manned by a crew of 21 civilians.
As the Navy’s only fully equipped and
operational UNREP test site, NSWCPort
Hueneme Division has provided replenish-
ment engineering services to the surface
fleet since 1963. Its team of experts are
the fleet’s full service UNREP agents,
maintaining crucial capabilities that per-
mit the U.S. Navy to remain at sea for as
long as necessary.
NSWC Port Hueneme Division, com-
manded by Capt. Bill DeBow, is located
at Naval Base Ventura County, where it
employs more than 1,900 personnel.
Underway Replenishment training a success
PHOTO BY NICHOLE O’GRADY / NSWC PORT HUENEME DIVISION
MT Empire State crew members listen as Doug Mead, NSWC Port Hueneme Division
Underway Replenishment (UNREP) engineering technician, wraps up a training session on
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Submitted by The Friends of the Bard
Mansion
Sept. 8, 2012, marks the centennial of
the completion of the Bard Mansion, the
Port Hueneme residence of Thomas and
Mary Bard that is also known as “Ber-
ylwood.”
Designed by Myron Hunt, it is in the
similar Spanish Colonial style that Bard
used for his larger Huntington home in
San Marino, now the Huntington Mu-
seum, where the Thomas Bard Archive
is housed.
The Bard Mansion is listed in the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places.
Thomas Robert Bard (1841-1915) and
his brother Cephas (1843-1902) fought
for the North in the Civil War in Get-
tysburg and Appomattox. Thomas was
sent to Ventura in 1865 by Thomas A.
Scott, the president of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, who also served as President
Lincoln’s assistant secretary of War in
charge of all rail transportation for
Union troops. Scott’s Texas and Pacific
Railroad was competing against the con-
sortium of Stanford, Huntington and
Crocker to build a transcontinental rail-
road that would reach the California
coast.
In 1866, while living near Scott’s Ran-
cho Canada Larga between Ventura and
Ojai, Bard drilled the first free-flowing
oil well in California. That same year he
was elected the first supervisor of Santa
Barbara County, when it also included
Ventura County.
In 1871, he was called to defend Scott’s
La Colonia property against a large
group of squatters. Bard pulled his rifle
on Ike Clanton, who would gain noto-
riety 16 years later in a shootout with
Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral.
In 1872, using the oil drilling rigs, Bard
erected a shipping wharf with A.J. Salis-
bury near an underwater canyon in Hue-
neme, which he hoped would become the
terminus of Scott’s Texas and Pacific
railroad. The project was financed by
Scott, who made only one visit to Ven-
tura to inspect the structure in 1872.
After Scott lost the race to Hunting-
ton’s consortium, and in the wake of the
financial panic of 1873, Thomas began
selling Scott’s holdings of approximate-
ly 200,000 acres in Ventura County.
Bard served as a Ventura County su-
pervisor from 1874 to 1876. He contin-
ued in the oil business as the first presi-
dent of the Union Oil Company in 1890,
with headquarters in Santa Paula. In
1900 he was elected to represent Califor-
nia in the U.S. Senate, where he served
under Presidents McKinley and T.R.
Roosevelt until 1906.
Thomas envisioned the creation of a
harbor for agricultural shipping near his
wharf, and just before he died in 1915,
he purchased 495 acres of the Hueneme
slough. His son, Richard (1890-1969)
continued with the project and created
Hueneme Harbor in the 1930s.
In 1944, the U.S. Navy took possession
of the Bard ranch of almost 1,700 acres,
harbor access, and two family homes by
an act of condemnation. The Hueneme
Harbor allowed for the creation of the
U.S. Navy Construction Battalion. Dur-
ing World War II, more construction
material and men were shipped out of
Hueneme than any other port in the
United States.
Bard Mansion
centennial
is Sept. 8
PHOTO COURTESY U.S. NAVY SEABEE MUSEUM
The Bard Mansion as it appeared circa 1920. The home was completed in 1912 and remained in use until 1937. It stood vacant until
the Navy occupied the land during World War II.
PHOTO COURTESY U.S. NAVY SEABEE MUSEUM
In the 1890s, when this photograph was
taken, Thomas Bard was president of Union
Oil Company. He would go on to serve as a
U.S. senator — so far, the only one to hail
from Ventura County — from 1900 to 1905.
He purchased land in 1871 that would
eventually be home to Berylwood, the Bard
Mansion.
Tours available
The Bard Mansion is open for docent-
led tours Sept. 8. For more information,
call 798-3975.
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By Jillian Alexander
NMCRS
Oscar E. Ramos Jr., who retired as a
chief personnel specialist after 20 years in
the Navy, has been named the new direc-
tor of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief So-
ciety (NMCRS) at Naval Base Ventura
County (NBVC).
Ramos earned his bachelor’s degree in
political science fromthe National College
of Business and Arts and is currently
working towards his master’s degree in
leadership and management fromthe Uni-
versity of LaVerne at NBVC Point
Mugu.
Ramos comes to the society after work-
ing as the acting director for the Personnel
Support Detachment at NBVC, Port Hue-
neme. He previously worked as the assis-
tant officer in charge for the Personnel
Support Detachment in Okinawa, Ja-
pan.
Ramos also has experience as a com-
mand career counselor, drug and alcohol
programadviser and command Managed
Equal Opportunity, a position in which
he was responsible for assessment of com-
mand equal opportunity climate and com-
pliance with the Department of Defense
and Navy Equal Opportunity rules and
regulations.
Ramos said he is excited to learn about
the inner workings of the NMCRS. He
said he wants to work for the organization
because he believes in its mission and is
looking forward to having a direct and
immediate impact on the quality of life
of service members, retirees and military
families.
The NMCRS will host an office warm-
ing for the new director Sept. 19 from 9
to 11 a.m. at the NMCRS office, located
in the Welcome Center at NBVC Port
Hueneme. Bagels, donuts and coffee will
be served.
New NMCRS director named
Oscar E. Ramos Jr. is the new director of the
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at Naval
Base Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme.
A retired chief personnel specialist, he
most recently was the acting director of the
Personnel Support Detachment at NBVC
Port Hueneme.
• Office Warming: Wednesday, Sept. 19,
9 to 11 a.m.
• Budget for Baby workshops: Thursday,
Sept. 6, noon to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 11,
6 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 to 7 p.m.
Learn how your new bundle of joy will
impact your budget.
• 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off: Friday,
Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Thrift Shop hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mondays and Wednesdays. The thrift shop
is located in Bldg. 829, NBVC Port Hue-
neme.
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of Personnel Support
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By IS1 (SW) Christopher G. Elliott
NMCB 5
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Con-
struction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conducted
anannual FieldTraining Exercise (FTX) at
Fort Hunter Liggett last month.
FTX is a culmination of NMCB 5’s
homeport training and is designed to dem-
onstrate battalionreadiness inthe field. The
exercise is set up to mimic conditions that
battalions could face on future deploy-
ments.
NMCB5conductedclasses andpracticed
drills during the beginning of FTX to pre-
pare personnel for scenarios that would be
encounteredlater. As the exercise progressed,
the more difficult it became.
The battalion created self-sufficient For-
ward Operating Bases (FOBs). Successful
communications and defenses were then
established within each camp, and every
company within the battalion worked to-
gether to complete the process.
NMCB5 Charlie Company is composed
of builders andsteelworkers. Theyhadmany
tasks during FTX, including construction,
patrols and establishing the FOB defense.
“Charlie CompanyduringFTXis tactical.
So while we’re training with our construc-
tion, at the same time we have a security
force internal to the battalion,”said Senior
Chief Builder Charlie Luna, NMCB 5’s
operations chief.
He added that Charlie Company also
demonstratedthe Seabee motto“We Build,
We Fight” by building vertical structures
and maintaining security on the defensive
lines to protect the camp.
NMCB 5 had little time to relax during
training. Personnel lackedsleepandworked
inaustere conditions, includingtemperatures
ranging from115 degrees during the day to
low 50s at night.
In this training environment, NMCB 5
demonstrated abilities to carry out mass
casualty drills and showcase the battalion’s
ability to take care of the local populace
during a severe attack.
Additionally, NMCB 5 completed all
construction tasking, which included two
security towers, five Southwest Asia (SWA)
huts, two bunkers, a bailey bridge and an
AirfieldDamage Repair. All battalioncom-
panies anddepartments workedtogether to
complete every mission tasked throughout
FTX.
NMCB 5 anxiously waited for an attack
during the last and final day of FTX. The
skyeventuallyblewupwitharoar of gunfire
in the early morning of Aug. 26. The bat-
talion evaded attackers fromall sides of the
camp. They ranged fromenemy attacks in-
side the FOBtovehicle aggressionandvery
loud pyrotechnics to simulate artillery and
mortar fire.
FTX was finally declared complete after
that final attack, andSeabees beganmaking
their journey back to their homeport of
Naval Base Ventura County, Port Huen-
eme.
NMCB5 conducted this training to pre-
pare for a scheduled deployment to Pacific
Command early next year.
NMCB 5 conducts FTX,
prepares for deployment
PHOTOS BY MC2 ACE RHEAUME / NMCB 5
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 build a Southwest Asia (SWA)
Hut during an annual Field Training Exercise (FTX) at Fort Hunter Liggett Aug. 21. FTX is
a culmination of NMCB 5’s homeport training and is designed to demonstrate battalion
readiness in the field.
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 build a timber tower
during an annual Field Training Exercise (FTX) Aug. 24.
CM1DavidKeltner operatescommunications
equipment from an Alfa Company squad pit
during an annual Field Training Exercise
(FTX) Aug. 23.
Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 conduct a medical
capability drill during an annual Field Training Exercise (FTX) Aug. 25.
Daytime temperatures
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By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
An enclosed compound on San
Nicolas Island (SNI) that once
housed a veterinary hospital for
endangered foxes and feral cats
is being transformed into a nurs-
ery where native plants can be
grown and then transplanted to
repair eroded or damaged parts
of the island.
“We want to develop native
plant material that we can use to
repair troubled areas and support
base operations,” said Valerie
Vartanian, the natural resource
specialist who’s heading up the
project for the Naval Base Ven-
tura County Environmental Divi-
sion.
SNI, 65 miles south of Point
Mugu, is part of Naval Base Ven-
tura County. For more than half
a century, the Navy has used the
8-mile-long, 3-mile-wide island
for weapons testing; before that,
hungry sheep ravaged the hill-
sides, causing severe erosion.
Inside the compound, wooden
growing tables are lined up, and
Vartanian envisions them over-
flowing with cacti, dune species,
goldenbush and native grasses.
The cacti serve as habitat for
the endangered Island Night Liz-
ard. Many of the reptiles have
taken to living under abandoned
boards on the island, and biolo-
gists need a place to take the
animals when the boards are re-
moved.
“They’re extremely territorial,”
Vartanian explained. “You don’t
want to move one to a cactus
where another lizard is already
living. That would be a bad
thing.”
But a newly transplanted cac-
tus would give a lizard a home
that’s never been lived in before.
The dune species will help con-
trol erosion of the island’s many
sandy mounds and shorelines.
The goldenbush is already com-
mon, but it colonizes rapidly and
successfully, making it ideal for
revegetation near construction
projects. Vartanian said there are
many of those coming up, from
new roads to wind turbines.
The native grasses will replace
those that have all but disap-
peared thanks to 80 years of
sheep grazing and the introduc-
tion of invasive grasses.
“Even though there haven’t
been any sheep grazing here since
the 1940s, the island is still recov-
ering from the damage 70 years
later,” Vartanian said.
Depending on the species, the
plants will be raised from seed or
seedling, nurtured “like little ba-
bies,”Vartanian said —a process
called “hardening off ” — then
planted somewhere on the is-
land.
Water is always an issue at SNI.
There are natural springs, and a
reverse osmosis system converts
seawater into potable water for
the people working on the island.
The nursery is equipped with a
drip irrigation system and over-
head sprayers, but if winds are
high — and they often are on the
island — the sprayers won’t be
used because the water won’t end
up on the plants, Vartanian
said.
“We’ll be as efficient as we can
be,” she said. “Eventually, we
would like to capture rainwater
in barrels to reuse.”
Each of the legs of the growing
tables has a white metal circular
guard around it and some copper.
Vartanian said the guards are
designed to protect the growing
plants from Argentine ants and
invasive exotic snails. Like the
invasive grasses and the recently
removed feral cats, these invasive
species were accidentally brought
onto SNI by Navy personnel.
“The ants have a tough time
crawling up the slick metal sur-
face,”Vartanian said. “And snails
are repelled by copper.”
Argentine ants have several
queens and no major colonies,
making them very mobile.
“They can spread very easily,”
Vartanian said.
And why is this such a prob-
lem?
“They will get into the dens of
the endangered Island Foxes and
the nests of endangered birds,”
she replied, “and they will suck
all the juices out of the babies.”
The Navy already helped save
the Island Foxes once. In an un-
precedented partnership with
several other agencies and non-
profit organizations, 66 feral cats
were captured and transported
off the island over a period of
years; the last one was removed
in June of 2010. The project re-
sulted in 1,011 captures of foxes
— some were caught more then
twice — necessitating the estab-
lishment of a mobile veterinarian
clinic. Dubbed the “foxpital,”the
clinic was dismantled when the
trappings ended, leaving behind
the gated compound that has now
been transformed into the nurs-
ery.
“Our goal is to have native
plant stock ready to go at any
time,” Vartanian said. “Some
plants grow very slowly, so this
whole process is going to take
some time.”
San Nicolas Island nursery to propagate native plants
A white metal circular guard and
some copper is on each leg of the
growing tables to protect plants
from Argentine ants and invasive
exotic snails.
PHOTOS BY VALERIE VARTANIAN / NBVC ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION
Wooding growing tables on San Nicolas Island will soon be filled with cacti, dune species, goldenbush and
native grasses now that the nursery project is under way.
Cacti, dune species,
goldenbush and
native grasses will
fill growing tables
in area that was
once a fox hospital
Our goal is to
have native plant
stock ready to go
at any time. Some
plants grow very
slowly, so this
whole process
is going to take
some time.
— Valerie Vartanian
Natural resource specialist
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By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
Carrier Airborne Early Warning
Squadron (VAW) 112, “the Golden
Hawks,” recently celebrated 1,000 days
with no arrests for driving under the
influence.
Earning that distinction involved a
commitment on the part of more than
250 people who have circulated through
the squadron during that time.
“You are the best E-2 squadron in the
air, on liberty and behind the wheel,”
said Capt. Dell Bull, dommander air
group, Carrier Air Wing 9.
Joining Bull in commending the squad-
ron Aug. 22 were several officials from
the local law enforcement community.
Cmdr. Aaron Brodsky, commanding
officer of VAW-112, said their presence
was an honor.
“This is their life’s work,” he said.
“This squadron is made up of the age
group that is most worrisome to them,
and this shows them that the Golden
Hawks are making the right deci-
sions.”
During the last 1,000 days, the squad-
ron has taken several trips to Fallon,
Nev., a short drive from Reno. They’ve
been on a seven-month deployment that
included six ports of call. And they’ve
spent time in San Diego.
“There were a number of opportunities
for things to happen,” said Senior Chief
Aviation Electronics Technician Ben
Faulise. “This is a big accomplish-
ment.”
The visiting law enforcement officials
agreed.
“They’re planning ahead and they’re
making the right choices,”said Jeff Sgob-
ba, assistant chief of the California
Highway Patrol’s Coastal Division.
Brodsky said those choices include
having a designating driver, taking a taxi
or staying in a hotel.
“There are alternative strategies,” he
said. “It is a constant message we put
out there.”
Golden Hawks who attended the cer-
emony said the message isn’t that hard
to understand. After all, they said, no
one’s telling themthey can’t drink —they
just can’t drink and drive.
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd
Class Adam Marshall said the conse-
quences of a DUI simply aren’t worth
the risks.
“Couches are always more comfortable
when you’ve been drinking,” said the 22-
year-old. “I don’t even need a blanket.
Golden Hawks celebrate
1,000 DUI-free days
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Capt. Dell Bull, commander air group, Carrier Air Wing 9, congratulates Carrier Airborne
Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 112 for going 1,000 days without a DUI. Behind him are
members of the local law enforcement community, who also praised the squadron.
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Rear Adm. Paul A. Sohl assumed com-
mand of the Naval Air Warfare Center
Weapons Division (NAWCWD) during
an Aug. 20 ceremony at China Lake.
“Tothe menandwomenof the Weapons
Division, you can’t possibly imagine how
excited I am to have the humble honor
and special privilege to lead with you and
lead with the larger communities of Kern
and Ventura counties,” Sohl said. “Your
long history of accomplishments and ser-
vice to our warfighter has been and will
continue to be critical to the accomplish-
ment of the warfighter mission around
the world.”
About 200 members of the Navy, coun-
ty, community and NAWCWDworkforce
attended the ceremony held in the McLean
Lab. Hundreds more WD employees
watched via video teleconference at vari-
ous sites across the command.
Sohl introduced Vice Adm. David Ar-
chitzel, commander of the Naval Air Sys-
tems Command, as the guest speaker and
thanked him for his “personal attention”
to NAWCWD.
Prior to the ceremony, Architzel frocked
Sohl to his current rank.
“It’s a great recognition and a great re-
sponsibility as well,”Architzel said. “Our
Navy and the nation are counting on
you.”
Architzel praised the capabilities of
NAWCWDand its newest commander for
his leadership skills and commitment to
community.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Paul
is the right person to lead this organization
and guide the next genera-tion of new
technologies,”Architzel said. “The unique
and highly capable combination of techni-
cal talent and operational expertise at this
command is quite frankly unparalleled.
You have the great fortune of leading this
group forward.”
Architzel said Sohl’s leadership phi-
losophy centers on three things: courage,
compassion and character.
“He has proven over and over again that
he is committed to nurturing an environ-
ment of trust and respect, and he has a
track record to prove it,” Architzel said.
In addition to leading NAWCWD, Sohl
will also serve as NAVAIR’s assistant com-
mander for Test and Evalua-tion (AIR-
5.0).
Sohl began his first remarks as a new
flag officer by giving his thanks to past
NAVAIR and NAWCWD leadership as
well as those who continue to serve.
He gave special acknowledgment to
Capt. Harry Dunbrack, who has doubled
up and served as the NAWCWD com-
mander and vice commander for the last
two months. Dunbrack, who was a test
pilot school classmate with Sohl, will be
leaving the command in September.
“Harry’s added more value to WD’s
mission execution than you will ever
know,” Sohl said.
Sohl highlighted the relationships be-
tween NAWCWD and the host stations,
government leaders, communities and lo-
cal educational systems.
“Those partnerships are critical to help-
ing us perform our mission,” he said.
Sohl acknowledged the support from
his wife and kids and introduced them to
their “new family.”
“Kids, the people from China Lake,
Point Mugu and San Nicolas Island that
you will meet today and in the coming
months are some of the smartest, hard-
est-working, mission-focused folks on the
planet,” he said.
Prior to assuming command, Sohl
toured NAWCWD labs and facilities, saw
firsthand some of the unique capabilities
of the command and met with young en-
gineers and scientists.
“I get energy from you just listening to
your passion for the mission,” he said.
Sohl closed his remarks by sharing a
letter written by a Wounded Warrior in
an effort to give those in attendance “a
turbo boost for why”NAWCWDsupports
the warfighter. That letter is printed on
the back of a Wounded Warrior card that
Sohl now carries with him everywhere.
“We support the warfighter,” he said.
“They are in harm’s way for us. I can think
of no more noble a cause.”
Sohl, the 39th commander to lead
NAWCWD, was born in Waterloo, Iowa,
and graduated from Rock Island High
School, Rock Island, Ill., in May 1981.
After graduating from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in June 1985 with
a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engi-
neering, he continued his education at
Stanford Uni-versity, receiving a master’s
degree in aeronautical and astronautical
engineering in June 1986.
After commissioning through the Navy
200 attend NAWCWD change of command ceremony
U.S. NAVY PHOTO
Rear Adm. Paul A. Sohl, right, reports for duty as commander of the Naval Air Warfare
Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) to Vice Adm. David Architzel, commander of the Naval
Air Systems Command, during an Aug. 20 ceremony at China Lake.
SEE NAWCWD, PAGE 15
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ROTC program, Sohl attended flight
training in Pensacola, Fla., and Beeville,
Texas, earning his wings in August 1988.
Later that year, he reported to VFA-125
in Lemoore for training in the F/A-18
Hornet strike fighter, with a sub-sequent
assignment to the Stingers of VFA-113.
While in VFA-113, he deployed to the
Western Pacific on USS Independence
(CV-62) during Operation Desert
Shield.
Sohl graduated fromthe U.S. Naval Test
Pilot School (USNTPS) in Patuxent Riv-
er, Md., with Class 104 in 1993, then re-
ported to the Weapons Test Squadron in
China Lake, working on numerous F/A-
18C operational flight program upgrade
projects. While on this assignment, Sohl
was selected as an aerospace engineering
duty officer (AEDO).
His first assignment as an AEDO was
to the Naval Aviation Depot in North Is-
land, working as the deputy program
manager for the F/A-18 program. In Au-
gust 1998, he reported to the Joint Strike
Fighter (JSF) Program Office in Crystal
City, Va., first as the executive assistant
to the director, then as a member of the
JSF Source Selection Team.
He returned to USNTPS as executive
officer in August 2001 and assumed com-
mand of the school in April 2003.
In January 2005, Sohl reported to the
staff of Commander, Naval Air Systems
Command for eight months and volun-
teered for a six-month tour in Afghani-
stan. Upon his return to Patuxent River,
he was assigned as the government flight
test director of the new presidential heli-
copter, VH-71A.
In 2007, Sohl reported as the executive
officer of Fleet Readiness Center South-
east in Jacksonville, Fla., and assumed
command of the aircraft maintenance,
overhaul and repair facility in 2009. He
led a workforce of 4,600 military, civilian
and contract personnel until July 2011,
when he departed for California to com-
mand the Naval Test Wing Pacific.
Sohl has logged more than 3,200 flight
hours in more than 30 types of aircraft.
His personal decorations include the Le-
gion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Med-
al, and Navy Commendation Medal.
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NAWCWD change of command
By Nichole O’Grady
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
With three quarters of fiscal 2012 com-
pleted, Naval Surface Warfare Center
(NSWC) Port Hueneme Divisionranks first
among the eight Naval Sea Systems Com-
mand(NAVSEA) warfare centers toachieve
and exceed four out of five NAVSEA-as-
signed small business targets.
According to statistics fromFederal Pro-
curement Data System-Next Generation,
NSWCPort Hueneme Division’s small busi-
ness program is exceeding fiscal 2012 con-
tracting goals in the categories of small
business, small disadvantagedbusiness, ser-
vice disabled veteran-owned small business
and women-owned small business.
Capt. William DeBow, commander of
NSWC Port Hueneme Division, said he is
pleasedwiththe program’s performance and
plans to carry that success through the
fourth quarter.
“I continue to take a personal interest in
aggressively supporting our Small Business
Program,” he said. “Ongoing efforts have
been directed at not only the acquisition
teammembers and our small business spe-
cialist, but include my personal efforts to
motivate the technical department leader-
shiptohelpmaintainthe command’s current
successes.”
The elusive fifth target, known as HUB-
Zone —small businesses that are locatedin
historically underutilized business zones
—remains a central focus for the command
andis attainable, according toTomWinans,
deputy for small business at NSWC Port
Hueneme Division.
“The one small business category that’s
lagging behind our target is HUBZone
Small Business, but only by a slim quarter
percent,” said Winans. “This target is his-
torically a difficult one for high-technology
commands suchas Port Hueneme Division.
Although performance in this category is
lagging, we are closing in on this goal daily
and are making concerted efforts to ensure
we end the year having met all five goals.”
The idea behind investing in small busi-
ness is to foster increased competition for
commandprocurements while accessing the
innovation, creativity, agility and new effi-
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Improper or incomplete fossing increases risk of gingivitis,
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Let’s face it, no one likes to foss. However, fossing is one of the
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By Alyce Moncourtois
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
Women’s EqualityDaycommemorates the
1920passage of the 19thAmendment tothe
U.S. Constitution granting women the right
to vote and calls attention to women’s con-
tinuingefforts towardequal rights andtreat-
ment.
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Port Hueneme DivisioncelebratedWomen’s
Equality Day Aug. 15 with an observance
andexhibitionfocusedoncareerdevelopment
and advancement.
Sponsored by the command’s Federal
Women’s Program, this event featured key-
note speaker Kim Foster, Port Hueneme
Division’sshipmodernizationandinstallation
manager, who discussed “Road Mapping
Your Career Goals.”
Foster spoke while surroundedbyanelab-
orate displayof exhibits withinformationon
resumedevelopment, trainingresources, men-
toring opportunities, Equal Employment
Opportunity focus groups and career devel-
opment programs.
Capt. WilliamDeBow, NSWCPort Hue-
neme Division commander and a staunch
supporter of diversity, equal opportunityand
inclusion, providedopeningremarks, talking
about thevaluablecontributions womenhave
made.
“The diversity of their valuable perspec-
tives and thoughts contribute to our world
in so many ways, including our command
and to the entire Navy,” he said. “This day
represents equality for all, and NSWC Port
Hueneme Division is committed to creating
a culture of inclusion and advancement op-
portunity for everyone.”
Foster, whohas servedas the chairwoman
of the Federal Women’s Programand is the
founding chapter president of the Southern
CaliforniaGoldCoast Chapter of the Feder-
ally Employed Women, focused on career
planning and explained how NSWC Port
Hueneme Division’s various career develop-
ment groups andprofessional organizations,
which were represented in the exhibit area,
played a part in advancing her career.
“I encourage all of you to take advantage
of thegroups hereandget involved,”shesaid.
“Whether it’s mentoring or getting an ad-
vanced degree, these things will benefit you
in your career path.”
Career development celebrated on Women’s Equality Day
PHOTO BY ALYCE MONCOURTOIS / NSWC
The commanding officer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division,
Capt. William DeBow, shares career development experiences with keynote speaker Kim
Foster, center, and Charline Whiting, NSWC Port Hueneme Division employee and event
coordinator, at the Women´s Equality Day observance Aug. 15.
Coming up
Ramona Pagel, a four-time Olympian
and manager of the Bee-Fit Health and
Wellness Center at Naval Base Ventura
County, Port Hueneme, discusses the
impact of Title IX. See the Sept. 20
issue of The Lighthouse.
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This summer, the Naval
Satellite Operations Center
(NAVSOC) at Naval Base
Ventura County, Point
Mugu, took control of the
Navy’s newest satellite,
which will eventually en-
able the next generation of
Ultra-High Frequency
(UHF) tactical satellite
communications.
The satellite, known as
the Mobile User Objective
System (MUOS) Satellite
Vehicle One (MUOS-1), is
the first of five planned
satellites that NAVSOC
will “fly.”
MUOS includes both a
legacy UHF payload that
provides the same capabil-
ity as the existing Navy
narrowband satellites. It
also includes a new wide-
band code division multi-
ple access (WCDMA) pay-
load that will provide
groundbreaking techno-
logical improvements to
meet worldwide satellite
communications needs.
This design uses com-
mercial 3G-mobile tech-
nology to provide voice,
data and video services for
netted, point-to-point, and
broadcast command and
control functions. The
unique placement of the
five MUOS satellites in
geosynchronous orbit will
ensure that these services
are available worldwide.
Essentially, the five satel-
lites will use technology
very similar to modern cel-
lular phone technology to
provide worldwide com-
munications uplinks via
specialized handsets.
MUOS-1 launched in
February from Cape Ca-
naveral Space Center in
Florida via an Atlas V
rocket, but preparations
and training began months
earlier at NAVSOC. Work-
ing side-by-side with per-
sonnel from the Program
Executive Office for Space
Systems (PMW-146), led
by Capt. Paul Ghyzel, and
Lockheed Martin, person-
nel at NAVSOCtrained for
months to learn the proce-
dures required to operate
and maintain MUOS-1.
These efforts culminated
in the handover ceremony
held at NAVSOC June 21,
which marked the comple-
tion of contractor valida-
tion and the beginning of
government ownership.
NAVSOC, led by Capt.
Jeff Marshall, assumed
Satellite Control Authority
(SCA) for MUOS-1 at han-
dover, and NAVSOC per-
sonnel now perform the
tasks critical to day-to-day
operations. This includes
orbital analysis, system
maintenance and satellite
engineering to optimize the
performance of MUOS-
1.
In the coming months,
NAVSOC, in conjunction
with PMW-146, will exer-
cise MUOS-1 on orbit
through technical evalua-
tion and Multi-Service
Operational Test and Eval-
uation.
The next satellite in the
series, MUOS-2, is sched-
uled for launch in July
2013.
NAVSOC takes control
of Navy’s newest satellite
PHOTO BY PATRICK H. CORKERY
MUOS-1 launches into orbit Feb. 24 on an Atlas V rocket
from Cape Canaveral Space Center in Florida.
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By Alyce Moncourtois
NSWC Port Hueneme Division
On the topic of “miniature satellites,”
Dr. Henry Helvajian is an expert.
Having spent more than two decades in
the research and design of space-related
microsystems and the miniaturization of
satellites and satellite sub-systems, he is a
recognized leader in this innovative con-
cept.
That’s why he was the guest speaker at
Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
Port Hueneme Division’s Innovation Fo-
rum earlier this summer.
His July 19 presentation on the subject
of miniature satellites was one of notable
interest to the command’s scientists and
engineers in attendance, as science, tech-
nology and future Navy capabilities are
always at the forefront of NSWC Port
Hueneme Division’s strategic agenda.
The command’s innovation forums pro-
vide employees with an opportunity to
explore emerging technologies and new
ways of thinking. They provide a venue
for guest speakers to share their knowledge
in a variety of technical fields and to dis-
cuss the concepts within the framework
of Navy application. The ultimate goal is
to capitalize on the expertise of notable
scientists in order to improve the com-
mand’s responsiveness in supporting the
Navy of today and tomorrow.
“The command was very fortunate to
have a speaker of Dr. Helvajian’s caliber,”
stated Robin Nussear, an engineer and
innovation advocate at NSWC Port Hue-
neme Division. “During the course of his
presentation, he provided a great number
of insights into the areas of materials and
process engineering.”
Helvajian told the audience that small
satellites provide a number of advantages:
They’re less expensive and require less time
to build, and they can be launched into
orbit more easily than the larger ones.
That means they can be used to test new
technologies and discover and fix prob-
lems in a fraction of the time.
“So,” he said, “I’m looking at the mass
producibility of small satellites, and I
would like your feedback on how we get
there.”
Helvajian is exploring the idea of pro-
ducing the small “nano”and “pico”satel-
lites with glass ceramic material, making
it possible to integrate electronic, radio
frequency, optical and fluidic functions.
He is also looking to make the small
satellites “mass customizable.”They would
have a “range of customizations …provid-
ing a number of modifications through
manufacturing, assembly and measure-
ment.”
Helvajian also presented the idea that
perhaps small satellites are beneficial when
applied to distributed architecture and
mission capability.
“With one big satellite, you don’t often
have a graceful degradation of mission
capability,” he stated. “But, if you have
many, it changes. This is something the
Department of Defense has been inter-
ested in.”
Miniature satellites in spotlight during Innovation Forum
PHOTO BY ALYCE MONCOURTOIS /
NSWC PORT HUENEME DIVISION
Dr. Henry Helvajian discusses the concept
of mass producing miniature satellites at
NSWC Port Hueneme Division’s Innovation
Forum.
By Ensign Paul Naquin
NMCB 40
Steelworker 1st Class Angel Cano was
named Sailor of the Year Aug. 16 during
a ceremony that also honored five other
Seabees from U.S. Naval Mobile Con-
struction Battalion (NMCB) 40.
The Seabees were recognized for their
excellence while serving in NMCB 40
during the 2012 fiscal year.
The Sailor of the Year (SOY) program
was established in 1972 to recognize su-
perior performance in enlisted Sailors.
An individual Sailor is selected at each
command, recognizing the individual
who best represents the Navy’s core val-
ues of honor, courage and commitment.
The selected SOYs then compete against
one another up their respective chains of
command. The SOY is a 1st class petty
officer who has distinguished his or her
self in professional excellence, positive
mentorship and unyielding devotion to
duty.
Cano earned that award this year.
“It is a true privilege to receive this
award; to be known as NMCB 40’s last
Sailor of the Year is a great honor,”Cano
said.
He will join the elite ranks of NMCB
40’s previous years’ Sailor of the Year
picks: Steelworker Chief Louis Salazar,
U.S. Pacific Fleet Sailor of the Year for
2011, and Construction Electrician Chief
Leonardo Calderon, Chief of Naval Op-
erations Shore Sailor of the Year for
2010.
“During NMCB 40’s Sailor of the Year
selection board, Cano was subjected to
thorough and rigorous questioning from
dozens of chiefs fromevery rate and from
every detachment,” said Master Chief
Utilitiesman Jamye Rainwater, command
master chief for NMCB 40. “He dis-
played confidence and communicated
extremely well. He was an obvious choice
for NMCB 40’s Sailor of the Year. He is
a top-performing, well-rounded Seabee
who serves is a great model for junior
Seabees both on and off duty.”
Starting in October, each of the 2012
Seabee battalion SOYs will compete
against one another for the 31st Seabee
Readiness Group Sailor of the Year.
From there, the selected SOY will com-
pete for the Navy Expeditionary Combat
Command Sea or Shore Sailor of the
Year.
The five other NMCB 40 awardees
were:
• Junior Sailor of the Year, Builder
Second Class Eduardo Munoz;
• Bluejacket of the Year, Engineering
Aid Third Class Kyle Jeffreys;
• Sailor of the 4th Quarter, Equipment
Operator First Class Francis Villareal;
• Junior Sailor of the 4th Quarter,
Equipment Operator Second Class Hen-
ry Pugh;
• Bluejacket of the 4th Quarter, Utili-
tiesman Third Class Kassio Coutinho.
NMCB 40 is the Naval Construction
Force’s 2011 Pacific Fleet Battle “E” and
Peltier Award-winning Seabee battalion.
The battalion deployed throughout the
U.S. Pacific command in November 2011
and fully returned to Port Hueneme in
August. NMCB 40 is scheduled for dis-
establishment later this month.
NMCB 40 names SOY
PHOTO BY SW3 JESSICA MAUS / NMCB 40
SW1 Angel Cano of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 receives the Sailor of the
Year Award Aug. 17 from Cmdr. Timothy DeWitt, the battalion’s commanding officer, and
Command Master Chief Jamye Rainwater.
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By Naval History & Heritage Command
The Seabees’ motto “We Build, We
Fight” is no more exemplified than with
U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion
40 — the “Fighting 40.”
Under the command of Cmdr. I. S. Ras-
musson, “Fighting 40” was established in
October 1942 and quickly gained its rep-
utation as one exemplifying valor and
devotion in time of war, hard work and
humanitarian endeavors in time of
peace.
This reputation was initially dramatized
by its heroics at Los Negros Island, in the
Admiralities.
An advance party of NMCB 40 landed
March 2, 1943. Its task was to rehabilitate
the Momote airstrip, which had been cap-
tured by the U.S. Army only two days
before. A Japanese counterattack took
place on March 3 and 4, and the advance
party was ordered into the defense perim-
eter. Under sprays of enemy fire, Seabees
scooped out 300 yards of runway and
taxiway. “Fighting 40”performed its mis-
sion but was left with nine dead and 47
wounded after two nights and three days
of fierce battle.
In November 1945, NMCB 40 was dis-
established and remained so for 21
years.
In February 1966 the battalion was re-
established for duty at Chu Lai, Vietnam,
under the command of Cmdr. Ben L.
Saravia. After successfully completing its
base operations support mission for the
3rd Marine Amphibious Force, 40 re-
turned to the U.S. in August 1967, where
it received the “Battle Efficiency”pennant
for its outstanding support effort.
In October 1967, NMCB 40 began its
second Vietnamdeployment, during which
time it constructed a complete medical
facility for the Republic of Korea Army
detachment in Quang Ngai.
One more deployment and 40’s wartime
operations were completed. Peacetime
construction continued for 20 years until
August 1990, when NMCB 40 was once
NMCB 40 has a long history of hard work, valor
NMCB 40: ‘THE FIGHTING 40’
PHOTOS COURTESY U.S. NAVY SEABEE MUSEUM
Vietnam-era Seabees undergo military training at Camp Fogarty in Rhode Island.
Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion 40 decorate their vehicle for the
Fourth of July while deployed to Rota, Spain,
nearly half a century ago.
Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 board an Air Force transport at
Naval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island, bound for Vietnam. Their destination was a
construction site at Chu Lai. Quonset Point was deactivated in 1974.
Seabees prepare to pour cement that will
form lid sections for a box culvert designed
to facilitate drainage around a runway in
Chu Lai, Vietnam. This photo was taken in
September 1966.
From heroics in the Pacific Islands during World
War II to runway and hospital construction
in Vietnam to wartime efforts in Iraq and
Afghanistan, Fighting 40 leaves a proud legacy
SEE NMCB 40, PAGE 20
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again called uµon loi ils wailime
consliuclion exµeilise.
Tle enliie Lallalion, undei lle
command ol Cmdi. 1. R. Doyle,
was moLilized lo lle lol sands ol
Saudi AiaLia lo suµµoil Oµeia-
lions Deseil Slield and Deseil
Sloim. Duiing lle liooµ Luilduµ,
40 moved moie llan 1,000,000
cuLic yaids ol sand, consliucled
lwo ammunilion suµµly deµols,
mainlained 200 miles ol deseil
ioad and µiovided ciilical con-
sliuclion suµµoil loi \.S. and Al-
lied inslallalions in lle llealei.
!n 1992, il was on lo Somalia.
Will lle aiiival ol lle liisl nine-
man leam on Dec. 10 ol llal yeai,
ÞMCB 40 µiovided consliuclion
suµµoil lo lle loices ol Oµeialion
Resloie Hoµe. Allei lle 1an. 24,
1993, aiiival ol lle Lallalion`s
main Lody, lle in-counliy sliengll
was ovei 500 µeisonnel. ÞMCB40
µiovided diiecl assislance lo lle
Somalians Ly Luilding and ieµaii-
ing sclools and oiµlanages.
Midway lliougl ils 1996 Luio-
µean deµloymenl, lle Lallalion
µiovided invaluaLle suµµoil lo lle
\.S. !oices suµµoiling Oµeialion
1oinl Lndeavoi in Bosnia-Heize-
govina.
Bacl woiling alongside lle
\.S. Aimy, ÞMCB40 µlanned and
oµeialed will lle Aimy`s !iisl
Aimoied Division !mµlemenlalion
!oice lo close and diseslaLlisl 14
Lase camµs. Iogging moie llan
256 laclical convoys coveiing moie
llan 220,000 velicle miles willin
a 75-day oµeialion, 40 comµleled
lle camµ diseslaLlislmenls and
µiovided conlingency consliuclion
suµµoil loi 19 ciilical loice sus-
lainmenl µiojecls enaLling en-
loicemenl ol lle Daylon Peace
Accoid.
!n 2003, ¨!iglling 40¨ added
once again lo ils iicl lisloiy
lliougl ils suµµoil ol Oµeialions
Lnduiing !ieedomand !iaqi !iee-
NMCB 40
leaves legacy
CONTINIED FROM 19
SEE HIMANITARIAN, PAGE 22
PH010S 000R1ESY 0.S. NAVY SEABEE M0SE0M
2005: ^bcve, ln the aftermath cf Hurrloane Katrlna, NMCB 40 Seabees drlve a truok lcaded wlth a 750kllcwatt generatcr thrcugh the streets
cf New 0rleans tc Naval Suppcrt ^otlvlty Last Bank New 0rleans. Belcw, BU1 Charles Fury slts atcp a Hlgh Mcblllty Multlpurpcse wheeled
vehlole (HMMwv) whlle travellng thrcugh flccded streets ln lcrt Sulphur, La.
2002: Seabees wlth NMCB 4 pave a rcad
ln Santa Rlta, Cuam, durlng a ocnstruotlcn
prcjeot fcr a hcuslng area at Naval Statlcn
Marlanas.
2003: Lnglneerlng ^ld 3rd Class Cula Buarles
cf NMCB 40 surveys a ocnstruotlcn prcjeot
tc repave a parklng lct at whltes Beaoh ln
0klnawa, 1apan.
2005: BU3 Marocs Lcpez, asslgned tc NMCB
40, orawls thrcugh a 3.4mlle enduranoe
ocurse at the 1ungle warfare Tralnlng Center,
Camp Ccnslaves, 0klnawa, 1apan.
2006: ¨Flghtlng 40¨ Seabees deplcyed wlth
the hcspltal shlp USNS Meroy (T^H 19) get
scme help dlgglng a dltoh cutslde a ollnlo ln
Dlll, TlmcrLeste.
2003: Mess Management Speolallst 2nd Class Mellnda Brccme cf NMCB 40
flres a 12gauge shctgun durlng a weapcns quallfloatlcns ocurse at Camp
Hansen, 0klnawa, 1apan.
2004: Range ocaohes frcm the 31st Seabee Readlness Crcup demcnstrate
the use cf a M136 ^T4 rcoket launoher fcr NMCB 40 Seabees tralnlng at
Camp Rcberts fcr an upocmlng deplcyment.
2004: Seabees asslgned tc NMCB 40 break dcwn thelr battallcn ocmmand
and ocntrcl bunker durlng Lxerolse Bearlng Duel 2004 at Fcrt Hunter
Llggett.
2006: ^ Seabee asslgned tc NMCB 40
seoures the suppcrt beam cf a generatcr
shelter cutslde ocmmand headquarters ln
Fallujah, lraq.
2010: U.S. ^rmy Brlg. Cen. Lester Slmpscn, ocmmandlng general cf the 176th
Lnglneer Brlgade, watohes NMCB 40 at Camp Deh Dadl ll, ^fghanlstan.
2003: NMCB 40 Seabees learn hcw tc use gas masks durlng hcmepcrt
tralnlng at Naval Base ventura Ccunty, lcrt Hueneme.
2010: NMCB 40 Seabees run tc nearby bunkers at the scund cf a rcoket attaok
durlng a ocnorete plaoement fcr a prcjeot slte near Kcnduz, ^fghanlstan.
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mainlained 200 miles ol deseil
ioad and µiovided ciilical con-
sliuclion suµµoil loi \.S. and Al-
lied inslallalions in lle llealei.
!n 1992, il was on lo Somalia.
Will lle aiiival ol lle liisl nine-
man leam on Dec. 10 ol llal yeai,
ÞMCB 40 µiovided consliuclion
suµµoil lo lle loices ol Oµeialion
Resloie Hoµe. Allei lle 1an. 24,
1993, aiiival ol lle Lallalion`s
main Lody, lle in-counliy sliengll
was ovei 500 µeisonnel. ÞMCB40
µiovided diiecl assislance lo lle
Somalians Ly Luilding and ieµaii-
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Midway lliougl ils 1996 Luio-
µean deµloymenl, lle Lallalion
µiovided invaluaLle suµµoil lo lle
\.S. !oices suµµoiling Oµeialion
1oinl Lndeavoi in Bosnia-Heize-
govina.
Bacl woiling alongside lle
\.S. Aimy, ÞMCB40 µlanned and
oµeialed will lle Aimy`s !iisl
Aimoied Division !mµlemenlalion
!oice lo close and diseslaLlisl 14
Lase camµs. Iogging moie llan
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PH010S 000R1ESY 0.S. NAVY SEABEE M0SE0M
2005: ^bcve, ln the aftermath cf Hurrloane Katrlna, NMCB 40 Seabees drlve a truok lcaded wlth a 750kllcwatt generatcr thrcugh the streets
cf New 0rleans tc Naval Suppcrt ^otlvlty Last Bank New 0rleans. Belcw, BU1 Charles Fury slts atcp a Hlgh Mcblllty Multlpurpcse wheeled
vehlole (HMMwv) whlle travellng thrcugh flccded streets ln lcrt Sulphur, La.
2002: Seabees wlth NMCB 4 pave a rcad
ln Santa Rlta, Cuam, durlng a ocnstruotlcn
prcjeot fcr a hcuslng area at Naval Statlcn
Marlanas.
2003: Lnglneerlng ^ld 3rd Class Cula Buarles
cf NMCB 40 surveys a ocnstruotlcn prcjeot
tc repave a parklng lct at whltes Beaoh ln
0klnawa, 1apan.
2005: BU3 Marocs Lcpez, asslgned tc NMCB
40, orawls thrcugh a 3.4mlle enduranoe
ocurse at the 1ungle warfare Tralnlng Center,
Camp Ccnslaves, 0klnawa, 1apan.
2006: ¨Flghtlng 40¨ Seabees deplcyed wlth
the hcspltal shlp USNS Meroy (T^H 19) get
scme help dlgglng a dltoh cutslde a ollnlo ln
Dlll, TlmcrLeste.
2003: Mess Management Speolallst 2nd Class Mellnda Brccme cf NMCB 40
flres a 12gauge shctgun durlng a weapcns quallfloatlcns ocurse at Camp
Hansen, 0klnawa, 1apan.
2004: Range ocaohes frcm the 31st Seabee Readlness Crcup demcnstrate
the use cf a M136 ^T4 rcoket launoher fcr NMCB 40 Seabees tralnlng at
Camp Rcberts fcr an upocmlng deplcyment.
2004: Seabees asslgned tc NMCB 40 break dcwn thelr battallcn ocmmand
and ocntrcl bunker durlng Lxerolse Bearlng Duel 2004 at Fcrt Hunter
Llggett.
2006: ^ Seabee asslgned tc NMCB 40
seoures the suppcrt beam cf a generatcr
shelter cutslde ocmmand headquarters ln
Fallujah, lraq.
2010: U.S. ^rmy Brlg. Cen. Lester Slmpscn, ocmmandlng general cf the 176th
Lnglneer Brlgade, watohes NMCB 40 at Camp Deh Dadl ll, ^fghanlstan.
2003: NMCB 40 Seabees learn hcw tc use gas masks durlng hcmepcrt
tralnlng at Naval Base ventura Ccunty, lcrt Hueneme.
2010: NMCB 40 Seabees run tc nearby bunkers at the scund cf a rcoket attaok
durlng a ocnorete plaoement fcr a prcjeot slte near Kcnduz, ^fghanlstan.
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NMCB 40: ‘THE FIGHTING 40’
Humanitarian efforts include hurricane, tsunami relief
dom. Homeported in Port Hueneme dur-
ing the hostilities phase, NMCB 40 aided
its sister battalions deployed to Southwest
Asia through massive embarkation op-
erations to send nearly 9.6 million pounds
of construction equipment from Califor-
nia to Kuwait to support ongoing combat
operations.
In August 2003, the “Fighting 40” Air
Detachment redeployed from Okinawa,
Japan, directly to Southwest Asia to sup-
port ongoing global war on terrorism
operations in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghani-
stan.
In December 2004 the battalion de-
ployed to the Pacific theater of operations,
completing numerous construction proj-
ects at the main body site in Okinawa and
other locations throughout Japan. Within
a month of deployment, a group of 50
Seabees responded to the devastating tsu-
nami that struck Southeast Asia, conduct-
ing critical engineering assessments on
government facilities and airfields. They
also supervised the construction of tension
fabric structures and supported runway
working parties that delivered relief sup-
plies to the people of Indonesia.
In September 2005, “Fighting 40” con-
ducted humanitarian relief, clearing and
construction operations for the citizens
of greater New Orleans, La., and Gulf-
port, Miss., following the devastation
brought on by Hurricane Katrina. Under
arduous conditions and with limited re-
sources, NMCB40 employed resourceful-
ness, ingenuity and technical expertise to
provide relief and accelerated recovery in
the affected region,
In April 2006, “Fighting 40” deployed
to Guam and Southwest Asia, executing
peacetime and contingency construction
operations around the globe, including
operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Since 2007, “Fighting 40”mounted out
to the CENTCOM, EUCOM and
SOUTHCOM theaters. The complexities
of the battalion’s deployment cannot be
overstated, with sites located throughout
Kuwait; the Horn of Africa; Andros Is-
land; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Rota,
Spain; Romania; Sao Tome; Ghana and
numerous other locations.
From the Pacific Islands during World
War II to the jungles of Vietnam, the Per-
sian Gulf, the scorching sands of Somalia,
the wartorn areas of Bosnia and back to
Southwest Asia, the Seabees of “Fighting
40” have stood ready to build and fight in
a world that challenges freedom.
— This article is being reprinted courtesy of
the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum, located at
Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme,
the homeport of NMCB 40.
PHOTOS COURTESY U.S. NAVY SEABEE MUSEUM
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40 stands in a “40” formation in this undated photo.
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2006: Youngsters help BU2 Shane Murray, assigned to NMCB 40, build a picnic table for
the Sulu Provincial Hospital in the Philippines.
2004: Seabees from NMCB 40 march by during a pass and review at the opening ceremony
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Help when you need it.
The Fleet & Family
Support Center
The oldest advice for managing anger is
to count to 10. It is simply said but hard to
do.
This article attempts toanswer these ques-
tions: “If all you have to do is count to 10,
why don’t more people do it?” and “Why
are there still a lot of angry people?”
Counting to 10 is a variation on the stan-
dard anger management recommendation
to take a “time out” or a “pause.”
In a time-out, you announce that you are
taking a time-out and then you remove
yourself from the person or situation and
go to another room to cool down. A time-
out can vary from 15 minutes to one hour.
After you return, you are responsible for
approaching the other person and asking
if he or she is ready to discuss the situation
calmly.
In a pause, you do not leave but instead
say, “I need a pause.”You take about 15 to
30 seconds toslowanddeepenyour breath-
ing, to focus on the weight of your body on
your feet or on your seat, to focus your eyes
on some object that is either neutral or
positive in the immediate area, or to count
to 10. A time-out is better for moderate
anger, and a pause is better for low-level
anger.
It’s unlikely that any behavior change will
occur if you wait until you are extremely
angry. We are most receptive to behavior
change when our stress levels are relatively
low. However, that means that you must
recognize whenyour anger is lowor moder-
ate — and this is the rub. It takes a lot of
effort and awareness to notice when the
anger level is low or moderate because it is
the high-level anger that gets our atten-
tion.
Many people are not aware that their
anger has reached only low or moderate
levels. Consequently, you need to make a
big effort to monitor both your stress and
anger levels on an ongoing, daily basis.
In many cases, the suggestion will be to
have your phone alarmmake a single beep
every hour. When the phone beeps, you are
asked to scan your body and notice on a
0-10 scale how stressed or angry you are
— 0 meaning no stress or anger and 10
meaning the highest possible stress or anger
level.
In other instances, the suggestion will be
to notice anger or stress levels in very spe-
cific situations, suchas the drive home from
work on a daily basis. Once you are more
aware of your stress and anger level on an
ongoing basis, you are more prepared to
take time-outs and pauses successfully. It
helps you to take action sooner rather than
later.
Why do these techniques work? Simply
put, it gives you time for your newbrain to
take over from your old brain.
The old brain is the part of you that is
designed to help you survive an immediate
threat, such as a near miss on the freeway
or someone getting in your face. The new
brain is the problem-solving, thinking part
of you.
The problem with the old brain running
the show is that it makes us feel like our
survival is at stake even when we are safe.
It’s really only designed to help us when we
are immediately threatened. However, it is
rare for us to be immediately threatened in
our civilized world. Our minds can trick
our bodies into feeling like we are.
To prove this to yourself, remember the
last time you were highly stressed or angry
or anticipate an upcoming stressful event
and then scan your body. Your body will
probably act as if it is getting ready to run,
fight or evenfreeze eventhoughyouare not
immediately threatened. Counting to 10,
taking time-outs and taking pauses works
because it allows our brains tocatchupwith
the fact that we are actually safe in this mo-
ment. In fact, it is probably fair to say that
we are safe inany givenmoment about 99.9
percent of the time.
Counting to 10 is easily said but harder
to do because we have to work at it. Often,
it means a major change in lifestyle by pay-
ing more attention to yourself throughout
the day so that you knowwhen it is time to
intervene and stop the anger from escalat-
ing. Often, it means getting the support of
a friend, spouse, counselor or anger man-
agement group to help you stick with the
plan.
If anger is an issue for you, please con-
sider contactingthe Fleet &FamilySupport
Center at Naval Base Ventura County to
see a counselor or to join the Anger Man-
agement Group.
— Steve Henry is a clinical counselor with the
Fleet & Family Support Center at Naval Base
Ventura County.
Taking time-out, counting to 10 waters down heated anger
Managing
anger
with Steve
Henry
FFSC
All classes at Port Hueneme unless oth-
erwise noted. Call 982-5037 for more in-
formation.
Toll-free appointment scheduling ser-
vice: 1-866-923-6478, call 24 hours a day,
seven days a week. Confidential clinical
counseling, relocation assistance, resume
assistance, financial consultations and
many other support services are available
at your convenience at the Fleet and Fam-
ily Support Center.
Career Support and Retention
(Register for TAP classes with your
Command Career Counselor)
• Executive Transition Assistance Pro-
gram(XTAP): E-7 &above, retirees. Bring
medical record & DD2648 Monday. Ap-
propriate civilian attire. Spouses welcome.
Please register via your command career
counselor. Monday through Thursday,
Oct. 1-4, daily 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Transition Assistance Program(TAP):
E-6 & below, separatees. Bring DD2648
& medical record on Monday. Appropri-
ate civilian attire. Register via command
career counselor. Monday-Thursday, Oct.
15-18, daily 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• VA Assistance and Paperwork Turn-
In: Hands-on assistance in filing, reopen-
ing or appealing your VA claim. Active
duty, veterans, widows, walk-ins welcome!
Wed, Sept. 26; 9 a.m. to noon.
• Corporate Resume: Cutting-edge re-
sume techniques! Call 805-982-2646 to
register. Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
• Federal Employment: Resumes, web-
sites and the application process. Fri.,
Sept. 21, 9 to 11 a.m.
• Interview Skills: Prepare for your job
interview, learn the interview process and
salary negotiation, conduct a mock inter-
view and more. Thurs., Sept. 27; 10 a.m.
to noon or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Life Skills Workshops
• H.E.R. Healthy Emotional Relation-
ships: Group for women only. Meet new
friends, relax and connect with other
women. Childcare available, must register
to attend. Call 982-5326.
• The 5 Love Languages: Tues., Sept.
18; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Catalina Heights.
• Stop Yelling: Tues., Sept. 11; 5:30 to
7:30 p.m., Catalina Heights.
Sexual Assault Prevention and
Response (SAPR)
Please contact the NBVCSARCat 805-
982-6139 for the 2012 SAPR training
schedule or for more information about
the SAPR Program. If you are a victim
of sexual assault, please call the 24-hour
Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247.
Operation Prepare
• Disaster Preparedness: Wed., Sept. 19,
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Information and hands-
on activities to help you prepare for disas-
ters. Call if you would like classes in your
command spaces. 989-1682.
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Help when you need it.
The Fleet & Family
Support Center
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 982-4117 to
speak to an advocate.
Exceptional Family Member
• Parents Support Network: Meet with
other EFMP families and share resources.
Meets second Wednesday of every month.
Please call for location, 982-3159.
• EFMP Overview: Come learn about
the program and how it can benefit you
and your family. Wed., Sept. 18, 11 a.m.
to noon.
Relocation
• Smooth Move: Make your PCS move
easy, simple and smooth. Save money.
Learn about all your entitlements. Wed.,
Sept. 26, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Financial Management
• Financial counseling by appointment.
Are you juggling your bills? Need financial
advice? An FFSC financial counselor is
available Monday through Friday at the
Hueneme or Mugu FFSC. Call 982-3640
(Port Hueneme) or 989-8844 (Point
Mugu). Information available on car buy-
ing, understanding your TSP, planning for
retirement, getting a 720 credit score, sav-
ing and investing, home buying and de-
veloping a spending plan. Financial class-
es available at your command space. Call
982-3640 or 982-3102 to schedule any of
the classes.
New Parent Support
• Playtime for Toddlers: An interactive
parent-toddler playgroup for babies 15-36
months. Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Call 982-
5037 for location.
• New Mamas: For expecting mamas
and mamas with babies 0–15 months old.
Information, education and support.
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• Yoga Mamas: For expecting and new
mamas. a gentle stretch. Tuesdays, 12:30
to 1:45 p.m., Bee Fit Center.
• Newborn 411: Information &support
for parents of newborns 0-16 weeks.
Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Please
feel free to drop-in.
Free food distribution
• Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Bldg. 19, near the Pleasant Valley Gate
on NBVC Port Hueneme. Food items
vary from month to month. Require-
ments: Active duty E-6 and belowor their
spouses; bring an LES and only one issue
per family. E-7 with two or more depen-
dents may qualify. Income guideline
statement available at distribution site.
Custodian of a child who is a family
member of active duty personnel on de-
ployment.
— For information, please call Sandy Lyle,
command liaison, at 989-8833 or e-mail
sandra.lyle@navy.mil.
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Editor’s note: Due to a production error,
much of this story was illegible in the Aug. 23
edition. It is reprinted here in its entirety.
By Cmdr. Stephen Meade
EDO
Over the course of three days in July,
Boy Scout Troop 787 from Thousand
Oaks sent nine Scouts to the Engineering
Duty Officer (EDO) School at Naval Base
Ventura County (NBVC) Port Hueneme
to work on their Engineering Merit
Badge.
Classroom lectures, discussions and
building of an engineering project were
all part of the program that was put to-
gether for the Scouts.
The Scouts had to research a household
item — such as a TV, toaster or comput-
er — to determine how it works and what
sort of engineering activities were needed
to create it. They also needed to pick an
engineering achievement that has had a
major impact on society and investigate
the engineering feats that made it possible,
obstacles that had to be overcome, what
engineers were involved in the project and
how it has influenced the world. Among
the topics they chose were the Great
Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the
Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the
space shuttle.
Since the EDO School has four engi-
neering duty officers on staff with varying
backgrounds in naval, mechanical, mate-
rials and systems engineering and applied
physics, they offered a unique experience
to the Scouts with a Navy flavor. The
Scouts had to discuss at least six different
types of engineering as well as what a pro-
fessional engineer is.
Capt. Thomas Brovarone, Cmdr. Ste-
phen Meade, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Jones and
Lt. Cmdr. Greg Mitchell took the time to
discuss their careers as naval officers and
opportunities in the Engineering Duty
Officer community. Videos of missile
shots, directed energy weapons, ship con-
struction and launchings were shown to
the Scouts, who also got to learn the edu-
cational, training and experience require-
ments needed to be an engineer. Engineer-
ing ethics were also related in terms the
Boy Scouts understood as part of their
Scout Oath and Law.
To get to the core engineering involved
in the merit badge, the EDO School staff
developed a training series on the systems
engineering process and had the Scouts
design a patrol box for static camping us-
ing that systems engineering approach.
Each Scout discussed their design, what
the requirements for the design were, de-
tails on the design, materials and tools
required and how they would put it to-
gether and verify that it met their original
requirements.
“This will be useful for them, especially
those working on Eagle Scout projects,”
said Mitchell, himself an Eagle Scout.
The last part of the classroom work
included learning about transforming mo-
tion and converting energy. An Office of
Naval Research project called the Sea
Perch was used to discuss these topics and
then apply them in the building of the
underwater remote operated vehicle
(ROV).
How a propeller works, forces, and
transforming between linear and rota-
tional motion were discussed and related
to the project. Since naval engineering,
ship design and construction are the cor-
nerstone of the Engineering Duty com-
munity, buoyancy was explained to the
Scouts in terms of submarines and how
it would be applied to the underwater
ROV. The Scouts and the EDO School
staff discussed transforming energy from
chemical to electrical energy and howbat-
teries work, as well as electrical to me-
chanical with electric motors.
The Engineering Merit Badge session
culminated in the building of the Sea
Perch Underwater ROV. The Scouts paired
up into teams and built their ROV over
two days. They learned howto solder com-
ponents on a circuit board, which was the
remote control for the ROV. They mea-
sured, cut and built the frame of the ROV,
then waterproofed the electric motors and
installed the propellers.
Throughout the construction, they had
to test their components to make sure that
everything worked.
The final test and evaluation was run-
ning the Sea Perches through the obstacle
course that Jones had built. The course
was set up at the NBVC Port Hueneme
Aquatics Center and included three hur-
dles at different depths that the Scouts had
to drive the ROVs through and some poles
the ROVs had to weave through.
“Overall the Scouts did a fabulous job
controlling their ROVs and communicat-
ing with their teammates as they made
their way through the course,” Jones
said.
This was all part of the EDO School
staff’s Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics (STEM) outreach pro-
gram. Some staff members are helping the
Scouts with more technical merit badges,
and they’re also helping with a youth sum-
mer program in Los Angeles and have
future engagements with a home school
program in Newbury Park and a Thou-
sand Oaks High School class in the fall.
For more information, call the EDO
School at 805-982-6265.
Engineering Duty Officer School helps Scouts with project
PHOTO BY CMDR. STEPHEN MEADE / EDO
Michael Meade and Christian Jones from Boy Scout Troop 787 test their Sea Perch in
the Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, Aquatics Center before running it through
an obstacle course. The Engineering Duty Officer School helped the Scouts earn their
Engineering Merit Badges as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
outreach program.
PHOTO BY LT. CMDR. RICHARD JONES / EDO
Capt. Thomas Brovarone, commanding officer of the Engineering Duty Officer School,
discusses his experiences in the Navy with Scouts from Troop 787.
Boys visit base for 3 days
to work on Engineering
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Fifteen engineers from the Naval Air
Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAW-
CWD) China Lake and Point Mugu re-
cently earned master’s degrees in electri-
cal engineering with a specialization in
electronic warfare (EW).
These individuals were the first cohort
of students of NAVAIR’s Electronic War-
fare Engineer Certification Program
(EWECP). Dr. Ronald Smiley, NAVAIR’s
director of EW/Combat Systems, repre-
sented the command at the Naval Post-
graduate School (NPS) 2012 summer
commencement ceremony in Monterey.
Graduates have participated in this
program, which requires three levels of
EW certification, since 2007.
Smiley congratulated the following
employees, now referred to as the “gold-
en cohort class” and pioneers in the pro-
gram: Juan Cabrera, Anh Chu, James
Gomez, Steven Hahn, Eun-Joo Ketcham,
Ernest Leung, Justin Lopez, Adam
Ninnemann, Cuong Ton, Michael Torres,
Ryan Wang, Ethan Xiong, Karl Zellner,
Brian Ziegler and Paul Ziegler.
15 from NAWCWD
earn master’s degrees
By Andrea Howry
Lighthouse
John Bileschi, an Adolfo Camarillo High
School graduate who’s beginning his fresh-
man year at California Polytechnic Univer-
sity, Pomona, later this month, pickeduphis
$1,500 Scholarship for Military Children
from officials at the Naval Base Ventura
County(NBVC) Port Hueneme commissary
Wednesday, Aug. 29.
“This was a competitive and highly selec-
tive scholarship,” said commissary director
Velma Siler. “You’re the cream of the
crop.”
Bileschi is the sonof DebraBileschi, areal
estate agent whousedtobe a fitness instruc-
tor at the Bee-Fit Health and Wellness Cen-
ter at NBVCPort Hueneme, and John Bile-
schi, who retired several years ago as a chief
diver fromUnderwater Construction Team
2.
Bileschi was chosen on several factors, in-
cluding academics, community involvement
andanessay, “If YouCouldChangetheFour
Faces of Mount Rushmore, Whose Faces
Would You Use?”
Bileschi chose Ronald Reagan, Martin
Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein and Harry
Truman.
CommandMaster Chief Thomas Cyr at-
tended the scholarship presentation and
praised Bileschi for his hard work.
“This is abigdeal,”hetoldthe18-year-old.
“You’re doing the right thing.”
The Scholarship for Military Children is
given to children of active duty personnel,
Reserve/Guardandretiredmilitarymembers
or tosurvivors of service members whodied
while on duty or while receiving retired pay
fromthe military.
It is fundedprimarilythroughmanufactur-
ers andsuppliers whose products are soldat
commissaries worldwide.
“This scholarshiplets everyone knowthat
the commissary doesn’t just sell groceries,”
Siler said, “it also cares about our fami-
lies.”
Bileschi, an honors student and a wide
receiver on the Camarillo High football
team, will be studying mechanical engineer-
ing at Cal Poly Pomona and hopes to go on
to earn a master’s degree in biomedical en-
gineering.
“I’mvery excited; this is a great kick-start
to college,” he said, adding that he recently
stayedovernight oncampus duringfreshman
orientationandis eager toget startedonhis
studies. “Now it all seems very real.”
“This really helps,” added his mom. “It’s
hard to get scholarships these days.”
Camarillo High grad wins $1,500 commissary scholarship
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
Naval Base Ventura County Command Master Chief Thomas Cyr congratulates John
Bileschi for winning the $1,500 Scholarship for Military Children, as John’s mother, Debra,
looks on.
John Bileschi will attend
Cal Poly Pomona later
this month to study
mechanical engineering
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SOULS WANTED
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NEEDHAM THEATER
Thursday, September 6
7pm: People Like Us PG13
Friday, September 7
7pm: The Dark Knight Rises PG13
9pm: NO SHOWING R
Saturday, September 8
2pm: Ice Age Continental Drift 3D PG
5pm: People Like Us PG13
8pm: Magic Mike R
Sunday, September 9
2pm: Ice Age Continental Drift PG
5pm: The Dark Knight Rises PG13
Friday, September 7
7pm: Battleship PG13
Saturday, September 8
2pm: Men in Black 3 PG13
4pm: The Hunger Games PG13
7pm: Prometheus R
Sunday, September 9
2pm: Madagascar 3 PG
4pm: The Hunger Games PG13
All base movies are FREE. Authorized patrons include: Active duty & Dependents, Reservists,
Retirees, & DoD Civilians. Listings are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date movie
listings please call the MWR Movie line at (805) 982-5002
Thursday, September 13
7pm: Seeking a Friend for the
End of the World R
Friday, September 14
7pm: Madea’s Witness Protection PG13
9pm: Seeking a Friend for the
End of the World R
Saturday, September 15
2pm: Ice Age Continental Drift 3D PG
5pm: Madea’s Witness Protection PG13
8pm: Seeking a Friend for the
End of the World R
Sunday, September 16
2pm: Ice Age Continental Drift PG
5pm: The Dark Knight Rises PG13
Friday, September 14
7pm: The Avengers PG13
Saturday, September 15
2pm: Madagascar 3 PG
4pm: What to Expect When
You’re Expecting PG13
7pm: Safe R
Sunday, September 16
2pm: Men in Black 3 PG13
4pm: That’s My Boy R
MUGU THEATER
NOWSHOWING 3D MOVIES!
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FOUND Samsung Galaxy
In Pierport Vons parking lot
8-29-12. Glass is cracked but
phone works. To claim call
805-437-0302 VCS315140
Lost Dog nr Yucca & Saviers
7/18, grey & white pitbull,
needs meds, reward,
no questions, pls return,
805-483-8559 VCS313744
LOST Dog White
Parson Russell Terrier
Marina Park area on Tues.
805-630-0975 VCS315193
LOST: Family aireloom gold
flower from a watch which
fell off from the bracelet
w/stones. Woodranch in
Camarillo. REWARD!!!
323-333-6267 VCS315187
LOST GREEN WALLET on
Sat, Aug. 18, at Las Posas
shopping center, REWARD
805-443-8762 VCS314904
LOST GREY PIT BULL
w/ blue eyes, 4mo old male
(w/ tail), white patch on
chest & paws, 31lbs,
needs daily meds, no
tags or chip, very sweet &
gentle, snores when asleep,
REWARD 805-889-9015
VCS314562
Lost notebook w/ black &
white cover. Hand written
prayers inside. Nr Ralphs
on Saviers Rd (Oxn).
805-535-5754 VCS315166
A Notice to Christian Women
If you understand the
Babylonia message of
Revelations 4-18, I have a
plan. If you are interested
please call me at
805-758-3377 This is NOT a
church, and there is no
money involved. VCS314854
DONATIONS
NEEDED
Clothing, housewares,
electronics, books,
accessories, etc.
Help improve the lives
of individuals with
developmental disabilities.
Call The Arc Foundation
Thrift Stores to
schedule a pick-up
800-228-1413
VCS314702
ALL CASH
BUYING
All U.S. Silver, Gold
and Copper Coins,
Large & Small Collections.
Foreign Coins. Medals -
Tokens. Gold Jewelry
Broken or unwanted Gold
Jewelry. Scrap Gold
& Silver. Dental Gold.
Sterling Flatware
Watches
1211 Maricopa, Ojai
40 Years Buying
805-646-4904
VCS314328
Attention Designers!
Very old doors from a
Mexican jail. All wood,
unique. One of a kind!
Perfect for that special
room or wine cellar.
$1600 Call Darrell
805-650-0896 VCS314817
BUYER of OLD COINS
Coin Collections
Silver & Gold Coins
TOP $$$ PAID
I BUY TOY TRAINS
Old BB CARDS, Old TOYS.
Jeff 805-302-7104 VCS313997
BUYING
Coins 1964 & Older
Dimes - $1.55
Quarters - $3.87
Halfs - $7.75
Dollars - $20.00 & up
C.C. $$ - cased $135
Coin Collections
Gold Coins - Call
Gold Scrap
Mexico Wanted
Sterling Pieces
Pocket Watches
Indian Baskets
Free Appraisals
805-646-2631
VCS314487
BUYING
TOP DOLLAR
PAID!
on quality photographs,
old Hollywood photographs,
autographs and posters,
old documents, old postage
stamps and envelopes,
flatware, art, old Oriental
antiques, Indian baskets,
jewelry, gold and silver.
Top dollar paid.
I’ll buy one item or
the whole collection
805-300-2308 VCS314668
$CASH$ FOR OLD
Guitars, Basses,
Amps, Banjos,
Ukes, Mandolins,
etc. 805-981-7196
VCS314110
$ CASH PAID $
Planning
an Estate
or garage sale?
Call Us-Get More
We come to you
Buying antiques &
fine estate items:
fine jewelry and
costume jewelry,
sterling flatware
& serving pieces,
perfume bottles,
figurines, Lladro,
furn & lots more
Call Carol Now!
818-521-6955
Established 1984.
All of Conejo, Camarillo,
Vta County VCS314733

GOLD HAS
PASSED $1700
DOLLARS
AN OUNCE
WE ARE LARGEST
BUYERS OF SCRAP
GOLD, GOLD CHAINS,
BRACELETS,
DIAMONDS, LARGE
DIAMONDS, ROLEX
WATCHES, SWISS
WATCHES, GOLD
COINS, WE PAY UP TO
SPOT PRICES, GOLD
CROWNS, SILVER
COINS, SILVER
CHAINS. WE PAY
CASH NOW TOP $$
4255-18 E. MAIN ST
VENTURA CA 93003
805-650-0444
MAIN & TELEPHONE
NEXT TO HONEY
BAKED HAM
FIREHOUSE PLAZA
VCS313618
I BUY Antique & Black
Powder guns, knives,
military, hunting/pocket,
original or reproduction
ALSO silver coins and
scrap sterling silver
805-646-2168 VCS314341
NEED CASH?
BUYING GOLD
Paying $22.00 per gram for
14 carat. 805-646-2631
VCS314486
PACIFIC
COAST COIN
•Gold •Silver
•Coins •Jewelry
•Diamonds•Watches
•Sterling •Flatware
•Gold and Silver
Investment Bullion
Cash for
Gold
Cash
for Coins
2555 Main St
Ventura
805-648-2556
VCS315089
WANTED: Old American
Indian Items, old oriental
rugs, old estate jewelry,
gentleman’s fine watches,
silver & gold coins & objects.
Cash paid. Cell 805-218-7407
VCS314559
WANTED: Swords, Japanese
& Civil War, German
daggers, antique weapons,
military. CASH. All Asian
Antiques Chinese/Japanese.
(818)992-4803 VCS314451
WE BUY GOLD
& SILVER
We Honor All
Competitors
Coupons!
110% Price Match
Guarantee*
Gold • Silver
Coins • Flatware
Paper Money
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
EXTRA
30% BONUS*
Must present coupon.
Redeemable in stores only. Not
applicable for coins, paper
money and bars. Cannot be
combined with any other offers
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Thousand Oaks, Camarillo,
Oxnard, Moorpark,
Ventura, Simi Valley
Open 7 Days
877.465.3676
*call stores for details
VCS314720
a buyer of appliances
Appliance
$ Recycle $
We Pick Up
& Pay Cash
* Refrigerator
* Washer
* Dryer
805-889-1778
VCS314390
Ad Refrigeration
Repair & Sales
Refrigerators, walk-in
coolers, ice machines, etc
*** From $99.00 ***
FREE Estimates!
Will Pick Up Dead Refrig,
and All Appliances!
805.816.7169
VCS314200
ALL MAJOR APPL
Summer End Special!
All Appliance Inspections
FREE Service Call
w/repair in Ventura County.
Save on repairs & sales
during the economy crisis.
Washers, Dryers, Heaters,
Refrigerators, Ovens Gas
& Electric, Microwaves
35 Years Exp. Vta Co.
Victor 805-302-1866
VCS314529
Hester’s
Appliance
We Pick up &
Pay Top $$$
For Old Washers &
Dryers, Stoves,
Refrigerators
For Sale Used
Appliances
$99 & up
Over 40yr Exp.
805-487-8833 or
805-487-1060
VCS314004
REFRIGERATOR Hotpoint
top freeze, wht, 4-5 yrs new,
clean, very good cond $175.
805-671-9852 VCS314334
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
$300/pair. Refrigerator $175.
All very good condition.
805-671-9852 VCS314333
Washers & Dryers
for Sale. Guaranteed
&/or Repair $99-$199
buy or pick-up your old
Kenmore & Whirlpool
washers & dryers, only
482-4983 or 816-4081
Gary Bowen VCS313773
INDIAN &
WESTERN
AUCTION
Jewelry, Pawn, Baskets,
Weavings, & Other
Collectibles.
Saturday Sept 1st 1:00 p.m.
12:00 pm Preview
Palm Garden Hotel
Thousand Oaks
495 N. Ventu Park Rd.
Off 101 Fwy in Ralph’s
Shop Ctr. Free Admission.
951-201-1180 or 805-915-9313
VCS314935
CALLING ALL
CRAFTER’s
For Holiday Boutique at
Ventura Elk’s Lodge
October 20th
For more info call:
805-642-8319
VCS313821
2 Plots at Ivy Lawn
Cemetery,
location K568 8 & 9,
moved out of area, must sell,
$2900ea 805-672-2812
VCS314407
CONEJO MEMORIAL PARK
2 plots in Santa Rosa III
$4,000/ea. Call Linda at
801-995-1785 or email:
long_7@hotmail.com
VCS315048
Announcements
100-170
To our advertisers:
Please check your ad the frst
day and report any issues
promptly. Classifed ads are
charged using an agate line
measurement. Visible lines are
larger for readability and add
enhancement, hence billable
lines may be more than what is
visible to the reader.
105
Found/Lost
105
Found/Lost
150
Special Notices
150
Special Notices
Merchandise
200-297
204
Antiques And
Collectibles
204
Antiques And
Collectibles
204
Antiques And
Collectibles
204
Antiques And
Collectibles
207
Appliances
207
Appliances
209
Auctions
213
Boutiques
219
Cemetery Lots
Online garage sale map. Every Friday
vcstar.com/garagesales
vcstar.com/
garagesales
Online
garagesalemap
everyFridayp.m.
Greatbuys
arecloserthan
youthink.
Online Classifeds. Buy or Sell.
vcstar.com/ads
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AD FOR
FREE!
The Lighthouse offers
free classifed ads for
property and personal
items offered by active
duty and retired military,
civil service and dependent
personnel within Naval
Base Ventura County.
All free ads are 20 WORD MAXIMUM.
Paid classified advertising available for remaining
categories and non-eligible personnel.
Submissions:
Submit your 20 WORD MAXIMUM free or paid classified
advertisements with your contact information including
phone and email via one of the following:
Fax: (805) 437-0466
Email: classifieds@vcstar.com
Tel: (800) 221-7827 (M-F 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Mail: The Lighthouse Classifieds
P.O. Box 6006, Camarillo, CA 93011
Deadline:
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Wednesday a week prior to publication.
• Motorcycles
• Merchandise
• Miscellaneous Wanted
FREE ads for the following categories:
• Pets – Free to good home
• Roommate Wanted
• Lost & Found
• Automobiles & Trucks
classifieds
Lighthouse
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Conejo Mountain
Memorial Park in
Camarillo
2 side by side double
deep plots in Santa
Cruz II section, 20’
from curb, 40’ from
water. $4,500 ea plot,
OBO (951)260-3152
VCS314461
PALLET RACK SALE
Upright $49+ Beam $12+
SHELVING Steel & Wood
2’x4’x 6, 8 or 10’ $69+
WAREHS LADDERS $89+
805-532-1103 VCS311735
VCS313868
RUBBER MATTING
Great for gyms, patios, work
areas, garages, dog runs,
factory, shops. Anti fatigue,
day care play areas, truck
beds, etc. 4’x12’ rolls $85/ea.
Grass Turf and Playground
Tile. Call Pricing!
805-625-0568 VCS313758
TREADMILLS Display and
Floor models, excellent
condition, $250 - $400.
(805)671-9852 VCS314330
A beautiful complete dining
room set with 6 chairs &
lighted hutch.
70”x44” expands to 96”
includes 8pc white & gold
china set with gold
flatware. Swivel
flowered chair ($299)
Two green italian style
lamps ($100).
Blue/Gold glass top tables
(excellent cond $325/obo).
Complete Croscill Queen
Comforter set.
Artwork, Watercolors, &
much more!
Pics Online 805-650-8827
VCS314914
Affordable
Sectionals & Sofas
Custom Sized
Pottery Barn inspired styles
and more, local mfr
showroom factory direct
sectionals sized by the inch
with your measurements.
Hard to fit spaces our
specialty. Best prices,
quality & selection.
Sectionals from $799.
805-302-2138 VCS314322
BED California King
Pillowtop Mattress Set
Never used, still in plastic
w/warr, retails $899 sac $260!
Camarillo - 805-830-3314
Simi Valley - 805-651-8461
VCS314521
BED Full Size Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set
Never used, still in plastic
w/warr.Retails $499, sac $150.
Camarillo - 805-830-3314
Simi Valley - 805-651-8461
VCS314519
BED Queen Orthopedic
Pillowtop Mattress Set
Never used, still in plastic
w/warr.Retails $699, sell $160.
Camarillo - 805-830-3314
Simi Valley - 805-651-8461
VCS314520
Love Seat-Mission Style $400
or best offer.
Blue green recliner $100
805-256-4547 VCS314924
MEDICAL OFFICE
FURNITURE
Cabinets, Desks, Tables,
Chairs for sale. Please call
805-983-2422 for details.
Price Negotiable!!!
(805)983-2422 VCS315202
PRIDE Legend 3 wheel
scooter, on board charger ,
good batteries, $300
805-231-3474 VCS315145
RMC MEDICAL
Buy • Sell • Rent • Repair
Power Medical Scooters
Power Wheel Chairs
Reclining Lift Chairs/Ramps
Vehicle Lifts
805-647-1777
VCS314625

ARTIFICIAL TURF
15 x 104, 65oz. $2.79/sqft
805-495-9601 VCS315051
Boxes for moving
only 75¢ each
250. Used. 805-487-2796
www.riteboxinc.com
VCS313999
CATS CRADLE Thrift Shop
Open Thurs thru Sun 11a-5p
Clothes, jewelry, books/etc.
4160 Market #11, Vta.
805-485-8811 VCS314956
MOVIE COLLECTION
750 VHS’s & 600 DVD’s
plus 4 custom shelving, $1950
707-888-0038 VCS315191
SPHS yearbooks, El Solano
1955-1962, 1973 & 1976,
unused for sale $100 ea,
805-390-1828 VCS314056
WE PICK UP & RECYCLE
all Major Appliances.
Help Save our Planet. Call
805-671-9569 VCS314332
SPA/HOT TUB
DELUXE 2012 MODEL.
Neck jets, therapy seat,
warranty, never used,
can deliver, worth $5950,
will sell $1950. Call
818-785-9043 VCS314582
Golf Clubs, full set of Irons, 2
Drivers, wood 2, 3, & 4,
High Breds 3 & 5, three
types of Putters, covers for
all, xtra clubs, dz balls,
left handed 805-223-3251
VCS314502
TOOL BOX FOR SALE FOR
PICK UP TRUCK - $40
805-437-6707
Best Deal,
Call us first!
We’ll buy your
car running
or not!
Can’t find the
pink or
registration?
No problem!
805.754.9839
VCS313903
BUYING
JUNK
CARS
TOP
$ $ $ $ $
PAID
UP TO
$1,000
Running or
Not Running
Lic’d Dismantler
pickthepart.com
(805)
933-5557
VCS315107
CA$H
for
Junk
Cars
TOP
$ $ $ $
PAID
Lic’d Dismantler &
Weighmaster
vcapinc.com
805.933.8280
842 Mission Rock Rd
Santa Paula, Ca 93060
VCS314619
CASH PAID for extra boxes
of diabetic test strips.
Top $$ and shipping paid!
(866)800-1923 VCS314033
I BUY HIGH-END
RANGES AND
REFRIGERATORS,
805-671-9569 VCS314331
ST. FRANCIS DAM
OLD PHOTOS WANTED
805-701-2864 VCS314925
WE WILL BUY
YOUR
VEHICLE
Licensed & Bonded
Dealer.No smog required.
WWW.
TRADEINSDIRECT.COM.
2219 E Thousand Oaks
Bl.#205 .Thousand Oaks
Ca. 91362 FREE
appraisal and offer to buy.
tradeinsdirect@
sbcglobal.net
(805)496-2967
VCS315081
A Private
Foundation Has
Rescued Dogs
For Adoption
JOSE
8 year old male,
Chihuahua mix, 10 lbs.
PEEWEE
6.5 year old male,
Chihuahua mix, 13 lbs.
ZIVA
2 year old female,
Chihuahua, 5 lbs.
CINNAMON
8 year female
Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
8 lbs.
SOPHIE
10 month old female,
Plott Hound, 65lbs.
SAILOR
6.5 year old
Poodle Mix, 35lbs.
Visit our website
for pics
samsimon
foundation.org
or call
(310)457-5898
VCS314388
APPALOOSA MARE
No Spots, 7 yrs. Needs Good
Home With Other Horses.
$500. 818-269-6301
VCS314449
BORGI’s FOR SALE
Males & Females,
9weeks/shots, small
corgi/border collie
cross $600.00
(559)802-8881 VCS315040
CANARIES FOR SALE
For more details call
805-524-1768 VCS314978
Chihuahua puppies, 7 wks,
$285, 3 left, 2m 1f, parents
on premises, please call
805-388-8077 for details.
VCS315105
CHIHUAHUA PUPS and
DACHSHUND PUPS
Adorable, Rescued.
Needs Loving Home.
$50 for shots. 818-269-6301
VCS314450
DACHSHUNDS AKC $500
661-333-4697 or 661-769-8807
simplesite.com/loveadog
VCS313995
English Bulldog
Males & Females,
pups for adoption,
11wks, purebreed,
current on shot,
richardjohnson268@yahoo.com
(805)642-3610 VCS315111
ENGLISH BULLDOG
PUPPIES. Gorgeous.
Xlnt family upbringing.
Girls & boys available.
Vet Exam & Health Guar.
Pic’s & ref’s to email.
Appts welcome in Ventura.
Outstanding pet prices of
$600 - $1,750.
818-631-7556 VCS314686
KITTENS GALORE!
Sat & Sun 11-5 @ PetCo/Vta
& PH, 4160 Market & Donlon
805-485-8811 VCS314955
KITTENS Very Adorable,
Colors: silver, black and
black & white, $40-$60
Call 805-625-0471 VCS314675
PERSIAN & HIMALAYAN
KITTENS exotic short &
long hair, blck & seal point
$300-$400, CFA papers,
805-908-8887 VCS314053
PIT/SHEPHERD MIX
PUPPIES, 15 wks old. For
adoption by Rescue Group.
Home Check Required.
805-445-3535 VCS314940
PIT/SHEPHERD MIX
PUPPIES, 15 wks old. For
adoption by Rescue Group.
Home Check Required.
805-445-3535 VCS314460
Santa Paula Animal
Rescue Center
German Shepard mixed
Puppies in need of a good
home! Spayed & neutered.
805-525-8609 VCS315251
Santa Paula Animal
Rescue Center
If you have a need to walk
dogs, cuddle cats, or wash
dishes come volunteer at
Santa Paula Rescue Center
“We now have a female
Chocolate Lab in need of a
good home - avail now!”
805-525-8609 VCS313208
VCS315250
Santa Paula Animal
Rescue Center
Pitties, pitties, pitties in all
shapes, sizes and colors.
Come on down and adopt
one today! Corner of 7th
and Santa Paula St.
805-525-8609 VCS314082
Schnauzer Mini Pups
AKC, very nice, ready Oct.
5th, $650ea, 661-303-8877,
SelyovSchnauzers.com
VCS314525
SHIH TZU PUPPIES AKC.
Gorgeous. Small size. Brin-
dle/wht, blk/wht, tri color,
$500. www.lovelyshihtzu.com
805-415-8661 VCS314710
Volunteers Needed!
Cats Cradle Rescue Thrift
Shop. Wed thru Sun 11a-5p
805-485-8811
VCS313998
WEST Highland Terrier
Pups (Westies), AKC reg,
family raised, xlnt family
pet $400-$500ea
Call 760-377-4771 VCS314745
YORKIE - AKC - M & F
Beautiful Yorkie Puppies.
Microchipped. From $800.
www.myplayfulpuppy.com
805-320-1246 VCS314212
Accounting:
Assistant Controller (West-
lake Village, CA) Prep &
file annual tax returns;
Prep or direct preparation
of financial stmts, business
activity reports, financial
position forecasts, annual
budgets, or reports reqd by
regulatory agencies; Super-
vise employees performing
financial reporting, acctg,
billing, collections, payroll,
& budgeting duties; Dele-
gate authority for the re-
ceipt, disbursement,
banking, protection, & cus-
tody of funds, securities, &
financial instruments; Con-
duct or coord audits of co.
accts & financial transac-
tions to ensure compliance
w/ federal, state & local
reqmts & statutes; Monitor
financial activities & details
such as reserve levels to
ensure that all legal & regu-
latory reqmts are met;
Monitor & evaluate the per-
formance of acctg & other
financial staff, recommend-
ing & implmtg personnel
actions, such as promotions
& dismissals; Administra-
tion & reporting of the Co’s
stock option plan; Adminis-
ter corporate expense re-
porting tool & co.
purchasing card. Req Mas-
ter in Acctg w/ 2 yr exp &
CPA. Apply to: K-Swiss
Inc., 31248 Oak Crest, West-
lake Village, CA 91361.
Attn: Ms. Kimberly Scully
VCS314580
Accounting Tech
($18.69 - $22.71/hr.) - F/T
File app. by 9/17/12.
Santa Paula School Dist.
www.spesd.org
805-933-8810 VCS315068
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
VCS314404
Auto Sales
VENTURA
TOYOTA
BIG VOLUME
DEALERSHIP
SEEKING SELF MOTI-
VATED NEW AND
USED SALES REPS
THAT ARE HARD
WORKING AND WANT
TO EARN TOP
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
TOO MUCH
TRAFFIC TO
HANDLE
6,000 GUARANTEE
TO START
(See Dealer For Details)
WE OFFER:
•TOP COMMISSIONS
• PROMOTIONS
• FREEWAY LOCATION
• GIANT INVENTORY
• 401K RETIREMENT
• HEALTH BENEFITS
APPLY IN PERSON
805-650-0510
Mike Stamakinley - xt 221
VENTURA AUTO
CENTER
6360 AUTO CENTER DR
VENTURA CA 93003
VCS314604
Data Architects in Westlake
Village, CA. Build & devel-
op System Data Flows &
Database Models; Partici-
pate in product design re-
views; Utilize advanced
Data Modeling skills, in-
cluding MS SQL Server
technology, Server Integra-
tion Services (SSIS), & Ob-
ject Oriented Programming
using C#/.NET. Send res to:
Seven Lakes Enterprises,
dba SQL and BI Consulting,
177 Misty Lake Court, Simi
Valley, CA 93065
VCS314558
MOBIL AUTO DETAIL
F/T, will train. To apply
and for more info please
call 805-388-0446
VCS315033
TRUCK DRIVER
Rock & Sand Transfer
Safety and clean record a
must experience preferred
Ventura County.
Send resume to:
johnmnow@gmail.com
Tel: 805-907-8207
VCS314921
219
Cemetery Lots
221
Commercial
Equipment
227
Exercise Equipment
233
Furniture/
Household Goods
233
Furniture/
Household Goods
274
Medical Equipment
& Supplies
275
Miscellaneous
For Sale
281
Pool/Spa Supplies
283
Sporting Goods
291
Tools/Gardening
Supplies
297
Wanted To Buy
297
Wanted To Buy
297
Wanted To Buy
Pets &Supplies
300-315
310
Cats/Dogs
Supplies/Services
310
Cats/Dogs
Supplies/Services
310
Cats/Dogs
Supplies/Services
Employment
500-585
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
Find new&used cars.
Find a home.
Call 800-221-STAR(7827)
Sharpen your brain power
with crossword and
sudoku games.
Everyday in The Star.
Positively puzzling.
Positivelyfor you.
vcstar.com/ads
800-221-STAR(7827)
BUYIT.
SELLIT.
FINDIT.
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instruments?
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“California law requires that
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”
Accounting
BOOKKEEPING SERVICE
15+ Yrs Exp.
Reliable & Confidential
Data entry to financial
statements.
QuickBooks, payroll,
sales tax & more.
Dan 805-626-8847
VCS314471
Acoustic Ceilings
Removals•Respray•Paint
1 Day Svc.
www.keysacoustic.com
FREE Estimates!
Mike 805-208-6281
lic# 416345 VCS315031
VCStar.com/garagesales
Online garage sale map.
Every Friday P.M.
Buy/Sell/Trade
Greta’s Guns, LLC
Buy • Sell • Consignment
Ask About our
Laser Shot Training
4228 Los Angeles Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Btwn Tapo Cyn & Tapo St.
805-520-4867
www.gretasguns.com
VCS314622
Cabinets
Cabinet Refacing
Highest quality workmanship
& materials. 35 years exp.
Call now for free estimate +
a great job at a great price!
805-527-2631
Lic#341411 VCS314579
Browse
a directory of regional new housing
communities. Visit VCSHOMES.com
Carpentry
SIGNATURE FINISH
CARPENTRY, INC
Bonded/Insured/Licensed
• Crown Molding • Doors
• Wainscot • Mantles
• Columns • Etc
www.SignatureFinishInc.com
805-558-0551
Lic#948934 VCS314938
Carpet Cleaning
Lee’s Maintenance
Powerful Truck Mount
Carpet Steam Cleaning
Upholstery / Rugs
*3 Rooms...$60
*Pet odor/Scotch guard
*Tile grout clean/Polish
*Floor strip/ Wax
*Complete House clean
805-987-3071 VCS314383
Carpet Repair
CARPET REPAIR
& CLEANING &
TILE CLEANING
• Stretching • Patches
• Carpet to Tile
Carpet Rescue
805-483-0899
(Lic #787080) VCS314329
Utilize
loan calculator to project monthly
payments. Visit VCSHOMES.com
Computer
Services
Computer Repair
on-call PC & Apple,
no fix no pay. Local.
Call: 805-766-6674
VCS314348
On-Site Computer Repair
Service for home and
businesses. Apple and PC.
Repairs, Service, Virus
and Spyware removal,
New PC Setups, iPhones
etc. 15 yrs exp.
Local, call for appt:
805-443-0900 VCS314349
TOP -END
COMPUTERS
& MODS
Pc Service and Repairs
Upgrades
Specailize in gaming Mods
over 20 yrs exp.
Systems Designed
for Tomorrow
805-389-3099
VCS314420
Concrete Work
AG&R Masonry
& Concrete
Block WallsBBQStamped
Concrete Brick & Stone
Retaining WallsDriveways
& Patios Small Jobs OK.
Free Estimates.
Tony 805-231-5574
Lic#908763 VCS314092
CLARK & SONS
CONCRETE
•Driveway/RV Pad•Patios
•Pool Decks •Sidewalks
No Job Too Small
805-583-0480
LIC#408242 VCS313721
Escobar Concrete
Reasonable rates,
No job too small.
patios, block/retaining
walls, brick, stucco, pavers
tile, driveways stamp,
foundations, sea walls.
Robert 805-890-2198
Lic #819035 VCS314993
GABRIEL H. RUIZ
Masonry & Concrete
•Stamp Concrete
•Driveways •Block Walls
•Retaining Walls
•Brick & Stone Work
•BBQ •Paving •Stucco
+ Bobcat Tractor Svc
Cell-805-231-5576
Lic#883357 VCS314346
Walter Van Der Toorn
Concrete Contractor
Licensed Since 1973
• Driveways • Patios
• Brick Work • Block Walls
• Stamped Concrete
• Site Work
805-658-8084
Lic#288535 VCS313831
Construction
RECESSION
RATES
For all your home
improvement & more.
Fast, Free Estimates
creatbldr@verizon.net
805-382-0464
818-312-2308
Lic#342943 VCS314159
T & T
CONSTRUCTION
• Room Additions
• Kitchen & Bath
Remodels
• Patio Covers &
Decks
Tom 805-987-2860
Lic#425257 VCS315112
W.H.
Construction
Specializing in
Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
also do Windows & Doors
•Rm Additions•Electrical
•Acoustic Ceiling Removal/
Texture•Plumbing•Tile
•Wood & Laminate Flooring
•Wood Fencing•Painting
Senior Disc.
805-485-9662 or
805-469-4629
(Lic #751293) Fully Bonded
& Insured VCS314576
Doors
THE
DOORMAN
Door Installations & Repairs,
Windows, Moldings, Stairs
Cabinets, Handyman Service
34 years exp. Camarillo
805-890-9493
VCS315094
Dry Wall
ALL-PHASE
DRYWALL
“No Job Too Small”
All Your Drywall Needs!
40+ Years Experience
Competitive Rates
805-701-3108 Lic #955634
VCS314573
Electrical
Contractor
AROUND TOWN
ELECTRIC
BEST VALUE!
Since 1981
Experienced Contractor
Greg & Steve Mendonca
Specializing in Residential
Jobs & Repairs at
Reasonable Rates.
No Job Too Small
805-988-0636
Lic #407590 VCS314206
Conejo Valley
Electric
Lighting Specialist
Recessed & Landscape
Anything Electrical!
Family Owned
* FREE Estimates *
SERVICE CALL $50
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 VCS315124
Flooring
HARRIS
HARDWOOD
FLOORING
37 Year Veteran
Master Craftsmanship
Sales and Installation
Refinishing and Repairs
805-654-0969
Greg. Lic 643309 VCS313620
J & R ELITE
FLOOR INC.
(Experience since 1984)
•Hardwood and Laminate
Installation
•Sanding, Refinishing, and
Repair
•Molding and Stairs
www.jrelitefloors.com
Rami 818-929-2780
Lic #786367, Bonded &
Insured VCS314020
Gardening
JJ’S GARDENING
Landscaping • General
Cleanups • Hual Trash•
Sodding & Seeding • Tree
Planting and Pruning •
Stump Removal.
Good Prices!
* FREE Estimates *
805-760-2204 ; 805-986-0370
Lic#1119461 VCS313779
Handypersons
A WOMAN
IN TRADE
Home Repairs
Complete Kitchen Bath
Remodeling Custom
Cabinets & Refacing
Wood Work/Molding
Tile, Paint, Drywall
Plumbing, Electric,
Lighting Reasonable/Clean
Lynn 805-487-7709
Lic#285372 VCS314595
CHUCK STOUT
HANDYMAN
All Trades:
Plumbing, Tile, Electric,
Drywall, Painting, Windows,
Framing & Carpentry.
30 + years in Conejo Valley
FREE Estimates
805-499-2860
Lic# 771801 VCS314959
HANDYMAN
•Carpentry •Roofing
•Wood Rot & termite repair
•Electrical •Plumbing
•Tile• Doors • Windows
•Drywall •Painting
Free Est. & Senior Disc.
805-256-0697
24hr service avail VCS314849
HANDYMAN
Stucco, Fencing, Drywall,
Doors, Paint Texture,
Plumbing, Tile, Roof
Repair, Carpentry,
Windows, Concrete.
All Work Guaranteed
805-491-8330
St lic/bond 905329 VCS315084
Online Classifeds. Buy or Sell.
vcstar.com/ads
HOME REPAIRS
25 Yrs. Exp.
•Carpenter •Plumbing
•Electrical
WE DO IT ALL!
805-290-2694
VCS315078
H & S
Plumbing
Painting
Electrical
Roofing Flooring
Kitchen & Bath
805-641-2222
(Lic #642719) VCS315056
JAIME’S
HANDYMAN
All Trades. FREE Estimates
Low Rates. 25 Years Exp.
Plumbing, Electrical, Tile &
Hardwood Floors, Concrete,
Carpentry, Stucco, Drywall,
Paint, Rain Gutters. Shower
& Tub Recaulk & Seal.
Doors, Windows & Screens.
805-558-7525
VCS314881
Handypersons
PARAMOUNT
Heating,Plumbing,Electrical
Painting, Drywall, Stucco,
Carpentry, Windows, Doors,
Landscaping & Hauling.
FREE Est & Sr. Discounts
No Job Too Small!
Richard 805-815-8745
Lic#086358 VCS314000
Rivera’s Home
Improvements
Painting•Plumbing•Drywall
Windows & Doors•Tile
•Crown Molding•Termite &
Wood Rot Damage• Kitchen
& Bathroom Remodels
Full Service Contractor
Lee Rivera
805-320-7659
Lic# 917451 bonded / insured
VCS314198
RJ Property
Maint. & Repair
• Painting • Roofing
• Fencing • Hauling
No Job To Small!
Jim 805-814-6828
Carmen 805-651-0866
VCS314480
TV/Home Theater
We Install your LCD plasma
on wall. Speakers, Sales,
installation/troubleshoot,
affordable electronics. Instal-
lation incl Lifetime Warr.
FREE ESTIMATES
www.InstallNation.com
805-813-0108 VCS314979
Hauling
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 VCS314554
CJ HAULING
* Real Estate Clean Up
* Jacuzzi Removal
* Yard & Garage Clean Up
* Fence Removal
* Concrete, Demolition
Debris & More
FREE Estimate Anytime!
805-252-3836
VCS314005
Eddie’s
Hauling &
Gardening Svc
Garage & Yard Cleanups,
Dirt & Concrete Removal,
Tree Trimming/Removal
Spa Removal.
* Senior Discounts
FREE Estimates!
805-758-8920
VCS314360
MATT’S ALL HAUL
WE DO IT ALL!
•Real Estate Clean-up
•Construction Clean-up
•Trash & Yard Clean-up
Demolition Services
•Landscape Construction,
•Bobcat Services
•We Pick-up Scrap Metal
FREE ESTIMATE
805-643-HAUL(4285)
lic #084142 VCS315082
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ClTY OF SANTA PAULA, CA
The CiIy oI SahIa Paula, wiIh a populaIioh oI
29,321 residehIs, locaIed ih Ihe geographical
cehIer oI VehIura CouhIy's rich agriculIural
SahIa Clara Piver Valley. The CiIy is seekihg
ah, ihhovaIive ahd asIuIe leader wiIh a sIrohg
commahd presehce Io oversee a budgeI oI
$4.7 millioh ahd 45 sworh ahd hoh-sworh
auIhoriĂed posiIiohs. The ideal cahdidaIe is a
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admihisIraIioh, or a relaIed Ield is required.
CahdidaIes musI possess aI leasI Ive years
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ahd supervisory e×periehce. E×periehce ih a
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|urisdicIioh is also required. POST cerIiIcaIiohs
Ihrough Ihe advahced level, compleIioh oI Ihe
FBÌ Academy, ahd a MasIer's degree are highly
desirable.The salary rahge Ior Ihe ChieI oI Police is
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qualiIcaIiohs. The CiIy also oIIers ah aIIracIive
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Competitive wages, 401k
And paid training
All positions require a
DMV printout and
valid driver's license.
Additionally all
professional
positions require 3
years of experience
and all craft positions
require 2 years
experience.
Apply online at
www.ksilp.comor
Apply in person at
5026 Airport Drive ,
Bakersfield, CA
93308
VCS1272810
540
Help Wanted
DRIVER/TOW TRUCK
Will train, co pd IRA,
med/vac, $30K+ a year.
561 Buena Vista, Oxnard
VCS314766
Driver
TRUCK DRIVER
Truck Driver For Petro-
leum dist. Temp, Class
A/B HazMat and tank
endors with clean DMV.
Apply @ 4480 Dupont Ct.,
Ventura, CA. 805-339-0370
www.dewittpetroleum.com
VCS314475
Find a home.
Air Conditioning Installers.
F/T, yr round work, truck,
benes. Good DMV. West
Coast A/C, 3430 Galaxy Pl,
Oxnard (805)485-1410.
Must apply within.
VCS314401
540
Help Wanted
DIRECTORS, CLIENT
SERVICES in Simi Valley,
CA. Manage relationship w/
clients on telecom software
IT projects. Oversee inte-
gration of technologies.
Reqs: Bach. or equiv. com-
bo of ed. + 5 yrs of exp.
Apply: Xavient Information
Systems, Inc., Attn: S.
Jackson, Job ID# DCS83,
2125B Madera Rd., Simi
Valley, CA 93065. Work as-
signments in various unan-
ticipated locations
throughout the U.S.
VCS314877
Electrician - Journeymen
and apprentice/trainee
electricians. F/T & benefits.
West Coast Power Solutions
3430 Galaxy Place, Oxnard.
(805)485-4433 must apply
within. VCS314399
Online garage sale map. Every Friday
vcstar.com/garagesales
Ojai Unified School District
Sr. Accounting Assistant
F/T - ($16.58 - $20.15/hour)
www.ojai.k12.ca.us/hr
805-640-4300 ext:1041
414 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai
VCS314783
540
Help Wanted
Technical Assistance
Specialist
$4,012.20 - $5,004.95/mo
F/T pos EC Prog Dept
w/Vta Co Ofc of Ed, 11 mos
work yr; BA in ECE or re-
lated field, 3 yrs teaching
exp in EC field. Appl/job
desc avail from HR, 5189
Verdugo Way, Cam
(805)383-1911 or apply on-
line at: www.edjoin.org.
Deadline: 4:00pm, 8/24/12
EOE VCS313964
INSURANCE Verification
Specialist as liaison be-
tween the insurance compa-
ny and the hospital.
Experience w/commercial
insurance policies and pro-
cesses. 2-years w/psychiat-
ric benefit verification or
customer service at an in-
surance company required.
Fax or email resume to:
(818) 880-3750
Rader@RaderPrograms.com
VCS314919
Hauling
Tito’s Hauling
& Fences
LANDSCAPING
TREE REMOVAL
GREAT PRICES!
• Any Demolition
• Garage/Yard
Clean Ups
• Concrete Work
• Wood Fences
• Jacuzzi Removal
• New Lawn
Sprinklers
SENIOR DISCOUNTS
Cell (805)890-3239
VCS314014
Health Services
Applegate at Drummond
Senior Care Home
6 prvt bdrms & bthrms. We
provide full meal services &
snacks, activities, laundry,
medication mgmnt
& housekeeping.
For more info (805) 207-7791
www.applegatecarehomes.com
VCS313942
House Cleaning
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 VCS313777
Maid In America
Housecleaning
Services
Paul Lopez
Owner/Operator
23 Years Serving the
Conejo Valley
(805)499-7259
Lic/Bonded/Insured
(#08033) VCS314944
Lee’s Maintenance
Professional
Complete Clean
House•Store•Building
Janitorial•Construction
Move in/out
Regular/onetime
•Carpet-Truck Mounted
•Windows/Blinds/Wallwash
•Floor strip/wax/Tile grout
•Kitchen/Bathroom clean
987-3071
Service local since 1986
VCS314384
Landscaping
Landscape/Maintenance
• Turf Management
• Irrigation/Sprinkler
• Weed Abatement
• Ornamental/Tropical
Specialties
• Estate Management
Retired Japanese
Contractor - 43 yrs exp.
Jim: 805-856-8438
VCS315223
Landscaping
QUALITY
LANDSCAPING
SINCE 1972
• Tree Trimming
• Landscaping
• Concrete
• Sprinkler Systems
• Fast & Reliable!
State Licensed
Contractor.
Expert work fully
insured.
(805) 485-4098
Lic# 311828
mvlandscape.com
VCS313788
Moving
ADVANCED
MOVING
We Make Moving “Easy”
Locally Owned
No Job Too Big or Small
*Free Boxes*
805-584-2007
Cal T#182606 VCS314453
Paint Contractor
CALL
800-221-STAR(7827)
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 VCS313545
ANGELO LORENZO
Custom Painting
•Residential & Commercial
•Repaints
•Remodel/New Construction
•Stucco/Drywall
Call for FREE Estimate
Office 805-581-0268
Cell 805-795-1528
Lic#465487/Insd VCS314627
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 VCS313619
PAINTING
C & R WEST COAST
SERVICES
Comm’l & Residential
Interior & Exterior
Free Estimates!
Quality @ Reasonable Rates
805-647-4900
Insured/Lic635809 VCS314729
Painting
EXCELLENZ PAINTING
Attention - Home
Owners, Renters, Realtors
Wallpaper, Acoustic Ceiling
Removal, Bathtub,
Showers & Sink Refinishing
Bonded and Insured
Pedro 805-223-9384
Lic #877-858 VCS315080
Plumbing
ACROWN
PLUMBING
Drain Clean/Repair. Leak
Repair. Fixture Install.
Hydro-Jetting. Plumbing
Remodels. Repipes. New
Construction 24 hrs/7 days
805-526-4125
818-612-0413
Lic #921281 VCS315074
Clogged Drains?
$50 DOLLAR
ROOTER MAN
Any drain or sewer line
unclogged only $50! 24 hr/ 7
805-758-9420
Insurd/lic#B13894 VCS314454
JOURNEY MEN
PLUMBERS
“Honesty, quality &
affordability”
Full service plumbing co.
Water lines, water
heaters, drain & sewer
cleaning. Garbage
disposals, toilet repair,
leak detection & sewer
replacements. 15% senior
discount. Call today for a
free estimate. 805-587-2416
License, bonded &
insured #961224
VCS313598
Roofing
JLG ROOFING
DBA Gils Roofing Co.
New Roof, Re-Roof,
Flat Roof, Woodwork
Owner on every job!
Free Estimates!
All Work Guaranteed!
www.JLGRoofing.com
805-816-9414
Lic #885763
Insured/Workers Comp.
Accepting Visa/MC/Discover
VCS314494
Fast & Dependable
Quality Work
(805)487-8189
www.ericksonsroofing.com
Free Estimates.Insured
Lic #734346 VCS313778
ROOF REPAIRS
Composition Shingles
Solar Tubes/Skylights
Termite & Dry Rot Repair
Torch- Down/Tile
805-248-4460
VCS314051
Online Classifeds. Buy or Sell.
vcstar.com/ads
Screens
SCREENS
WINDOW
SCREENS
SCREEN DOORS
PATIO SLIDERS
Repair•Re-Screen•Replace
FREE ESTIMATES
SENIOR DISCOUNTS
Jeff 805-529-4088 or
805-990-0340 VCS313749
Sprinklers
SPRINKLER
EXPERTS
• Troubleshooting
& valve repairs
• Auto & manual
timer and wiring
new systems.
• Fast & Reliable!
“Quality Services
Since 1972”
(805) 485-4098
Lic# 311828
mvlandscape.com
VCS313787
professional services
To advert|se (805) 437-0000
Tile
ARTISTIC TILE
IT’S BARGAIN TIME!
Specializing in Kitchens,
bathrooms, floors & patios.
myartistictile.com
We take pride in being
clean cut & honest.
805-814-9667
Contr lic#817361 VCS314019
Morales Tile and
Handyman Service
Bathroom, Floors, Kitchen
Tile, Decks, Granite Slab,
Drywall, Cement. FREE
Estimates!Lic1000002769
Residential & Commercial
(805)758-7089 / 705-3851
VCS314151
PETERSON
TILE CO
Doing Tile for
2 Generations
• Residential
• Trouble Shooting
• Compl Bathroom Remodel
(805) 649-9451 (805) 648-6577
Lic #412832 VCS313774
Tree Services
LOW COST
TREE REMOVAL
• Expert Trimming
• Stump Grinding
• Yuccas & Shrubs
• Free Estimates
JOHN APPEL
(805)649-4759
VCS315110
540
Help Wanted
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Account Executive,
Account Development
Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star, Ventura County’s
leading newspaper and web site, has multiple
openings on our Advertising team for an Ac-
count Executive to advance the success of our
newspaper, niche products, and web offerings.
The territories for each position are split be-
tween East and West Ventura County including
Santa Barbara.
Our Advertising team is comprised of aggres-
sive hunters, vested in furthering their own fi-
nancial and personal success through a
commitment to the growth and development of
local businesses. We provide ongoing training,
coaching and incentives to get the job done.
Key responsibilities include:
•In person appointments, with new prospects,
completing needs assessments - this is primari-
ly an outside sales job
•Manage and grow an overall book of business
•Creative out-of-the-box mentality with a strong
entrepreneurial approach
Requirements:
•Demonstrated sales success with another me-
dia, industry or company would be ideal, but is
not mandatory. *Employment and/or employ-
ment agency experience a plus.
•Top-notch communication skills for both group
presentations and one-on-one sales calls o Profi-
cient in Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and dem-
onstrated ability to become proficient with our
Advertising CRM tool and ad placement tool
We offer a competitive compensation package
including base salary and a commission incen-
tive program based on achieving monthly reve-
nue goals. Additional 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 information web
sites, and licensing and syndication.
Please apply at our careers site at
www.scripps.com and select requisition #5218.
VCS313695
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Design/develop/implement
the testing and test automa-
tion of machine-to-machine
communications and ve-
hicular telematics products
comprising hardware/soft-
ware. Analyze functional
system requirements, de-
velop/manage implementa-
tion of design qualification
test strategies/test plans,
compile/write hardware/
software interface docu-
mentation, specify/design/
manage automation of
product design qualification
and production testing;
test/diagnose product field
failures to determine root
cause, recommend hard-
ware and software design
changes to simplify testing
and improve reliability.
Must be proficient in
GSM/3G/IP data network
operation; wireless local
area network testing;
USB/virtual serial port
communications/ applica-
tions; use of electron-
ics/wireless test equipment
& environmental-stress test
equipment. M.S. in Electri-
cal Engineering or relat-
ed+1 yr. exp. in modifying,
debugging/testing embed-
ded software for industrial
cellular communications
products. Send resume
ATTN: Human Resources,
Xirgo Technologies, Inc.
188 Camino Ruiz,
Camarillo, CA 93012
VCS314692
FLEET TECHNICIAN
Full Time - Oxnard
Starting Salary $30.73/hr
The Southern California
Gas Co. is accepting ap-
plications for Full-Time
Fleet Technicians. Quali-
fied candidates must
have formal auto me-
chanic training; Knowl-
edge of mechanical,
electrical, and hydraulic-
driven equipment. Cer-
tification from Trade/Vo-
cational school or
Community College for
Automotive Technology
or Automotive Service
Excellence (ASE) is high-
ly desirable. Strong me-
chanical and customer
contact skills are re-
quired.
To apply visit our website
www.socalgas.com/
careers/job-list.shtml
Equal Opportunity
Employer
VCS314477
540
Help Wanted
HEALTH SERVICES
COORDINATOR
$36.8K-$55.7K
Coord. & implement health,
nutrition & dental services
to children enrolled in the
Head Start program. Min
BA/BS in public health,
nursing or related. Min 4
yrs exp in community, ma-
ternal, child health educ.,
or related. Min 2yrs pro-
gram planning, organizing,
staff training, and superv.
Eng/Span pref.
MATERNAL AND CHILD
HEALTH SERVICES
COORD.
$36.8K-54K
Coord & implement health,
nutrition, mental health,
and dental services to chil-
dren enrolled in the Early
Head Start program. Min
BA/BS in public health,
nursing, LCSW or related.
Min 4 yrs exp. in commu-
nity/public health educ, ma-
ternal/child health, or
related. Eng/Span req’d.
Apply by 9/7/12 to: CDR,
221 E. Ventura Blvd.,
Oxnard. 805-485-7878.
AA/EEOE VCS315122
Manufacturing
Quality Assurance
Sheet Metal Inspector.
Knowledge of receiving
inspection, specifications,
o/s processing, & MS
hardware a plus. Must be
computer literate and be
familiar with AS9102. 1st
shift. Benefits, 401k
Apply 7:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Mon - Fri. at MGI,
5151 Commerce Ave.
Moorpark.
VCS315192
MECHANIC H.D. Diesel,
own tools, welding req.
Some OT req. Experienced
only. Valid CA lic. Drug
test req. Days. 805-643-2992
VCS314868
MEDICAL
Palms Imaging Center in
Oxnard, Ca is seeking a per
diem/part time MRI Tech-
nologist with a minimum of
2 years exp. Knowledge on
GE scanner preferred.
Please e-mail resume to:
info@palmsimaging.com or
fax to (805)604-9559
VCS314706
540
Help Wanted
Medical
PHLEBOTOMIST
If you are looking for a
job with purpose, apply
now to join our lifesaving
team! We are seeking
outgoing, responsible
staff to help save lives in
our community. FT w/
varied hours to include
some early mornings,
some evenings &
weekend shifts. Must
have open availability for
all hours w/varied
schedule. This position is
responsible for health
screen & phlebotomy of
blood donors at mobile
blood drives and in our
donor centers. Great
salary & benefits. Some
medical exp pref. No
certification req’d.
Physical position
requiring ability to
lift/carry up to 50lbs.
Apply in person:
United Blood Services
2223 Eastman Ave, VTA
EOE M/F/D/V Close
date: 9/7/12
Pre-empt drug screen
req’d
VCS314725
MUSICIAN WANTED
Organ/Keyboard Player
Pentecostal Church/Choir
in Oxnard. F/T Desired/
P/T Possible.
Salary Negotiable.
Martha 805-444-4849
VCS315172
Nursing
PACU RN’s (per diem)
needed for Thousand Oaks
ASC. Fax 805-371-4781 or
ganderson@scoi.com
VCS315285
Associate Pastor
(Protestant Christian
Methodist)
Under the direction of the
Sr. Pastor, org structure of
the Fri & Sun Srvcs. Lead
svcs for Eng spkng
members. Delegate/train
ldrs for the svc. Prep
sermons. Plan & coordinate
religious edu curiculum &
actvs. Req: Master of
Divinity from a United
Methodist Church a filiated
theological inst. 40 hr/wk.
Job/Intrvw Site. Camarillo,
CA. E-mail Resume to:
Camarillo Korean United
Methodist Church at
sangyunglee@hotmail.com
VCS314911
540
Help Wanted
Programmer
C.I. Partners Direct:
Basic Programming or
Scripting knowledge. Exp
with PC datasets.
Exp with Doc Design/
Reports. F/T, Exclnt
Benefits, No Calls.
Email Resume to HR:
jobs@cipdirect.com
VCS314986
Systems Administrator
Amgen Inc. has an opportu-
nity for Specialist Systems
Administrator. Reqs: MS &
3 yrs exp or BS & 5 yrs
exp; exp w/ IBM Tivoli
Identity Mgr & Directory
Integrator (TIM & TDI);
J2EE; Java DataBase Con-
nectivity (JDBC); Java
Naming & Directory Inter-
face (JNDI); Open Data-
base Connectivity (ODBC);
Lightweight Directory Ac-
cess Protocol (LDAP);
IBM DB2. Job site: Thou-
sand Oaks, CA. Reference
#8NEVMY & submit re-
sume to Global Mobility,
Amgen Inc., One Amgen
Center Dr, B36-2-C, Thou-
sand Oaks, CA 91320. No
phone calls or e-mails.
Must be legally authorized
to work in the U.S. w/o
sponsorship. EOE.
VCS314351
Recreation Counselors - P/T
($8.83 - $10.22/hr.)
Immed. openings in Before
& After School Prog. in Oak
Park. Job details & applic
forms at www.rsrpd.org.
Rancho Simi Rec & Park
District, 1000 N. Kanan Rd.,
Oak Park. VCS315291
RESIDENTIAL
CARE AIDE - F/T
previous experience req’d
Apply in person.
Treacy Villa,
3482 Loma Vista Rd, Vta
VCS314591
RETAIL-COSMETICS
ASSISTANT
STORE MANAGER
Our prestigious Internation-
al Cosmetics Company has
an exceptional opportunity
available in our:
CAMARILLO STORE
The professional we seek
must be highly motivated,
energetic, poised, with min
1 year retail manage-
ment/sales experience and
a talent for providing the
highest level of customer
service.
We offer a highly competi-
tive salary, a comprehen-
sive benefits package, as
well as the opportunity to
become part of one of the
world’s leading cosmetics
companies.
Please Fax: 512-869-6970
resume including salary
history, in confidence, or
Email:Resumes@cosmetics
companystore.com
An Equal Opportunity
Employer VCS314749
540
Help Wanted
540
Help Wanted
Positivelyfor you.
PositiveIypeanuts.
Comics- Everyday
Smile out loud with your favorite comic strips from
Alley Oop to Dilbert.
VCSHomes.com
Every Sunday in The Star
Homes, new homes,
apartments, rentals
and agents.
PositiveIy appeaIing.
Positivelyfor you.
Positivelyfor you.
PositiveIyopinionated.
Opinion- Everyday
Editorial, Commentary,
Your Letters, political cartoons

anexpert
about automaintenance
or tires.
Search for available jobs.
vcstar.com/jobs
Search
through hundreds of homes for sale
using local MLS. Visit VCSHOMES.com
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Help Wanted
Sales
Account Executive,
Acquisition
Ventura County Star
The Ventura County Star,
Ventura County’s leading
newspaper and web site,
has an opening on our
Advertising team for an
Account Executive, Ac-
quisition Sales to advance
the success of our news-
paper, niche products,
and web offerings.
As an Account Executive,
Acquisition Sales your job
responsibilities include:
*Solicit and drive new
business acquisition and
account cultivation in our
full product portfolio un-
der the direction of the
Director of Acquisition
Sales
*Increase advertising
revenue by proactively
prospecting and qualify-
ing new business ac-
counts
*Volume sales focus con-
ducted through cold call-
ing, phone appointment
setting and face to face
meetings with clients
*Manage a small to mod-
erate account load suc-
cessfully
*Other related duties as
assigned
Requirements:
The successful candidate
must have the following:
*Bachelor’s degree in re-
lated discipline preferred
with 0-2 years relevant
sales experience
*Experience in prospect-
ing and closing sales with
proven ability to sell mul-
tiple products, generate
new business and in-
crease market share
*Demonstrated record of
success in a goal orientat-
ed, highly accountable
sales environment
*Excellent presentation,
public speaking, interper-
sonal and communication
skills
*Strong ability to develop
and manage a sales pipe-
line, generate refer-
rals/leads and
track/follow up on leads
*Capability to work well
under pressure with mul-
tiple deadlines and as-
signments
Please see complete job
description on our web-
site.
Ventura County Star is
part of the E.W. Scripps
Company, a diverse
130-year-old media enter-
prise with interests in
television stations, news-
papers, local news and in-
formation web sites, and
licensing and syndication.
Please visit our careers
site at:
http://www.scripps.com/
careers/search-jobs and
select requisition #4503.
VCS313693
Call 800-221-STAR(7827)
540
Help Wanted
Soil Scientist
Agricultural laboratory
seeking F/T Soil Scientist to
consult w/clients regarding
soil and leaf tissue data.
Lab experience required.
Santa Paula location.E-mail
resume to: apply@fglinc.com
VCS314610
Lead Alarm Installer
Lrg alarm/fire/access/
cctv integrator seeks exp
Techs. Co Veh, benefits
401K. Good DMV & Drug
Test. Fax res 714-449-9598
or email: gburleson@
ssdsystems.com
VCS314709
VETERINARY
ASSISTANT/TECHNICIAN
Exp req, F/T or P/T Salary
DOE. Benefits. Carpinteria
Vet, 585 Walnut Ave.
VCS314337
WAREHOUSE
Shipping/Receiving
For electronic compo-
nents Co. in Simi Valley.
Warehouse experience
with knowledge of
forklift, inventory control
& UPS/Fedex software.
Email resumes:
JAYV@AUTEC.COM
805-522-0888 VCS315180
Rentals
600-683
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
2088 W. Hillcrest Drive
NEWBURY PARK
Quiet 54 Unit Community.
• Studios $1,275
• 1 Bedroom $1,445
• Dual Master 2+2 $1,725
(Available Sept.)
Gas f/p, renovated, custom
paint, upgraded carpet.
Small dogs are welcome.
866.462.1407
VCS314927
E. VTA, sunny, upstairs, 2br,
owner mgr., carport, all
utils except elect, $1150/mo,
962-2236 wrk or 708-5200 eve
Pet ok VCS314762
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
FILLMORE Adult 55+ 1br,
a/c, all utils pd, except elec.
From $795. $500 Bonus
HUD/Pet OK. 805-642-9527 or
805-524-4124 VCS313621
NICE, QUIET STUDIOS FOR 55+
Private balconies + views.
Starting at $759/month.
*1ST MONTH FREE!
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 VCS314931
OXNARD
1bd, $895/mo • 2bd, $1,195/mo
Available in nice quiet
community. 805-981-3719
VCS314958
Oxnard Beach
Channel Island
Village Apts
Studio $950
1+1 $1,195
2+1 $1,325
Spacious floor plans,
heated indoor pool &
spa tennis ct & gym.
Only $500 dep!!
No Application Fees
3650 Ketch Ave
(805)984-5880
VCS313994
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
VCS314387
Oxnard Mandalay Shores
1/2 block to beach 1 bdrm,
balcony, f/p, renovated
avail mid Sept. $1150
805-644-4131 VCS314546
Oxnard N.
1 Bedroom
Convenient and very large.
Gated prk’g. From $1,050.
Parkwood Gardens Apts
Ventura Rd. @ Gonzales
805-983-1201
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314966
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
Oxnard N.
2 Bedroom
See us before you rent!
From $1,250.
Parkwood Gardens Apts
Ventura Rd. @ Gonzales
805-983-1201
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314967
OXN N. 2+2 from $1,325
Good credit/immediate
move-in.(Gonzalez @ H St.)
CEDAR GLEN APTS
805-485-5877 or visit:
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314965
OXN SHORES 1bd $895 or
Studio $795. Separate kitch/
bath, 1 car, lndry. NO Pets.
805-985-6964 VCS314923
PARK GLENN APTS
AFFORDABLE
• Studio $899
• 1 Bedroom - $1,026
• 2 Bedroom - $1,231
Incl’s: elec,gas,wtr,sewer,
trash! In Charming Old
Twn, 2 pools, cat friendly,
section 8 welcome.
200 S. Glenn. 805-482-6000
VCS314787
Santa Paula
HALF OFF
1st MONTH’s RENT
• 1 Bedroom - $875
• 2 Bedroom - $1,075
AVAILABLE NOW
• Pool
• Section 8 welcome
• Covered Parking
• 2 Laundry Rooms
• Refrigerator Included
• Water/Trash/Sewer Paid
• Santa Paula Housing
Welcome
SANTA PAULA VILLAGE
218 N. 8th Street #3
805-933-1074
VCS314788
Santa Paula/Ventura
American Investments
Property Management
Homes-Apts-Condos
2 weeks Free rent with
approved application
www.Heidiives.homelog.com
805-933-2121 VCS315085
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
Simi Valley
COLONY APTS
First St, 2bd+2ba, $1,495.
805-583-3133 VCS314512
SPLISH
SPLASH
Find a cool summer
deal at HACIENDA
AVAIL 9/1 - 1bd
Only $1,130/mo
AVAIL 9/6 - 2bd Twnhse
Apt - $1,395/mo
Sparkling Pool/Spa
Beautiful Garden Setting
FREE Credit
Check. Ask How!*
805-987-6146
Find Us at:
www.findhacienda.com
831 Paseo Camarillo
OAC* VCS313849
T.OAKS 2+1
balcony or patio, a/c,
parklike setting, pool,
BBQ area, laundry room.
Call Manager at
805-495-8698 Mon-Fri
after 3:00pm & weekends
9am-4pm VCS314988
Local online classifeds.
vcstar.com/ads
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
T.O. - Granada Gardens
• 1+1, $1,225, • 2+2, $1,445 -
$1,545 • 3+2, $1,695
No Dogs or Cats.
Good Credit Required.
805-492-2113 VCS315087
T.O. SUMMER SPECIAL
@ MOUNT CLEF APTS
2 Bdrm @ $1,500/mo
1 Bdrm @ $1,100/mo
www.mountclef.com
805-492-2022 VCS314205
T.O.
When Available
SPACIOUS
2 Bedrooms
Pool, covered prk’g
and laundry room.
Easy Fwy Access.
Sorry, NO pets.
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: By Appt
(805)495-5520
223 Erbes Rd #101
VCS313828
VENTURA
1 Bedroom
Spacious, gated parking.
Convenient to everything.
Ventura del Sol Apts
805-656-0236
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314968
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
VENTURA
1br apt $950, 2br apt $1200
Near college. No smoke/pets.
805-890-2142 VCS314937
Ventura
1 or 2 Bedroom
From $1,350/$1,550
Spacious, gated parking,
Convenient to shopping.
ASHWOOD GARDENS
805-644-6724
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314964
VENTURA
2 Bd - Townhouse Plan
$1,350/mo. Gated parking.
Convenient to everything.
Ventura del Sol Apts
805-656-0236
aptlifestyles.com
VCS314969
VENTURA
• 2 bedrooms
• 3 bedroom twnhm
Washer Dryer,
PET FRIENDLY!
675 Providence Ave
866-964-9019
OPEN DAILY
VCS314842
609
Apartments
Unfurnished
VENTURA COUNTY
Tierra Vista Apts
1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms
starting from $1,355.00
Models open to view
Pet Friendly
• Spacious floor plans
• Washer/dryer- every unit
• Full kitchen appl pkg
• Covered parking
Open Mon-Sun 8:30-6:00
Call 866-799-0390
VCS314922
VENTURA EAST
CITRUS GLEN
“A sense of
HOME”
Gas and Water Paid
NO PETS!
805-647-6755
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Ventura’s Newest
Apartment Homes
At a price you can afford!
Washer/Dryer included
Oversized Closets
Sparkling Pool
Refreshing Spa
Fitness Center
Internet Coffee Lounge
888-211-1210
ralstoncourtyards.com
VCS314572
VTA 1+1 $950
No pets/smoke, quiet & clean
Open Sat & Sun 11-3pm
1257 E. Santa Clara
VCS313840
VTA 2br 2ba x-Lg units w/all
appliances, close to shopping
Some units avail for
handicapped and/or seniors.
3rd month half rent free.
805-658-7453 VCS314578
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 VCS314536
611
Beach & Vacation
Rentals
PT HUE 2+2, 2 story, beach
ocean view & breeze,
dbl gar yrd pool/spa, gated
$2140, lease, 818-222-5683 or
818-917-2700 cell VCS315136
617
Condos/Townhomes
Unfurnished
Best Rental in Ventura
Large 2+1, All new Kitchen,
Bath. Wood flrs, lots of
storage, pvt yard, gar/lndry.
N. Dunning $1595 805-218-5663
N/P/S VCS314553
CAM 2+2 like new cond,
new paint/crpt, balcony,f/p
great view, N/P $1500
805-217-9569 VCS315099
CAMARILLO Spacious
Single Level
Gated park-like setting,
Fireplace, 2-car garage,
newer windows, granite
kitchen, indoor laundry,
small yard, patio, pool,
spa, Avail 9/5, n/s/p
2bdrms 2baths $1,900.00/mo
(805)388-7610 VCS313980
CAM - MISSION OAKS
5208 Laurel Park Drive
upgraded 3bd+2ba, fridge,
washer/dryer, dishwasher,
gar + carport, bkyrd view
$2,000/mo. Call 805-504-5700
VCS314003
CAM SPRINGS 2 master
bdrms+2.5 baths, open &
bright, incls amenities, att
gar, gated. N/S/P. $1,750/mo.
805-497-9568 VCS314760
CALL
800-221-STAR(7827)
617
Condos/Townhomes
Unfurnished
CONDOS/APTS
VTA 1+1 east end first
floor unit, complex has
spa and coin-op laundry.
Water & trash paid.
Cats OK. HUD OK $825
Del Norte**
VTA 2+1 west end single
story unit with laundry
hook-ups. Small storage
area. Water & trash
paid. $995
Simpson
VTA 1+1 west end, front
half of the duplex at the
end of the street. Water
/trash included, shared
washer & dryer for
tenants use. Pets?? $1050
Fraser**
VTA 3+2.5 Woodbridge
with hillside view. Fresh
carpet, paint. Easy access
to the government center
and freeways. $1800
Tern
VTA 2+2 Stonegate unit,
neighbors on only 1 side.
Inside laundry, 2 car
garage. $1500
Cachuma
VTA 2+2 Parkside pent-
house, close to govern-
ment center. Large deck
off front of unit. $1395
Kipling
VTA 1+1 half of a duplex,
close to downtown and
freeway access. Water
& trash paid, street
parking. $795
Leighton
VTA 1+1 side unit of a
triplex, walking distance
to downtown and the beach
High cielings and wood
floors. Water paid. $1100
Ann
CAM Mission Verde 2+2.5
with office/den at back of
complex. Kitchen with
quartz counters, stainless
appliances. Close to shop
ping and park. Pets? $2195
Calle Lozano
**additional
rent/deposit required
All properties are
no pets no smoke,
one year lease
unless otherwise
specified
VCHFR.COM
805-650-2500
VCS313781
OXN 2+2.5, garage, gated,
f/p, lndry hkups. No pets.
$1,375/mo+dep.
Coast Prop Mgmt
805-988-8077 VCS315070
OXNARD NORTH 3+2.5
$1,900/mo+$2,200/dep.
Available NOW!
805-252-4396 VCS315171
617
Condos/Townhomes
Unfurnished
PT HUE 2+1, 1 car gar,
Sec 8 allowed, $1,150+dep.
628 Hemlock. Avail 9/16.
805-207-1210 VCS315246
PT HUE: Hueneme Bay 55+
2+1+hobby rm, gar, pool,
golf, patio, $1,295. Toni, Bkr
805-984-3613 VCS313769
SIMI 3bd+1.5ba Townhm
in Park Lane, 1394sqft,
comm pool/spa, $1950
PremierOptions dre#01340873
805-279-1668 VCS314398
SIMI Woodranch 2+2+den,
super clean, bright, a/c, f/p,
eat-in kitchen, dbl att gar,
gated comm, $1,895/mo.
Westcoast Property Mgmt
www.westcoastpm.com
805-522-0060 VCS314202
S.P. 3+2, $1600 Luxury,
pool, gar hookup, appli,
gard/patio, N/P/S,
leave mess. 805-220-6970
VCS314654
T.O. 3+2.5, 1356sqft, 2 stry
w/ patio & yrd, over sized
gar+covrd car port, full size
lndry, grt location, $2000mo
808-828-1522 VCS314683
Ventura Ave Area:
3+2.5, $1,599/mo.
w/d hookup, 1 car garage,
dishwasher, wtr/trash pd.
805-746-0549
VCS315077
Vta Value Venwood 2br+1.5
b, dbl attach gar, lrg deck,
$1150/mo call for info &
address. Jan Osborn
805-320-6006 or 805-652-1440
REALTOR VCS314880
621
Duplexes
Unfurnished
VENTURA Pierpont Beach
House...Steps to Sand!
Stainless kitchen.Modern
bathroom.Wood flooring.
Recessed lights.Ocean
Views. 3bdrms 2baths
$3,300.00/mo
(310)430-9858 VCS315200
VTA El Cajon St
Side by Side Duplex
2 car gar, fenced yd, water &
gardener incld. Avail Now!
$1,450+sec. 805-647-3469 or
805-415-0956 VCS314926
Vta, lrg 2+2, nr Pacific View
mall, prv yrd, carport, new
carpet, lndry, water/trash
inc., $1450 mo+ dep
805-659-0734 VCS314612
627
Houses Unfurnished
CAMARILLO 3BD+2BA
$1950mo+$1500sec.
No pets/smoking.
Good credit refs a must.
Call 805-444-0361 VCS314342
CAMARILLO
Lease
Camarillo
Exec Home
Exec Home near Lokker
Park; 4BD /3BA, ; 3 Car
Garage; incl Gardener
LBEACH102@hotmail.com
4bdrms + 3baths,
$2900.00/mo
(562)598-6708
VCS314496
627
Houses Unfurnished
HOUSES
VTA West end 3+2 with
fenced backyard. Back-
yard has a grape arbor,
and fruit trees. $1625
Larkspur
VTA 3+2 east end Beacon
Place on corner lot of a
cul-de-sac. Large fenced
yard, close to shopping.
Owner will consider a pet.
$1850
Cheyenne
VTA 4+2 east end single
story, close to new shop-
ping center and park. 2
car garage and a large
driveway for additional
parking. $2000
Sora
VTA Unique 4+3 single
story hillside with indoor
pool and incredible
views. Tons of privacy,
end of a cul-de-sac. $4000
Breaker Ct.
*additional deposit
required
All properties are
no pets, no smoke,
one year lease.
VCHFR.COM
805-650-2500
VCS313780
MOORPARK 2+2
$1,900+dep, great loc, well
maintained, w/mtn views.
805-901-8493 VCS314670
MRPK 4+3 Pool Home with
view! Highly upgraded
throughout: a/c, f/p, grdnr.
$3,495/mo. Westcoast Mgmt.
www.westcoastpm.com
805-522-0060 VCS314201
N. OXN 2 Story Home,
clean, 3bd+2.5b, pool, spa,
garden, cls to frwy/schools,
$2100+dep 805-312-5583
VCS315072
N. OXN 4+2 w/ car gar
quiet & good neighbors,
close to RR Golf & HWY
$1790+dep. 805-415-0082
VCS315215
OXNARD - SOUTH
3+1 single story, dble gar,
fenced yard, grdnr
included, near restaurants
and shops $1,600.
Crossroads Investments
805-485-4040
crossroads-investments.net
VCS314012
OXN: Large 4+2, family rm,
f/p, fenced, $1,929 +dep.
NO Sec 8. 1429 West Fir.
805-207-1210 VCS315244
OXN Rent or Option to Buy
3bd+2ba, 2 car garage,
fenced yard,
805-983-9283 VCS313851
OXN SHORES 3+2+fam rm
New carpet/paint/stove. Lrg
deck, $2,250/mo. Toni, Bkr
805-984-3613 VCS313771
627
Houses Unfurnished
PtHue 2bdrm & 3bdrm Avail
$1295-$1550, nr beach, gar,
yrd, wash/dry/fridge incld,
privacy, pets? 805-981-1552
Keith Hanson Realty
VCS314400
Santa Paula - Very nice 3+2.
Great yd w/fruit trees & lrg
covered patio, 2 car gar
w/opener. Some utils & grdnr
pd. NO S/P/D. $1,550mo+sec.
Oak St Property Shoppe
805-643-1288 VCS314064
SIMI 3+1.5, central air,
new carpet/paint, lrg yard,
covered patio, sprinklers,
$1895 inclds gardner,
805-582-0538 VCS314370
Simi Valley Lrg 3+2
w/ inside laundry & fireplace,
$1800+sec, Call Sandy
805-304-2261 VCS314057
T.O. 3+2 in cul de sac
quite neighborhood,
great view lrg back yrd,
near parks & hiking, $2350,
805-298-2143 VCS315132
T.O. 3+3, single stry, Lang
Ranch, open kitch, prvt yrd,
$3650mo. Call Irma at
Ewing Assoc., 805-657-6278
dre# 00807961 VCS314674
T.O. 4+2.5 Super Sharp,
2 car att gar & more, $2,295.
SARALEI REALTY
805-529-5853 VCS315030
TO, 4+2 Cul-de-Sac,
Wildwood, N/P/S, gardner,
very clean, $2300mo
805-492-4354 VCS315182
VENTURA 1+1
Near college, $1,275.25+dep.
Avail Now! 805-207-1210
VCS315247
VENTURA
Beautiful East End home.
3BR, 2BA, $2,200/mo,
includes soft water and
gardener. $1,500/dep.
Avail 9/1. 805-889-6336 or
805-889-7820 VCS314631
VENTURA MIDTOWN
2+1.5 twnhse, dble gar,
hkups, water pd, pet
considered, $1,400.
Crossroads Investments
805-485-4040
crossroads-investments.net
VCS314219
VTA 2+1+loft, hwy 33, near
Pepsi, fenced, dbl car gar,
$1,550+dep. NO Sec 8.
805-207-1210 VCS315243
VTA 3+2 w/ custom patio
f/p, lndry hkups, $2000+dep
818-512-2160 or 626-797-7027
VCS314755
VTA E. 3+2, fencd yrd, quiet
area, near schools/shopping,
$1900+$1900sec, N/S/P
Avail 9/15, 805-647-5315
VCS314672
VTA E. Lrg 4 bedroom
2 bath lrg fenced backyrd,
f/p, updated kitch, 2 car
gar, rv parking, pets ok,
$2200 805-650-6146 VCS314599
VTA Lrg. 4bd+2.5ba+f/p,
pool, unique BBQ area,
nr River Ridge Golf, $2650,
805-982-0684 VCS314742
VTA Midtown 2+1
1,100sf, wood floors, quaint,
avail now, $1,620mo+utils
Pets ok. 805-630-9666
VCS314469
677
Rooms For Rent
CAM Room: Full privs, own
bath, close to C.I. University
and 101 fwy. Furnished ?
$700/mo. 805-813-2817
VCS314740
677
Rooms For Rent
CAM Spectacular 3+3 Home
pool & jacuzzi, creekside,
nature abounds, tropical
ambionce, seeing is
believing, $900, 805-484-9424
VCS314779
Fillmore Room for Rent
$400, house privldgs, share
bath, utils incld, 754-1139
or 798-7917 VCS314892
Malibu Resort Living near
County Line, only 10 miles
from Mugu Rock.
Bedroom/office w/sliding
glass door to pool w/ocean
view. Fully furnished with
built-ins & HDTV, DirecTV,
DSL, WiFi. Privileges:
kitchen, double laundry,
pool, hot tub, BBQ, lawn
tennis. $900/mo+sec. Utilities
& housekeeper paid. No pets,
smoking or messes. Call
310-457-3807 or 310-589-8311
www.drygulchlodge.com
VCS314207
Moopark Christian family
has rm to rent $650/mo,
utils incl. High speed inter
net, cable TV, N/S, N/P.
805-523-0565 VCS314888
OXNARD NORTH
Large Room
$650/mo+$200/dep.
Utilities included
805-485-8355
VCS314777
Oxnard North, Separate 1+1
guest house for you. Fire
place. Deck. $700+$690 dep
+util. No Pets N/S, Owner
Agt. 805-340-0343 VCS314910
OXN Furnished room
available for mature adult.
Utilities included. Washer,
Dryer, kitchen privileges.
Drug free, $600.00
805-479-5135
OXN Furnished
Room for Rent
utilities included, share bath,
full house privileges.
Close to base, shopping &
college. $525/mo+dep.
805-616-6835 VCS315236
Ox. North, single quarters,
prv. entrance, 2 rms
prv. bath & outside patio
NO DRUGS or Smoking $600
805-485-6830 VCS314906
OXN Room for Rent
$550mo, utils incld, pets ok
805-200-1496 VCS314617
Oxn Share Beautiful 5bdrm
4 bdrms available, 3000sqft,
quiet single family home,
$750 - $1600, N/S/P/D.
Call Steven 805-815-3535
VCS313848
OXN Share My House
free laundry & utils, share
bath & house privldg. Be ok
w/ cats. Must be employed.
N/S/D, $510mo + $250dep.
805-827-8348 VCS315164
OXN S. Room, share bath,
$500, utils paid, dep req’d.
No smoke/Pets.
805-981-4240 or 805-218-3015
VCS314361
Simi Valley Room for Rent
Kitchen privs, cable, no pets.
$490/mo+utils. 805-526-9134
VCS314244
T.O. Private Studio
with 1bd, 1ba & kitch,
$850mo+$500dep. Utils incld.
Near Los Robles
805-231-8213 VCS313664
T.O. Room for Rent
quiet area, shared bath,
internet & cable incl, N/S
$575mo+Dep+1/3utils
(805)492-8184 VCS314846
677
Rooms For Rent
VTA 3bd/3ba, furnished,
2,000 sq ft townhouse
$400-675 per room.
Some utils incl,
near all. Responsible adults.
1100 block of E. Sta Clara.
No drama, no drugs/pets.
805-452-4608 or email/text
tatley3@gmail.com
VCS314001
VTA E. $650 Room w/free
utilities. Clean, quiet and
beautiful home, kitch/lndry
privs. No smoking or pets.
805-659-1833 VCS315169
VTA E. Tropical Home
w/One Room for Rent
Large Kitchen With New
Appliances. Quiet Home
W/Fireplace, Game Room
& Koi Pond Full Privileges
Incl: SAT TV & Laundry.
$600/Mo+Utilities & Dep.
Available NOW! No S/D.
805-654-1276 or 310-463-2947
See online ad for pics/info:
vcstar.com VCS314119
VTA Rm for rent, lrg house
w/view, upscale, incl utils/
cabl/wi-fi, full privledges.
$600/mo+portion of util+dep.
(805)701-5139 VCS314985
VTA Room for Rent
nice area, utils & wifi incld,
wash & dry avail,
$600+$100dep 805-407-4513
VCS315221
MobileHomes
692-699
694
Mobile Homes
For Sale
Cam. Mobile Home Senior
prk. 2+1 convenient loca-
tion, $25,000 obo 400-8454
VCS314950
Mobile Home, 1+1, 55+,
death in family must sell
Del Francia / Ojai area,
$6000/obo, 707-431-7985
VCS313971
Real Estate
700-874
715
Condos/Townhomes
For Sale
T.O. Senior Comm. 55+, 1bd
+ 1ba ground level, $159,000,
Francesca Luteraan
818-618-9368 VCS314946
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(805) 276-5992 VCS314533
T.O. 4+2 for Sale
beautiful single story home
w/ pool. Upgraded kitch w/
stainless steal appl.
Francesca 818-618-9368
VCS314963
Commercial
Real Estate
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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
VCS314367
T.O 1st mo FREE
(2) 1500 sf units, each w/
small office & bath, lg roll-up
door. $1300+$1300dep.TPC
760-247-6798 VCS315075
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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
VCS314371
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AVENIDA DE LOS
ARBOLES (1310 & 2622SF)
IN CONSTRUCTION NEW
HOME of 99¢ only Stores,
2 Spaces (1310 & 2622SF)
Avail, Prime Location!
Established Thousand Oaks
Neighborhood Ctr
@ $1.20/sf/ea NNN. Call Ana
(310)675-1179x4 VCS314221
CAMARILLO RETAIL
Santa Rosa Plaza, 650sf
to 3400 sf. David Press
(310)553-6512 VCS315109
SIMI OFFICE SPACE
700sf - 1,000sf. Available.
Excellent terms & pricing.
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext: 1
VCS314368
SOMIS
Office Space
2nd floor. Some furniture
included. 500 sq. ft.,
$450.00 month
(805)386-8000
VCS314763
VTA Marina Entrance,
office space 350 to 2,600 sf.
Mins. from 101 Fwy, ample
parking, reasonable prices/
terms. 805-644-0941
VCS313706
887
Stores/Offices
Rent/Lease
VTA OFFICE SPACE
Beautiful units from
540sf - 4,500sf. Great terms
& pricing. Now Available!
Mid Valley Properties
805-527-9632 Ext: 1
VCS314369
VTA PROFESSIONAL
OFFICE SPACE
From $250/mo - $695/mo
Utilities Paid.
Convenient Location at
Victoria & 101 Fwy, Call
Mark @ 805-479-8284
VCS314488
VTA Sharp Executive Office
Spaces, Like New
1600, 2300, 4000 or 6320sqft,
805-982-0684 VCS314741
Recreation
900-945
909
Boats
22’ 1973 Hando Jet Boat
Jetavator with Trailer
8 passenger, $2,500 OBO,
Call Mike 805-302-0862
(lic# hnda1c47v74c)
VCS313837
Cobalt 220 2005
Great boat with swim
platform, bimini top,
and Magnum trailer.
$21,000.00
(805)798-7753
VCS314542
916
Boat Slips
65’ Slip $325/mo
Mandalay Bay
No for sale/liveaboards. Pvt.
805-985-8653 VCS314949
Buy it. Sell it. Find it.
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Motorcycles And
Equipment
Harley
FLTRI Road
Glide 2004
4,600 miles Cover,
T&T pipes, extra chrome.
$12,500.00
(805)207-5304 VCS314957
Transportation
950-998
968
Auto Under $1000
Need Extra
CASH?
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
WE
BUY
CARS
running
or not.
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
Can’t find the
pink or
registration?
No problem!
To get the best
deal, call us first!
805-754-9839
24 hrs/7 days
VCS313904
977
Auto For Sale
BENTLEY GTC ‘08
Silver Lake/Magnolia
interior, 11,000 miles,
loaded, gorgeous, $122,000.
(6FEZ856).
818-926-1166
FERRARI F430 2008
Red, 2,000 mi only,
outstanding car.
$190,000. (EMC6770)
818-926-1166
MERCEDES BENZ
S550 2007
Black/tan, beautiful car,
39,000 miles. $34,000.
(5GRK618)
818-926-1166
980
Classics/Antiques/
Specialty
All wanted vintage
cars from 1950-1970.
European or American
Running or not ok.
Private collector/Pay cash.
Call Bob 818-267-9800
crbob52@yahoo.com
VCS314385
995
Wanted Vehicles
CASH FOR YOUR
CAR OR TRUCK
1990 or newer. Any condition.
818-577-6799 VCS314594
CASH FOR YOUR
VEHICLE RV/Boat
o/b-running/not,
vehicle ‘95-up, RV
‘80-up. 1-800-613-5410
VCS314376
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
VCS315086
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