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Seabee eCourier March 28, 2013

  1. 1. 53 No. 13 Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, Mississippi March 28, 2013 NMCB 133 homecomingAdm. William Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (left),cuts the Seabee Ball birthday cake with Capt. Rick Burgess, com-manding officer, Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport,(center left) and other distinguished guests, along with the youngestand oldest Seabees in attendance during the Seabee Ball at the Mis-sissippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss. (U.S. Navy photo by MassCommunication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Williams/Released)Seabees celebratehistory at 71st BallBy MCC(SCW/SW/AW) Ryan G. Wilber a fantastic room full of Seabees, pastNCBC Public Affairs and present, some just returning from Military members from the Navy, Ma- deployment . . . 133, others comingrine Corps, Air Force and Army joined the back from a training exercise in theAtlantic Fleet Seabees of Gulfport, Miss. field,” said Gortney.for the 71st annual Seabee Ball at the The theme for the 2013 Ball was “re-Mississippi Coast Coliseum, March 23. membering the past, building the fu- The ball was a grand celebration of the ture.”71st birthday of the U.S. Navy Seabees, “We honor your birth, and that of the146th birthday of the Naval Civil Engi- Civil Engineer Corps, and commemo-neer Corps and the 171st anniversary of rate the anniversary of the founding of the Naval Facilities Engineering Com- Family and friends welcomed home more than 280 Seabees assigned to Naval Mo-the Naval Facilities Engineering Com- mand. We reflect on your heritage, your bile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133, Main Body, at the Training Hall on boardmand. history; we remember your past. By NCBC Gulfport as they returned from deployment, March 21. For more than six Guest speaker for the evening, Adm. doing so we help form the present and months The Runnin’ Roos have been operating forward deployed to the U.S. Cen-William Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet the blueprints we must draw to build tral Command area of responsibility (AOR) in support of construction operationsForces Command, expressed his appre- your future,” said Gortney. With the throughout Afghanistan. NMCB 133 is returning home as the last active duty Seabeeciation for being invited to speak to the With the decommissioning of one East battalion to deploy to Afghanistan. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 3rd Classroom of both active duty and long since Coast Seabee battalion and a regiment, Katchen Tofil/Released)retired Seabees, civilians and spouses. “It’s truly my honor to preside over the along with the closing of Camp Moreell See page 7 and NCBC Facebook for more return photos71st Seabee Birthday ceremony, and it’s See CELEBRATE page 4
  2. 2. Legal: Trusts vs Custodial Accounts Pentagon NCBC Commanding Officer By Jeffrey M. Gott, Esq. Pensacola Legal Assistance delays One such goal may be to pro- vide a non-citizen spouse with consist of any means-tested benefit, e.g. food stamps, and Office, RLSO SE the unlimited marital deduction Medicaid. Since the beneficiary Capt. Rick Burgess Public Affairs Officer Rob Mims There is a concept in the law that allows one to transfer their furlough set forth in the Internal Revenue Code. For federal estate tax receiving such benefits only qualifies to do so if they meet property to another individual in purposes, married people who very modest income and asset Editor Bonnie L. McGerr order for it to be managed to benefit a third-party. This is notification are citizens of the United States may transfer an unlimited limits, their benefits will be lost if they inherit even a small Mass Comm. Specialist MCC(SCW/SW/AW) known as a "trust." In such an amount of wealth between each amount of wealth. In such an By American Forces Press Ryan G. Wilber arrangement the property other without paying federal gift instance a special needs trust Service Special Contributors owner, often called the or estate tax. If, however, one may be useful. Instead of the --WASHINGTON, March 21-- CM3(SCW) Katchen Tofil “grantor,” transfers their prop- spouse is not a U.S. citizen then inheritance going directly to the Pentagon officials have put CECN(SCW) Lucinda Moise erty to someone else, generally the ability to transfer wealth beneficiary it will fund a special off sending furlough notices referred to as a “trustee,” with during their life or at death is needs trust and to be used to to civilian employees until The Seabee Courier is a weekly authorized on-line one purpose in mind - for the severely limited. If one makes supplement their care. Thus, theyve had a chance to ana- publication for members of trustee to manage the property use of a qualified domestic trust the beneficiary retains the public lyze how pending legislation the military services and their they were given to benefit a they can obtain the same tax benefits and the inheritance that would fund the federal families. Content does not third party. This third party is benefit otherwise available if serves to improve their standard government for the rest of necessarily reflect the official the “beneficiary.” Often, their spouse was a U.S. citizen. of living. the fiscal year will affect the views of the U.S. Govern- grantors are parents, trustees Another goal of a trust may be These are two somewhat so- Defense Department. ment, the DoD or the U.S. are trusted family members or to make a gift to a family mem- phisticated examples of the use Officials now estimate that Navy and does not imply en- financial professionals, and the ber who receives some sort of of trusts. Most often people use furlough notices will go out on dorsement thereof. The ap- beneficiaries are the grantor’s means-tested public benefit trusts to more effectively man- or about April 5, Navy Cmdr. pearance of advertising in this children. Such arrangements without the gift jeopardizing age money intended for their Leslie Hull-Ryde, a Pentagon newspaper, including inserts can be crafted in order to their ability to continue to qual- spokeswoman, said. or supplements, does not achieve different goals. ify for that benefit. These may See TRUSTS page 12 "The legislation could have constitute endorsement by some impact on the overall the U. S. Government, DoD, number of furlough days, but the Navy or NCBC Gulfport of no decisions have been the products and services ad- reached, especially since the vertised. All content in this legislation hasnt been signed newspaper shall be made available for purchase, use or into law," Hull-Ryde said. patronage without regard to "The number of furlough days race, color, religion, gender, at this point remains at 22." national origin, age, marital Pentagon Press Secretary status, physical handicap, po- George Little said the delay litical affiliation or any other makes sense. "We believe the March 28, 2013 non-merit factor of the pur- delay is a responsible step to chaser, user or patron. If a take in order to assure our violation or rejection of this civilian employees that we do equal opportunity policy by not take lightly the prospect an advertiser is confirmed, of furloughs and the resulting the publisher shall refuse to decrease in employee pay," print advertising from that he said. source until the violation is corrected. The Seabee Courier solicits news contributions from military and civilian sources, but the Public Affairs staff reserves the right to editSeabee Courier and/or rewrite material se- lected for publication to con- Armed Forces MC 2013 form with journalism Navy-Marine Corps standards. The deadline for Relief Fund Poker Run material is close of business April 20, AFMC Clubhouse every Friday. Your comments $250 high hand, raffle prizes, are always welcome. The 50/50, Food, DJ Seabee Courier office is in $15 per hand, two for $20 Registration: 10 a.m. Building 1, Room 205. The First bike out: 11 a.m. mailing address is 4902 Mar- Last bike in: 4 p.m. vin Shields Blvd., Code 15, 11007 Wolf River Road Gulfport, MS 39501. Phone: Gulfport 228-871-3662., Email: HUA 228-229-2816 2
  3. 3. Buzz on Around the Street By CECN(SCW) Lucinda Moise the NCBC Public Affairs “What do you miss Center most about your deployed Seabee?” Paula Ingram, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Gulfport educator, and Marie Chasse, Naval Construc- tion Battalion Center (NCBC) personnel security man- ager, instructs an “Adjusting to the Economy and a Furlough” class coordinated by FFSC on board NCBC, March 20. The class was designed to help employees with security clearances, finances, and emotional and mental adjustments, while making the transition to less pay as a result of being furloughed. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) “Having date nights.” Megan Winkel Hometown: Clarksville, Tenn. Pfc. Cyntara Hill, 169th Engineering Battalion Charlie Company, cuts felt paper for a roofing project in Builder “A” School on board NCBC, March 21. Laying felt paper for roofing is one of the many trades taught to the students of Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC)March 28, 2013 while attending Builder “A” School. (U.S. Navy photo by Construction Me- chanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) “I miss having fun with him playing Pokemon and foot- ball.” Javyn Albert Hometown: Gulfport, Miss.Seabee Courier Capt. Rick Burgess, commanding officer, NCBC and Julie Herring, general manager, Navy Exchange (NEX) Gulfport, cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the new wireless advocates at the NEX on board NCBC, March 20. The new wireless advocates are a third party dealer for AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Boost mobile, and are on hand to take care of all wireless “I miss her all around needs for base personnel. (U.S. Navy photo by Con- presence.” struction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) Anthony Brown The appearance of commercial vendors does not constitute endorsement by the De- partment of Defense, the Department of the Navy nor Naval Construction Battalion Cen- Hometown: Albany, Ga. ter, Gulfport 3
  4. 4. Blood Drive April 4 Chapel 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Liberty Center 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. visit and use SEABEE or SEABEELIBERTY as sponsor code. All Blood Types Needed! Seabee Ball 2013 The PWD Gulfport Trouble Desk “Remembering the past, building the future.” is moving to the Regional Call Center Move Date: April 1 Regional Call Center Phone Number: 1-855-462-8322 ~ Call Center Operational 24/7 ~ All Routine and Emer- gency Service Calls will be called into the RCC Clockwise top left: (1) Adm. William Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet opening remarks to guests at the Seabee Ball. (4) Adm. William Gort- ~ Only Building Managers Forces Command, (right), Awards the Presidential Unit Commendation ney presents Construction Electrician Constructionman Joshua L. and Authorized Callers can to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 Commanding Offi- Detrick with a Navy Achievement Medal at the Seabee Ball. (5) Guests place Routine Service Calls cer Cmdr. David McAlister, NMCB 74 Command Master Chief Lisa Hall at the Ball were entertained by Navy Band New Orleans, a DJ and area and Construction Mechanic 1st Class Kevin Stinson, NMCB 74 Sailor of band Red Room aRRAngement . (6) Sailors assigned to the Ceremo- (Anyone can call in anMarch 28, 2013 the Year, during the Seabee Ball at the Mississippi Coast Convention Cen- nial Guard Detail, present Colors during opening ceremonies. The ball Emergency) ter in Biloxi. (2) A Sailor assigned to the Prisoners of War, Missing in was a grand celebration of the 71st birthday of the U.S. Navy Seabees, Questions? Contact PWD Re- Action (P.O.W./M.I.A) Detail stands at the ready during the P.O.W. 146th birthday of the Naval Civil Engineer Corps, and the 71st an- quirements or your Facility /M.I.A. ceremony during the Seabee Ball. (3) Naval Construction Bat- niversary of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. (U.S. Navy pho- Management Specialists talion Center (NCBC) Commanding Officer, Capt. Rick Burgess makes tos by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan Williams/Released) (FMS): PWD Gulfport, 228- After dinner, the guest speaker’s wife Jackie. for being the first into a hostile 871-4270/4288;Alan Walker, From CELEBRATE page 1 remarks and a number of door Along with the one percent of area and living in austere condi- 228-822-5129; Rick Ricker, in Kuwait, the primary hub for prizes, dancing was the order of Americans who have volunteered tions, doing what many cannot or 228-871-3983; Stephen Mur- Seabee deployments to and from business for many. to serve in the country’s military will not, preparing a place for those ray 228-871-2192 Iraq and Afghanistan, the Seabees Following the Navy Band, New are those who must make sacri- about to go into harm’s way. The have experienced much change Orleans’ several musical selections, fices for freedom serving right be- admiral recognized that fact in his Fraud, Waste over the past year. But, even in the Red Room aRRAngement, a pop side them, military families. remarks. and Abuse Hot-Seabee Courier midst of change, Seabees are still cover variety band based out of Gortney took time to recognize “From where others flee, you go, line: Due to limited IG re- proud of their heritage and say the Mississippi Gulf Coast region their place in the military. you build and fight. You along with sources throughout the they would not have chosen any- took the stage. For many, the “Time and time again our families the rest of our Navy operate Southeast Region, all Fraud, thing different. after-ceremony entertainment is are there for us, and in the case of around the globe each and every “I hope everyone enjoyed them- Waste and Abuse hotline work the highlight of the evening. Reserve Sailors our employers and day, 24-hours a day, 365-days a selves tonight, honoring our past will now be handled by the Re- “It’s great to get dressed up and coworkers are there for us too, year. You’re always ready to de- and looking forward to the future. celebrate our great Seabee history, shouldering the burden that we fend our national security while gion. To report Fraud, Waste I have never regretted my choice but the night wouldn’t be the same leave behind. They make up the providing assistance to those in and Abuse, contact the Region to become an equipment operator without entertainment and danc- extended Navy family, who has a need. You bring with you determi- at: Toll Free 1-877-657-9851 and a Seabee,” said Senior Chief ing,” said Builder 1st Class Lou Tay- common understanding of the nation, and are recognized by and Comm: 904-542-4979 DSN Equipment Operator Karen Clough, lor, assigned to Naval Mobile challenges that our way of life for your expertise, your reliability, 942-4979 FAX: 904- 542- 2013 Seabee Ball mistress of cere- Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, brings,” said Gortney. quality of work and your Can Do 5587, E-mail: CNRSE_HOT- 4 monies. who was accompanied by his Seabees have long been known spirit,” said Gortney.
  5. 5. Navy’s annual Stethem Award goes to NMCB 11 Seabee By MC1(AW) Jonathan of its kind, for NMCB11 from assess remote construction Carmichael February to August 2012 dur- sites. NMCB 11 Public Affairs ing a U.S. Central Command Among the projects Mileham Builder 1st Class (SCW) (CENTCOM) deployment in was instrumental in successful Nicholas R. Mileham, assigned Afghanistan. completion of were two to Naval Mobile Construction “Winning the award has been schools, a sports complex, a Battalion (NMCB) 11, was kind of humbling,” said Mile- health clinic, a bridge connect- awarded the Steelworker 2nd ham. “It makes a person won- ing two small villages, and the Class Robert D. Stethem der how they would have Nawa District Agriculture Train- Award during a ceremony in acted in the same situation as ing Center. Crystal City, Va., March 9. SW2 Robert Stethem found After the Taliban destroyed One recipient is chosen each himself in.” two schools in the Nawa Dis- year for the award which rec- As a CMTT member, Mileham trict, Mileham was a key player ognizes outstanding individual trained 22 Civil Affairs Marines, in surveying this as well as the moral courage in support of local Afghan contractors and replacement of a U.S. military the traditions of the Seabees crews, and a Quality Control bridge, both considered to be while in the course of actual Inspector with the Government future stabilization and quick- operations. of the Islamic Republic of impact projects for local con- Mileham, a native of Oak- Afghanistan (GIRoA) in con- struction. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Commander and Chief of Civil field, N.Y., was selected for the struction methods and man- Mileham also assisted in the Engineers, Rear Adm. Kate Gregory, right, and retired Rear Adm. Ben- award based on his excep- agement of six infrastructure jamin Montoya, left, present Builder 1st Class Nicholas R. Mileham, quality assurance of the Nawa tional meritorious service in projects valued at over $1.6 assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11, the – Lash, a critical road connect- connection with combat opera- million. 2012 Steelworker 2nd Class Robert D. Stethem award for his out- ing the Nawa district to Lash tions against the enemy while He also led over 19 foot pa- standing achievements during the year. The Stethem award recog- Kar Gah district. serving as a member of the trols and served as vehicle nizes outstanding individual moral courage in support of Seabee Mileham’s actions in the days Construction Management commander and team naviga- traditions while conducting actual operations. (U.S. Navy photo by following a suicide bomber at- Training Team (CMTT), the first tor on 72 mobile convoys to Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Thien / Released) See AWARD page 9 NCBC welcomes Save a Life TourMarch 28, 2013 Sailors attached to Naval Construction Bat- talion Center (NCBC) Gulfport attend a “Save A Life Tour” presentation, which travels around the U.S. educating people about the dangers of driving drunk, at theSeabee Courier Training Hall, March 22. According to the Kramer Entertainment website, the tour, a national high impact alcohol awareness program, brings a shocking approach to alcohol awareness through a tragic video, personal stories of lost loved ones and a simulator that gives participants a com- pletely realistic, sober perspective on the effects of driving while intoxicated. (U.S. Navy photos by Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) 5
  6. 6. Reserve Seabees build Gulf Coast community relations By MC2 Daniel Garas less and needy of the Gulfport. teering to help local charities NMCB 15 Public Affairs Since opening its doors 29 ever since. Volunteers from Reserve Seabees assigned to years ago, the group has the battalion have helped to Naval Mobile Construction Bat- served over 460,000 meals. rearrange food warehouses talion (NMCB) 15, volunteered Christina Lipke, Office Man- and help sanitize kitchens and for a community relations ager for Feed My Sheep, said distribution points. (COMREL) event at the Feed that having the sailor’s help to Trujillo said that the charity My Sheep program March 21, clear out this trash is ex- contacted him about three 2013. tremely beneficial to their mis- months ago, asking him if the Sailors cleared brush and de- sion and the community. unit could help. Trujillo said bris, and removed waste from “Many of the homeless have he could and he’s brought vol- the charity’s property line in an problems with alcohol, drugs unteers with him each time. attempt to prevent drug-use and prostitution,” said Lipke. “Whenever they come out, and prostitution in-and-around “This will help keep them from it’s wonderful,” said Lipke. the shelter and beautify the having a hiding spot to do that “People see these sailors out property. sort of activity.” here and it makes them want “Trash, tires, debris, all of “She’s wanted to clean this to help us too. “ this stuff has all been piling up out for the last couple of Construction Electrician 3rd and it’s become a safety haz- years, but she just didn’t have Class Gary Chin was among Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) ard,” said Builder 2nd Class the manpower,” said NMCB the volunteers. 15, volunteer to help a local soup kitchen as they clear brush and Nicholas Holland. “Especially 15’s Chaplain Lt. Greg Trujillo. As he pulled a tire from a trash from their property. The thick brush allows the homeless a for people who are trying to “It’s a safety hazard along clump of trees he said, “I’ve hiding spot to abuse drugs and alcohol. NMCB 15 is currently de- recover from addiction.” with a health issue,” Trujillo done volunteer work for breast ployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and is an ex- Holland is one of 11 volun- added. “We’re cleaning it up to cancer, but nothing like this peditionary element of U.S. Naval Forces that act as combat teers from NMCB 15 to come help the community.” before.” engineers and support various units worldwide through national and support the local charity. NMCB 15 is a reserve battal- Chin is volunteering to help force readiness, humanitarian assistance, and building and main- “We came out here to donate ion headquartered out of Bel- for the third time since his unit taining infrastructure. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Spe- some time and helping hands ton, Miss., and was mobilized has mobilized here. cialist 2nd Class Daniel Garas/Released) to help out the community.” in support of Operation Endur- “I feel pretty good and I so many people are willing to land. “It’s definitely a benefit Feed My Sheep is a faith- ing Freedom. The unit arrived want to give back to the peo- volunteer their time off right all the way around.” based program dedicated to in Gulfport at the end of No- ple,” said Chin. before we deploy to come and For more news from NMCB providing meals to the home- vember and has been volun- “I think it’s been great that help the community,” said Hol- 15, visit Race Engines, NMCB 27 Seabees improve their skills Dirt Bikes, ATV’s, Cigarette Boats,March 28, 2013 Zodiacs Are you up to the challenge of hard work and repairing unique SOF equipment? Naval Special Warfare Development Group is seeking active duty Construction Mechanics and all other Seabee rates.Seabee Courier - Motivated/Volunteer - Pass Navy PFA - E4 - E6 Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion - No NJP (NMCB) 27 sharpen their carpentry skills at the Tech - No bankruptcy Trainer Site on board NCBC Gulfport, March 22. NMCB 27, - Obtain Secret/TOP the “Cold Weather Battalion,” was established in July, Secret clearance 1968 and is headquartered out of Chicopee, Mass. The Email us at !DEVGRURe- Tech Trainer site is an area where Seabees can practice or their construction skills and gain knowledge and experi- contact your detailer to re- ence through on the job training. (U.S. Navy photos by Con- quest additional information. struction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil/Released) 6
  7. 7. NMCB 133 Main Body receives warm welcome upon return U.S. Navy photos courtesy of Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ryan G. Wilber, Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jonathan Carmichael, Construction Mechanic 3rd Class Katchen Tofil and Construction Electrician Construction- man Lucinda Moise/Released March 28, 2013 Seabee CourierSeabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 dis- Runnin’ Roos have been operating forward deployed to the U.S. Cen-embark an aircraft and board busses en route to reunions on board tral Command area of responsibility (AOR) in support of constructionNaval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport. Family and operations throughout Afghanistan. Another reunion is scheduledfriends welcomed home more than 280 Seabees assigned to NMCB soon for NMCB 133s delayed party. It is only fitting that the Roos, who133, Main Body, at the Training Hall on board NCBC Gulfport as they were the first active duty Seabee battalion into Afghanistan, will bereturned from deployment, March 21. For more than six months the the last active duty battalion out of Afghanistan. 7
  8. 8. ‘The Meat & Potatoes Health Watch: of Life’ Completing the Physical By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Contributer Activity Risk FactorFor the love of candy (PARFQ) process By HM3 William Lowery ably been preoccupied with white gloves I wore with my fruit and nut-filled eggs of the NBHC Gulfport preparing to max out your PRT crocheted Easter dress each past have been replaced by an With Physical Readiness scores, so finding time to navi- year. endless array of individually Training (PRT) season just gate the PARFQ site may pres- My older brother didn’t partic- wrapped chocolate confections, around the corner, many of ent difficulty for some. To ularly like hard-boiled eggs, but all miniaturized to fit into a you may have been receiving make the process easier, a plethora of reminders from below is a step-by-step guide the competitive nature of the bright plastic egg that won’t your chiefs and Command Fit- to walk you through the hunt sent him on a wild ram- ruin one’s Easter dress. ness Leaders (CFLs) to com- PARFQ process and help stop page. He often whizzed past Gone are the days when pur- those email reminders from plete and turn in your PARFQ me, swooping in to grab his ple jellybeans reigned superior forms. Of course you’ve prob- clogging up your inbox. prize. I didn’t mind much, be- – those candy dinosaurs have To complete your PARFQ: cause I knew that the Easter been edged out by tiny one- 1. Google Bupers Online “BOL,” and click on the first link. Bunny had my back. I knew inch square miniature candy 2. Log into BOL (Bupers Online)No matter how much we ham- there was candy somewhere bars in every brand: Snickers, 3. Click on “PRIMS”mer the religious significance of especially for me. Sure enough, Milky Ways, Reese’s, Whoppers, 4. Click on “Member”Easter into our children’s little I would eventually find it – an Baby Ruths, M&Ms, Kit Kats, 5. Click the expand arrow icon to the left of your personal infor-heads, their minds default to Easter basket behind a shrub or Butterfingers, Hershey Bars, mationone thing this time of year: the under a sawhorse in the Peppermint Patties, Twizzlers, 6. Click “PARFQ”candy. garage, with my name on it, Starburst, and Skittles, to name 7. Click “Add PARFQ” Sure, they put on flouncy packed with sweet treats. a few. 8. Select the appropriate PRT cycle, fill out the date, and an-dresses and stiff ties, kneel an- My brother and I also always All these relative newcomers swer the questions truthfullygelically in prayer and pose for had one filled egg or a choco- have replaced old beloveds like 9. Click “Save PARFQ”pictures on the church steps. late bunny in the center of our Mallow Cups, Zagnuts, Gold To print your PARFQ:But secretly, every kid is pa- baskets – surrounded by what Mine Gum Sacks, Necco Wafers, 1. Start from “Member” screen (detailed in steps 1 - 4 above)tiently awaiting the main event: seemed like an eternal supply Good-N-Plenty, Sugar Daddies, 2. Click on the “Member Reporting” icon to the left of your per-the Easter Egg Hunt. Once re- of Brach’s jellybeans, marsh- Razzles, Chuckles, Circus sonal informationleased from the confines of the mallow “Peeps,” and tiny foil- Peanuts, Chick-o-Sticks, Boston 3. Scroll over “Filled NAVPERS 6110/3 (PARFQ)”church, kids all over the world covered Hershey chocolate Baked Beans, Charleston Chews 4. Click on the appropriate PRT cycle from the pop up list March 28, 2013run like crazed prison escapees eggs nestled in the strands of and Bubblegum Cigarettes. 5. Click on “Print this report” icon to the left of “Parameters”across lawns, through apart- plastic grass. For the most part, Even though the packaging is 6. Click “Export” when pop up appears to export file to PDF for-ments and between houses, vi- my parents allowed us free different, the sentiment is still matciously knocking each other reign to dive into the spoils of the same: Kids want candy on 7. Click “Open” to open fileover in search of sugary confec- our hunt, provided we ate the Easter and lots of it. 8. Print the PDF file of your completed PARFQtions packed into brightly col- obligatory slice of ham and plop One might conclude that If you answered YES to any of the PARFQ questions:ored plastic eggs. of scalloped potatoes at supper. candy is the evil vice that has Your PARFQ will need to be signed off by a medical provider for Back in the 70s when I grew Back then, however, I exhib- sucked the meaning out of the clearance to participate in the PRT and/or you may require aup, the objects of our hunt ited some early hoarding ten- holiday. But I like to think that separate form to waive participation. The number of waivedwere slightly different. Some- dencies, and was known to the tiny tasty confections are PRTs allowed before a service member must be considered for ahow, the Easter Bunny broke squirrel away the basket in my just our children’s rewards for medical board is two waivers given in a three year period, orinto our house every year, room for safekeeping. I would donning itchy dresses and suits, three in a four year period. If a PRT waiver is required you mustfound the hard-boiled eggs that ration slices of my filled egg for sitting on hard wooden pews, print off and bring the appropriate form to your medical ap- Seabee Courierwe dyed and scattered them as long as I could, until it even- and choking down rubbery ham pointment for completion. Again, if you have ANY yes answersaround our yard. tually became a hardened, crys- and soggy green beans. And you MUST book a medical appointment for clearance. After church, my brother and I tallized lump that I had to besides, watching the joy on To print waiver form:would burst from the family sta- throw away. In retrospect, I their faces during an Easter egg 1. Start at “Member Reporting” screen (detailed in steps 1-2tion wagon and race through wish I had stuffed my face hunt is really God’s gift to us on above)the yard in search of the eggs while I could, because later, Easter, and He doesn’t mind us 2. Click on “Filled NAVPERS 6110/4”and our baskets. Usually, the during my chunky years, the indulging in that sweetness one 3. Print the report using steps 5 - 6 aboveeggs, which had apparently Easter Bunny inexplicably bit. Please note: the PARFQ form WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED if filledbeen hidden for more than an out by hand – it must be completed and saved electronically be- brought me sugarless gum andhour, were smeared from the Get more wit and observations fore printing. Once you have completed the necessary steps packs of raisins. from Lisa at her blog, http://the- above, turn the forms in to your CFL. Congratulations! You nodewy grass, and the drippy Today, however, the Easter longer have to worry about recurring PARFQ reminders or hitfood coloring often got on the Bunny has more options. The meatandpotatoesof- lists . . . until the next PRT cycle that is! 8
  9. 9. Focus on EducationOpportunity for students Volunteer opportunities at area schools GULFPORT CENTRAL MIDDLE ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is asking for 10 proctors is in need of six volunteers May 1,to attend STEM Camp at April 10, from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. If you can help, please contact Erwin Gilliam, 228-870-1020. to serve as test proctors and 35 volunteers, May 14, 15 and 16 to serve as proctors. Volunteers areU.S. Naval Academy HARRISON CENTRAL ELE- MENTARY is asking for 15 - 20 volunteers to supervise and man- asked to report to the school by 7:30 a.m. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Schep-From Kevin Byrd how things work - even better! age field day activities being per- ens, 228-365-0204 for more infor-NCBC School Liaison Officer Creativity, persistence and the formed by approximately 610 mation. The Naval Academy Summer desire to make the world a students, ages 5 - 9 years old April LONG BEACH SCHOOL DIS-STEM Program is offered to better place are also important 19, 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch, water TRICT has requested proctors forrising 8th -11th graders. qualities. Becoming an engi- and Gatorade will be provided. the May State tests. Please contact Students must demonstrate neer requires hard work and a for arranging transportation to Contact James. L. Smith, Christ Spinks, Assistant Superin- good education. Our summer and from the Naval Academy. or tendent, at 228-864-1146 for moresuperior academic perform- program will be a great start to 228-832-2701. information.ance to include GPA, class Those flying commercial airstanding, and/or strong PSAT, your career in science and en- should make arrangements toSAT or ACT results. gineering. arrive at Baltimore-Washington March 2 Success . . . March 2 Selection is based in large Applications close April 15 International airport (BWI) be- Success is a free tool designed to help stu-part on ensuring geographic and all applicants will be noti- tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on dents on the ACT, SAT, ASVAB, test prep,representation along with fied of their status by May 1. Day 1 of the program, and de- and college admissions. The website isoverall accomplishments in and All students selected to par- part after 3 p.m. on the last found at isout of the classroom. ticipate will be required to pro- day of the program. a great resource for our high school stu- Engineering is all about creat- vide a nominal fee of Buses and midshipmen es-, building and making approximately $200 which will corts will be on hand to getthings better! So what does it include room and board, you to and from the Academy NCBC School Liaison Officertake to be an engineer? If you meals, as well as a variety of and math and science, you are materials. Plan on bringing To learn more about the pro- Kevin Byrd is located at MWR Building 352off to a great start. If you extra cash for snacks and sou- gram, visit:enjoy discovering new things, venirs. 1706 Bainbridge Ave. NCBC, 228-871-2117solving problems and learning Each student is responsible sions/stem.htm or email: 2. Receive a response, for example: Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza See Something Wrong, “Your alias is: S2U5 Call 911 if urgent! for Base Housing Residents March 28, 2013 Do Something Right! If replies put you at risk, text “STOP” March 29, Noon - 3 p.m., Seabee Lake 3. Begin dialogueNCIS has two new anonymous ways to report To report information Online: Bring your family out to Seabee Lake for ancrimes or suspicious behavior with the use of dis- 1. Go to, click on the “Report acreet and secure online or texting tip lines. Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza! Don’t forget Crime” tab and select the icon for “text and Web tipTo report information by Cell text: Hotline.” to bring a basket for eggs! The Extravaganza1. Text “NCIS” to the short code 274637 (CRIMES) features pony rides, boiled crawfish, hot dogs, There is a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a felonyfrom any cell or smart phone. thousands of Easter Eggs, prizes, Live DJ. arrest or apprehensionFrom AWARD page 5 When he completed his work Horse in Kabul, Afghanistan “Teaching the people of Afghanistan. Before being as- in the Nawa District Mileham during a time of high tensions Afghanistan, and the ANA to signed to NMCB 11 Milehamtack and multiple Improvised instructed 120 members of the between locals, ANA trainees, be self-sufficient hopefully im- was a member of NMCB 133, Seabee CourierExplosive Devise strikes in the Afghan National Army’s (ANA) and multinational military proved their quality of life at and Navy Recruiting DistrictNawa District, built trust with Engineering Kandak, the first trainers, and he greatly im- least a little, and I hope train- Pittsburgh.the civilian population and en- of its kind, in construction pacted current and future Kan- ing the contractors and the The award is named afterhanced security and overall safety, quality control, tools dak’s ability to complete Quality Control Inspector Steelworker 2nd Class Roberthealth and well-being of the and their uses, framing and expeditionary construction and helped build trust between the D. Stethem who was killed bylocal people when he partici- security fencing. He also men- survivability projects in a com- people of Afghanistan and the terrorists on board TWA flightpated in six security shuras tored them in managing their bat environment. legitimate GIRoA government,” 847 while returning from anand assisted in the training manpower, material, equip- “Looking back at the CMTT Mileham concluded. underwater construction teamand installation of two opera- ment and tools. mission and the ANA training Mileham has made six de- project in Greece in 1985.tional solar powered reverse The assistance Mileham pro- missions from deployment, I ployments to date in his 11- Stethem was posthumouslyosmosis water purification and vided to the ANA was done as hope the impact that I made year Navy career: two to awarded the bronze star medalpower generators for the local a member in the multinational was a lasting one,” reflected Okinawa, Japan, two to Iraq, and advanced to Steelworkerhealth clinic. training team on Camp Black Mileham. 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  10. 10. FREE Movie bring the whole crew! Stop by the Program at the Snack Bar on your way in to get that Training Hall: buttered movie popcorn and those Take a load off. other goodies that help you get lost Sit back and in the moment. Forget what was watch the big playing? No worries - put the movie screen all by yourself for some alone hotline in your phone, 228-871-3299 time, or make it a family night and and call anytime! Friday, “Rise of the Guardians,” “Cloud Atlas,” R, 4:45 p.m. PG, 6 p.m. Sunday, “Twighlight: Breaking Saturday, “Life of Pi,” PG, 11 Dawn Part 2,” PG13, 2 p.m; “Sky- a.m.; “Lincoln,” PG13, 1:45 p.m.; fall, PG13, 4:45 p.m. port. This FREE facility has Wi-Fi, and offers lunch delivery 11 a.m. - only $2 per person. Sign up todayFitness aren’t available anywhere else – not pool tables, individual TVs with 1 p.m. before space runs out. Children CDC Fitness Intramural sports even online. Design a fun-filled, headphones that play cable or Got a morning meeting sched- must be registered prior to themakes working out fun. This sea- high quality custom trip for you and movies, a big screen with recliners, uled? Why not meet over breakfast event to participate. Drop off is at 6son, sign up for softball or three on your crew. Whether you have a day computers and a fully equipped at The Grill. The Grill is open as p.m. and pick up is 9 p.m., sharp.three lunchtime basketball. Get a or a week, there is fun around the video game room. Liberty also pro- early as 6:30 a.m. and offers a vari- Bring on spring with the together and motivate each corner at the local breweries, vides FREE shuttles to shopping ety of tasty options from French Come over Saturday from 10 a.m. –other to push that work out a little beaches and hotels. Mobile, New and dining areas and an exciting toast plates to breakfast burritos or 3 p.m. for the Spring Fling Fieldfurther with some healthy competi- Orleans and Pensacola are only a monthly calendar of trips offered at traditional eggs and bacon. The Day; includes moon bounces andtion. Sign up today at the Fitness discounted rates. Call or visit NCBC Grill is located at the corner of more. Enjoy the excitement for only short distance away. Stop by todayCenter. Call 228-822-5109 for info. Liberty on Facebook for hours of Colby and 7th Street. $4 per person. Seats are limited so to design your worry free adven- Want an alternative work out? Try operation and additional details. Anchors & Eagles: Great service call today!swimming laps. Swimming is excel- ture. Search NCBC Liberty. and good times are what you can Become an ALL-STAR! Sign uplent for cardio and toning. Come Visit Disney World or enjoy an ex- expect at Anchors & Eagles. Open today until March 29 for Iddy Biddybefore work or on lunch. The pool citing Disney Cruise where dreams Navy Outdoor Rec Tuesday - Thursday 2 - 9 p.m. and T-Ball. Children must be age 3 oris open Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. come true! Stop by ITT beside the March 28, 2013 You can be sure to find the best designated for Chiefs and Officers. older by April 1 to be eligible. The– 1:30 p.m. If you or the little ones NEX and receive a FREE child’s Dis- prices around at NOR. Stop by and Stop by and shake off the day with program is open to youth ages 3 -4.don’t know how to swim, don’t ney growth chart the last Wednes- pick up a price list for all of your comrades. A $35 fee includes uniform, partici-worry. The Fitness Center offers day of every month. spring outdoor plans from boats pation award and end of seasonswimming lessons, too. Active Duty, Reservist, National and camping gear to party favorites Youth Activities banquet expenses. Call J.J. Atkin- Summer is right around the cor- Guard, USCG and Retirees are now like bounce houses. NOR’s pricing Make Friday night an Easter cele- son, Youth Programs Supervisor,ner. Are you ready for the beach? eligible for a complimentary Univer- can’t be beat. NOR is open Monday, bration with the Youth and Teen 228-871-2251 for info.The CDC Fitness Center has every- sal 3 Day Park-to-Park ticket and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Thursday and Fri- Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza! One If you haven’t taken the opportu-thing you need to help lose pounds, Blue Man Group Ticket at children’s day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday Easter egg hunt will be held for nity to check out the YAC’s Beforetone up target areas or just plain price! All dependents and DOD 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. youth 5 (enrolled in kindergarten) and After School Program Powerfeel better. The Center has top of personnel are eligible for dis- through 12 years of age. Another Hour, then you are missing out.the line cardio and strength training counted Universal 2 Day, with Third Food and Beverage hunt will be held separately for Stop by Monday from 2 – 5:30 and plenty of it - so you Day Free tickets! Don’t sit around in your room Teen Center participants. Cost is and check out all of the fun.don’t have to stand around waiting Getting ready for a Spring Break Getaway? Get up to 60 percent off bored when you could be having Seabee Courierfor machines. There are also rac- fun with friends at the Beehive. Sitquetball and basketball courts, soft- lodging rates for military and DOD MWR Program contact information personnel at more than 450 hotels, back and enjoy the flat screens,ball and soccer fields, and a Anchors & Eagles 228-871-4607 resorts, condominium resorts, vaca- play a little pool, and just have fun! Auto Skills Centerrunning track. Equipment is avail- 228-871-2804 tion homes, log cabin rentals and With an excellent beverage selec- Beehive All Hands Club 228-871-4009able for rental at the front desk. Child Development Center Bed & Breakfast Inns throughout tion, you are sure to find your pref- 228-871-2323And don’t forget to finalize that Fitness Center 228-871-2668 the US. Available at ITT through erence. Call 228-871-4009 for info.healthy routine with a relaxing visit Information, Tickets & 228-871-2231 the Military Ticket Voucher pro- Don’t let a busy work week ruin Travelto the sauna. gram! your eating habits. The Grill has Liberty Center 228-871-4684Information, Tickets Liberty Center healthy food options on the menu. Seabee Heritage Center 228-871-3619 Navy Outdoor Recreation 228-871-2127and Travel Just look for the apple! Need a Shields RV Park 228-871-5435 The Liberty program offers multi- menu for your office or want to The Grill On a budget? No worries - you 228-871-2494 ple recreation opportunities for the place a delivery order, call 228-871- Training Hall 228-871-4750can still afford to get away with single sailor or unaccompanied ac- 2494. The Grill is open Monday - Youth Activities Center 228-871-2251ITT’s military discounted prices that tive duty personnel of NCBC Gulf- Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Main Office 228-871-2538 10
  11. 11. NCBC Helping Hands volunteer opportunitiesDISABLED COUPLE NEEDS HELP - A Allison, 228-216-5741 for details. race will help cover the cost of surgery for and attach wrist bands to event spectators, report to the school by 7:30 a.m. If you aredisabled Gulfport couple is looking for vol- RESTORE COASTAL ALABAMA PART- 15 children in need of cleft lip and palate director spectators to viewing areas and interested, please contact Stephanieunteers to repair their fencing and do NERSHIP - RCAP is looking for 100 - repairs. Although there is a lot of fun and perform other volunteer services. Vol- Schepens, 228-365-0204 for more infor-other minor projects. If you are interested 1,000 volunteers to create four reefs at play throughout the race/obstacle course, unteers will be provided with a meal. If helping, call Edward Austin at 228-596- Pelican Point in Fairhope, Ala. Once con- the benefits are life changing. Contact you are interested in volunteering, please COAST SALVATION ARMY NEEDS8565.ART IN THE PASS - Approximately structed, the reefs will protect the adjacent, or stop contact Chief Ryan Wilber at VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers are need for25 volunteers are needed for Art in the shoreline and enhance habitat for fish, by the Orange Grove Navy Federal Credit or stop by the NCBC various projects throughout the year. Con-Pass April 5 - 7 at the War Memorial Park. shellfish and birds, providing opportunities Union branch located in the Crossroads Public Affairs Office, building 1, room 205, tact Shawna Tatge for info,Art in the Pass is a not-for-profit organi- for fishing, bird watching and sightseeing Shopping Plaza to sign up. no later than March 30 to sign up for a Shawna_Tatge@uss.salvationarmy.orgzation; made possible through the hard from land, kayak or boat. Volunteers will GULFPORT CENTRAL MIDDLE shift. USO GULF COAST - Get involved withwork and dedication of volunteers. Vol- meet April 6 at 8 a.m., at Pelican Point, SCHOOL - GCMS, 1310 42nd Ave, Gulf- LONG BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT has USO Gulf Coast. Thanks to dedicated vol-unteers are asked to work two hour shifts. Baldwin County, Alabama, near the mouth port is asking for 10 proctor/hall moni- requested proctors for the May State tests. unteers, our USO Gulf Coast Centers op-Work includes setting up booths, carrying of Weeks Bay, 10299 County Road 1, tors April 10, from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Contact Christ Spinks, Assistant Superin- erate to provide a place to unwind, tosound equipment, setting up Fairhope, Ala. Sign up for this opportunity Contact Erwin Gilliam, Guidance Coun- tendent, at 228-864-1146 for more infor- connect to families back home or whatevertables/chairs/displays, park maintenance, at Contact Kandice selor, 228-870-1020. mation. else is needed to ease the burden. Evenhanding out program pamphlets, work- OGrady, Alabama Coastal Foundation at SMOKIN’ THE SOUND AND SMOKIN’ ORANGE GROVE ELEMENTARY - Or- if you are not able to volunteer on a reg-ing with food vendors, and selling tickets 251-990-6002 for additional information. THE LAKE - Smokin’ the Sound and ange Grove Elementary, 11391 Old High- ular basis, our local USO Gulf Coast Cen-for water and other beverages. Volunteers 2013 ZOMBIE RUN- Ten volunteers are Smokin’ the Sound, April 26 - 28, and way 49, Gulfport is in need of six ters often have programs and events thatare needed April 5 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 needed for the 2013 Zombie Run April 6, Smokin’ the Lake, May 4 - 5, are return- volunteers May 1, to serve as test proctors need your support. Interested in becom-p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Harrison County ing to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Race or- and 35 volunteers, May 14, 15 and 16 to ing a USO volunteer? Visit usovolun-day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Contact Ernestine Fairgrounds. Proceeds raised during the ganizers are asking for volunteers to sell serve as proctors. Volunteers are asked to Seabee Memorial Chapel March 28, 2013 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 Center Chaplains: Seabee Courier The Seabee Pantry needs restocking. During the holidays, the need for Lt. Cmdr. Paul Smith, Protestant Chaplain food donations is at its highest level. Please donate as many canned goods and other nonperishables as possible. Donation drop-off sites are located Lt. Yoon Choi, Protestant Chaplain at the Navy Exchange, Chapel, Commissary, Fleet and Family Support Cen- For information concerning other faith groups, ter and Armed Forces Retirement Home. The Seabee Pantry is for call the chapel office at 228-871-2454 anyone affiliated with NCBC. Praise and Worship Services: The Seabee Memorial Chapel is looking for new members for the Praise and Gospel Service: 8 a.m. 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. Sunday Catholic Mass: 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study Weekday Mass: Tuesday, 11:15 a.m. 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 Divine Worship: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. all offerings that are available, contact the chapel at 228-871-2454. 11