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Thursday, March 31, 2011

$20k reduction! Over 2000 sqft near Camp Lejeune & MARSOC in a golf course community!



This gorgeous home is nestled into nature in North Shore Country Club just a short drive to the military bases AND the beach! With over 2200 square feet of wide open living space, this home could be your dream come true! This home is 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath and has tons of natural light and privacy. The tiled floors are gorgeous and the huge deck provides plenty of outdoor entertaining space...and your golf membership is included! Call Beth to see this beautiful home today!


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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:38 AM

3bd/2.5ba + Bonus Room near Camp Lejeune, New River, & MARSOC in Sneads Ferry, NC

204 Ross Court
SNEADS FERRY, NC
REDUCED! Close to military bases, family friendly neighborhood with room to roam!


3BR/2+1BA Single Family House
$214,500

Year Built 2006
Sq Footage 1,877
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size .98 acres
HOA/Maint $0 per month

Description

Minutes from the back gate of Camp Lejeune and Stone Bay/ MARSOC Headquarters! Not your typical Justice Farms home! This two-story sits on a cul-de-sac backed up to the wooded wetlands and is on .98 acres. A fabulous floorplan tucks the master bedroom on the first floor and 2 bedrooms and huge bonus room upstairs! This house also boasts a formal dining room, huge back deck for entertaining, and eat-in kitchen!



Call Beth for a private showing of this amazing home: Cell-910.378.6468, Office: 910.367-2965

Property Features

Central A/CFireplaceHigh/Vaulted ceiling
Walk-in closetFamily roomBonus/Rec room
Dining roomBreakfast nookDishwasher
Stove/OvenMicrowaveLaundry area - inside
Balcony, Deck, or PatioYardJacuzzi/Whirlpool


Additional Photos


House front

kitchen

living room

upstairs bathroom

FROG

deck view

Contact Info
Beth Jones
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beth@onslowhomefinder.com
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For sale by agent/broker


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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:31 AM

Monday, March 28, 2011

What's Happening? 27 March- 2 April

Events, Activities, and Workshops on Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River



27 March - 
        
            Camp Lejeune:
  • Marine Federal Intercollegiate Golf Championship


  • 1400: Fly-fishing 101: Marston Pavilion Pier  - FREE! Learn the basics of fly-fishing including rod and lure selection, casting techniques, and more!      
           New River:



28 March    

 Camp Lejeune:

      New River:
  • 0830: Parenting Class- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    This four-day class will provide "hands-on" information to parents about how to make responsible decisions in raising their toddlers and young children. To register, please call 449-4866/4867. There is childcare available!

29 March 
    Camp Lejeune:

  • 0830: Stress Management Workshop: Bldg 302 - Health Promotions. Learn to identify the causes and symptoms of stress and how to successfully manage daily stress as well as life's major stressors. Discover new ways to relieve stress and take the first step to becoming stress-free! Open to all ID card holders. Please call 451-2865 to register.

  • 1830: Suicide Awareness for families:  Bldg 40, Russell Marine & Family Services, Rm 139. Strong and aware families can help identify someone who is in need and step in to help before it's too late! Severe depression in adults and adolescents can be more difficult to realize, so come and get a better understanding and learn what tools and resources are available to help save lives.  Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.

      New River:
  • 0830: Day 2 of  Parenting Class- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    This four-day class will provide "hands-on" information to parents about how to make responsible decisions in raising their toddlers and young children. To register, please call 449-4866/4867. There is childcare available!

  • 1300: Stress & Anger Management Class, Series 1, Part 4 of 4: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services. Learn to identify your style of anger and find practical ways to manage "out of control" emotions!  Pre-registratio​n required at 449-6110.

  • 1800: Tips for a Successful Parent/Teacher Conference: Bldg AS-232, Marine & Family Annex Building. Want to make the most of your next parent/teacher conference? Come learn tips and tricks to help make it a success - including what questions to ask and what to do with the information! Call 449-4702 to register or for more information.  

  • 1900: SMP TRIVIA TUESDAY! New River Enlisted Club
30 March 

      Camp Lejeune:
  • 0830: Anger Management Workshop: Out of control rage can cause hurt and distress. Understanding the root of your anger can change your life! Learn how to express anger in appropriate ways and take control of your anger instead of letting it control you. FREE and open to all ID card holders. Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.
     New River:
  • 0830: Day 3 of  Parenting Class- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    This four-day class will provide "hands-on" information to parents about how to make responsible decisions in raising their toddlers and young children. To register, please call 449-4866/4867. There is childcare available!

31 March

      Camp Lejeune:

Customer Appreciation Day at Paradise Point Golf Course
  • 0900: CAMP LEJEUNE CAREER EXPO! Goettge Memorial Field House. Open to active duty, retirees, their families, Camp Lejeune & New River employees, and Coastal Carolina Community College students seeking jobs and educational opportunities. Come meet directly with companies that want to hire the best our area has to offer! Dress to impress, be prepared for interviews, and have copies of your resume available. 

    New River:
  • 0830: Day 4 of  Parenting Class- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    This four-day class will provide "hands-on" information to parents about how to make responsible decisions in raising their toddlers and young children. To register, please call 449-4866/4867. There is childcare available!

  • 0900: Family Care Plan Workshop: Bldg AS 232-MCFTB. You are required to have a family care plan in place, so why not make sure it's the best? Legal will be on hand to discuss the different kinds of wills and notarize powers of attorney. For more information or to register call 449-5343

  • 1000: Pre School Story Time at the Station Library! Ages 3-5. We'll read stories, make crafts, and play games!

  • 1030: Beyond the Brief : Dish about Deployment: AS-232, Marine & Family Programs Annex. Have adult conversations and learn tips and tricks from other spouses that are doing it too! Bring a dish to share and join us for lunch. Free childcare is available, however, children need to be pre-registered with CDC. Pre-register at 449-5343.


1 April      - April Fools Day!

           Camp Lejeune:


  • 0900: Budget for Baby Workshop sponsored by Navy & Marine Corps Relief. Workforce Learning Center, Bldg 524They will teach budgeting techniques and the impact a baby has on family finances. Call 451-5346/5584 to register. You get free baby goodies too! :-)

  • 1130: EFMP Meet & Greet: Bldg 40, Russell Marine & Family Services, Rm 136.
    Come meet other EFMP families and learn about resources available on base. Free childcare will be available with advance reservation- call 451-2672. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 451-4394.

  • 1800: PROM BOOT CAMP! Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Learn how to make a corsage or boutonierre and how to create great prom styles at home with advice from the experts. Cosmotologist, make-up artist, & stylists will be there to help. There will be games, crafts, and light refreshments. Open to ages 15-18. Register at MCCS Tarawa Terrace Community Center by 30 Mar.

  • 1830: Beer Pairing dinner featuring Brooklyn Brewery - Officers' Club @ Paradise Point.  Ever finished off a five course meal with Chocolate Stout beer? Come meet one of the nation's top 40 brew masters, Steve Hindy, co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery! $42 per person gets you access to this tasty five-course dinner and special evening. Call 451-2465 opt. 2 for more information.
        New River:
  • 0900: LINKS for Marines! New River Chapel Annex. Learn the essentials that every Marine needs to know to make the most of the military lifestyle. Discuss the benefits and resources the Marine Corps has to offer you and your family! For more information or to pre-register , call 449-4676/5343.

  • 1830: Parents' Night OUT! New River Child Development Center. Open ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Registration required at least 1 week prior to event at the New River CDC. Cost is $3.00 per hour. For more information, call 449-6712.  Take a date night - you deserve it!

  • 1830: Kids and Deployment: AS-232, Marine & Family Programs Annex. Two workshops will run at the same time - one for kids and one for parents. Learn effective tips on how to get your deployment off to a great start (or back on track!). To register for the event, call 449-5343. Free childcare will be provided for children under age 5, but they must be register with child development.
2 April

             Camp Lejeune:
  • 0900: Hidden Talents Spring Craft Fair! Marston Pavilion. All proceeds made from sales from tables at the craft fair will benefit the OWC Scholarship Fund. Baskets, woodworking, crafted pens, stained glass, quilting, embroidery, pottery, jewelry, military-themed items, and more! (Event continues Sunday, April 3 at 12pm)

  • 1300: Cooking Class: Midway Park Community Center. Free cooking class for ages 10 and up. This session focuses on holiday cooking!
       New River:
  • 1300: Kids' Zone BLOCK PARTY! AS-4044.  Join us for our quarterly block party in the Landing Pad parking lot. Enjoy games, food, entertainment, and fun for children of all ages. For more information call 449-0133.

Make it a great week! We have so many great activities and learning opportunities!

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 6:09 PM

Sunday, March 20, 2011

What's Happening? 20 March-26 March

Events, Activities, and Workshops on Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River


20 March - 
        
            Camp Lejeune:
  • 0900- Learn To Sail 2-Day Advanced Class: Day 2- Gottschalk Marina. Missed this class? Stay tuned for updates on future classes!
21 March- 
     Camp Lejeune:
        New River:
  • 1630- First Day of Spring Story Time & Crafts- Station Library -  Ages 3-8. Children can enjoy a story, decorate their own pot, and add soil in which to plant their flowers! Please reserve your space - 449-6715
  • REGISTRATION DAY! Intramural Arm Wrestling Championship. Swing by the New River Enlisted Club or the Fitness Center to sign up. There will be men's and women's divisions. Tournament format will be decided by number of participants. Open to active duty, dependents, & DoD personnel stationed aboard MCAS New River.

22 March
     Camp Lejeune:

  • 1830- Challenging Children: Ignoring & Redirection workshop: Russell Marine & Family Services Bldg 40. FREE workshop that will provide techniques to manage difficult behaviors in children. Information about free childcare for the event will be available uppon registration. Please call 451-4103 
      New River:
  • 0800: Command Financial Training- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    A 3-day course designed to educate a Command Financial Specialist, an in-house expert, for each squadron/unit aboard the air station. Each CFS will receive free personal financial management software to help them serve their fellow Marines and Sailors. Pre-registratio​n is required. Call 449-6110 to reserve a class seat.

  • 1300: Resume Writing 101 - Bldg AS-213- Station Library Reference Room. Get help translating your military experience into civilian terms! Learn about online resources that will help you write a resume that will get you the interview. Register by calling 449-6110

  • 1300: Stress & Anger Management Classes, Series I, Part 3 of 4. Bldg AS-90 Marine & Family Services Building. This class will focus on handling conflicts and conflict resolution both in the workplace and at home. To reserve your seat, call 449-6110

  • 1800: Adult Inline Hockey Organizational Meeting- New River Inline Hockey Rink. They will be discussing play dates and times as well as cost for the league. Coaches will be asked to submit team roster sheets, so please bring your players' information. Any player not on a roster can be drafted. Pickup games will follow the meeting! For more info, call 449-6714.

  • 1815: EFMP Workshop. Bldg AS-232 New River Marine & Family Annex. Come meet Vickie O'Brien, attorney for EFMP and learn how she can assist your family as members of EFMP. DINNER will be served! Call  449-4894 for more information.

23 March 
    Camp Lejeune:

  • 1030: Officers' Wives' Club Presents "Le Flick for Les Femmes" - "Fools Gold" at the Lejeune Base Theatre. $10 per person includes movie, sandwich, drink, dessert, & popcorn. 

  • 1900: Harlem Globetrotters come to Camp Lejeune! Goettge Memorial Field House. This event is open to the public. Special military ticket pricing: Bleachers-$17, Upper-level-$12. Active duty ID or retired military ID must be present at the time of purchase. Military tickets may be purchased at ITT, Midway Park Community Center, Tarawa Terrace Community Center, & Outdoor Adventures Office @ Goettge Memorial Field House. Public tickets may be purchased at http://www.ticketweb.com/ and are $25 for bleacher seats and $15 for upper level.

      New River:
  • 0800: Day 2 of  Command Financial Training- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    A 3-day course designed to educate a Command Financial Specialist, an in-house expert, for each squadron/unit aboard the air station. Each CFS will receive free personal financial management software to help them serve their fellow Marines and Sailors. Pre-registratio​n is required. Call 449-6110 to reserve a class seat.
  • 0900: LINKS for Spouses: Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex. Learn about the military way of life - including pay charts, tips for deployments, and more!  For more information or to register, call 449-4676/5343.

24 March 

      Camp Lejeune:
Marine Federal Credit Union Intercollegiate Golf Championships
  • 1300: Taking Control of Your Finances: Bldg 302- Holcomb Blvd. An interactive training session that covers the basics of forming a personal finance plan. Develop realistic and measurable financial goals. All ID cardholders can register for this free workshop, please call 910-451-2865

  • 1800: Spousal Post-deployment Support Group: Bldg 40- Russell Marine & Family Services Center.All caregivers/spouses are welcome. Don't feel like you're alone! No pressure to talk or participate. Attendees from Wounded Warrior Bn will be there to demystify the process and to answer any questions spouses or caregivers may have. Any questions please contact Kristy Jones at 910.381.2010 or kristy.jones@us​mc.mil

     New River:
  • 0800: Day 3 of  Command Financial Training- Bldg AS-233- New River Chapel Annex.
    A 3-day course designed to educate a Command Financial Specialist, an in-house expert, for each squadron/unit aboard the air station. Each CFS will receive free personal financial management software to help them serve their fellow Marines and Sailors. Pre-registratio​n is required. Call 449-6110 to reserve a class seat.

  • 0800: New River Welcome Aboard Brief.  New River Enlisted Club. Become oriented with your duty station and the surrounding community! In accordance with MCO and ASO 1754.2A all E7 and below and 0-4 and below are required to attend, however, all military, dependents, and DoD personnel are welcome to come. For more information call Marine & Family Programs at 449-6110.

  • 1900: SMP POKER NIGHT - New River Enlisted Club
25 March
      Camp Lejeune:
Marine Federal Intercollegiate Golf Championship
  • 1800: O'Club's "A Night in the Movies": Dress in your red carpet attire OR feel free to dress up as your favorite actor/actress for this star-studded event. There will be drink specials and dinner stations for attendees as well as prizes for best costumes. Call Call 451-2465 ext 2 for more information. You must purchase tickets in advance!
  • 1830: FREE MOVIE Night! "MegaMind"-  Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Make it a family night and join up for free refreshments!
    New River:


19 March      
           Camp Lejeune:

Marine Federal Intercollegiate Golf Championship

***CYTP Job Fair Cancelled! Stay tuned for a new date.***

Aquafina Pitch Hit & Run- Jacksonville Commons Youth Rotary Field 3- Jacksonville Recreation & Parks and MCCS Camp Lejeune Youth Sports are hosting Aquafina Pitch Hit & Run. Registration is from 0900-1000 and the action starts at 1000. Rain Date is 27 Mar at 1300. This FREE event is open to boys and girls ages 7-14


        New River:

Make it a great week! We have so many great activities and learning opportunities!


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Beth Jones Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune REALTOR
SOLD Buy the Sea Realty
CampLejeuneHomefinder.com
(910) 378-6468
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Jacksonville, NC Real Estate, Condos, Homes for Sale
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Beth Jones Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune REALTOR
SOLD Buy the Sea Realty
CampLejeuneHomefinder.com
(910) 378-6468
---
Jacksonville, NC Real Estate, Condos, Homes for Sale
Onslow County, NC Real Estate, Condos, Homes for Sale
Camp Lejeune PCS Relocation, military relocation, Real Estate, Condos, Homes for Sale
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# posted by Beth Jones @ 3:17 PM

Thursday, March 17, 2011

10 Things I Learned from Military Life...to be continued

For those of you who don't already know, I've been living the military life since birth. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII.  My father was a Naval aviator (A-6 Intruders), career. My husband is a United States Marine (career). Both my brother and sister are active duty Navy as we speak. I know all the sides it's possible to know!

My goal is to post a new 10 things every week. If there are things that you have learned and would like to share, please do! I'll start a tab on the Camp Lejeune Living Facebook.

Here are a few things I've learned along the way...

 
  1. I am blessed.
  2. Don't let TMO pack the coffee pot. When they show up at 8am, you're going to need it to maintain your sanity.
  3. Packing boxes with sheets over them make terrific temporary end tables.
  4. Remember the toilet paper on move-in/TMO day! There's never any in the new house...and you won't be able to leave. ;-)
  5. Be early...to everything.
  6. If possible, get your pack-out movers to label the boxes with the stuff that's in them, AND the room they were in. (i.e. Books/kids room). It makes it ALOT easier when there's hundreds of boxes coming off the truck and the movers are trying to figure out where to put them.
  7. Make sure the trash is taken out and any half empty boxes of Kleenex that you don't want to move with you are thrown away. They DO pack EVERYTHING! :-)
  8. Have a furniture marker in every color.
  9. Give thanks, pay it forward. Our spouses and their fellow servicemembers (and THEIR spouses!) give so much. A cup of coffee, a snack, and a little company mean ALOT on TMO day.
  10. Things are never as good, or bad, as they first appear. (That one's from my Dad).

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:54 AM

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's Happening? 13 March - 19 March

Events, Activities, and Workshops on Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River

13 March - 
        
            Daylight Savings Time Begins....and so does DESERT CAMMIE SEASON! :-) Happy day!

14 March- 
     Camp Lejeune:
        New River:
  • 1230- Spring Basketball League Organizational Meeting - New River Fitness Center (AS-4000) Open to active duty, dependents, & DoD employees ages 18+ 

15 March
     Camp Lejeune:


      New River:
  • 1300: Stress & Anger Management Class, Part II of IV- Marine & Family Services (AS-90) FREE! Stress Management, Part II - Dealing with Difficult People. Learn practical techniques! Call 449-6110 to reserve your seat!

  • 1700: Intramural Softball Meeting - New River Fitness Center - (AS-4000). Organizational meeting to discuss participation for the league. Teams must be registered by 22 March. Open to active duty, dependents, & DoD ages 18+. Stop by the fitness center to register or call 449-5844/5609.

  • 1900: Stress Management for Families- New River Marine & Family Annex (AS-232) - A stress management skill workshop that focuses on the stressors of military life. Open to all military members and their families. Please call 449-5343 to register.

  • 1900: Single Marine Program TRIVIA TUESDAY! New River Enlisted Club

16 March 
    Camp Lejeune:

      New River:
  • 0830: Baby Boot Camp (Day 1 of 2): New River Chapel Annex (AS-233). Learn how to make a smooth transition into parenthood! Hands-on experience for those expecting or with new arrivals! Pre-registration is required. Call 449-4866/4867.  Click here to view the flyer!

  • 1800: Home Buying & Selling Class: New River MCFTB (AS-232) Classroom. A workshop for that will arm you with the knowledge to buy or sell a home. To register, call 449-5258

17 March - St. Patrick's Day!
      Camp Lejeune:
  • 1100: Women's History Month - Guest Speaker COL Adele Hodges with opening remarks by Base Commander COL Lecce: Paradise Point Officers Club. Program starts promptly at 1130. COL Adele Hodges was the first female Commander of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Optional lunch cost is $8.50. View the flyer!

  • 1300: Investment Basics Workshop: Bldg 302 Holcomb Blvd. A workshop designed to help individuals with saving & investment planning. Thrift Savings Plan rules, regulations, and benefits will also be covered. This workshop is free and open to ID card holders. Please call 910-451-2865 to register.

  • 1300: Camp Lejeune Career Expo Preparation Workshop: Russell Marine & Family Center (Bldg 40) Auditorium. Get tips for the upcoming career expo! How to dress, what to bring, what to ask, what employers might ask you, and more! Pre-registration is required - 451-3212.

  • 1830: EFMP Special Needs Forum: Russell Marine & Family Services (Bldg 40). The EFMP Camp Lejeune Team will be present as well as a panel of representatives from Marine Corps base agencies. Some agencies will be providing demonstrations of their services such as behavior therapy techniques, recreational equipment, information on nutrition and recipes for healthy cooking, and more! FREE childcare will be available with advanced registration. Light refreshments will be served. Call 451-4394 or 451-4103 to register.
     New River:
  • 0830: Baby Boot Camp (Day 2 of 2): New River Chapel Annex (AS-233). Learn how to make a smooth transition into parenthood! Hands-on experience for those expecting or with new arrivals! Pre-registration is required. Call 449-4866/4867.  Click here to view the flyer!

  • 1000: Pre-School Story Time at the Station Library - Ages 3-5. Join us while we read stories, make crafts, and play games!
18 March
      Camp Lejeune:
  • 0900: Budget for Baby Workshop: Workforce Learning Center Bldg 524. Learn budgeting techniques and the effect a baby has on a family's finances. A FREE layette will be given to all USMC/USN families who attend and are expecting. The layettes contain brand name infant items and a handmade blanket. Call 451-5346/5584 to register.

  • 1630: St Patty's Day Party at the O Club-  Menu includes: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Bangers & Mash with Onion Gravy, Guinness Battered Cod with Chips, Irish Beer Dip with Pretzels, and Irish Soda Bread with Preserves. $15. There will also be a DJ and Irish Drink Specials! For more information, call 451-2465 ext 2.
    New River:
  • 1000: Spa Day Workshop: New River Marine & Family Annex (AS-232) - A Beyond the Brief workshop focusing on the deployment cycle & tips and techniques for managing the stress. Time will be spent in a "Spa" atmosphere with emphasis on caring for the caregiver. Call 449-5343 for info or to register.

  • 1800: EFMP Family Movie Night:  Marine & Family Annex (AS-232). Enjoy a movie and popcorn in a family friendly zone. Open to all EFMP families. Call 449-4894 for more information or to register.

  • 1800: Spa Day Workshop: New River Marine & Family Annex (AS-232) - A Beyond the Brief workshop focusing on the deployment cycle & tips and techniques for managing the stress. Time will be spent in a "Spa" atmosphere with emphasis on caring for the caregiver. Call 449-5343 for info or to register.
  • 19 March       Camp Lejeune:


  • 0900: Learn to Sail 2 Day Advanced Class!  Gottschalk Marina. Receive US Sailing Certification upon completion of the course. Cost $91.95 includes class materials. Register by first day of class. Open to authorized patrons ages 18+. For more info, call 451-8307/8345.

  • 0900: Family Fun Run: Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Open to ages 10 and up. Call for information -910-450-1687 

  •  1000: Show & Shine Car Show: Midway Park Community Center.  The Show & Shine Car Show features some of the coolest & fastest cars out there. Does yours have what it takes to win the People's Choice Award? Awards ceremony is at 2:30. There will also be inflatables for the kids and concessions for sale. Register at MCCS Midway Park Community Center by 16 Mar. Rain date: 26 Mar. For more info, please call 910.451.1807.
        New River:
  • 2200: UFC 128 - Fight Night!: New River Enlisted Club. Come watch the fight and enjoy FREE food courtesy of SMP.  

Make it a great week! We have so many great activities and learning opportunities!
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Beth Jones Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune REALTOR
SOLD Buy the Sea Realty
CampLejeuneHomefinder.com
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# posted by Beth Jones @ 9:00 AM

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Public Notice from Camp Lejeune - Drug Take-Back Program

This notice can also be viewed on http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/. I'm simply passing word :-)

Public Notice: Naval Hospital Drug Take-Back Program

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune will be hosting a drug take-back program at the Main Exchange, March 19 and 20 from 12 to 4 p.m. Service members and civilians are urged to bring in any medications or over-the-counter drugs that are expired or no longer used. The program is in place in an effort to curb improper disposal as well as protecting children from accidental ingestion or drug abuse. For more information about the program, please contact the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Office at (910) 450-4463.

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 2:42 PM

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

14 Things NOT to Say to a Military Wife

These were shared with me by one of my "Tweethearts", Jiza, who is a Navy Spouse. You can view her blog at  http://jiza316.blogspot.com/. She rocks! You can also follow her on Twitter - @Jiza316. Just a reminder that if you're not following @LejeuneLiving (that's us!!) on Twitter - you're missing the fun!

1. "Aren't you afraid that he'll be killed?"
(This one ranks in at number one on the "duh" list. Of course we're afraid. We're terrified. The thought always lingers at the backs of our minds —but thanks brilliant, you just brought it back to the front. Maybe next you can go ask someone with cancer if they're scared of dying.)


2. "I don't know how you manage. I don't think I could do it."
(This is intended to be a compliment. Though, its just a little annoying. Here's why: it's not like all of us military wives have been
dreaming since childhood of the day we'd get to be anxious single moms who carry cell phones with us to the bathroom and in the shower. We're not made of some mysterious matter that makes us more capable, we just got asked to take on a challenging job. So we rose to the challenge and found the strength to make sacrifices.)

3. "At least he's not in Iraq."
(This is the number one most annoying comment for those whose husbands are in Afghanistan. What do they think is happening in Afghanistan? An international game of golf? )


4. "Do you think he'll get to come home for Christmas/anniversary/birthday/birth of a child/wedding/family reunion, etc?"
(Don't you watch the news? No! They don't get to come home for any of these things. Please don't ask again.)


5. "What are you going to do to keep yourself busy while he's gone?"
(Short answer: Try to keep my sanity. Maybe there's a military wife out there who gets bored when her husband leaves. For the rest of us, those with and without children, we find ourselves having to be two people. That keeps us plenty busy. We do get lonely, but we don't get bored, and drinking massive amounts of wine always helps keep me busy.)


6. "How much longer does he have until he can get out?"
(This one is annoying to many of us whether our husbands are deployed or not. Many of our husbands aren't counting down the days until they "can" get out. Many of them keep signing back up again and again because they actually love what they do or they VOLUNTEER AGAIN and AGAIN to go back to Iraq b/c there is work that needs to be done.)


7. "This deployment shouldn't be so bad, now that you're used to it."
(We do learn coping skills. We figure out ways to make life go smoother while the guys are gone. But it never gets "easy" and the bullets and bombs don't skip over our guys just because they've been there before. The worry never goes away.)


8. "My husband had to go to Europe for business once for three weeks. I totally know what you're going through."
(This one is similar to number two. Do not equate your husband's three week trip to London/Omaha/Tokyo/etc. with a 6-15 month or more deployment to a war zone. Aside from the obvious time difference, nobody shot at your husband or tried to blow him up with an I.E.D., your husband could call home pretty much any time he wanted to, and he flew comfortably on a commercial plane. We do not feel bonded to you in the slightest because of this comment and, if anything, we probably resent you a bit for it. Comparing a 12 month combat deployment to a few weeks business trip is like comparing a crappy Hyundai Excel with a Mercedes convertible.)


9. "Wow you must miss him?"
(This one also gets antoher big "duh". Of course we miss our men. There are some wives who do not and they're now divorced.)


10. "Where is he exactly? Where is that?"
(I don't expect non-military folks to be able to find Anbar Province on a map, but they should know by now that it's in Iraq. Likewise, know that Kabul and Kandahar are in Afghanistan. Know that Muqtada al Sadr is the insurgent leader of the Mahdi Army in Iraq and that Sadr City is his home area. Know that Iran is a major threat to our country and that it is located between Afghanistan and Iraq. Our country has been at war in Afghanistan for seven years and at war in Iraq for five years. These basic facts are not secrets, they're on the news every night and in the papers every day —and on maps everywhere.)


11. "Well, he signed up for it, so it's his own fault whatever happens over there.
(Yes, ignorant, he did sign up. Each and every day he protects your right to make stupid comments like that. He didn't sign up and ask to be hit by anything, he signed up to protect his country. Oh, and by the way, he asked me to tell you that "You're welcome." He's still fighting for your freedom.)


12. "Don't you miss sex! I couldn't do it!"
(hmmm, no i don't miss sex. i'm a robot. seriously…military spouses learn quickly that our relationships must be founded on something greater than sex. We learn to appreciate the important things, like simply hearing their voices, seeing their faces, being able to have dinner together every night. And the hard truth is, most relationships probably couldn't withstand 12 months of sex deprivation.)


13. "Well in my opinion….."
(Stop right there. Yo, I didn't ask for you your personal political opinions. Hey, I love a heated political debate, but not in the grocery store, not in Jamba Juice, not at Nordstrom, not in a bar when I'm out with my girls trying to forget the war, and CERTAINLY NOT AT WORK. We tell co-workers about deployments so when we have to spend lunch hours running our asses off doing errands and taking care of the house, dog, and kids, they have an understanding. We do not tell co-workers and colleagues because we are giving an invitation to ramble about politics or because we so eagerly want to hear how much they hate the President, esp. while we're trying to heat up our lean cuisines in the crappy office microwaves.)

Last, but not least….

14. "OH, that's horrible…I'm so sorry!"
(He's doing his job and he's a badass. Don't be sorry. Be appreciative and please take a moment out of your comfortable American lives to realize that our MARINES/soldiers/airmen/coasties/sailors fight the wars abroad so those wars stay abroad.)


If you want to say anything, say thank you.

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

What's Happening? 6 March- 12 March

What's Happening? 6 March - 12 March

Events, Activities, and Workshops on Camp Lejeune & MCAS New River

6 March -
         Camp Lejeune:
  • MFCU Intercollegiate Warm-Up Tournament. Come earn a spot on the Team Camp Lejeune 2011 Intercollegiate! $25 Entry fee includes awards, prizes, and a meal on Sunday. Does not include cart or greens fees.
  • 1300: Level 2 Learn to Kayak Class: Learning advanced strokes and paddling concepts including boat edging & bracing, one-man rescue, wet exit, and more. Ages 15+. Cost $30 including all equipment. Call 910.451.1440 or visit mccslejeune.com/outdoor to register.
        New River:

7 March 
     Camp Lejeune: 

        New River:
  • 1800- SMP -Free Bowling & Pizza! MCAS New River Bowling Center. Ages 18+
8 March
     Camp Lejeune:
  • 0930: Ready, Set, Grow! Maintaining a healthy marriage. at Bldg 797 (behind Russell Family Services Center). Learn tools to communicate effectively & feel connected with your loved one while they are deployed. This workshop is free! Learn how your relationship can stay strong, even when you have to be apart! Call 451-2864 to register and learn about the free childcare being offered.
      New River:
  • 0930: Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours - Part IV- Marine & Family Annex (AS-232) FREE! Workshop based on teachings of Dr. Kevin Leman. Learn to face behavioral challenges successfully. Call  449-4702 for more information.
  • 1300: Stress & Anger Management Class - Part 1 of 4: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services. Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed out? Come learn some basic principles of stress management! Call 449-6110.

9 March
    Camp Lejeune:
  • 0830: Healthy Communication in Relationships: Bldg 302 - Health Promotions. Learn the differences in how males and females communicate and react differently to circumstances. Break down the barriers that get in the way of positive interaction. Free! Call 451-2865 to register.

  • 1830: Ready, Set, Grow! Maintaining a healthy marriage. (Same class as Tuesday at a different time for your scheduling convenience!) at Bldg 797 (behind Russell Family Services Center). Learn tools to communicate effectively & feel connected with your loved one while they are deployed. This workshop is free! Learn how your relationship can stay strong, even when you have to be apart! Call 451-2864 to register and learn about the free childcare being offered.

  • 1830: Juggling During Deployment - MCFTB Office Bldg LC 4012-A Butler Drive, Midway Park. It's easy to lose balance when your loved one is gone and you're managing so many roles! This workshop will help you learn to maintain family time, relationships, work, and fun. It will provide tools to help organize and prioritize life's events and even help with managing stress! Call 451-0176 to register and learn about the childcare being offered.
    New River:


10 March
      Camp Lejeune:
  • Customer Appreciation Day @ Paradise Point Golf Course

  • 0830: Alcohol 101 Workshop. At Bldg 302 - Health Promotions. What's binge drinking and what's the big deal? When is the next drink too much? Learn to prevent alcohol related tragedies in your life! This is a FREE workshop open to ID card holders. Call 451-2865 to register.

  • 1100:   Ready, Set, Grow! Maintaining a healthy marriage. (Same class as Tuesday & Wednesday at a different time for your scheduling convenience!) at Bldg 797 (behind Russell Family Services Center). Learn tools to communicate effectively & feel connected with your loved one while they are deployed. This workshop is free! Learn how your relationship can stay strong, even when you have to be apart! Call 451-2864 to register and learn about the free childcare being offered.  

  • 1300: Car buying - Getting a fair deal workshop: Bldg 302, Holcomb Blvd, Camp Lejeune. An interactive training session designed to help you meet your financial goals. Learn your legal rights as a consumer, review sales tactics and advertising techniques in order to protect yourself from scams. This workshop is FREE and open to ID card holders. Call 910-451-2865 to register.

  • 1500-1900: THE PUZZLE! Don't miss this resource fair! Bldg 40, Russell Marine & Family Services Center Auditorium. Want to know what resources are out there to support you during this deployment? Don't have time to drive all over town to investigate your options? MCCS is bringing them together under one roof! View the flyer here!

  • 1830: Officers' Club Wine Tasting Event featuring Argentinian wine. Paradise Point Officers' Club. Wines will be paired with appetizers for you to enjoy. Please make your required reservations by calling 451-2465 ext 2.

  New River:
  • 0800: Welcome Aboard Brief: New River Enlisted Club. Become oriented with your new duty station and the surrounding community! In accordance with MCO and ASO 1754.2A all E7 and below and 0-4 and below are required to attend, and military dependents are welcome too!

  • 1300: How NOT to Marry a Jerk Workshop: Bldg AS-232, Marine & Family Annex. Learn dating skills based on the Random Attachment Model. Please pre-register by calling 449-5343.

  • 1900: SMP: Movie Night! Station Theater. Doors open at 1830, show starts at 1900! Active duty and their guests 18+

11 March
      Camp Lejeune:
  • 0800: BASIC: Building Alcohol Skills Intervention Course: Health Promotions, Bldg 302. "Train the Trainer". This class is built to assist NCOs in providing guidance to junior troops on how to drink responsibly. FREE workshop open to active duty military. Call 451-2865 to register.

  • 1800: Super Hero You - Kids in the Midst: Free workshop designed for kids 4-18 in the midst of military life. Kids will have tons of fun while learning about good nutrition and exercise, good character, dealing with stress, and more! Call 451-0176 to register and to get the secret location of where this super event takes place.

  • 1830: FREE MOVIE NIGHT! At Harriotte B Smith library on main side Camp Lejeune. They will be showing Red rated PG-13.
    New River:
  • SMP: Charlotte Bobcats Trip! $65 includes transportation, lodging, and game ticket. Go have some fun! Register at the SMP office or call 449-5145.

  • Fun-filled Friday at the E-Club! Join up for prizes & more!

  • 1700: EFMP: LINKS for Kids! New River Chapel Annex AS-233. Open to all children with special needs and their siblings. Have fun and learn about the military lifestyle! Enjoy food, fun, crafts, and activities. Pre-register by March 4 at 449-4894 or email: boothgl@usmc-mccs.org

  • 1730: While We Wait Club: Chasing Leprechauns - Bldg AS- 232 Marine Corps Family Team Building. The club like atmosphere provides a safe place for "Kids N Deployment" activities. The activities will emphasize making positive choices. They will also be creating items to send to their deployed parent! Space is limited to the first 20 to register. Open to kids kindergarten-5th grade. Call 449-5343 to register.
12 March
      Camp Lejeune:
  • 1100: St. Patty's Day Picnic @ Tarawa Terrace Community Center. It's FREE! Irish-inspired picnic food, music, inflatables, games, & prizes. 

  • 1300: Jewelry Class: at Bicentennial Community Center in Watkins Village. Learn to make a bracelet & earrings. This is FREE and open to ages 10+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by the library to register, or call  451-3026

  • 1800:Officers' Wives' Club presents Basket Bingo! Marston Pavilion. Open to all base personnel.  $25 for buffet and 10 bingo cards. Cash bar all night. Proceeds to benefit OWC Charitable Distributions Fund. Happy hour & buffet begin at 1800. Bingo begins at 1900. Additional bingo cards will be available for purchase. Click here for the registration form!
        New River:
  • 1300: SMP Spring Barbeque!  New River Auxillary Fields. The weather is getting warm - get outside and enjoy friends and great food!
Make it a great week! We have so many great activities and learning opportunities! **** Do not forget that Sunday begins Daylight Savings Time. Spring forward!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Picture! V-22 Osprey at-sea landing

This picture brought to you by MarineCorpsTimes.com

By Cpl. Salvador R. Moreno / Marine Corps

A pair of MV-22 Osprey, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Sea Elk, and VMM-161 Greyhawks, rest on the flight deck as a landing craft, with Assault Craft Unit 5, exits the Makin Island to conduct training during Exercise Iron Fist on March 1. This is the first time the Osprey has been aboard the Makin Island. Exercise Iron Fist is a bilateral training exercise between the Japanese Western Army Infantry Regiment, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and several Southern California-based Marine units

Ospreys makes first at-sea West Coast landing

Staff report
Posted : Thursday Mar 3, 2011 7:57:24 EST
SAN DIEGO — It was a picture-perfect day Tuesday on the Pacific Ocean — and a long awaited landing — when the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft arrived on the deck of the amphibious assault ship Makin Island.
While other Ospreys have deployed overseas and operated in the combat zone in Afghanistan, the at-sea landing by an Osprey with the “Sea Elks” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 marked the first time the aircraft landed and conducted flight operations from an amphibious ship in the Pacific Ocean, according to the Navy. Another MV-22 Osprey with VMM-161, the “Greyhawks” squadron also based at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego, also made the squadron’s first shipboard landing that day.
The honors went to the San Diego-based Makin Island, the Navy’s newest big-deck amphibious ship, which commemorated the event by posting several photos of the flight deck action on the ship’s official Facebook page.
The Gator ship has been training off the Southern California coast with Marines and a contingent of Japanese ground self-defense forces during the annual bilateral “Iron Fist” exercise. The ship will leave later this year on its maiden overseas deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Pendleton, Calif.




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