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  • Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi April 25, 2013Vol. 53 No. 17www.cnic.navy.mil/gulfportMonth of the Military ChildChildren enrolled at the Child Development Center(CDC) built Navy ships out of cardboard to celebratethe Month of the Military Child at the CDC on boardNCBC Gulfport, April 19. Throughout the month, thechildren have been participating in special projectsand crafts to celebrate Month of the Military Child,which recognizes the children for the unique chal-lenges they face. (U.S. Navy photos by ConstructionMechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released)See Child page 5
  • The Navy is observing SexualAssault Awareness and Preven-tion Month with the theme“Courage.” This week’s focus is“Courage to Support.” If youare the victim of sexual as-sault, what do you do? Whocan you talk to? How do youreport what happened to you?This blog answers those ques-tions, and explains your op-tions and the support availableto you.If you are the victim of a sex-ual assault and believe you arein danger, call 911 immedi-ately. If you do not believethat you are currently in dan-ger, you should immediatelycontact your local sexual as-sault response coordinator orvictim advocate. They can dis-cuss with you the different op-tions you have to report asexual assault and the re-sources available to supportyou. You can also contact theDepartment of Defense SafeHelpline at 1-877-995-5247 oronline, 24 hours per day, 7days a week.What should you do if youbelieve you have been sexuallyassaulted?If you desire to pursue an in-vestigation and prosecution,you can immediately report tothe sexual assault responsecoordinator or victim advocate,medical, your command orNaval Criminal InvestigativeService; it is important togather evidence as soon aspossible after the crime oc-curs.Any witness may also textNCIS if they want to anony-mously report a sexual assaultby doing the following:1. Text to 274637 (CRIMES);2. Type “NCIS” at the begin-ning of your text message;and3. Type and send your mes-sage including as much detailas possible to ensure the tipscan effectively be investigated.You will receive a reply textwith an alias code which willbe your tipster identity code.Additionally, if you have asmartphone, you can down-load the “Tip Submit” app.Because these methods ofreporting are anonymous, vic-tims of sexual assault whowant their case investigatedshould contact their sexual as-sault response coordinator orvictim advocate, their com-mand or NCIS to make an un-restricted report.Reporting Options - Thereare two reporting options formilitary members and adultdependents: restricted and un-restricted.Unrestricted reports give youaccess to the same supportservices as a restricted report,but they are fully investigatedand reviewed for prosecution.Providing an unrestricted re-port of a sexual assault mayseem intimidating; however,the sexual assault responsecoordinator or victim advocateare there to help victimsthrough the process, and theNavy has implemented numer-ous policies to ensure victimsafety and support. Victimsmay request an expeditedtransfer to another commandor duty station. Additionally,military protective orders areoften issued against the sus-pect, ordering the suspect tohave no further contact withthe victim.Restricted reports are keptconfidential. Law enforcementis not notified. An investigationis not initiated. The commandis only notified that an assaulthas occurred with no identify-ing information about the vic-tim or suspect. You can makea restricted report to the sex-ual assault response coordina-tor or victim advocate, ormedical.If you make a restricted re-port, you are still able to re-ceive medical treatment,including a Sexual AssaultForensic Examination, counsel-ing services, victim advocacysupport, chaplain support andlegal assistance.Note that you can always talkin confidence with a chaplainor legal assistance attorney,but that is not the same asmaking a restricted report.Sexual assault victim advo-cates are specially trained vol-unteers who:~ Respond quickly to sexualassault victims~ Provide information andexplain reporting options~ Accompany victims duringmedical, investigative and legalproceedings~ Make referrals for militaryand community assistance~ Help victims through over-whelming feelings~ Understand the militaryculture~ Help victims work throughbarriers and provide supportThe Investigation - If thesuspect is in the Navy, thecase will most likely be investi-gated by NCIS, which will con-duct a comprehensiveinvestigation, including inter-viewing the victim and otherpotential witnesses. NCIS willgather any evidence from thecrime scene. When the investi-gation is complete, NCIS willsend the investigation to thesuspect’s commanding officerfor appropriate disposition.Depending on the offense al-leged, the commanding officerwill either handle the case athis/her level or forward the in-vestigation up the chain ofcommand to a Sexual AssaultInitial Disposition Authority,that is, a Special Court-MartialConvening Authority, which isat least a captain (O-6), fordisposition.The Sexual Assault Initial Dis-position Authority will, afterconsulting with a judge advo-cate, determine how the casewill be handled.For help and support in deal-ing with a sexual assault, re-sources are available through:Safe Helpline (for servicemembers):~ Visit safehelpline.org to re-ceive live, one-on-one confi-dential help with a trainedprofessionals through a secureinstant-messaging format.~ Call 1-877-995-5247 tospeak with Safe Helpline stafffor personalized advice andsupport.~ Text your location to 55247inside the United States or202-470-5546 outside of theUnited States to receive auto-mated contact information forthe sexual assault responsecoordinator at your installationor base. A sexual assault vic-tim advocate may be assignedto assist you.Rape, Abuse, and Incest Na-tional Network:~ Visithttps://ohl.rainn.org/online/for free, confidential and se-cure help that is just a clickaway.~ Call 1-800-656-HOPE(4673) to speak with trained,professional counselors for ad-vice or support.2April25,2013SeabeeCourierNCBCCommanding OfficerCapt. Rick BurgessPublic Affairs OfficerRob MimsEditorBonnie L. McGerrMass Comm. SpecialistMCC(SCW/SW/AW)Ryan G. WilberSpecial ContributorsCM3(SCW) Katchen TofilCECN(SCW) Lucinda MoiseThe Seabee Courier is aweekly authorized on-linepublication for members ofthe military services and theirfamilies. Content does notnecessarily reflect the officialviews of the U.S. Govern-ment, the DoD or the U.S.Navy and does not imply en-dorsement thereof. The ap-pearance of advertising in thisnewspaper, including insertsor supplements, does notconstitute endorsement bythe U. S. Government, DoD,the Navy or NCBC Gulfport ofthe products and services ad-vertised. All content in thisnewspaper shall be madeavailable for purchase, use orpatronage without regard torace, color, religion, gender,national origin, age, maritalstatus, physical handicap, po-litical affiliation or any othernon-merit factor of the pur-chaser, user or patron. If aviolation or rejection of thisequal opportunity policy byan advertiser is confirmed,the publisher shall refuse toprint advertising from thatsource until the violation iscorrected. The Seabee Couriersolicits news contributionsfrom military and civiliansources, but the Public Affairsstaff reserves the right to editand/or rewrite material se-lected for publication to con-form with journalismstandards. The deadline formaterial is close of businessevery Friday. Your commentsare always welcome. TheSeabee Courier office is inBuilding 1, Room 205. Themailing address is 4902 Mar-vin Shields Blvd., Code 15,Gulfport, MS 39501. Phone:228-871-3662., Email:seabeecourier@navy.milSexual Assault: What are my options ifI have been sexually assaulted?By Teresa ScalzoDeputy Director, Trial CounselAssistance ProgramNAVY LIVE BLOG, April 23The Naval ConstructionBattalion Center (NCBC)Sexual Assault ResponseCoordinator (SARC) is MichaelJordy, 228-871-3715.Courage to Support
  • 3April25,2013SeabeeCourierAroundtheMilitary members from all service branches on theMississippi Gulf Coast escort World War II veterans atthe Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport in prepara-tion for the departure of the Honor Flight, April 23.More than 80 veterans are traveling to Washington,D.C., to visit the World War II memorial dedicated tothe veterans of "The Greatest Generation." (U.S. Navyphoto by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class JonathanCarmichael/Released)Personal attached to Naval Construction BattalionCenter (NCBC) Gulfport, attended the HolocaustDays of Remembrance observance at the SeabeeMemorial Chapel on board NCBC, April 18. The Mul-ticultural Diversity Committee holds an annual cer-emony to remember those who lost their livesduring the Holocaust. The program included musi-cal performances from a harpist and an acousticguitarist, as well as audiovisual presentations cour-tesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Mu-seum. (U.S. Navy photos by Construction Mechanic 3rdClass Katchen Tofil/Released)CenterNaval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, ConvoySecurity Element (CSE) team members, train with HighMobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) onboard NCBC Gulfport to earn their licenses, and learn theproper steps of operating a vehicle in a convoy, April 17.A CSE team specializes in escorting a convoy from onelocation to another, as well as protecting Seabees work-ing outside the confines of a base. (U.S. Navy photo by Con-struction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released)“Report any possible childabuse.”“Be observant, report anysuspect child abuse and ed-ucate the staff and parentson child abuse prevention.”Violet BrownChild Development CenterHometown: Gulfport, Miss.“Spread awareness, promotehealthy families, educate parentsand provide tools and techniquesfor proper stress management.”“What can you do to aid in theprevention of child abuse?”Ana Reed GallowayFleet and Family Support CenterHometown: Gulfport, Miss.By CECN(SCW) Lucinda MoiseNCBC Public AffairsBuzz onthe StreetBU3 Derek KokeshNMCB 1Hometown: Upton, Wyo.
  • 4April25,2013SeabeeCourierFF: What single experience during your ca-reer stands out the most and why?MJ: In 2005, I was working as a policeofficer and responded to what was re-ported as a robbery call. Upon arrivalI found out that not only was it a rob-bery call but it was also a case of sex-ual assault. I knew the victim verywell and had to turn the report over toanother officer. I supported my friendthrough the whole judicial process aswell as the counseling that she needed.It was then that I decided to dedicatemy career to assist victims of crime, es-pecially crime of sexual assault.FF: What has been your biggest motivationthroughout your career?MJ: Helping people motivates me. Ihave been involved in victim servicessince 1999 when I began teaching awoman’s self defense class called RapeAggression Defense. Ladies would dis-close to me occasionally during theclass about sexual assault incidentsthat happened to them. Seeing thetransition from victim to survivor andknowing what I am doing actuallyhelps people is what motivates me.FF: What advice would you give to futureSailors?MJ: This is not to just Sailors but to allservice members. When we are onduty and supporting the mission wehave each other’s back to make themission successful and get everyoneback safely. We need to incorporatethis through our social lives too. Makesure your shipmate is alright. Watchout for each other. And if you seesomething that does not seem right,intervene safely and make that differ-ence.FF: What is your favorite thing about work-ing with the Seabees?MJ: I have always had an interest inthe Seabees since I was a little kid.My Great Uncle Pat was a Seabee dur-ing World War II. He served in thePacific and in particular Guadalcanal.He also served during the Korean Con-flict. He was someone I always lookedup to while growing up and loved hear-ing his stories about his service in theSeabees. I like that I can give some-thing back by supporting the Seabeesand the Navy.FF: Who was your most influential mentorduring your career, and why?MJ: The person who influenced my ca-reer the most was Captain Reid Noble.She was my supervisor when I waswith the Tulane University Police De-partment. She helped guide me andeducate me in victim services and tothis day she is someone I can rely onfor advice. She is truly an exceptionalpolice officer and more than that sheis a wonderful person.Michael JordySexual Assault Response Coordinator(SARC), Fleet and Family SupportCenter (FFSC) GulfportNCBCFRAMESBy CM3(SCW) Katchen TofilNCBC Public AffairsFREEZEFREEZEFRAMEFRAMENCIS has two new anonymous ways to report crimes orsuspicious behavior with the use of discreet and secureonline or texting tip lines.To report information by Cell text:1. Text “NCIS” to the short code 274637 (CRIMES) from anycell or smart phone.2. Receive a response, for example: “Your alias is: S2U5 Call911 if urgent! If replies put you at risk, text “STOP”3. Begin dialogueTo report information Online:1. Go to www.NCIS.navy.mil, click on the “Report a Crime”tab and select the icon for “text and Web tip Hotline.”There is a reward of up to $1,000 forinformation leading to a felony ar-rest or apprehension.See Something Wrong,Do Something Right!
  • April is designated SexualAssault Awareness Month (SAAM).The SafeHelpline provides live, one-on-one crisissupport. CALL: 877- 995-5247CLICK: www.SafeHelpline.org;or TEXT: 55-247April is the Month of the Mili-tary Child and Child Abuse Pre-vention Month. Personnel andorganizations on board NavalConstruction Battalion Center(NCBC) have been honoringmilitary children and promot-ing child abuse prevention allmonth long.Several events have occurredto recognize military childrenand to aid in child abuse pre-vention, such as proclamationsignings, parent-child arts andcrafts and Navy Night at theLynn Meadows Discovery Cen-ter.Month of the Military Child isdedicated to recognizing thesupport, contributions and sac-rifices of the sons and daugh-ters of military members.The children at the CDChave been participating in spe-cial parent-child projects andevents throughout the month.They built cardboard shipsApril 19, and later in themonth the children will partici-pate in a picnic and game daywith their parents.Military children were recog-nized not only inside the gatebut outside the gate as wellwhen Lynn Meadows DiscoveryCenter hosted a Navy Nightand opened its doors to Navyand Coast Guard families forfree in honor of the militarychild.One of the military children inattendance at Navy Night wasMadison Smith, who spokeabout the evening and herfeelings on being a member ofa military family.“I’m having fun,” Smith said.“The play house is my favorite.I’m here with my mom anddad. My dad’s in the Navy. It’shard, especially when my dad’sgone away, but I keep a calen-dar marking down the days hereturns and he does too, so itgets better as the days go by.”Child Abuse PreventionMonth is also recognized inApril.According to the NationalChildren’s Alliance, child abuseoccurs in every ethnicity, cul-ture, religion and educationlevel. More than five childrendie each day from child abuseand 80 percent of the childrenare under the age of 4.In recognition of Child AbusePrevention Month, Capt. RickBurgess, commanding officer,NCBC Gulfport, signed aproclamation for Child AbusePrevention Month at the Fleetand Family Support Center(FFSC), April 15. The procla-mation declared April as ChildAbuse Prevention Month andpledged that all personnel as-signed to NCBC would do theirpart in stopping child abuse.Also in honor of Child AbusePrevention Month, personnelassigned to Fleet and FamilySupport Center (FFSC) handedout informational pamphletson parenting resources andchild abuse prevention at theNavy Exchange, April 18.New Parent Support HomeVisitor coordinator Sue Maters,was amongst FFSC staff whopassed out hand outs. Accord-ing to Maters, FFSC was pres-ent to remind parents that theFFSC is here to help.“Sometimes kids can stressyou out, but there are positiveways to deal with the stress,which is why we are here, tohelp parents deal with thestress and challenges thatcome along with rising chil-dren. We also want to remindpeople that children are pre-cious, they should be takencare of and taught in a lovingstrong but nurturing way,” saidMaters.For more information on theMonth of the Military Child orChild Abuse Prevention Monthevents call the CDC at 228-871-2323 or FFSC at 228-871-3000.5April25,2013SeabeeCourierNCBC continues April celebration of military childrenBy CECN Lucinda L. MoiseNCBC Public AffairsLeft: Children enrolled in the Child Development Center (CDC) onboard Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport enjoyplaying in the cardboard ships they created in celebration ofMonth of the Military Child. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) Above: Sue Maters, new parent sup-port home visitor for the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)informs a Jolisa Collins, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Bat-talion (NMCB) 74, about the parenting and child abuse preven-tion at the Navy Exchange (NEX) on board NCBC Gulfport. (U.S.Navy photo by Construction Electrician Constructionman Lucinda L.Moise/Released)
  • One way Sailors can honortheir children during the Monthof the Military Child is to reviewtheir Family Care Plan and up-date as required, officials saidApril 19.A Family Care Plan is a groupof documents, including a FamilyCare Certificate (NAVPERS1740/6), Family Care PlanArrangements (NAVPERS1740/7), and legal documentssuch as custody or separationagreements, custody and sup-port orders, divorce decrees orrelated written agreements."Due to the nature of navalservice, Sailors must be ready todeploy throughout the world, onshort notice, and be able to fullyexecute their military duties,"said Bill Harris, Navy Family CarePlan program manager. "Main-taining a current Family CarePlan for your children and adultdependents reduces stress andstrengthens a deployable assetfor the command."The NAVPERS 1740/6 must besigned by the Sailor, the Sailorsspouse if dual military, care-givers and the commanding offi-cer.Each Sailor who is part of amarried, dual-military couplemust provide a Family Care Planthat is consistent with theirspouses plan. Both servicemembers shall maintain a copyof their family care plan withtheir respective command.Formal documentation of aFamily Care Plan is requiredunder any of the following con-ditions:* A Sailor with primary orshared physical custody of aminor child or children who isnot married to the other naturalor adoptive parent of the minorchild or children.* Both members of a marrieddual-military couple where oneor both have primary or sharedphysical custody of a minor childor children.* Sailors who are legally re-sponsible for an adult familymember who is incapable ofproviding for themselves in theabsence of the Sailor.* Certain family circumstancesor other personal-statuschanges resulting in a Sailor be-coming legally and primarily re-sponsible for the care of anotherperson.Commands should review Fam-ily Care Plans annually with theirSailors, perhaps during annualCareer Development Boards,validating the adequacy of thecurrent plan to cover all reason-The Society of American Mili-tary Engineers awarded theannual Moreell Medal for 2012to the operations officer forNaval Construction Battalion(NMCB) 11, April 19.In a message from Com-mander Naval Facilities Engi-neering Command(COMNAVFACENGCOM), RearAdm. Katherine L. Gregorypraised Navy Civil EngineerCorps Lt. Cmdr. Ryan P. Carey,a Williamsburg, Va., native for"inspirational leadership andunsurpassed professional ex-pertise as he led engineeringoperations across the entirecountry of Afghanistan.""Unquestionably, his superbleadership in combat coupledwith understanding of NCF andMC/Joint Doctrine were ab-solutely critical to NMCBELEVENs support of the Ma-rine Corps, Army and SpecialForces throughoutAfghanistan," said Cmdr. LoreAguayo, commanding officer ofNMCB 11Carey earned his commissionin September 2000 after at-tending Officer CandidateSchool in Pensacola, Fla., andhe earned his Masters degreein Civil Engineering from theUniversity of Maryland.His duty stations include Ma-rine Corps Base (MCB) CampPendleton, California, NMCB 1in Gulfport, Miss., Eighth Engi-neer Support Battalion, MCBCamp Lejeune, N.C., Naval Fa-cilities Engineering Command,Marianas, Guam, and his cur-rent assignment, NMCB-11 inGulfport, Miss.Careys deployments includeGuam, the Philippines, Iraq,and Afghanistan.The Moreell Medal is namedfor Adm. Ben Moreell who, asthe Chief of the Bureau ofYards and Docks and the Chiefof Civil Engineers of the Navy,was granted permission in1941 to form Naval Construc-tion Battalions thus earningthe distinction of being calledthe father of the U.S. NavySeabees.For more news from NMCB11, visitwww.navy.mil/local/nmcb11/For all of the latest information, follow Seabee Center onFacebook and Twitter; subscribe toInside the Gate by sending an email to seabeecourier@navy.mil.6April25,2013SeabeeCourierMoreell Medal awarded toNMCB 11 operations officerBy MC1 Jonathan CarmichaelNMCB 11 Public AffairsLt. Cmdr. Ryan P. CareyRace Engines, Dirt Bikes,ATV’s, Cigarette Boats,ZodiacsAre you up to the challenge of hard work and repairingunique SOF equipment?Naval Special Warfare Development Group is seeking ac-tive duty Construction Mechanics and all other Seabeerates.- Motivated/Volunteer- Pass Navy PFA- E4 - E6- No NJP- No bankruptcy- Obtain Secret/TOP SecretclearanceEmail us at !DEVGRURecruiting@vb.socom.mil orcontact your detailer to request additional information.Keep FamilyCare Plansup to dateFrom Navy PersonnelCommand Public AffairsSee CARE page 12
  • Status of the Phase I scanning ef-fort for the Naval Facilities Engineer-ing Command (NAVFAC) SoutheastCadastral Modernization Program(CMP) will be presented April 25when NAVFAC Southeast holds itsannual CMP meeting on base.Cadastral documents are publicreal estate records, surveys or mapsshowing ownership, boundaries orvalue of a property. The NAVFACCadastral staff at each Facilities En-gineering Command (FEC) is the of-ficial custodian of the Navy andMarine Corps real estate records forits area of responsibility. The teamwill review the way ahead, the im-portance of the new process in pre-serving historical records, and anyprocess improvements at the annualCMP meeting.The CMP project is divided into fivephases, with each phase being pi-loted at NAVFAC Southeast beforebeing used to support other Navyregions. As each phase is success-fully completed, a new region willadopt the change. NAVFAC South-east Real Estate Cartographer andGeographic Information SystemsSpecialist Jill Rose keeps the projecton task by coordinating meetingswith other FECs and engaging withthe Naval Air Station JacksonvilleDefense Logistics Agency (DLA) andcontractor ICM Document Solutionsto implement any process improve-ments.“Results of these meetings showjust how big the project is and theimportance of sharing informationas we push this program out forothers to use,” said Rose. “Thisproject will provide access to theirlegal documents in real time creat-ing a process that allows them to beable to enter the coordinates of alocation and learn everything aboutthe transaction.”Rose explained that the team usedavailable technology to make thework flow easier and the Phase Ipilot served as the research and de-velopment phase before it waslaunched to other regions in theNavy.“We had to let go of the way weused to do things and focus on howwe could make our process betterfor everyone who needs the infor-mation,” said Rose.Bob McDowell, NAVFAC Southeastreal estate branch head, stated thatthe project was implemented be-cause a customer requested time-sensitive real estate information. Asthe team researched and was ableto provide the documents withinone and a half days, McDowellthought that it should be done morequickly and began researching newways to improve the response time.“The needs of our internal and ex-ternal customers were crucial to thisproject to provide information assoon as possible,” said McDowell.The team recognized the need forchange and came up with innovativeways to be better at what they do.Rose met with the NAVFAC South-east real estate team and otherstakeholders to decide the best planof attack for the real estate files.With Commander, Navy InstallationsCommand (CNIC) and NAVFACHeadquarters supporting the ideasof the team, they started to focuson bringing their cadastral docu-ments into the digital age.In a search for these types ofrecords, the NAVFAC Southeast RealEstate team discovered many histor-ical documents along the way somehistorical treasures were discoveredburied in boxes. “We have deedtransfers with ‘wet’ signatures fromPresidents Tyler, Polk, Bush, as wellas Robert F. Kennedy and the Span-ish Governor of Florida,” said Rose.“Some of the documents are so oldand fragile, they needed to be han-dled with extra care.”The historical discoveries broughtimmediate attention from the Na-tional Archives and Records Admin-istration (NARA) who visitedNAVFAC Southeast to review someof the documents stored in their filesystem. Finding out the documentshave such a historical importanceconfirmed the need to duplicate andsecure the documents.NARA is an independent agency ofthe U.S. government assigned topreserve and document governmenthistory. Historical data contained inthe files at NAVFAC Southeast pro-vide a glimpse into the former wayof transferring, disposing or acquir-ing land.“The fact we have documentssigned by a Spanish leader transfer-ring property to us is very cool,” saidJake Walls, NAVFAC Southeast landsurveyor. “History lessons are allaround us.”“This project is going to make re-trieving information easier,” saidWalls. “Although it is a huge under-taking, it will be well worth it for ourcustomers and the preservation ofimportant documents.”The project fixes many issues inthe old process and now includeselectronic conversion, retrieval, out-put, and distribution of digital andhardcopy information in the form oforiginal deeds, maps, and real es-tate working files.“Partnering with DLA resulted in areduction in costs for scanning andfile storage, and DLA’s global pres-ence has been vital for accomplish-ing this effort NAVFAC-wide,” saidRose. DLA provided secure accessto the files, storage and retrieval ca-pabilities which were critical compo-nents for the project. NAVFAC hasmultiple surveying and CMP con-tracts in place which provide accessto electronic Cadastral files for vari-ous contractors at each FEC.DLA provides the scanning and re-trieval portion of the project andICM provides the additional staff re-quired to roll out the new programat each FEC. ICM also developed acustomized database program usedfor tracking the location of the origi-nal documents; automated theprocess for manifesting and book-marking the pdf documents; anddeveloped a color-coded labelingprogram for categorizing the differ-ent types of interests that are main-tained by Cadastral.“When I first came to NAVFACSoutheast, I began this effort work-ing on a conference room tableusing a standalone laptop computeron loan by DLA,” said Leola Hall,DLA office service assistant.The team thought it was importantto test the methodology as the proj-ect continually changes. New ideas arediscussed, implemented and outcomesare documented to provide lessonslearned before other FECs are broughtin.7April25,2013SeabeeCourierOld meets new: NAVFAC Southeastdigitally preserves historical documentsDrawing of property at Pensacola Navy YardSigned by: President John TylerDrawing dated: 11 May 1844This hand drawn map of St. Helen Island along the Beau-fort River that dates back to June 5, 1884. Historical recordssuch as this are being digitized and preserved throughNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeasts Cadas-tral Modernization Program. ( U.S. Navy photo by Sue Brink/Re-leased)By Sue BrinkNAVFAC Southeast Public AffairsSee HISTORY page 12
  • The Veterans Affairs Depart-ment has launched a new hot-line -- 1-855-VA-WOMEN -- toreceive and respond to ques-tions from veterans, their fami-lies and caregivers about themany VA services and re-sources available to womenveterans.The service began acceptingcalls March 27.“Some women veterans maynot know about high-qualityVA care and services availableto them,” VA Secretary Eric K.Shinseki said. “The hotline willallow us to field their questionsand provide critical informationabout the latest enhancementsin VA services.”The hotline is staffed by VAemployees who can provide in-formation about benefits, in-cluding health care services forwomen, officials said. Callerscan be linked to information onclaims, education or healthcare appointments, as well asinformation about VA cemeter-ies and memorial benefits.Staff members can answer ur-gent questions and provide re-ferrals to mental health andhomeless services and VetCenter information.Women make up nearly 15percent of today’s active dutymilitary and 18 percent of Na-tional Guard and Reserveforces. The number of womenusing VA health care wasnearly 160,000 in 2000, andthat number more than dou-bled to 354,000 in 2012. Basedon the upward trend of womenin all branches of military serv-ice, VA officials said, the num-ber of women veterans usingVA services will keep climbing.As part of its commitment tomaking improvements for thegrowing population of womenveterans, officials noted, VAestablished an outbound callcenter in 2010 to contactwomen veterans and encour-age them to enroll in VA healthcare.“In VA health care alone,women constitute only 6 per-cent of VA patients, but thoseveterans have a high percep-tion of the quality care theyare receiving,” said Irene Trow-ell-Harris, director of VA’s Cen-ter for Women Veterans.“Many women who serveddon’t self-identify as veterans,and therefore don’t think theyqualify for VA benefits. Weneed to correct existing misin-formation and misperceptionsso we can serve more womenveterans with the benefitsthey’ve earned.”Women veterans are entitledto apply for the same benefitsas their male counterparts,which include health care andpharmacy benefits as well aseducation benefits, disabilitycompensation, home loans,employment assistance andmore.The 1-855-VA-WOMEN hot-line joins numerous other VAhotlines that provide critical in-formation and assistance toveterans, such as those forveterans in crisis and in dangerof becoming homeless.Veterans also can receive in-formation and apply for bene-fits online athttp://www.eBenefits.va.govand manage their health careat http://MyHealtheVet.va.gov,officials said.April is the month of my son’sbirth. But don’t worry, I won’tbore you with a dreaded “child-birth story.”Everyone thinks their account isunique, but all the stories are ba-sically the same: The Pre-LaborPart, The Decision to Go to theHospital Part, The Agonizing PainPart, The Rationale for Using/NotUsing Pain Meds Part, and TheActual Birth in Excruciating DetailPart.After listening to a few of thesetedious chronicles, I’d rather en-dure a grade three episiotomythan hear another one.Back in the day, I surely an-noyed a few friends with thebothersome tales of the births ofmy three children, but I’velearned my lesson. Nowadays, Ionly tell the parts of my childbirthstories that were totally unex-pected.For instance, while pregnantand stationed in Monterey, I reli-giously read my “What to Expect”book, meticulously recording myweight, circumference, bowelmovements, mood swings andgas bubbles in the spiral-boundpregnancy journal.Somewhere around the 35thweek, I read that my obstetricianwould likely perform a “breastcheck” to be sure that I would beable to breastfeed my newborn. Iwaddled off to my monthly ap-pointment, fully prepared.At my scheduled visit with DocWalker, an old-fashioned obstetri-cian who’d seen it all before, heperformed his normal evaluation.He asked me to sit up, and as Istarted to reach around to undomy bra for the breast check, hepatted me on the knee, andstarted to leave the room.“But wait!” I shouted, “Aren’tyou going to check my breasts?!”With a smirk, he turned andsaid, “Have you been reading thatbook again?”Completely embarrassed, I nod-ded. “Alright then, let’s see em.”Mortified, I had to submit to theunnecessary exam that I had de-manded, and worried that DocWalker thought I was either ahypochondriac or a pervert.Despite that shameful scene, Iwas still determined to have theperfect birth experience. Likemany first-time-soon-to-be-par-ents, my husband and I attendedbirthing classes together, eager tolearn the LaMaz methodology.When my labor started on theevening of April 3, 1993, my hus-band rose to the occasion, coach-ing me through multiple“hee-hee-hoos” and holding myhand. But by the seventh hour inthe hospital, he was getting tired.And besides, I was delirious.An orderly brought a dinner trayinto our room, but I was forbid-den to eat anything but ice chipsin the event that emergency sur-gery was needed. My husbandgraciously “jumped on thegrenade” and ate the meal him-self. As my husband finished hislast morsel of carrot cake, a slen-der young redheaded nurse saun-tered in to take her shift on theward; and our forgotten cam-corder which had been placed inthe corner of the room to recordthe labor, regrettably memorial-ized the following on film:My husband stands, glances atme on the right side of the screen-- apparently asleep -- and thenbegins to engage in seeminglyflirtatious chitchat with the nurseto the left of the screen.“So, where do single folks likeyou hang out around here?” hesays. The nurse smiles, checkssome medical equipment, and be-gins to tell him about the localbar scene. As they casually con-verse, the “bum-bum” of theheartbeat monitor grows faster.My eyes open. I reach for thebedrail. Still delirious, I huff andpuff alone through waves ofpainful contractions, unawarethat my husband is discussing thebest night club for dancing only afew feet away.At the left of the screen, onesees the attractive nurse oblivi-ously throw her head back inlaughter at something witty myhusband has said, while at theright of the screen, I maintain adeath grip on the bedrail.Although I faithfully read my“What to Expect” book, our child-birth stories include some unex-pectedly embarrassing twists andturns to include unscheduledbreast checks, delirium, and laborroom flirtations. Despite it all, Idelivered a beautiful baby boy inthe month of April, which was ex-actly what we were really expect-ing all along.8April25,2013SeabeeCourierGet more wit and observationsfrom Lisa at her blog, http://the-meatandpotatoesoflife.com.‘The Meat & Potatoes‘The Meat & Potatoesof Life’of Life’By Lisa Smith MolinariMilitary Spouse ContributerExpect the unexpectedwhen you’re expectingFraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline: Due tolimited IG resources throughout the Southeast Region, all Fraud,Waste and Abuse hotline work will now be handled by the Re-gion. To report Fraud, Waste and Abuse, contact the Region at:Toll Free 1-877-657-9851 Comm: 904-542-4979 DSN 942-4979FAX: 904- 542-5587, E-mail: CNRSE_HOTLINE@navy.mil.VA launcheshotline forresourcesavailable towomenveteransFrom Department of VeteransAffairs News Release
  • 9April25,2013SeabeeCourierFocus on EducationFocus on EducationSociety of American Military Engineers(SAME) scholarshipInformation and the application for the SAME Scholarship isavailable at http://posts.same.org/gulfcoast. Simply click the"Scholarship Application" link on the lower left hand side of thewebpage. Scholarship requirements are very simple:1. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors or have afreshman or sophomore undergraduate status and reside in oneof the Coastal counties ofMississippi.2. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0on a 4.0 scale or 80 on a 100 percent scale. An official tran-script of grades 9 through 12 or current college transcript mustbe submitted with the application.3. Two character reference letters are required. One lettermay be from a teacher and the second from an adult in thecommunity (other than a relative).4. A brief essay on near term and future engineering goals isrequired.5. All attachments and supporting documents must accom-pany the application and be submitted as a single package.Applications are due June 1, for the 2013-2014 academic year.**Support the SAME Scholarship by participating in the bi-an-nual SAME Scholarship Golf Tournament! This springs tourna-ment is at Keesler AFBs Bay Breeze Golf Course May 17 at 1p.m. Register your foursome at:http://www.samegulfcoasttournament.com/.Balfour Beatty Communities Foundationscholarship deadline extendedThe deadline has been extended to April 30 for this years Bal-four Beatty Communities Foundation Scholarship for housing res-idents.High school seniors and undergraduate students attending ac-credited educational/technical institutions of our military familyhousing residents are encouraged to apply.Applications must be postmarked by April 30. Visit bbcommuni-tiesfoundation.org for more information.Ocean Springs Upper Elementary Schoolstudents celebrate Earth Day with SeabeesFifth graders from Ocean Springs Upper Elementary participate in a “WatershedHarmony” puppet play, provided by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Qual-ity and Bayou Town Productions during Naval Construction Battalion Center’s EarthDay Celebration, April 22. After the play, the students joined service members, em-ployees and family members at the Fitness Center track for a tour of the environmentaldisplays and attractions provided by organizations such as Mississippi Museum of Nat-ural Sciences, Mississippi Power, NOAA Fisheries and Wild at Heart Rescue. (U.S. Navyphoto by Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released)Scholarship News You Can UseCoast schools are looking for volunteersNORTH GULFPORT SEVENTH GRADEPROCTORS - North Gulfport SeventhGrade, 4715 Illinois Avenue, Gulfport isin need of proctors for the state MCT2testing. If you are available to act as aproctor, please attend one of the follow-ing training sessions: April 30, at 9:15a.m.; May 1, at 3:30 p.m. and May 2 at9:15 a.m. Training will be provided theday of testing at 7 a.m. Contact Mrs.Henderson at 228-324-2570 to help.NORTH GULFPORT 8th GRADEPROCTORS - North Gulfport 8th Grade,4715 Illinois Avenue, Gulfport is lookingfor test proctors for May 1, 14, 15 and16. Proctor training sessions will be April24 -30 in the Counselor’s office. If youare unable to attend proctor training onthe dates listed, other arrangements canbe made. To volunteer, please contactSherry Johnson, 228-864-8944 or She-johnson@harrison.k12.ms.WEST HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL -WHHS, 10399 County Farm Road, Gulf-port, is in need of 13 volunteers to assistin proctoring and monitoring the hall-ways May 6-10 and May 13 from 7:15a.m. - 3 p.m. (possibly earlier), duringthe administration of the MS SATP tests.Volunteers should dress comfortably asthey will be walking and standing themajority of the time. If you are inter-ested, please reply to Julie Hadleyjhadley@harrison.k12.ms.us.LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICThas requested proctors for the May Statetests. Contact Christ Spinks, at 228-864-1146 for information.ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY - Or-ange Grove Elementary, 11391 Old High-way 49, Gulfport is in need of six volun-teers May 1, to serve as test proctorsand 35 volunteers, May 14, 15 and 16 toserve as proctors. Volunteers are askedto report to the school by 7:30 a.m.Please contact Stephanie Schepens, 228-365-0204 for more information.CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -Volunteers are needed to serve as proc-tors at Central Elementary School, 1043Pass Road, Gulfport, for state testing May14 - 17. If you are able to help, pleasecontact Jessica Mitchell atjessica.clincy@gulfportschools.org or228-865-4641.BEL-AIRE ELEMENTARY - Bel-Aire Ele-mentary School, 10531 Klien Road, Gulf-port is asking for 40 volunteers to helpout at the school’s Field Day May 17, 7a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will assistwith running the games, helping out atthe concession stands and supervisingthe bounce house. If you are interested,please send an email to ctclemons@bell-south.net.Coast Episcopal School - Now offering extendedday optoins for students 12 months and up. Options vary from 7:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. Military families receive a 20 percent discount. For more in-formation visit www.coastepiscopalschool.org.NCBC School Liaison OfficerKevin ByrdBuilding 352, 1706 BainbridgeAve., 228-871-2117 or email:kevin.r.byrd@navy.mil
  • FREE Movies at theTraining Hall are Back!Take a load off. Sit backand watch the big screenall by yourself for somealone time, or make it afamily night and bring thewhole crew! Stop by theSnack Bar on your way into get that buttered moviepopcorn and those othergoodies that help you getlost in the moment. Forgetwhat was playing? No wor-ries - put the movie hotlinein your phone, 228-871-3299 and call anytime!10April25,2013SeabeeCourierAnchors & EaglesAuto HobbyBeehiveChild Development CenterFitness CenterInformation, Tickets &TravelLiberty CenterSeabee Heritage CenterNavy Outdoor RecreationRV ParkThe GrillTraining HallYouth Activities CenterMain Office228-871-4607228-871-2804228-871-4009228-871-2323228-871-2668228-871-2231228-871-4684228-871-3619228-871-2127228-871-5435228-871-2494228-871-4750228-871-2251228-871-2538For moreFor moreMWRMWRprogramprograminformationinformationcontact:contact:Friday: Django Unchained, R, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday:Parental Guidance, PG, 11 a.m.; Jack Reacher, PG13,1:30 p.m.; The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, PG13, 4p.m. Sunday: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, PG13, 2p.m.; Zero Dark Thirty, R, 4 p.m.
  • RAMP FOR DISABLED CHILD - Thereis an urgent need for three volunteers toconstruct an ADA compliant ramp in Gau-tier for a child with disabilities. If youcan help, please contact Cynthia Single-tary, 228-388-2401 orsingletary.life@gmail.com.USO GULF COAST - The USO Gulf Coastneeds 14 - 16 volunteers to work at theUSO information at the Gulfport - BiloxiInternational Airport. The desk will bestaffed seven days a week between 8a.m. - 6 p.m. Volunteer shifts will be fivehours long (8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. –6 p.m.) Volunteers are responsible forgreeting guests, directing them to theUSO lounge and answering general ques-tions about local hotels, restaurants, casi-nos, and events in the area. Resourceswill be provided to volunteers to assistwith recommendations. To register to vol-unteer please visitwww.USOVolunteer.org.NORTH GULFPORT SEVENTH GRADEPROCTORS - North Gulfport SeventhGrade, 4715 Illinois Avenue, Gulfport is inneed of proctors for the state MCT2 test-ing. If you are available to act as a proc-tor, please attend one of the followingtraining sessions: April 30, at 9:15 a.m.;May 1, at 3:30 p.m. and May 2 at 9:15a.m. Training will also be provided theday of testing at 7 a.m. If you are avail-able, please call Mrs. Henderson at 228-324-2570.NORTH GULFPORT 8th GRADE PROC-TORS - North Gulfport 8th Grade, 4715Illinois Avenue, Gulfport is looking for testproctors for May 1, 14, 15 and 16. Proc-tor training sessions will be April 24 -30 inthe Counselor’s office. If you are unableto attend proctor training on the dateslisted, other arrangements can be made.To volunteer, please contact Sherry John-son, 228-864-8944 or Shejohnson@harri-son.k12.ms.PASS CHRISTIAN BOYS & GIRLSCLUB SOFTBALL BENEFIT- Four volun-teers are needed to serve as umpires atthe “Bases Loaded for Boys and Girls ClubAdult Co-ed Softball Tournament,” May 4.The tournament will be held at KlondykeRoad Fields, Long Beach. Teams are alsowelcome - fee is $150 per team. Partiesinterested in volunteering or entering ateam can contact Leah Ladner, BalfourBeatty Communities, 228-863-0424 orlladner@bbcgrp.com.RESTORE COASTAL ALABAMA PART-NERSHIP - Restore Coastal AlabamaPartnership needs volunteers May 4, 8a.m. - 4 p.m. to deploy interlocking 35-pound blocks to finish Pelican Point LivingShoreline which is near the mouth ofWeeks Bay in Baldwin County, Ala. Onceconstructed, the reefs will protect the ad-jacent shoreline and enhance habitat forfish, shellfish and birds, providing oppor-tunities for fishing, bird watching andsightseeing from land, kayak or boat. Vol-unteers will meet at Pelican Point, BaldwinCounty, Alabama, near the mouth ofWeeks Bay, 10299 County Road 1,Fairhope, Ala.. If you are interested,please contact Kandice OGrady at volun-teer@100-1000.org or 251-990-6002 orSign up at http://100-1000.org/pelican-point-living-shoreline-volunteer-sign-formLONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT hasrequested proctors for the May Statetests. Contact Christ Spinks at 228-864-1146 for information.ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARYOrange Grove Elementary, 11391 OldHighway 49, Gulfport is in need of six vol-unteers May 1, to serve as test proctorsand 35 volunteers, May 14, 15 and 16 toserve as proctors. Volunteers are asked toreport to the school by 7:30 a.m. Pleasecontact Stephanie Schepens, 228-365-0204 for more information.WEST HARRISON HIGH SCHOOLWest Harrison High School, 10399 CountyFarm Road, Gulfport, is in need of 13 vol-unteers to assist in proctoring and moni-toring the hallways May 6-10 and May 13from 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (possibly earlier),during the administration of the MS SATPtests. Volunteers should dress comfortablyas they will be walking and standing themajority of the time. If you are interested,please reply to Julie Hadley jhadley@har-rison.k12.ms.us.CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Vol-unteers are needed to serve as proctorsat Central Elementary School, 1043 PassRoad, Gulfport, for state testing May 14 -17. If you are able to help, please contactJessica Mitchell at jessica.clincy@gulf-portschools.org or 228-865-4641.FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS - Bel-Aire El-ementary School, 10531 Klien Road, Gulf-port is asking for 40 volunteers to helpout at the school’s Field Day May 17, 7a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will assistwith running the games, helping out atthe concession stands and supervising thebounce house. If you are interested,please send an email to ctclemons@bell-south.net.11April25,2013SeabeeCourierNCBC Center Chaplains:Lt. Cmdr. Paul Smith, Protestant ChaplainLt. Yoon Choi, Protestant ChaplainFor information concerning other faith groups,call the chapel office at 228-871-2454Services: Sunday Gospel Service: 8 a.m.Sunday Catholic Mass: 9:30 a.m.Sunday Protestant Divine Worship: 10:30 a.m.Weekday Catholic Mass: Tuesday, 11:15 a.m.Seabee Memorial ChapelSeabee Memorial ChapelNCBC Helping Hands volunteer opportunitiesNCBC Helping Hands volunteer opportunitiesLooking for a church?The Seabee Memorial Chapel holds services every Sunday that might suityour needs. Protestant Services include a Gospel Service at 8 a.m. andDivine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Catholic Services include CatholicMass at 9:30 a.m. There is also Catholic Mass Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.Seabee PantryThe Seabee Pantry needs restocking. During the holidays, the need forfood donations is at its highest level. Please donate as many canned goodsand other nonperishables as possible. Donation drop-off sites are locatedat the Navy Exchange, Chapel, Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Cen-ter and Armed Forces Retirement Home. The Seabee Pantry is foranyone affiliated with NCBC.Praise and WorshipThe Seabee Memorial Chapel is looking for new members for the Praise andWorship Team for the Divine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. If youcan sing or play an instrument, you are invited to come share your gift.Women’s Bible StudyWomen’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the SeabeeMemorial Chapel. Free child care is available. For more information onall offerings that are available, contact the chapel at 228-871-2454.Chapel OfferingsLADD . . . Leaders Against Drunk DrivingLADD is a program sponsoredby the NCBC/20th First Class As-sociation. The mission ofLADD is to prevent drunk drivingon board NCBC Gulfport by pro-viding rides for any servicemember who needs assistancegetting home after an outingthat involves alcohol.~ LADD is strictly confidential.NO REPRISAL!~ LADD will take individualhome only, no stops.~ Volunteers whostand the watch are oncall 24/7.~ It is always important tohave a plan in place when goingout in town, but if your plans fallthrough, please call LADD andwe will pick you up!100 percent confidential,zero reprisal!Call 228-239-9007
  • 12April25,2013SeabeeCourierSUPPORTFamily Readiness GroupsNMCB 1 FRG invites friends andfamily members to attend FRG meet-ings the second Monday of everymonth at the Youth Activity Center,building 335. Meetings are from 6 - 8p.m. Children are welcome andbabysitting is provided during deploy-ment. Contact FRG President JennyRichter, e-mailnmcbonefrg@gmail.com.NMCB 11 FRG For more informationregarding the NMCB 11 FRG, pleasevisit www.facebook.com/nmcb11frgor email us at nmcb11frg@gmail.com.NMCB 74 FRG All families of NMCB74 are invited to the 74 FRG meetingthe third Monday of each month.Meetings are at the MWR Youth Activ-ities Center, building 335, behind theGrinder on NCBC. Socializing beginsat 5:30 p.m., and meetings begin at 6p.m. Bring a covered dish to share atour potluck dinner. Children are wel-come. Email nmcb74fsg@yahoo.comor visit our Facebook page at“NMCB74 Fearless FRG” for more in-formation.NMCB 133 FRG invites all friendsand family members to attend FRGmeetings the first Monday of themonth at 6 p.m. at the Youth Center.Children are welcome and babysittingis provided. Please bring a dish toshare. For more information contactFRG President Jaime Royal at 317-730-4064 or email NMCB133fsg-@gmail.com. Log on to the FRG site,http://www.wix.com/NMCB133FSG/133frg.FOCUSFamilies OverComing Under Stress(FOCUS), provides resiliency trainingto service members and their familiesby teaching practical skills to helpmeet the challenges of military life,including how to communicate &solve problems effectively and to suc-cessfully set goals together. Confiden-tial and free with family-friendlyhours, contact FOCUS today! Call228- 822-5736 or email Gulfport@fo-cusproject.orgGulfport Officer’s Spouse ClubThe Gulfport Officers’ Spouses’ Club isa social organization that has FUNwhile helping our community. Wemeet monthly and have special inter-est groups for almost everyone! Formore information, email goscgulf-port@yahoo.com. We hope to seeYOU soon!Navy Wives Clubs of America,Inc. The Navy Wives Clubs of Amer-ica, Inc. is interested in reestablishinga club in the local area. If you are in-terested in joining an organizationthat promotes the health and welfareof any enlisted member of the Navy,Marine Corps or Coast Guard, pleasecontact Darlene Carpenter at 228-342-2271 or Tina O’Shields, 228-357-0513. Visitwww.navywivesclubsofamerica.org formore information on NWCA.NMCRSThe Navy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyThrift Shop is located in building 29on Snead Street. The Thrift Shop isstaffed entirely by volunteers, andchild care and mileage are reim-bursed. Retail hours of operation areTuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers are alwayswelcome. Visit the NMCRS offices atthe Fleet and Family Support Center,building 30, suite 103 or call 228-871-2610 to find out how to become apart of the NMCRS volunteer team!Gamblers AnonymousThe Fleet and Family Support Centeroffers GA meetings every Thursday at11 a.m. GA is afellowship of people who share theirexperience, strength and hope witheach other. All meetings are confiden-tial and facilitated by GA. Come to ameeting or call Jim Soriano at 228-871-3000 fordetails.TRAININGNaval Sea Cadets The Gulfportbranch of the Naval Sea Cadets arerecruiting youth ages 11 to 17 for SeaCadets, a nation-wide organizationthat help youth achieve personal suc-cess through nautical training. Meet-ings are the third Saturday of themonth from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., build-ing 1, 2nd floor conference room.Contact Lt.j.g. Bowling at 228-313-9035 or coachcb@yahoo.com for de-tails.SOCIALMiss. Gulf Coast First Class Asso-ciation is always looking for newmembers. Meetings are everyWednesday at 2:30 p.m., at the Fit-ness Center classroom. For more in-formation, contact Associationpresident, CE1 Daniel Shaver, 228-871-2145.NCBC Multi-Cultural DiversityCommittee is seeking members.Meetings are held the firstand third Wednesday of the month at9 a.m.,at the Seabee Memorial Chapel. Con-tactBU1 Jerma Cloude, 228-871-2454 fordetails.VFW Post 3937 Long Beach isopen Monday - Thursday from noonuntil 8 p.m., Friday andSaturday from Noon until 10 p.m.,Sunday from noon until 7 p.m. Thefirst Friday of the monthis Seafood Night, the remaining Fri-days are Steak Night. Breakfast isserved from 7 to 10 a.m. on Satur-days. VFW meetings are held the sec-ond Wednesday of the month at 7:30p.m. New members are always wel-come. Contact Post Commander BillNorth at 228-863-8602 for info.VFW Post 4526 Orange Grove isopen daily from Noon to 10 p.m. andlocated at 15206 Dedeaux Road, Or-ange Grove. Meetings are the firstWednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Allare welcome and encouraged to at-tend. Call 228-832-0017 for moreinfo.NMCB 62 Alumni GroupNaval Mobile Construction Battalion(NMCB) 62 was recommissioned inGulfport in 1966, and decommis-sioned in 1989. To become a member,go to http://nmcb62alumni.org or forlinks to Seabee historical sites.Seabee Veterans of America Island X-1 Gulfport are seeking Active Duty,Reserve, Retired or Seabees who leftthe military after a short period oftime. Island X-1 Gulfport meets thefirst Thursday of each month at An-chors & Eagles at 7 p.m. Contact JoeScott (secretary) at 228-669-8335 orelevenoaks58@cableone.net or logonto www.nsva.org for information.D.A.V. - Disabled American Veter-ans, Chapter 5 invites Veterans andfuture Veterans to monthly meetingsheld the 3rd Monday of each monthat 7 p.m. Call Service Officer, SilvaRoyer at 228-324-1888 to find outmore about our organization.HERITAGEThe Seabee Gift Store is located inthe Seabee Heritage Center TrainingHall, building 446. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Satur-days from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. The shophas a variety of Seabee related mem-orabilia, books and DVD’s. Contactthe museum at www.seabeemuseum-store.org or call the gift shop at 228-871-4779 for information on all that isavailable.To publicize your organization, sendinfo to seabeecourier@navy.milCENTERNOTESThe Society of American Military Engineers(S.A.M.E.) is holding a scholarship fund raiser golftournament May 17, at 1 p.m., at Bay Breeze GolfCourse, Keesler Air Force Base. Lunch will beserved at noon and is included in the $75/playerfee or $260/4 person team fee. The event features a $40KShootout from mulligan participants. Mulligans will be avail-able for purchase for $5 or 3/$10. To register, go tohttp://www.samegulfcoasttournament.com.By creating standard operating pro-cedures (SOP), the team ensuredeach file was handled correctly andfollowed a process to prepare the doc-uments for scanning and conversion.SOPs were designed to ensure consis-tency and uniformity across NAVFAC.The goal is that all cadastral files arescanned and retrieved in the sameway for Navy and Marine Corps inter-ests.“Discovery of missing documentshighlights the need for a better recordkeeping process going forward,” saidShenita Brown, ICM scanning docu-ment specialist.Brown has seen firsthand, the num-ber of incomplete files entered in thedatabase. The team is working on thenext phase (Phase II) of the effortwhich includes standardizing the con-tents of all new files stored by Cadas-tral.The team from DLA and ICM hasprocessed more than 200,000pieces of documentation since Sep-tember 2010 for the NAVFAC South-east.From HISTORY page 7able contingencies."There has been a rise inSailors listing other Sailors onthe NAVPERS 1740/6 as theCaregiver," said Harris. "Whilethis is not specifically prohibited,the use of fellow service mem-bers of the active and Reservecomponent to serve as care-givers in a Family Care Plan isinherently risky. This category ofcaregiver is subject to the sameobligations as the service mem-ber creating the family careplan."If the active or Reserve com-ponent service member actingas a caregiver is deployed, mo-bilized or recalled, the childrenor adult family member/depen-dent could be left without acaregiver and a Sailors careplan could be invalid."It is strongly recommendedthat only non-service membersserve as caregivers," said Harris.Sailors must submit a new orupdated Family Care Plan uponreporting to a new duty station,change in caregiver circum-stances, or change in personalor family circumstances, such asbirth or adoption of a child, orassumption of sole care for anelderly or incapacitated familymember."Failure to maintain an ade-quate Family Care Plan may re-sult in administrative separationfrom the naval service," saidHarris.A command Family Care PlanCoordinator can assist Sailors indeveloping a care plan. The co-ordinators act as the command-ing officers designatedrepresentative with regards tothe Family Care Plan instruction,OPNAVINST 1740.4D, howeveronly the commanding officermay sign as the command certi-fying official.Sailors may find additional as-sistance in completing a careplan from the Fleet and FamilyService Center FFSC and baselegal assistance office.Sailors are responsible to pro-vide their designated caregiverwith all information and docu-mentation needed to executethe Family Care Plan and pro-vide for the Sailors minor chil-dren or adult familymembers/dependents.Family Care Plans are subjectto inspection by the ImmediateSuperior in Command and In-spector General.More information can be foundin the Family Care Plan instruc-tion, OPNAVINST 1740.4D andat the Navy Personnel Commandweb sites Family Care Plan sec-tion at http://www.public.navy.-mil-BUPERSNPC/SUPPORT/READI-NESS/Pages/FamilyCarePlan.aspxFrom CARE page 6SAME Scholarship Golf TourSAME Scholarship Golf Tournamentnament