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  1. 1. 53 No. 14 Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi April 4, 2013 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ++ + + An Easter tradition + Blood Drive All blood + April 4 types + Chapel 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. needed! + + Liberty Center 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. + + visit and use + + SEABEE or SEABEELIBERTY as sponsor code + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + ++ CNO explains what budget changes mean for you By Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert released a video message to the fleet re- cently about the passage of a De- fense appropriations bill and what that means for the fleet. In the video, the Navys top ad- miral discussed the bill that the President signed last week putting Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) legislation into effect that will re- Adm. Jonathan Greenert gives a store Defense Department funds video message to the fleet about the passage of another Continu- through September. ing Resolution and what that What was projected to be a $9 means for the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo billion shortfall in the Navys oper- by Mass Communication Specialist 1st ations accounts will be halved ac- Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released) cording to Greenert. He explained Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) was busy with Easter activities through- in the video that the Bill will take uted to the fleet and important out the holiday weekend. Military families were treated to three Easter-related cel- care of four and a half billion dol- operations can get underway." ebrations sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), Balfour Beatty lar shortfall in operations and that Among those priorities Greenert Communities (BBC) and the Seabee Memorial Chapel. Families came out to Seabee the Navy will have to adjust. He said that the Navys bills will be Lake March 29, for BBC’s Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza, and to the athletic fields, also stated, that sequestration, paid, deployed operations will re- March 29, for MWR’s annual Easter egg hunt. Members of the Seabee Memorial Chapel the reduction of spending in all main funded and some restoration congregation enjoyed an Easter egg hunt after services Easter Sunday. (U.S. Navy photo accounts, remains in place. and modernization projects will by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released) "Were going to move ahead in a return. very deliberate fashion and decide "So what does this mean to you? For more photos, see page 6 and NCBC Facebook whats important and fund those For our Sailors, this means your most important things," said pay will be stable as it has been, Greenert. "Money will be distrib- See CNO page 9
  2. 2. Spring into action as a Ready Navy family From Commander Navy members must gather at your desig- NCBC Installations Command nated meeting place, exiting by vari- Commanding Officer Public Affairs ous doors. Your emergency plan Capt. Rick Burgess For many, spring brings a resur- should also include how your family Public Affairs Officer gence of energy and activity with will communicate with each other, Rob Mims the milder temperatures. particularly if normal communication Editor It is a perfect time to practice your methods, such as phone lines or cell Bonnie L. McGerr family emergency plan and to re- towers, are out. Road conditions Mass Comm. Specialist evaluate and restock your emer- and other hazards can limit ease of MCC(SCW/SW/AW) gency supply kit for the changing movement. Have a contact person Ryan G. Wilber season. Although winter storms are outside the area who each member Special Contributors becoming a fading memory, it is im- of the family can notify that they are CM3(SCW) Katchen Tofil portant to remember that weather safe, if separated. Place a call to CECN(SCW) Lucinda Moise and other hazards can be unpre- your designated contact person to The Seabee Courier is a dictable. So spring into action as a be sure he or she is willing to serve weekly authorized on-line Ready Navy Family and be ready for in that role. The Ready Navy web- publication for members of any hazard. site provides printable forms and the military services and their Be and Stay Informed: Learn contact cards to guide you in your families. Content does not about hazards that are common in planning. necessarily reflect the official spring months and most likely to Build a Kit: The best way to pre- views of the U.S. Govern- happen in your area. The Ready pare for the unexpected is to have ment, the DoD or the U.S. Navy website "Be and Stay In- on hand one or more emergency Navy and does not imply en- formed" tabs offer specific instruc- kits that include enough water and dorsement thereof. The ap- tions, information, and resources non-perishable supplies for every pearance of advertising in this you may need to know regarding family member to survive at least An emergency kit is an effective way to prepare for unexpected newspaper, including inserts floods, tornadoes, man-made haz- three days. Keep a kit prepared at events. Having the entire family prepare the kit will help children bet- or supplements, does not ards, and emergency actions. Learn home, and consider having kits in ter cope with emergencies and ensures everyone knows the emer- constitute endorsement by what you should know if you need your car, at work, and a portable gency kit contents. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist the U. S. Government, DoD, to evacuate or take shelter in your version in your home ready to take Monique K. Hilley/Released) the Navy or NCBC Gulfport of home. with you. These kits will enable you Make a Plan: As a family, make and your family to respond to any items you are missing and shop to- For information about Ready Navy the products and services ad- and refine your emergency plan so emergency more effectively. Make a gether at your local installation com- and tips, forms, and guidance to be vertised. All content in this that everyone in the family under- game of kit building with your chil- missary and NEX to complete your prepared for and stay informed newspaper shall be made stands what to do, where to go, and dren. One idea is to have your chil- kit. History shows that children who about all hazards, visit available for purchase, use or what to take in the event of any dren go on a scavenger hunt to find are involved and informed with Ready Navy is patronage without regard to emergency. Practice your plan by and gather necessary supplies emergency planning are better able a CNIC-sponsored emergency pre- race, color, religion, gender, conducting a drill where all family around your house. Make note of to react safely in an emergency. paredness program. national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, po- litical affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the pur- chaser, user or patron. If a April 4, 2013 violation or rejection of this April is designated equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, Sexual the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is Assault Awareness corrected. The Seabee Courier solicits news contributions Month (SAAM). from military and civilian sources, but the Public Affairs The SafeHelpline staff reserves the right to edit provides live, one-Seabee Courier and/or rewrite material se- lected for publication to con- form with journalism on-one crisis sup- standards. The deadline for material is close of business port. CALL: 877- every Friday. Your comments are always welcome. The 995-5247 Seabee Courier office is in Building 1, Room 205. The CLICK: www.Safe- mailing address is 4902 Mar- vin Shields Blvd., Code 15,; Gulfport, MS 39501. Phone: 228-871-3662., Email: or TEXT: 55-247 2
  3. 3. Navy resources available for Around Sailors trying the to trim fat From Navy Pesonnel Command Public Affairs Center Sailors who have hit a weight loss plateau, or cant drop the weight despite having a physi- cally active lifestyle, may benefit Chief Steelworker (SCW/EXW/AW/FPJ) Christen All- from a talk with their local dieti- good was commissioned a Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) cian, officials said March 28. 2 during a ceremony held at the Training Hall on board "There are three main reasons Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC), April 1. why increasing exercise and ac- CWOs are technical specialists who perform with the tivity may lead to weight knowledge and skills of a specific occupational field at a plateau or increased weight level beyond what is normally expected of a Master Chief gain. Being more aware will Petty Officer. Allgood was one of two selected for CWO help you identify and adjust ac- during fiscal year 2013 in the Naval Construction Force. cordingly," said Lt. Cmdr. Jen- (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan nifer Wallinger, registered G. Wilber/Released) dietitian, Navy Nutrition, Navy Physical Readiness Program. "It is important to balance the nu- trients that you put in your body with what you burn off in activ- ity, whether that is normal daily activity or exercise." One reason is that adding ac- tivity increases hunger. "Make sure the food you eat Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Christopher Stamps, NCBC Gulfport Master- will fill you up by choosing nu- at-Arms (MAA) Office, leading petty officer, and Steelworker Construction- trient dense foods containing man Cassandra Null, assigned to the MAA Office, raise an Air Force two-star protein, fiber and healthy fats flag in preparation for a distinguished visitor on board NCBC Gulfport, instead of calorie dense foods March 29. Traditionally, each military installation flies a flag from their [including] high fat and high headquarters flagpole of the appropriate color for service and stars for sugar items with few nutrients," rank when receiving officers O-7 and above. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Com-April 4, 2013 continued Wallinger. munication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released) Another reason is choosing the wrong foods. "The body is designed not to starve. If you do not choose lower calorie, filling food, you will naturally compensate for the extra calories burned from daily activity and exercise," said Wallinger. "Try filling up on veg- etables before or as part of yourSeabee Courier meal." Lastly, exercising can provide a false sense of entitlement. "People may think, I worked out, so I can have or deserve Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battal- that burger, cheesecake, na- ion (NMCB) 11 conduct command level physical training chos . . . whatever," said on Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport Wallinger. in the early morning, March 22. NMCB 11 is a Seabee bat- Activity helps you burn calo- talion specializing in contingency construction, disaster ries, but only if you do not eat response, and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Navy photo all of those calories back. by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan See TRIM page 12 Carmichael/Released) 3
  4. 4. As Earth Day is April 22 BUZZ on the Street asks: “What can we do to conserve energy on board NCBC?” “Shortening the work “Car pooling. It saves “Automatic shut offs “Turn off power to week.” gas and money.” on things like comput- unoccupied buildings ers.” on base and convert EA3(SCW) Sam Poling Rhea Kiuluul heavy vehicles into hy- NMCB 11 Hometown: Guam Jessica Watkins brid or bio diesel.” Hometown: Sparta, Mich. MWR Hometown: Lima, Ohio Demetrius Baldwin Fire Inspector, NCBC Fire Department Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.April 4, 2013Seabee Courier “Limit water usage, es- “Turn off anything that “Invest in more solar “Turning off lights pecially when it comes uses energy when it panels and maybe even when no one is using to showers.” isn’t being utilized.” wind turbines for them.” smaller facilities.” CM3(SCW) Calvin BUCR Caitlynn Crow CMCA Brandon Thomas Bookwalter NMCB 133 Brian Webb NMCB 133 NMCB 1 Hometown: Georgetown, Assistant Fire Chief Hometown: Ocala, Fla. Hometown: Millstown, Pa. Texas NCBC Fire Department Hometown: Baton Rouge, La. 4
  5. 5. Easter is twice the fun with MWR & BBC special eventsApril 4, 2013Seabee Courier Military families turned out March 29, for the Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) the Fire Dog’s 62nd birthday. Patrons at MWR ’s morning event enjoyed mul- Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza and March 30, for the Morale, Welfare and tiple egg hunts, children’s games, a climbing wall, bounce house and free Recreation (MWR), Easter Egg Hunt. BBC’s afternoon of fun at Seabee Lake fea- food and drinks. The day was capped off by special guest appearances by the tured egg hunts, pony rides, a petting zoo, crawfish boil and a DJ to play Easter Bunny and McGruff the Crime Dog.(U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Com- music for the crowd. Guests were also asked to join in and help celebrate Sparky munication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released) 5
  6. 6. Underwater Construction Home at last . . . NMCB 133 returns Team (UCT) ONE Family and friends welcomed home more than 180 Seabees UCT 1 is searching for highly motivated Seabees and assigned to Naval Mobile Con- CEC officers looking for a career and lifestyle change. struction Battalion (NMCB) 133, Delayed Body, at the Training Join an ELITE force Hall on board NCBC Gulfport as and travel as a small, they returned from deployment, April 1. For more than six professional team. Ex- months The Runnin’ Roos have ecute specialized con- been operating forward de- struction, diving and ployed to the U.S. Central Com- demolition skills with mand area of responsibility (AOR) in support of construc- the latest and greatest tion operations throughout technology and equip- Afghanistan. NMCB 133 is re- ment. turning home as the last active duty Seabee battalion to deploy Contact UCT CCC/Diver recruiting team at to Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo 757-462-3988/4313 or Email YNC Aberle at by Chief Mass Communication Spe-; SW1 Dohse cialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released) at or visit For more return photos see NCBC Facebook for more information. NCBC FREEZE FRAME FRAMES Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SCW) Shameka Danell Hooker NCBC GulfportApril 4, 2013 Warehouse Supervisor By CM3(SCW) Katchen Tofil NCBC Public Affairs FF: What single experience during your ca- work as hard as she does right now. proud to say that you are a U.S. Navy FF: Who was your most influential mentorSeabee Courier reer stands out the most and why? She is honestly the reason that I work Sailor. during your career, and why? CS1: The day I graduated from boot so hard to make it and be successful CS1: My greatest mentor would camp. I think it was the first time I in everything that I do. FF: What is your favorite thing about work- have to be CSCS(SW/SCW) Virgilio had ever seen my mother cry over ing with the Seabees? Figuerus was at the time my CSC in being proud of me. FF: What advice would you give to future CS1: I am probably one of the only NMCB 7. That man pushed me harder Sailors? fleet rate personnel that can honestly than I have ever been pushed in my FF: What has been your biggest motivation CS1: Stay focused. Do not let the joy say that I love my Seabees. The mem- life because he had so much faith in throughout your career? of finally being free from your families bers I worked with in NMCB 7 were me. To this day I believe he will al- CS1: The fact that one day I would watching eye make you do things that some of the greatest people I have ways be my greatest motivator. If and like to make it so my mother would would go against your character. ever met in my life. They taught me so when I retire, he has to be my guest never have to work or at least not Never or at least try to keep them much and for that I am very grateful. speaker. 6
  7. 7. NMCB 5 Jungle Warfare Training Patiya Cherry, a housekeeper for Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) Gulfport, Miss. and Commander, Navy Installations Com- mand (CNIC) Navy Lodging Program 2012 Housekeeper of the Year, makes her rounds preparing rooms after guest check-outs, April 1. The CNIC Navy Lodging Program recognizes installa- tions, lodging operations and individual accomplishments by pre- senting the Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Five, Four and Three Star Accreditation Awards, and the Manager, Supervisor, Associate and Housekeeper of the Year awards. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Com- munication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber/Released) NGIS Gulfport employee is Housekeeper of the Year By MCC(SCW/SW/AW) among 34 employees. Ryan G. Wilber “She always goes above and NCBC Public Affairs beyond the call of her position Patiya Cherry, a housekeeper by acting as an outstanding for Navy Gateway Inns and example to her peers. She Suites (NGIS) Gulfport, Miss., sets the bar high and moti- was announced as the 2012 vates others to follow. On nu- Housekeeper of the Year dur- merous occasions, Patiya has ing a Commander, Navy Instal- volunteered to perform addi- lations Command (CNIC) Navy tional duties when we were Lodging Program Appreciation short-staffed. She has acted April 4, 2013 Day Ceremony held at the as a common area cleaner and Rhodes Hall Conference Room as Housekeeping Lead, when on board Naval Construction needed. Without her dedica- Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulf- tion and “can do” attitude, our port, March 27. operation would not function The CNIC Navy Lodging Pro- as required,” said Tomlin in her gram recognizes installations, award write-up. lodging operations and individ- Cherry, a native of Moss ual accomplishments by pre- Point, Miss., has been commut- senting the Adm. Elmo R. ing 45 minutes to work in the Zumwalt Five, Four and Three hospitality service on the Star Accreditation Awards, and Seabee base for the past three years. She said she does it be- Seabee Courier the Manager, Supervisor, Asso- ciate and Housekeeper of the cause she simply enjoys the Year awards. work. In addition to Housekeeper “I love the environment. I of the Year, a world-wide com- love the job. It’s worth theOKINAWA, Japan - Equipment Operator 2nd Class Kendrell Dale fast-ropes out of an petition, Cherry was also drive,” said Cherry. “I likeMV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron (VMM) 265, during named NGIS Gulfport’s Em- meeting new people, and mak-a Jungle Leaders Course. Kendrell is assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battal- ployee of the Quarter, 1st ing them happy and smile.ion (NMCB) 5, which enrolled six Seabees in the Marine Jungle Leaders Course at the quarter and Employee of the When they come into a cleanJungle Warfare Training Center. The course is designed to teach small unit leaders Year. Simone Tomlin, NGIS room it makes their day. And,all aspects of small unit jungle operations and general survival skills for the jungle. Gulfport general manager, said it makes my day to make their it was her industriousness, day.”(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class John P. Curtis/Released) hard work and pleasant atti- tude that put her over the top See AWARD page 11 7
  8. 8. ‘The Meat & Potatoes of Life’ By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse ContributerRevival of the fittest:Marriage and the common cold take it easy for the next couple to muster sympathy. days.” We wives feel guilt and won- Instead, my husband would der why we find our husbands’ Capt. Kyle Perry, 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron, re- put on a dramatic display in childish ploys for attention so views a patient’s chart at the Intensive Care Unit nurses’ hopes of indirectly compelling patently unattractive. We wish station March 6, at the Keesler Medical Center. Perry was us all to run and get him a our natural nurturing instincts selected to be part of the White House clinic and reports blankie and a fudgesicle. would kick in, but instead of in October for a three-year assignment. (U.S. Air Force photo “Why would my otherwise re- making soup, we find ourselves by Steve Pivnick/Rekeased) sponsible, straightforward, mas- muttering insensitive remarks culine military husband resort under our breath such as, “He to such childish passive aggres- sive tactics?” I wondered. should get an Oscar for that sneeze” or “Building the Keesler medic to serve At first, I thought his germ-in- groundwork for another after- I’m about to make a highly in-flammatory, clearly sexist, cer- duced plea for attention might have something to do with him noon nap, are we?” or “Grow a pair, would ya?” in White House clinictainly offensive generalization. having grown up in a big family. But perhaps all this irony and By Steve PivnickReaders will undoubtedly gasp One of five siblings, my hus- marital discourse during illness 81st Medical Group Public Affairsat my insensitivity, and offer a band was flanked by the serves a higher purpose. Con- One 81st Medical Group nurse will soon join an elite medicalmyriad of anecdotal evidence to smartest kid and the funniest sider this: if sick males were staff when he becomes a member of the White House clinic.the contrary. kid in the family, so he had to babied by their female compan- Capt. Kyle Perry, a critical care nurse in the 81st Inpatient Op- But deep down in the recesses do whatever he could to get his ions, the males might find it so erations Squadron intensive care unit, was notified of his selec-of our hearts and minds, in the parent’s attention. enjoyable, there would be no tion for the post in February and reports there in October for thespaces not corrupted by con- Occurrences which might oth- reason to get back to the work three-year assignment.trived societal notions of erwise seem unfortunate to a of hunting, gathering, and mat- "I didnt hear anything for three months, then I received an“equality” and “fairness,” we all child were savored in my hus- ing to keep the tribe strong. email telling me I had been selected for an interview," Perrysecretly know these words to band’s large family. For exam- So, nature has built in an au- said. "I went to Washington for a two-day interview process inbe true: Men are total wimps ple, normally a kid would hate tomatic trigger -- men who get April 4, 2013 early February. Once completed, the entire staff (of 40-45 physi-when they get sick. going with their mother to get sick become so pathetic, their cians, physician assistants, nurses and medical technicians) Several years after getting orthopedic shoes, a tonsillec- women find them repulsive and votes and the next day the applicants were called to let themmarried, I began to notice a re- tomy, allergy testing, and cannot produce sympathy. This know whether theyd been chosen."curring behavioral pattern every speech therapy; however, these motivates the men to recover Three other nurses were competing for the three Air Force po-time my husband caught a cold. were precious moments in my quickly so that they will become sitions.Unnecessary sniffling, dramatic husband’s childhood when mom attractive to women again and He added, "To say the least, I was pretty surprised that I gotcoughing, flamboyant sneezing showed him special attention can thereby resume their main the job. When I left for the interview, I wasnt at all certain I– each occurrence followed by and bought him ice cream. goal in life: mating. would be selected. Everyone was very friendly and Im exciteda moan, groan or whimper, My “big family” theory seemed So when my husband recently about working with them. The entire staff is outstanding andalong with a pitiable declaration to explain my husband’s theatri- came down with a case of bron- theyve been working together for some time. They truly rely onsuch as “I don’t feel so good.” cal reaction to the common chitis, I decided that it was my one another." Seabee Courier My husband’s pathetic actions cold, but then I started talking wifely duty to be repulsed, to The staff is led by the presidents physician, a Navy captain,while sick did not appear to be to other wives. Apparently, my show no sympathy and to roll and is comprised of medics from the Army, Navy and Air Force.natural and spontaneous, but husband isn’t the only one -- my eyes as much as humanly The medical unit cares for the president, his family, the Whiteseemed intended to garner the every man on the planet ex- possible. It wasn’t easy to com- House staff and visitors and the job requires two to three weeksmaximum amount of attention hibits pathetic, overly dramatic, pletely ignore my husband’s of travel each month. The clinic is located on the grounds adja-(also known as “milking it”). attention seeking behaviors childish pleas for attention, but, cent to the White House and five to six staff members provideAdditionally, when he got sick, when ill. I figured, it’s the least I couldmy husband would never simply care in the clinic. Ironically, just as otherwise do.approach me directly and say, Perry said. "When the president travels, the clinic staff goes in strong husbands become grov- “Honey, I think I’m coming advance to establish emergency medical services." eling weaklings when strickendown with something, and Get more wit and observations Before leaving Keesler, Perry will attend flight nurse training at with the sniffles, their otherwisewould appreciate you making from Lisa at her blog, http://the- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and survival school at nurturing wives universally rollme some chicken soup while I meatandpotatoesof- Fairchild AFB, Wash. He anticipates further training after he be- their eyes and find it impossible gins his new duties. 8
  9. 9. Focus on EducationMonth of the Military Child salutes children Coastline Community College to hold earlyfor contributions, sacrifices and supportBy Terri Moon Cronk Thompson said she hopes civilian summer registrationAmerican Forces Presss Service communities will also reach out to Coastline Community College During April’s Month of the Military military children. will hold early registration forChild, the Defense Department rec- “Our military children are embed- their summer term (June 18ognizes the support provided by and ded in their school systems and - Aug. 11) from April 9 - Maysacrifices made by military children, their neighborhoods,” she said. 28. For additional informa-said Barbara Thompson, director of Military installations will celebrate tion, contact Dr. David DryeDOD’s office of family policy/children the Month of the Military Child with in the Navy College Officer,and youth. activities such as parades, face building 60, room 239 or at Since 1983, DOD has recognized painting, carnivals and other events 228-871-3439/2785 or at themilitary children for the support they that children enjoy, Thompson said. website,provide to their families. There are Activities information, she said, will http://military.coastline.edunow 1.8 million children in the mili- be available through base newspa-tary system, Thompson said. pers, youth centers, child develop- “Military children, youth and teens ment center and family support NCBC Schoolare an integral part of their military centers.parent because they stand by them, Even though the number of chil- Liaison Officer,they’re proud of them, they recog- Children at the Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Child dren with a deployed parent has de-nize their sacrifices and they take on creased because of the U.S. Kevin Byrd is lo- Development Center (CDC) use their imagainations to expressadditional responsibilities to meet themselves during an indoor art session on a rainy April morning. military’s drawdown in Afghanistan, cated at MWR,the needs of their families,” she The CDC has several special activities planned to celebrate the military families continue to face de-said. ployments, humanitarian missions Building 352, 1706 Month of the Military Child, including a picnic with parents and Military children also receive na- a cardboard ship building project. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction and training, Thompson said. Bainbridge Ave.,tional-level recognition, Thompson Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) Regardless of the mission, militarysaid. Following a presidential study families are separated during times NCBC, 228-871-directive in January 2011, she said, Based on that directive, DOD has of high-quality child care off the in- of holidays and children’s birthdays,the cabinet secretaries signed a let- she said. 2117 or email: partnered with the Department of stallation, she said, adding that 66ter of support from their depart- Agriculture and Health and Human percent of military families live off “That’s why we recognize that chil- kevin.r.byrd@navy.milments to military communities. Services to increase the availability base. dren serve, too,” Thompson said. From CNO page 1 without your dedication," said April 4, 2013 our manpower accounts have Greenert. been stable throughout this tur- "As you may know our furloughs moil," said Greenert. "Were going are being reduced from 22 to 14 to get our family readiness pro- days," said Greenert. "The Secre- grams and MWR programs back tary of the Navy and I are working on track where they need to be. with the Department of Defense PCS will remain stable throughout staff to keep that as low as possi- all this, so moves should continue ble." apace." Greenert stressed that with a Despite other branches reducing balanced approach to spending, access to tuition assistance, careful planning and the dedica- Seabee Courier Greenert stated that he will fight tion of all hands, the Navy will be to keep education benefits for able to successfully navigate these Sailors intact. tumultuous fiscal times. "Tuition assistance is still at 100 "I want you to remember to percent, and Im working to keep focus on Warfighting First, Oper- it at that level," said Greenert. ate Forward and Be Ready," said "Thats where I think we need to Greenert. "Thank you for your pa- be." tience, thank you for your profes- Greenert thanked the Navy civil- sionalism, thank you for your ian workforce for their patience service." during the turmoil of the last cou- Greenert’s video can viewed at in ple of months. "Remember were a its entirety on his blog: team here and we cant function 9
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Stopthree on three lunchtime basket- ITT’s military discounted prices by and pick up a price list for allball. Get a group together and that aren’t available anywhere of your spring outdoor plans from French toast plates to & Teen Desoto National Forestmotivate each other to push that else – not even online. Design a from boats and camping gear to breakfast burritos or traditional Cleanup Trip with the Youth Ac-work out a little further with fun-filled, high quality custom party favorites like bounce eggs and bacon. The Grill is lo- tivities Center this Saturday fromsome healthy competition. Sign trip for you and your crew. houses. NOR’s pricing can’t be cated at the corner of Colby and 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is only $4up today at the Fitness Center. Whether you have a day or a beat. NOR is open Monday, 8 7th Street. and includes lunch.Call 228-822-5109 for details. week, there is fun around the a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday and Fri- Anchors & Eagles: Great serv- On Tuesday join the YAC for Want an alternative work out? corner at the local breweries, day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Satur- ice and good times are what you Smart Moves: Learn to Be StressTry swimming laps. Swimming is beaches and hotels. Mobile, New day 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. can expect at Anchors & Eagles. Free! The program is completelyexcellent for cardio and toning. Orleans and Pensacola are only Open Tuesday - Thursday 2 - 9 FREE and runs from 5:30 – 8:30 Food and Beverage p.m. and designated for Chiefs p.m. April 4, 2013Come before work or on lunch. a short distance away. Stop byThe pool is open Monday – Fri- today to design your worry free Don’t sit around in your room and Officers. Stop by and shake If you haven’t taken the oppor-day, 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. If adventure. bored when you could be having off the day with comrades. tunity to check out the YAC’s Be-you or the little ones don’t know Visit Disney World or enjoy an fun with friends at the Beehive. fore and After School Programhow to swim, don’t worry. The exciting Disney Cruise where Youth Activities Power Hour, then you are miss- Sit back and enjoy the flatFitness Center offers swimming dreams come true! Stop by ITT screens, play a little pool, and Be a part of something impor- ing out. Stop by Monday from 2lessons, too. beside the NEX and receive a just have fun! With an excellent tant and sign up to for the Youth – 5:30 p.m. and see for yourself. Summer is right around the FREE child’s Disney growth chart beverage selection, you are surecorner. Are you ready for the the last Wednesday of every to find your preference. Callbeach? The CDC Fitness Center month. 228-871-4009 for info. MWR Program contact informationhas everything you need to help Active Duty, Reservist, National Don’t let a busy work weeklose pounds, tone up target Guard, USCG and Retirees are ruin your eating habits. The Grill Anchors & Eagles 228-871-4607 Seabee Courierareas or just plain feel better. now eligible for a complimentary has healthy food options on the Auto Skills Center 228-871-2804The Center has top of the line Universal 3 Day Park-to-Park menu. Just look for the apple! Beehive All Hands Club 228-871-4009cardio and strength training ticket and Blue Man Group Need a menu for your office or Child Development Center 228-871-2323equipment and plenty of it - so Ticket at children’s price! All de- want to place a delivery order, Fitness Center 228-871-2668 Information, Tickets & 228-871-2231you don’t have to stand around pendents and DOD personnel call 228-871- 2494. The Grill is Travelwaiting for machines. There are are eligible for discounted Uni- open Monday - Friday from 6:30 Liberty Center 228-871-4684also racquetball and basketball versal 2 Day, with Third Day a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and offers Seabee Heritage Center 228-871-3619courts, softball and soccer fields, Free tickets! Call 228-871-2231 lunch delivery 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Navy Outdoor Recreation 228-871-2127and a running track. Equipment for more information! Got a morning meeting sched- Shields RV Park 228-871-5435is available for rental at the front uled? Why not meet over break- The Grill 228-871-2494 Liberty Centerdesk. And don’t forget to finalize fast at The Grill. The Grill is Training Hall 228-871-4750that healthy routine with a relax- The Liberty program offers open as early as 6:30 a.m. and Youth Activities Center 228-871-2251ing visit to the sauna. multiple recreation opportunities offers a variety of tasty options Main Office 228-871-2538 10
  11. 11. NCBC Helping Hands volunteer opportunitiesDISABLED COUPLE NEEDS HELP - A needed for the 2013 Zombie Run April 6, volunteers are needed to assist with room 205, no later than April 10 to sign volunteers May 1, to serve as test proc-disabled Gulfport couple is looking for 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Harrison County parking, registration, water stations and up. tors and 35 volunteers, May 14, 15 andvolunteers to repair their fencing and do Fairgrounds. Proceeds raised during the other key components of the race. Flo- PASS CHRISTIAN BOYS & GIRLS 16 to serve as proctors. Volunteers areother minor projects. If you can help, race will help cover the cost of surgery rence Gardens is located at 12321 CLUB SOFTBALL BENEFIT- Four vol- asked to report to the school by 7:30please all Edward Austin at 228-596- for 15 children in need of cleft lip and Preservation Drive Gulfport. If you are unteers are needed to serve as umpires a.m. Please contact Stephanie Schep-8565. palate repairs. Although there is a lot of interested in volunteering, please contact at the “Bases Loaded for Boys and Girls ens, 228-365-0204 for more information.RESTORE COASTAL ALABAMA PART- fun and play throughout the race/obsta- Vicki Parkhill, Club Adult Co-ed Softball Tournament COAST SALVATION ARMY NEEDSNERSHIP - RCAP is looking for 100 - cle course, the benefits are life changing. 228-539-5039, ext. 6 or email www.flo- May 4. The tournament will be held at VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are need for1,000 volunteers to create four reefs at Contact Klondyke Road Fields, Long Beach. various projects throughout the year.Pelican Point in Fairhope, Ala. Once con-, or SMOKIN’ THE SOUND AND SMOKIN’ Teams are also welcome - fee is $150 per Contact Shawna Tatge for info,structed, the reefs will protect the adja- stop by the Orange Grove Navy Federal THE LAKE - Smokin’ the Sound and team. If you are interested in volunteer- Shawna_Tatge@uss.salvationarmy.orgcent shoreline and enhance habitat for Credit Union branch located in the Cross- Smokin’ the Sound, April 26 - 28, and ing or entering a team, please contact USO GULF COAST - Get involved withfish, shellfish and birds, providing oppor- roads Shopping Plaza to sign up. Smokin’ the Lake, May 4 - 5, are return- Leah Ladner, Balfour Beatty Communi- USO Gulf Coast. Thanks to dedicatedtunities for fishing, bird watching and GULFPORT CENTRAL MIDDLE ing to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Race ties, 228-863-0424 or volunteers, our USO Gulf Coast Centerssightseeing from land, kayak or boat. SCHOOL - GCMS, 1310 42nd Ave, Gulf- organizers are asking for volunteers to operate to provide a place to unwind, toVolunteers will meet April 6 at 8 a.m., at port is asking for 10 proctor/hall moni- sell and attach wrist bands to event LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT connect to families back home or what-Pelican Point, Baldwin County, Alabama, tors April 10, from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. spectators, director spectators to viewing has requested proctors for the May State ever else is needed to ease the burden.near the mouth of Weeks Bay, 10299 Contact Erwin Gilliam, Guidance Coun- areas and perform other volunteer serv- tests. Contact Christ Spinks, Assistant Even if you are not able to volunteer onCounty Road 1, Fairhope, Ala. Sign up selor, 228-870-1020. ices. Volunteers will be provided with a Superintendent, at 228-864-1146 for in- a regular basis, our local USO Gulf Coastfor this opportunity at www.100- FLORENCE GARDENS 5K RUN - Flo- meal. If you are interested in volunteer- formation. Centers often have programs and or call Kandice OGrady at 251- Volunteers are needed for the Florence ing, please contact Chief Ryan Wilber at ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY - Or- that need your support. Interested in be-990-6002 for info.. Gardens 5K Run April 13, 4 p.m. All pro- or stop by the ange Grove Elementary, 11391 Old High- coming a USO volunteer? Visit usovolun-2013 ZOMBIE RUN- Ten volunteers are ceeds will benefit Make a Wish. Twelve NCBC Public Affairs Office, building 1, way 49, Gulfport is in need of six Seabee Memorial Chapel Chapel Offerings Looking for a church? The Seabee Memorial Chapel holds services every Sunday that might suit your needs. Protestant Services include a Gospel Service at 8 a.m. and Divine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Catholic Services include Catholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. There is also Catholic Mass Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. Seabee Pantry The Seabee Pantry needs restocking. During the holidays, the need for food donations is at its highest level. Please donate as many canned goods and other nonperishables as possible. Donation drop-off sites are located at the Navy Exchange, Chapel, Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Cen- ter and Armed Forces Retirement Home. The Seabee Pantry is for anyone affiliated with NCBC. April 4, 2013 Praise and Worship The Seabee Memorial Chapel is looking for new members for the Praise and Worship Team for the Divine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. If you can sing or play an instrument, you are invited to come share your gift. Women’s Bible Study Women’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Seabee Memorial Chapel. Free child care is available. For more information on all offerings that are available, contact the chapel at 228-871-2454. From AWARD page 7 work for NGIS worldwide. Center Chaplains: “As a frequent visitor to Navy Seabee Courier Cherry said she was “caught Gateway Inns and Suites, I Lt. Cmdr. Paul Smith, Protestant Chaplain off track” when announced the couldn’t be happier with the Lt. Yoon Choi, Protestant Chaplain winner, but was happy to be type of quality service that you acknowledged by her supervi- provide. … I know now that For information concerning other faith groups, sors. wherever I go worldwide I will call the chapel office at 228-871-2454 “I was honored and excited. get a quality night’s stay as a I am happy to be recognized. result of your efforts. Congrat- Services: It just makes me want to work ulations on a great day. I wish harder,” said Cherry. I could be there with all of Gospel Service: 8 a.m. Vice Adm. William French, you, but all the winners ought Sunday Catholic Mass: 9:30 a.m. commander, Navy Installations to be very proud of standing Command, took time to deliver out in a great crowd of folks Weekday Mass: Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. a special message via video to who are very professional, de- Divine Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. the Appreciation Day award livering quality service every winners, along with all who day,” said French. 11
  12. 12. vided. Please bring a dish to share. For more in- suite 103 or call 228-871-2610 to find out how Commander Bill North at 228-863-8602 for info. formation contact FRG President Jaime Royal at to become a part of the NMCRS volunteer team! VFW Post 4526 Orange Grove is open daily 317-730-4064 or email Gamblers Anonymous from Noon to 10 p.m. and located at 15206 Log on to the FRG site, The Fleet and Family Support Center offers GA Dedeaux Road, Orange Grove. Meetings are the CENT FSG/133frg. meetings every Thursday at 11 a.m. GA is a first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. All are E NOT R FOCUS fellowship of people who share their experience, welcome and encouraged to attend. Call 228- Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), strength and hope with each other. All meetings 832-0017 for more info. ES provides resiliency training to service members and their families by teaching practical skills to are confidential and facilitated by GA. Come to a meeting or call Jim Soriano at 228-871-3000 for NMCB 62 Alumni Group Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 62 help meet the challenges of military life, includ- details. was recommissioned in Gulfport in 1966, and de- ing how to communicate & solve problems effec- TRAINING commissioned in 1989. To become a member, go tively and to successfully set goals together. Naval Sea Cadets The Gulfport branch of the to or for links to Confidential and free with family-friendly hours, Naval Sea Cadets are recruiting youth ages 11 to Seabee historical sites. Seabee Veterans ofSUPPORT contact FOCUS today! Call 228- 822-5736 or 17 for Sea Cadets, a nation-wide organization America Island X-1 Gulfport are seeking ActiveFamily Readiness Groups email that help youth achieve personal success Duty, Reserve, Retired or Seabees who left theNMCB 1 FRG invites friends and family mem- Gulfport Officer’s Spouse Club through nautical training. Meetings are the third military after a short period of time. Island X-1bers to attend FRG meetings the first Monday of The Gulfport Officers’ Spouses’ Club is a social Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Gulfport meets the first Thursday of each monthevery month at the Youth Activity Center, build- organization that has FUN while helping our building 1, 2nd floor conference room. Contact at Anchors & Eagles at 7 p.m. Contact Joe Scotting 335. A potluck dinner is served at 6 p.m., fol- community. We meet monthly and have special Lt.j.g. Bowling at 228-313-9035 or (secretary) at 228-669-8335 orlowed by a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Children are interest groups for almost everyone! For more for details. or log ontowelcome and babysitting is provided during de- information, email We SOCIAL for information.ployment. Contact FRG President Mary Belanger, hope to see YOU soon! Miss. Gulf Coast First Class Association is D.A.V. - Disabled American Veterans,e-mail Navy Wives Clubs of America, Inc. The Navy always looking for new members. Meetings are Chapter 5 invites Veterans and future VeteransNMCB 11 FRG For more information regarding Wives Clubs of America, Inc. is interested in every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., at the Fitness to monthly meetings held the 3rd Monday ofthe NMCB 11 FRG, please visit reestablishing a club in the local area. If you are Center classroom. For more information, contact each month at 7 p.m. Call Service Officer, or email us at interested in joining an organization that pro- Association president, CE1 Daniel Shaver, 228- Royer at 228-324-1888 to find out more motes the health and welfare of any enlisted 871-2145. our organization.NMCB 74 FRG All families of NMCB 74 are in- member of the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast NCBC Multi-Cultural Diversity Committee is HERITAGEvited to the 74 FRG meeting the third Monday of Guard, please contact Darlene Carpenter at 228- seeking members. Meetings are held the first The Seabee Gift Store is located in theeach month. Meetings are at the MWR Youth Ac- 342-2271 or Tina O’Shields, 228-357-0513. Visit and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m., Seabee Heritage Center Training Hall, buildingtivities Center, building 335, behind the Grinder for more in- at the Seabee Memorial Chapel. Contact 446. Hours are Monday -Friday, 10 a.m. to 4on NCBC. Socializing begins at 5:30 p.m., and formation on NWCA. BU1 Jerma Cloude, 228-871-2454 for details. p.m., and Saturdays from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Themeetings begin at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish to NMCRS VFW Post 3937 Long Beach is open Monday - shop has a variety of Seabee related memora-share at our potluck dinner. Children are wel- The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Thursday from noon until 8 p.m., Friday and bilia, books and DVD’s. Contact the museum atcome. Email or visit our Shop is located in building 29 on Snead Street. Saturday from Noon until 10 p.m., Sunday from or call the giftFacebook page at “NMCB74 Fearless FRG” for The Thrift Shop is staffed entirely by volunteers, noon until 7 p.m. The first Friday of the month shop at 228-871-4779 for information on all thatmore information. and child care and mileage are reimbursed. Re- is Seafood Night, the remaining Fridays are is available. NMCB 133 FRG invites all friends and family tail hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday Steak Night. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10members to attend FRG meetings the first Mon- and Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers are al- a.m. on Saturdays. VFW meetings are held theday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Youth Center. ways welcome. Visit the NMCRS offices at the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. To publicize your organization, send informationChildren are welcome and babysitting is pro- Fleet and Family Support Center, building 30, New members are always welcome. Contact Post to seabeecourier@navy.milFrom TRIM page 3 higher calorie consumption is re- Fraud, Waste April 4, 2013Sailors can track their food in-take to ensure they are main-taining a calorie deficit to sumed. The calories individuals need to lose or gain weight varies based on factors such as Spring Southern and Abuse Hotline:promote their weight manage-ment goals. SuperTracker is available at weight, age and activity level. "There is a lot of information out there, some good and some Region Military and Due to limited IG re- sources throughout the bad," said Wallinger. "Speaking with a dietician can help Sailors identify and navigate the best Civilian Job Fair Southeast Region, all Fraud, Waste and Abuse While many may think con- method for their needs." April 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. hotline work will now be Seabee Couriersuming fewer calories is the key Sailors may learn more aboutto weight loss, that method can healthy eating, nutrition and Biloxi Civic Center, 950 W. Howard Ave., Biloxi handled by the Region.backfire. According to Wallinger, how to locate a dietician at the Navy Nutrition web site at Dress as you would for an To report Fraud, Wastea very low-calorie diet will ulti-mately slow your metabolism interview and bring a resume For a list of and Abuse, contact theand weight loss and will encour- pers-npc/support/navynutri- No admission fee - meet employ- registered Region at: Toll Free 1-age rapid weight regain when tion/Pages/default2.aspx. ers with job opportunities in many employers, visit different fields 877-657-9851 Comm:Armed Forces MC 2013 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Fund Please make child care arrange- 904-542-4979 DSN 942-Poker Run . . . A poker run to benefit the Navy Marine Corps ments before the job fair 4979 FAX: 904- 542-Relief Society(NMCRS) is scheduled for April 20 at the AFMCClubhouse, 11007 Wolf River Road, Gulfport. Registration is at For additional information or help with your resume, 5587, E-mail:10 a.m., first bike out at 11 a.m. and last bike in at 4 p.m. For call 228-388-7997 or 888-844-3577. information, contact call 228-229-2816. 12