1. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE COMMAND ! 2ND QUARTER 2010
Family Readiness Wire
"I AM CONVINCED THAT FAMILY READINESS IS TIED DIRECTLY TO COMBAT
READINESS,” - CNO MULLEN JULY 2005
Message From the CO Recall
Commander John Du!um, USN Commanding Ofﬁcer
Hello Everyone! who has been designated as the
FRG Chairperson, Lauren Executive Ofﬁcer
Summer is almost upon us, and Gueret was selected as the 757-492-8454
here in Virginia summer is a Secretary and Crystal Arnold Command Master Chief
wonderful time of the year. who's serving as Treasurer. 757-375-2933
With it comes increased Thank you Ladies for
opportunity to spend time volunteering. I hope everyone OMBUDSMAN
outdoors with family and takes advantage of the FRG 757-376-2600
friends; in the yard, at the and opportunity for support firstname.lastname@example.org
beach, traveling or on the and fun. FRG Leader
water. So please keep safety in 757-377-4529
mind as you plan your summer I would also like to email@example.com
outings. It is important to congratulate our Ombudsman,
Command Fact Sheet:
understand the risks and plan Stacey, who recently completed
accordingly. There is also Navy’s Ombudsman training. Documents/07_NEIC_FactSheet.pdf
opportunity to take advantage BZ!!
of summer-time events or NEIC Family Readiness
military deals oﬀered through Finally, the beginning of Search “Navy Expeditionary Intelligence
MWR other military sponsors. summer ends my time here as Command” or visit:
I urge you to take advantage of Commanding Oﬃcer. It has http://www.facebook.com/pages/Navy-
these extra’s as beneﬁts of been a very great honor serving Expeditionary-Intelligence-Command-
military service. We will be with all of you. My wife, Jodi
posting information on special and I would like to thank you Military OneSource:
oﬀers or events using the for all your support. You pride, http://www.militaryonesource.com
command newsletter and professionalism and loving
Facebook page. support made our tour an
We formally kicked oﬀ our experience, thank you.
Family Readiness Group (FRG)
in March and it continues to Fair winds and following seas.
grow. We asked for volunteers
and selected leadership for the Commanding Oﬃcer
command’s Family Readiness
Group. I would like to NEIC SAILORS DURING CLEAN THE BASE DAY
congratulate Michelle Masision
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2. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE COMMAND ! 2ND QUARTER 2010
“WE ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS OUR PEOPLE, AND I BELIEVE OUR PEOPLE ARE ONLY AS
STRONG AS THEIR FAMILIES." - CNO, MULLEN, JULY 2006
Message From the CMC
Master Chief Jason Martin, USN
LIVE TO PLAY, PLAY TO LIVE – SUMMER and soybean oil. Learn to keep your children safe
SAFETY CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF. from insect bites.
**Sun screens can help to protect your child from
I hope everybody is well. The weather is getting damage from sun exposure and reduce the risk of
better and better every day and the heat of summer skin cancer. Learn to pick a sunscreen with an SPF of
is here. The beach, barbeque and family fun are 15 or higher and which oﬀers UVA and UVB
great ways to spend time over the next few months protection, plus other tips to keep your kids safe in
before the cooler weather comes back. The summer the sun.
safety campaign will soon be in full swing. **Foodborne illness and food poisoning do
The 101 Critical Days of Summer are from increase in the summer months, when the weather is
Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our goal is that when warmer, allowing bacteria to grow faster, and more
summer is over, we can look back on it and know we people are having picnics, barbecues and camping
safely took advantage of the good weather the region trips. Learn food safety tips to keep your children
provides us. As you get back into summer keep in safe this summertime.
mind the dangers associated with recreational For more Summer Safety Tips visit The Naval
activities you may have not participated during the Safety Center at http://safetycenter.navy.mil/ .
winter months - such as: boating, grilling, traveling,
swimming and motorcycle riding.
As a side note it’s unfortunate, but summer is
It’s important to take a few moments with your also a time when we see an increase in recreational
family before going on the long road trip or getting injuries and deaths due to unsafe practices. Alcohol
the family boat underway and discuss safety. use causes a signiﬁcant increase in many of these
Here are some other recommendations: events. Keep safety on the forefront of your
** Insect repellents can protect your children planning and enjoy everything the summer has to
from insects that commonly bite children, including oﬀer.
mosquitoes, gnats, chiggers, etc. Safe and eﬀective See you at the beach!
insect repellents include those with deet, citronella
Special Note: Come meet NEIC’s new Commanding
Oﬃcer, CDR Laura Hatcher at our next FRG meeting.
When: 6:15, 14 July, 2010
Where: London Bridge Baptist Church - Conference
Center (West parking lot), 2460 Potters Road, Virginia
Beach, VA 23454
FOOD: Potluck (Bring a dish to share with attendees)
A PUPPET SHOW DURING OUR FRG MEETING
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3. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE COMMAND ! 2ND QUARTER 2010
"WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BEST POSSIBLE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT
OUR FAMILIES AND TO THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF NEW AND INNOVATIVE
WAYS TO IMPROVE FAMILY SUPPORT." - COMNECC RADM POTTENGER JUN 2009
Ombudsman instruction. I am available 24 hours a
OMBUDSMAN’s day for emergencies.
One ﬁnal note: I CANNOT express
Corner it enough that Operational Security is HUGE!
Please do not post any movements or schedules
Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself. online at Facebook, Myspace, or even text them! (Ex:
My name is Stacey, and I was appointed as the NEIC my hubby is deploying tomorrow, my hubby is
ombudsman in February. coming home in xx days, or one week!)  Even when
As you probably already know, Ombudsmen are you have an “oﬃcial message” about homecoming,
here to assist Navy families. We act as a liaison please don’t post it! I know it seems unfair, but you
between the command and families, and we must realize that the safety of our sailors is our
communicate information about command and number one priority.
community resources to families.
Please feel free to email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call me 757-376-2600 if I can
be of any assistance to you. Your questions,
comments, complaints, concerns, etc. will all be held
in the strictest conﬁdence, within the guidelines
deﬁned in OPNAVINST 1750.1E- the Navy Family
favorite Sesame Street friends, family members can
TLC... compose encouraging messages to each other, share
artwork and video, upload photos and get answers to
Every Navy deployment is diﬀerent - some questions they may have but didn’t know how
renegotiating roles and responsibilities, requiring to ask. To get started, go to
emotional support and stress management. Sesame www.SesameStreetFamilyConnections.org
Street’s ongoing “Talk, Listen, Connect (TLC)”
initiative provides support and oﬀers signiﬁcant
resources for military families with young children
who are experiencing the eﬀects of deployments,
homecomings, changes due to a combat-related
injury and more.
The Sesame Street Family Connections Web site
is bilingual (English/Spanish), child-centered and
allows children and adults to interact and stay
connected when distance makes everyday
communication diﬃcult. With the help of their
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4. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE COMMAND ! 2ND QUARTER 2010
YMCA Military Outreach Initiative
The Armed Services YMCA and Department of Defense Outreach Initiative oﬀers YMCA
memberships to eligible military families and personnel who may not have access to a nearby
military facility. Eligible military families and personnel include:
- Family members of deployed National Guard and Reservists.
- Active Duty Independent Duty personnel and their families as approved by their Military Service
- Relocated spouses and family members of deployed Active Duty personnel.
The Department of Defense will underwrite memberships at participating YMCAs for an initial six-
month period for each eligible family and service member. Membership renewals in subsequent six-month
intervals (up to 12 or 18 months depending on eligibility) will be funded based on a military family’s or service
member’s ability to meet the participation requirement of eight visits to a YMCA each month.
RESPITE CHILD CARE:
In addition, the Outreach Initiative oﬀers respite child care services for children whose parent or guardian
needs temporary respite from their role as primary caregiver in the absence of a deployed spouse.
Call your local YMCA directly and ask to speak with the Membership Director who can provide
information about the initiative.
Contact Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com or 800-342-9647 to conﬁrm eligibility and
receive an eligibility form.
household. After everyone has ﬁlled one bag,
Bread Program participants my have more based on their family’s
consumption needs. Bread pick up starts at ten
! This Bread Program is free to all military AM.
in the Hampton Roads area. Product availability
varies but usually includes bagels, sandwich bread, For more information goto http://
buns, and sweets. www.asymcahr.org/asymca-family-military-
All you need to do is: sign in with name, family
size, rank/rate, and whole address including zip
code. You must show military I.D. Please bring
and only ﬁll one NORMAL sized grocery bags.
Cakes, cookies or sweets are limited to 1 item per
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5. NAVY EXPEDITIONARY INTELLIGENCE COMMAND ! 2ND QUARTER 2010
Angel Food Ministries
Angel Food Ministries is a non-proﬁt, non-denominational organization
dedicated to providing food relief and ﬁnancial support to communities
throughout the United States.
Each month's menu is diﬀerent and consists of fresh, frozen and packaged food.
The cost for a box of Angel Food is $30. There is no purchase limit for boxes of Angel Food. There are no
applications or qualiﬁcations necessary to purchase.  Angel Food is available in a quantity that can ﬁt into
a medium-sized box at $30 per unit. Each month's menu is diﬀerent than the previous month and consists
of both fresh and frozen items with an average retail value of approximately $60.  Generally, one unit of
food assists in feeding a family of four for about one week or a single senior citizen for almost a month.
Visit https://www.angelfoodministries.com/ for more information on this program.
Visit https://www.cnic.navy.mil/Oceana/MWR/index.htm for more info.
Run: Date: Location:
Run with the Chiefs 5K Aug 20, 2010 Naval Station Norfolk
Red, White & Blue 5K Sep 8, 2010 NNSY
Fall Frenzy 5K Sep 24, 2010 NWS Yorktown
Pink Ribbon 5K Oct 6, 2010 NMCP
Fleet Day 8K Trail Run Oct 15, 2010 Cheatham Annex
Pumpkin Patch 5K Oct 20, 2010 NAS Oceana
Monster Dash 5K Oct 29, 2010 Naval Station Norfolk
Back in Time 5K Nov 3, 2010 Dam Neck Annex
Turkey Trot 5K Nov 18, 2010 NSA Norfolk
Reindeer Run 5K Dec 8, 2010 JEB West (Little Creek)
Army/Navy 10K Challenge Dec 11, 2010 JEB East (Fort Story)
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6. Adjusting toUS?
Life in the
SPOUSE Workshop Citizenship & Immigration
June 25 October 20
FFSC Oceana, Bldg. 531 FFSC Oceana, Bldg. 531
9:00 am - 3:30 pm 9:00a am - 3:00 pm
Calling all Mil itary Foreign-Born Spouses
FOREIGN-BORN Meeting every
SPOUSE ort Group of the Month
pp Su 10:00 am-noon
Join other Foreign-Born Spouses FFSC Oceana at 433-2912
and share your experiences, develop
friendships, and discuss the Wadsworth Shores Housing
American Culture. Community Center, corner of Birdneck Rd and Prosperity Rd.
Little Creek Newport News Norfolk Northwest Oceana Yorktown
462-7563 688-NAVY 444-2102 421-8770 433-2912 887-4606