May 5, 2013For the following tidbits of information and more, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/gulfport.Want your news or event posted? Let us know.Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 228-871-3662.New law gives parents school district choice -Recently, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into lawHouse Bill 879 giving parents who live on board militarybases in Mississippi a choice of which school district tosend their children. The law states, “Those childrenwhose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are active membersof the United States Armed Forces or civilian militarypersonnel and reside on a military base, may, at thediscretion of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s), enrolland attend the school district of their parent’s orguardian’s choosing, regardless of the residence of thechild, provided the school district where the studentresides or in an adjacent school district and the parent’sor guardian’s choice of school district does not violate theprovision of subsection (3) of this section prohibiting thetransportation of students in excess of thirty (30) miles.”Parents are no longer required to get an out of districttransfer release or fill out an in district acceptance form.They can go directly to the school and register. Thisincludes Naval Construction Battalion Center base housingand North Pointe Preserve on County Farm Road. Parentscan choose between Gulfport, Biloxi, Long Beach andHarrison County School Districts. For more information,call Kevin Byrd, NCBC School Liaison Officer at 228-871-2117.Base decals on the way out - Effective May 13, NavalConstruction Battalion Center (NCBC) Pass and ID will nolonger issue decals. Paper passes will be issued for sixmonth increments. As decals expire, they will bescrapped. More information on this will be publicized as itis known.Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month -The Diversity Committee will sponsor an Asian PacificAmerican Heritage Program May 16, 10 - 11 a.m. at theNOSC, building 114 drill hall. Program guest speaker isWLOX TV reporter Trang Pham Bui, and will includesinging, dancing and plenty of delicious food. Everyonewith authorized access to NCBC is cordially invited toattend.Coastline now offering new Health and FitnessDegree - Coastline Community College, a NavyPartnership Institution in Fountain Valley, Calif., hasannounced that a new Associate Degree in Health andFitness is now available to active duty, spouses anddependents. All course work is available on-line throughthe Internet. For more information, contact Dr. DavidDrye in the Navy College Office, building 60, room 239 orat 228-871-3439 or email@example.com.Are you a new Navy Spouse? - Fleet and FamilySupport Center will hold a New Navy Spouse Class May14, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Call 228-871-3000 to reserveyour seat!Time to move on? Before you PCS , be sure and sign upfor Fleet and Family Support Centers "Smooth Moves"Class, May 21, 10 a.m. - Noon. Call 228-871-3000 toenroll!Speaking of moving – Balfour Beatty is offeringPinewood Housing move-in specials. 2BR are $900 and3BR are $950. These prices are available for active duty,retirees and DOD civilians. Call 228-863-0424 today.Base Housing Yard Sale – Need some new stuff or wantto get rid of some old stuff. There will be a yard sale inbase housing 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18. All residents wholive in base housing can place yard sale items on theirlawns during this time. Anyone with base access can comeout and shop until you drop. Call 228-863-0424 for moreinfo.ASVAB Test Requirements - The Armed ServicesVocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be administeredMay 21. Request chits to take the ASVAB must besubmitted to the Personnel Support Detachment (PSD)Educational Services Officer by May 14. For moreinformation, contact the ESO at 228-871-3248.NCBC Gulfport site of 2013 Special Olympicsvolunteers needed - NCBC Gulfport will host the Area 3Special Olympics June 8. Games will be held outside of theFitness Center, near the softball fields, and will beginfollowing a9 a.m. opening ceremony. An awards ceremony willhappen immediately after the games conclude. Aminimum of 200 volunteers are needed to set up, registerand accompany the athletes, cheer them on and teardown the site. Volunteer request forms will be available oneach Command Quarterdeck and will be collected on May24. Uniform for military volunteers: service PT gear;civilians: appropriate athletic attire. Please direct inquiriesto: MCC Ryan Wilber, 228- 871-3663 firstname.lastname@example.org.Time for the annual Bee Wash Fundraiser - The BeeWash benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society(NMCRS) will take place June 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on theNCBC Parade Field. Now’s the time to nominate yourfavorite cleaning crew member. To nominate someone,call 228-871-2610. Throughout May we will keep you upto date on who is leading the charge for the scrubbrushes. All donations benefit Seabees, Sailors andMarines through NMCRS programs.Five Love Languages encore – Due to an overwhelmingdemand for the Five Love Languages workshop a couple ofweeks ago, another workshop is being offered from 6 to8:30 p.m. June 5 at the NCBC Chapel Fellowship Hall. Freechild care and dinner will be provided. Limited to the first30 people. Call Cmdr. Ruth Goldberg at 228-871-4906.FFSC May course offerings - Check out all Fleet andFamily Support Center has to offer service members andtheir families:http://www.slideshare.net/SeabeeCenterGulfport/may-2013-ffsc-calendar
Who remembers last hurricane season? - Were youready? In less than 30 days, the 2013 Hurricane Seasonbegins. To help get ready, visithttp://www.ready.navy.mil/.FREE Movies at the Training Hall are Back! Take aload off. Sit back and watch the big screen all by yourselffor some alone time, or make it a family night and bringthe whole crew! Stop by the Snack Bar on your way in toget that buttered movie popcorn and those other goodiesthat help you get lost in the moment. Forget what wasplaying? No worries - put the movie hotline in your phone,228-871-3299 and call anytime!Friday: Beautiful Creatures, PG13, 6 p.m.; Saturday:Escape from Planet Earth, PG, 11 a.m.; Warm Bodies,PG13, 1:15 p.m.; Beautiful Creatures, PG13, 3:15 p.m.;Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, R, 5:45 p.m.; Sunday:Escape from Planet Earth, PG, 2 p.m., Warm Bodies,PG13, 4:15 p.m.MWR Couch to 5K - Join the MWR “Couch to 5K” fitnesschallenge. This 8-week program begins May 13 andfinishes July 12 with a 5K run. Group workouts areMonday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 at the FitnessCenter track. If that won’t work for your schedule, stopby the Fitness Center to get the 8-week workout so youcan do it on your own. All eligible patrons are welcome,including the Civilian Wellness Program participants.Liberty Center - Call 228-871-4684 for moreinformation.~ Need an island getaway, but have to be back to workon Monday? The Liberty Center has the answer with aShip Island Excursion. Purchase your tickets ahead of timefrom ITT for a discounted price of only $24!Food and Beverage~ Does the warmer weather make you want to getout of the office? Well, call in a “To Go” order from TheGrill and swing right around the corner to Seabee Lake.De-stress and enjoy the pleasant scenery while you dineat one of the picnic areas. The Grill is open Monday –Friday from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and offers a lunchdelivery option too from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Need an officemenu? Let us know. Call 228-871-2494.Fitness Center - Call 228-871-2668 for moreinformation.~ Warm weather is here and the pool is open. Dive infor great exercise or bring the kids out for some fun in thesun. The pool is open Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 8 a.m.for active duty military only. From 8 a.m. – noon, all othereligible patrons can enjoy swimming laps and from noon –7 p.m., the pool is open to the entire family. Wateraerobics is also back by popular demand on Mondays andWednesdays from 11 – 11:45 a.m.Read the latest edition of the Seabee eCourier here:http://www.slideshare.net/SeabeeCenterGulfport/seabee-couriermay092013Chapel Offerings - Call 228-871-2454 for moreinformation.~Women’s Bible Study - Women’s Bible Study is heldWednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Seabee Memorial Chapel.Free child care is available.~Looking for a church? The Seabee Memorial Chapelholds services every Sunday that might suit your needs.Protestant Services include a Gospel Service at 8 a.m. andDivine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Catholic Servicesinclude Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. There is also a CatholicMass Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.~ Seabee Pantry – The Seabee Pantry is always in needof donations to restock the food pantry. Donation drop-offsites are located at the Navy Exchange, Chapel,Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Center and ArmedForces Retirement Home. Everyone affiliated with NCBCcan use the Seabee Pantry. For more information, contactthe chapel.~ Praise and Worship - The Seabee Memorial Chapel islooking for new members for the Praise and Worship Teamfor the Divine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Ifyou can sing or play an instrument, you are invited tocome share your gift.Information, Tickets and Travel - Call 228-871-2231for more information.~ Is a busy spring schedule preventing you fromstopping by ITT to learn more about all the fun localattractions? Well then just pick up the phone and give usa call. ITT can answer your questions about attractionsand ticket prices and then place your order right over thephone. Call 228-871-2231 today.~ Disney Adventures - Visit Disney World or enjoy anexciting Disney Cruise where dreams come true! Stop byITT beside the NEX and find out how to make the Disneymagic happen!Navy Outdoor Recreation - Call 228-871-2127 for moreinformation.~ You can be sure to find the best prices around atNOR. Stop by and pick up a price list for all of your springoutdoor plans from boats and camping gear to partyfavorites like bounce houses. NOR’s pricing can’t be beat.NOR is open Monday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday andFriday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.~ FREE Batting Cage and Driving Range: No moretokens needed for either of these outdoor favorites. Stopby and take a swing or improve your stroke on your owntime! Rent bats, clubs and other gear from OutdoorRecreation at super low prices during business hours. Callfor details.**Outside the Fence Line**~ Semi Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament - TheSociety of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) isholding a scholarship fund raiser golf tournament May 17,at 1 p.m., at Bay Breeze Golf Course, Keesler Air ForceBase. Lunch will be served at noon and is included in the$75/player fee or $260/4 person team fee. The eventfeatures a $40K Shootout from mulligan participants.Mulligans will be available for purchase for $5 or 3/$10.To register, go tohttp://www.samegulfcoasttournament.com.~ Military Mardi Gras Ball - In honor of MilitaryAppreciation Month, NOLA Patriots will be hosting a MidYear Military Mardi Gras Ball May 17 at 6:30 pm. Theevent is a FORMAL (preferred, semi-formal accepted) ORmasquerade attire event with a cocktail/social hourbeginning at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. (sitdown service) and music/dancing after. We will also"crown" a King and Queen for the event. The venue is atthe New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd.,Terrytown, La. and is open to our active/reserve/guard/retired etc service members. PLEASE RSVP email@example.com as seating is limited. This event isFREE for our military members. For more information visithttp://www.nolapatriots.org/Military Appreciation- Chick-fil-A Gulfport is giving awaya free chicken sandwich to all active duty and formermilitary 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 17. Proof of service isrequired. (Appearance of this add does not constituteendorsement)*For a listing of all the events in and around SouthMississippi, go to http://www.gulfcoast.org/events/Disclaimer – these events are not base events and aresubject to change/cancellation without notice. It is advisedto call before attending.