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Inside the Gate, May 17, 2013


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Inside the Gate, May 17, 2013

  1. 1. May 17, 2013For the following tidbits of information and more, visit your news or event posted? Let us know.Send an email to or call 228-871-3662.Armed Forces Day - A BIG THANK YOU to all members of the Armed Forces. Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day inwhich President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish as a means for citizens to come together and thank ourmilitary members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense LouisJohnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air ForceDays. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.Armed Forces Day is celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May.Barracks Bash 2013 - Tonight (May 17), 6 - 8 p.m. All Single Sailors and GEO Bachelors are invited! Dont miss out onthe fun! Join your friends and colleagues outside of the barracks, building 460, for a night of fun and games. MWR will begrilling up FREE hamburgers and hot dogs for you so come out and enjoy the music and camaraderie. There will be over$1,000 in prizes and giveaways, which include an iPad, Samsung Tablet and Beats headphones. We look forward to seeingyou there! For more information, contact the Liberty Center at 228-871-4684.Need extra cash? Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) is sponsoring a base-wide Yard Sale May 18, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.All residents who live in base housing can place yard sale items on their lawns during this time. Anyone with base accesscan come out and shop until you drop. Call 228-863-0424 for more info. BBC will be compiling a list of addressesparticipating in the Yard Sale. You can email BBC at if you plan to participate.The Biloxi National Cemetery Memorial Committee is asking for volunteers to place approximately 18,000 flags onthe gravesides at Biloxi National Cemetery, 400 Veterans Ave., May 25 at 8 a.m. for Memorial Day weekend. Militarypersonnel do not need to be in uniform and family members are encouraged to participate. For more information, pleasecall Liz Burchett at 228-871-2427 or 228-860-8678.Time for the annual Bee Wash Fundraiser - The Bee Wash benefiting the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)will take place June 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the NCBC Parade Field. Now’s the time to nominate your favorite cleaning crewmember. All donations benefit Seabees, Sailors and Marines through NMCRS programs. To date the “lucky” scrubbersare: CDR Meyer, $76.37; CAPT Burgess, 38.95; Mae Duke, $37; Rob Mims, $26; Ron Perry, $21; CMDCM Mark Thomas,$17.74; Mark Ashley, $17.50. To nominate someone, call 228-871-2610. Throughout May, we will keep you up to dateon who is leading the charge for the scrub brushes.Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) on NCBC Water Quality - Important information about the quality of yourdrinking water is available in the 2012 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) at: a copy of the CCR will not be delivered to you, you may obtain a hard copy from NCBC Gulfport’s EnvironmentalOffice located in building 322, room 103 or by emailing a request for a copy to PWDEnvironmental encourages all customers with concerns or questions to contact them directly at 228-871-2373.Base decals on the way out - Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Pass and ID is no longer issuing decals. Paperpasses are being issued for six month increments. As decals expire, they will be scrapped. More information on this will bepublicized as it is known.Coastline now offering new Health and Fitness Degree - Coastline Community College, a Navy PartnershipInstitution in Fountain Valley, Calif., has announced that a new Associate Degree in Health and Fitness is now available toactive duty, spouses and dependents. All course work is available on-line through the Internet. For more information,contact Dr. David Drye in the Navy College Office, building 60, room 239 or at 228-871-3439 or to move on? Before you PCS , be sure and sign up for Fleet and Family Support Centers "Smooth Moves" Class,May 21, 10 a.m. - Noon. Call 228-871-3000 to enroll!Five Love Languages encore - Due to an overwhelming demand, the Five Love Languages workshop is being offeredJune 5, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the NCBC Chapel Fellowship Hall. Free child care and dinner will be provided. Call Cmdr. RuthGoldberg at 228-871-4906 to sign up.NCBC Gulfport site of 2013 Special Olympics volunteers needed - NCBC Gulfport will host the Area 3 SpecialOlympics June 8. Games will be held outside of the Fitness Center, near the softball fields, and will begin following a9 a.m. opening ceremony. An awards ceremony will happen immediately after the games conclude. A minimum of 200volunteers are needed to set up, register and accompany the athletes, cheer them on and tear down the site. Volunteerrequest forms will be available on each Command Quarterdeck and will be collected on May 24. Uniform for militaryvolunteers: service PT gear; civilians: appropriate athletic attire. Please direct inquiries to: MCC Ryan Wilber, 228- 871-3663 or May course offerings - Check out all Fleet and Family Support Center has to offer service members and theirfamilies:
  2. 2. Who remembers last hurricane season? - Were you ready? In less than 30 days, the 2013 Hurricane Season begins.To help get ready, visit Movies at the Training Hall are back! Take a load off. Sit back and watch the big screen all by yourself for somealone time, or make it a family night and bring the whole crew! Stop by the Snack Bar on your way in to get that butteredmovie popcorn and those other goodies that help you get lost in the moment. Forget what was playing? No worries - putthe movie hotline in your phone, 228-871-3299 and call anytime!Friday: Identity Theft, R, 6 p.m.; Saturday: Escape from Planet Earth, PG, 11 a.m.; The Impossible, PG13, 1:15 p.m.;Broken City, R, 4 p.m.; Sunday: Escape from Planet Earth, PG, 2 p.m., Side Effects, R, 4:15 p.m.Liberty Center - Call 228-871-4684 for more information.~ Need an island getaway, but have to be back to work on Monday? The Liberty Center has the answer with a ShipIsland Excursion. Purchase your tickets ahead of time from ITT for a discounted price of only $24!Fitness Center - Call 228-871-2668 for more information.~ Warm weather is here and the pool is open. Dive in for great exercise or bring the kids out for some fun in the sun.The pool is open Monday – Friday from 5:30 – 8 a.m. for active duty military only. From 8 a.m. – noon, all other eligiblepatrons can enjoy swimming laps and from noon – 7 p.m., the pool is open to the entire family. Water aerobics is alsoback by popular demand on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 – 11:45 a.m.~ Memorial Day “Murph” (MDM) - The Fitness Center is sponsoring a “Murph” May 27, 9 and 10 a.m. at the NOFFSpad. The fitness challenge is based on a workout named after Medal of Honor recipient Michael Murphy. The idea is tohonor ALL fallen military members with a challenging workout. Point of contact for more info is SMSgt Parsons, 228-868-2860 or Michael McLaughlin, 228-822-5108.Read the latest edition of the Seabee eCourier here: Offerings - Call 228-871-2454 for more information.~Women’s Bible Study - Women’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at the Seabee Memorial Chapel. Freechild care is available.~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 includeCatholic Mass at 9:30 a.m. There is also a Catholic Mass Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.~ Seabee Pantry – The Seabee Pantry is always in need of donations to restock the food pantry. Donation drop-off sitesare located at the Navy Exchange, Chapel, Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Center and Armed Forces RetirementHome. Everyone affiliated with NCBC can use the Seabee Pantry. For more information, contact the chapel.~ Praise and Worship - The Seabee Memorial Chapel is looking for new members for the Praise and Worship Team forthe Divine Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. If you can sing or play an instrument, you are invited to come shareyour gift.Information, Tickets and Travel - Call 228-871-2231 for more information.~ Is a busy spring schedule preventing you from stopping by ITT to learn more about all the fun local attractions?Well then just pick up the phone and give us a call. ITT can answer your questions about attractions and ticket prices andthen place your order right over the phone. Call 228-871-2231 today.~ Disney Adventures - Visit Disney World or enjoy an exciting Disney Cruise where dreams come true! Stop by ITTbeside the NEX and find out how to make the Disney magic happen!Navy Outdoor Recreation - Call 228-871-2127 for more information.~ You can be sure to find the best prices around at NOR. Stop by and pick up a price list for all of your springoutdoor plans from boats and camping gear to party favorites like bounce houses. NOR’s pricing can’t be beat. NOR isopen Monday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.~ FREE Batting Cage and Driving Range: No more tokens needed for either of these outdoor favorites. Stop by andtake a swing or improve your stroke on your own time! Rent bats, clubs and other gear from Outdoor Recreation at superlow prices during business hours. Call for details.**Outside the Fence Line**~ Cinema By The Shore - May 17, 7:45 p.m. Family friendly evening featuring “The Karate Kid” as well as FAMILY FUNfor all ages! Grab the blankets, lawn chairs and come party under the stars! Children under 18 must be accompanied byan adult. Event will be cancelled in the event of extreme weather. Rainy/wet day events will be held in Barksdale Pavilion.Limited parking in Jones Park - additional parking located north of Hwy 90. Enter by foot at Hwy 90 & 20th Ave. entrance.~ International Spring Festival, May 17, 4 - 10 p.m., May 18, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m., May 19, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Our Lady ofFatima, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi. Featuring carnival rides, arts and crafts, delicious international food booths, snacks.Childrens games and activities including the Hamster Water Ball game, pony rides and the turtle races! Liveentertainment all weekend long featuring singers, dancers, choirs & musicians.~ Military Appreciation Day, May 18, noon to 4 p.m., Gulfport Elk’s Lodge 978, 12010 Klein Road, Gulfport (largebuilding west of the intersection of Klein and 3 Rivers Road.) Food, prizes, slide for children, cartoon videos, games, prizesand dinosaur dig! No child will go away without a prize! Let us thank you for everything you do! Everything is FREE!~ 2ndAnnual WCA Bay-Waveland Fishing Rodeo, May 17 - 19, 937 Highway 90, Waveland. The largest fishing rodeoin Hancock County! This family friendly fishing rodeo features arts & craft vendors, food, music, carnival rides and FUN!Contestants fish the Gulf waters competing for trophies & prizes, as well as bragging rights for the biggest catch to showoff to all in attendance! Call 228-493-0896 for details. NO FISHING ENTRY FEE! Sign up now!*For a listing of all the events in and around South Mississippi, go to Disclaimer – theseevents are not base events and are subject to change/cancellation without notice. It is advised to call before attending.