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Friday, April 29, 2011

This weekend on Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River!

Events, Contests, and Fun!
Spring Break is winding down but there is still TONS of fun to be had this weekend! Contests and outdoor activities galore. Take the family and get out in the Eastern NC sunshine!


30 April - Saturday

Camp Lejeune:
  • 0900: Gone Fishin' Derby! Orde Pond. A FREE family day of fishing, especially for kids 16 and under. Bring your own pole & tackle, bait will be provided. There will be PRIZES for most fish caught, biggest fish, and smallest fish.  Register at Outdoor Adventures in Goettge Memorial Field House between 11-29 Apr. For more info, call 451-1440.

  • 1000: Kids Bike Show: Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Come decorate your bike and join the parade! We’ll have lots of prizes, including Best in Show, Most Creative, Best Theme, and Best Use of Recycled Materials. This FREE event is open to all authorized patrons. Register at MCCS Tarawa Terrace Community Center. For more info, call 450-1687

  • 1300: FREE Card-making Workshop: Harriotte B Smith Library on Camp Lejeune. Tap into your creative side and create cards from the heart! Materials are free and this event is open to ages 8+. Space is limited, you must call the Harriotte B. Smith Library to register, 451-3026.

  • 1400: Show Us What Ya Got Tryouts at MCX Main Exchange: If you can sing and want to compete for a chance to WIN cash prizes, then come out and Show Us Whatcha Got! Preliminary tryouts: Sat, 30 Apr from 1400-1600 and Sat, 7 May from 1200-1400. Finale: Sat, 21 May, begins at 1900 on Maynia Main Stage. Must be 13+ years old; if under 18, parent must be present.On-site registration is also available day of tryouts. Registration Form. For information, please call 910-449-9634. Click to view flyer!
New River:

0830: Aquafina Pitch, Hit, & Run: Register the day of Event from 0830 - 1000. Event begins at 1030. Children will have the chance to learn and display the three key fundamentals of baseball pitching, hitting, and running. Winners in each age group will have the opportunity to compete in the next level of competition. Open to all authorized patrons ages 7 - 14. Call 449-6715.



1 May

Camp Lejeune
  • 1700-1900: Kayak Fishing on Scales Creek: Camp Johnson. Meet behind M104. Cost is $5.00 and includes a kayak and guide. Bring your fishing gear! First come; first served; space limited. Open to all authorized patrons ages 12 and up. Patrons under 18 must be accompanied by parent/guardian​. Info: call 910-451-1440. View flyer!  More trips coming soon!

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:53 AM

Friday, April 22, 2011

PCS to Stone Bay? Sneads Ferry & Holly Ridge Area Resources Guide

Food (On Stone Bay):
  1. Stone Bay Chow Hall - M-F Breakfast 0430-0630, Lunch 1130-1300, Dinner 1700-1830; Saturday & Sunday - 0900-1000, 1500-1600
  2. Maggie's Drawers Snack Bar - M-Fri. 1030-2030; Sa- 1600-2100; Sunday 1600-2100 (910)440-2020 Link
  3. MARSOC Grill - Bldg RR400 - M-F 0600-1400
Restaurants - Sneads Ferry, NC
  1. DeNoia's Pizzeria - (910)327-1063 M-Th 1100-2100, Fr-Sa 1100-2200, Sn 1200-2100 (1038 Hwy 210) - DELIVERS to Stone Bay
  2. Domino's Pizza - (910)327-3272 Sun-Thurs 1000-2300, Fri & Sat 1000-0100 (975 Hwy 210) DELIVERS to Stone Bay
  3. Red Pepper Chinese Restaurant - Pick up only - 910.327.0888. M-Th - 1030-2200, Fr & Sat 1030-2230, Sn 1030-2130 (977 Hwy 210)
  4. Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar - 910.327.2300. M-Th- 1130-2100, Fri-Sat 1130-2200, Sn 1030-2100. Extended Hours in Summer. (510 Pete's Way)
  5. Christopher's Restaurant - 910.327.3007. W-Th 1700-2100. Fri - Sat. 1700-2200. Sun. 1600-2100 (1084 Hwy 210 - Lime green building)
  6. EMR Wings & Sports Bar- 910.327.0483. 1016 Old Folkstone Rd. M-Th 1100-2100, Fri- Sat. 0900-2200, Sun 1200-2100
  7. Minervini's New York Bagel Company - 910.327.3939. M-Sat 0600-1700, Sunday 0700-1700 (1016 Old Folkstone Road) Delivers 11am-1pm on weekdays, minimum $10 order.
  8. RiverView Cafe - 910.327.2011 - 119 Hall Point Road
  9. T'S Cafe - 910.327.3647 (2004 Hwy 172)
  10. McDonald's - 930 Hwy 210
  11. Subway - 910.327.3222 - in uniform? Order ahead and they'll bring it out!
  12. Andy's Burgers- 910.327.1555 - 993 Hwy 210
  13. Hardee's - 910.327.2535 - 968 Hwy 210
Nightlife
  1. Rick's Restaurant & Sports Bar - live music, kareoke, trivia night, and lots of TVs!
  2. LoReLie Pub & Grill - Old Folkstone Road across from CVS. Kareoke, dancing, trivia night, etc
  3. Smokers Post & Bar (and Cigar Bar) - Hwy 210
Taxi Services
  1. Topsail Taxi - 910.329.4545 - Stone Bay access
  2. Tarheel Taxi - 910.455.2222 Stone Bay base access
  3. Island Taxi - 910.329.1211 Stone Bay FRONT GATE ACCESS ONLY
Coffee Houses
  1. Trading Post Coffee House (and gift shop) - WIFI, coffee, sandwiches, & ice cream. 910.327.6400 Hwy 210
  2. Sneads Bean Coffee House - 910.327.0700 - WIFI, coffee, bakes goods, ice cream, DRIVE THRU. Hwy 172
Base Amenities
  1. Rifle Range Exchange - 910.440.2920. M-Wed: 0600-1830. Thurs & Fri: 0600-1630. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, & holidays. Drinks, snacks, sandwiches, tactical gear and uniforms (limited), dry cleaning service
  2. Maggies Drawers Rec Center - 910.440.2020. M-Th: 1030-2130. Fri: 1030-2300. Sat: 1200-2300. Sun: 1300-2130. WIFI, gaming units, TVs, billiards, movies, haptops, snack bar, horeshoe pits, basketball court, DIRECT TV (including sports packages and some PPV events).
  3. Learning Resource Center (LRC) - Bldg RR4. Mon-Sat: 0900-1900. Closed Sundays & holidays. 22 computers and can be used for MCI's & MarineNet classes
  4. Stone Bay Gym - 910.440.2044. Mon-Fri: 0500-2200. Sat & Sun: 1000-2000. Weightmachines, free weights, cardio equipment, basketball courts, softball field, O course, running trails, CrossFit Club
  5. Fitness Center - 910.440.2055. Mon-Thurs: 0500-2100. Fri: 0500-2000. Sat & Sun: 0800-1400. Weight machines, free weights, cardio equipment, racquetball courts, martial arts room, juice bar, group fitness classes - see schedule
  6. Barber Shop Trailer - 910.376.1854 Mon-Wed: 0800-1630
  7. Charter Communications - 888.438.2427 (Cable/Internet/Phone for Stone Bay Barracks)

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 9:24 AM

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Help for Tornado Victims- Camp Lejeune, Tarawa Terrace, & Piney Green Residents

This is a NEW update that just came to me this morning. The response of donated items has been overwhelming, however, there are many things still needed. Please keep the love going and let's help our community and military family through this time.

Items Needed (please take the below items ONLY to the USO at Tarawa Terrace Community Center:

- WATER!! (This is urgent - needed for victims and also volunteers)
- Disposable Cameras (URGENT! Insurance companies are asking that families take pictures of damages)
- Food items
- Monetary donations (these will be used to purchase commissary vouchers)
- DIAPERS - any size
- Baby wipes
- Baby formula (any brand/type)
- Moving supplies - packing boxes, tape, moving paper, etc

Items Needed at Sanctuary Church on Piney Green (Red Cross location)
-Clothing - any size, any gender, but PLEASE sort appropriately!
-Shoes - any size, any gender, any type
-Strollers
-Baby beds
-Car Seats


If you have been affected by the storm and you are in need of anything:

IF you live aboard Tarawa Terrace Housing, please go to the Tarawa Terrace Community Center to pick up any items you need. They have clothing, shoes, food, diapers, baby needs, personal items, etc. This location is only for TT residents.

IF you live out in town and are in need of assistance, PLEASE go to The Sanctuary on Piney Green and pick up any items you need. They have all the same items as the USO has at the Tarawa Terrace Community Center location.

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 12:56 PM

Monday, April 18, 2011

Collection for Tarawa Terrace Elementary School

This information was passed on to me this morning. Please help the school if you are able! These supplies will be aiding Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School as they will be receiving the children from TTI elementary due to the storm damage.

Items Needed
Crayons
Glue Sticks
Copy Paper
Pencils
Wide ruled notebook paper
Any other supplies you might be willing to donate!

You can drop them off at 2119 Saint Mary's Street on Camp Lejeune or email me at beth@onslowhomefinder.com and I can come pick them up and take them over.

I know we have an amazingly supportive community and that we'll be able to make this transition smooth for our military kids! Thank you!


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# posted by Beth Jones @ 12:27 PM

Press Release from Camp Lejeune: Tornado Property Damage

Tarawa Terrace tornado property damage more significant than previously reported
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.
After a detailed assessment by base officials following Saturday’s tornado, it has now been determined that 10-12 homes are completely destroyed, 40-60 homes have sustained significant damage (structural) and 40-60 more homes have minor damage (broken windows, siding, gutters, trees in the yard). The number of injuries reported remains the same. The 23-month old dependent who was flown to Pitt Memorial Hospital yesterday evening is still listed in critical condition with multiple trauma related injuries.
Media wishing to attend the Tarawa Terrace town hall meeting at 1700 are directed to report to the front gate at Tarawa Terrace II by 1630 for escort.

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:02 AM

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What's Happening? 17 April - 23 April 2011



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




17 April - Sunday        
            Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED today!

  • 0900: Learn to Sail 2-Day Advanced Class- Gottschalk Marina - Receive U.S. Sailing Certification upon completion of course. Open to authorized patrons age 18+. Cost: $91.95 (includes class materials); register at Gottschalk Marina by day of class. First come, first served. For more info, call 451-8307/8345

  • 1130: Spring Seafood Fest & Turtle Egg Hunt: Onslow Beach Gazebo - FREE Turtle Egg Hunt: Age Groups: 2-4, 5-8, 9-11. Seafood Fest: $9.95 large, $6.95 small, additional $3.50 per crab cluster. Deadline Extended! Purchase tickets at the Onslow Beach Reservations Office or Outdoor Adventures Office by 1400 on 14 Apr. View the flyer here!

  • 1300: mEGGahunt!: Tarawa Terrace Baseball Field: A MASSIVE Easter egg hunt plus fun activities for the kids! Activities begin at 1300 and the egg hunt is at 1430. Ages 18 months to 10 years. Please no pets. View the flyer!

  • 1400: Camp Johnson Library- Easter Open House: Join for an "egg-citingly" fun time of story-telling, crafts, egg hunts, and more! 

           New River:



18 April  - Monday  - 

            *****************TAX DAY********************


      Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED today!
  • Base Theater CLOSED today!

      New River:



19 April - Tuesday
    Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED today!
  • Base Theater CLOSED today!
  • 0830: Stress Management Workshop: Bldg. 302 Holcomb Blvd. - Do you struggle with depression, anger, apathy, or anxiety? These are just some of the symptoms stress can cause. Come learn ways to identify the causes of stress and how to manage your daily stressors along with life's major ones. Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.

  • 1830: Teen Game Night: Harriotte B Smith Library. Teens are invited to show off theirr gaming skills. Registration is required by calling 451-3026. Open to authorized teen patrons, ages 12-18


      New River:
  • 0830: Couples Communication - Day 2 - Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Programs. A two-part workshop for people wanting to strengthen their marriage. You will learn communication skills, identify communication blocks, and find solutions through problem-solving techniques and anger control. A financial counselor will also be offering tips on budgeting, creating savings plans, and avoiding credit traps. Day 2 will be on 19 April. Registration is required. Call 449-6110 to reserve a class seat

20 April- Wednesday 
      Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED
  • Base Theater CLOSED
  • 0830: Anger Management: Bldg 302 - Health Promotions. Understanding the root cause of your anger can help transform your life. Learn healthy ways to express anger as well as how to manage your anger instead of letting it control your life. Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.
     New River:
  • 0830: Within Our Reach: Relationship Workshop for Couples: AS-232 Marine Corps Family Team Building. The goal of this workshop is to help committed couples with achieving the goals and dreams of their relationship. Actively plan for your future together! To register call 449-4674/5343.

  • 0830: Baby Boot Camp Day 1 of 2: New River Chapel Annex. Learn how to make a smooth transition into parenthood! Class will cover information from birth to one year. For more information call 449-4866/4867. View the flyer!

21  April- Thursday

      Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED
  • Base Theater CLOSED
  • 0900: Making the Right Move: PCS Workshop:  Bldg 40, Russell Marine & Family Services, Military Relocation Assistance Program Classroom. This workshop is designed to help families making a PCS move WITHIN the United States.  Topics covered include: travel and pay entitlements, shipping personal property, travel tips, moving with pets, finding appropriate housing, Military OneSource, Military Home Front, and accessing services at the new duty station. Call (910) 449-9704 to register.

  • 1300: Investment Basics: Bldg 302, Holcomb Blvd. Learn the process involved in savings and investment planning and how to develop and maintain those goals for yourself or your family. TSP rules, regulations, and benefits will also be covered. All ID cardholders can register for this free workshop, please call 910-451-2865.


    New River:
  • 0830: Within Our Reach: Relationship Workshop for Couples: AS-232 Marine Corps Family Team Building. The goal of this workshop is to help committed couples with achieving the goals and dreams of their relationship. Actively plan for your future together! To register call 449-4674/5343.

  • 0830: Baby Boot Camp Day 2 of 2: New River Chapel Annex. Learn how to make a smooth transition into parenthood! Class will cover information from birth to one year. For more information call 449-4866/4867. View the flyer!

  • 0900: Basic Budgeting & Credit Management: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services.
    Learn how to set up a budget to ensure you're not living payday to payday. Find out more about reducing monthly expenses, frugal food shopping, common consumer mistakes, and budgeting strategies. Call 449-5259 to register for this class
  • 1300: Effects of Divorce/ Remarriage on Children: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services. This is a three hour class to educate parents about the possible impact of divorce on children when they are coping with the painful and agonizing breakup of their family. Topics of discussion include typical reactions of children of different ages, things children need to know and hear, tips for single parenting again, and what both parents can do to help their children deal with and adjust to the losses and changes involved. Issues surrounding the remarriage of one or both parents will also be presented and tips to help step-parents and children adjust to a new family. Call 449-6110 to reserve your seat.

  • 1900: SMP POKER NIGHT! New River Enlisted Club. No limit Texas Hold 'Em tournament. Buy-in is $10.

22 April- Friday     
                    ***************EARTH DAY****************

           Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED
  • Base Theater CLOSED

        New River:
  • 0930: Crazy Care Packages: Bldg AS-232 Marine & Family Annex.  Come create a memorable care package! Bring your own items - we will provide shipping supplies and materials to make fun cards. Children are welcome to come and help pack for mom and dad. On site childcare is also available. RSVP for requirements. To register for the event, call 449-5343.

23 April             Camp Lejeune:
  • Paradise Point Officers' Club CLOSED
  • Base Theater CLOSED
       New River:


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# posted by Beth Jones @ 7:04 AM

Monday, April 11, 2011

What's Happening? 10 April - 16 April

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



10 April - Sunday
        
            Camp Lejeune:

           New River:



11 April  - Monday  

      Camp Lejeune:

      New River:


12 April - Tuesday
 
    Camp Lejeune:

  • 0930: Controlling Anger - Ready, Set, Grow Series: Bldg 797 - behind Russell Family Services. Is anger creating problems in your relationships? Would you like to learn the healthy ways to express your anger? This FREE workshop will teach the positive and negative aspects of anger and help you become aware of the 4 steps to de-escalate when you feel yourself becoming angry. The same class will be taught 13 April at 1830 and 14 April at 1130. Call the Counseling Services Branch at 451-2864 to register for the time slot that best fits your schedule

  • 1000: Well Baby Clinic: Midway Park Chapel. Visiting Nurses will weigh and measure your child as well as answer any questions you may have about your baby's health. There will be a FREE clothing exchange too!


      New River:
  • 0830: Couples Communication - Day 1 - Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Programs. A two-part workshop for people wanting to strengthen their marriage. You will learn communication skills, identify communication blocks, and find solutions through problem-solving techniques and anger control. A financial counselor will also be offering tips on budgeting, creating savings plans, and avoiding credit traps. Day 2 will be on 19 April. Registration is required. Call 449-6110 to reserve a class seat

  • 0900: Family Readiness Assistant/ Advisor Training: Bldg AS-232. Marine Corps Family Team Building. For spouses interested in volunteering for their unit and assisting the unit's Family Readiness Officer. Open to all Marine spouses. Topics covered include: communication and resources for families. For more information call 449-5343.

  • 1900: Internet Safety for Parents & Teens: Bldg AS-232, New River Marine & Family Annex. Call 449-5343 for more information on this class that will teach you the dangers of the internet and ways to keep your family safe

13 April- Wednesday 

      Camp Lejeune:
  • 0830: Improving Self-Esteem: Bldg 302 - Health Promotions. Your opinion of yourself impacts every aspect of your life. Improving confidence and poise increases self-satisfacti​on and perceived success! Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.

  • 1830: Controlling Anger - Ready, Set, Grow Series: Bldg 797 - behind Russell Family Services. Is anger creating problems in your relationships? Would you like to learn the healthy ways to express your anger? This FREE workshop will teach the positive and negative aspects of anger and help you become aware of the 4 steps to de-escalate when you feel yourself becoming angry. The same class will be taught 13 April at 1830 and 14 April at 1130. Call the Counseling Services Branch at 451-2864 to register for the time slot that best fits your schedule
     New River:



14 April- Thursday

      Camp Lejeune:

Customer Appreciation Day at Paradise Point Golf Course
  • 0830: Alcohol 101 Workshop:  Bldg 302, Holcomb Blvd, Health Promotions. When is the next drink "too much"? What's the big deal? Learn to prevent alcohol related tragedies and how to stop alcohol from negatively impacting your life. Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register

  • 1000: Spousal Post-Deployment Support Group: Bldg 40, Russell Marine & Family Services. All caregivers/spouses are welcome - anyone that needs answers/support! Know that you're not alone, there are many others that understand what you're going through and that are experiencing the very same thing! There is no pressure to talk or participate if you attend. Representatives from the Wounded Warrior Battalion will be on hand to demystify the Wounded Warrior process and answer any questions you may have - including info about TBI, PTSD, resources, compensation & benefits, medical help, case managers, and more. Any questions please contact Kristy Jones at 910.381.2010 or kristy.jones@us​mc.mil

  • 1130: Controlling Anger - Ready, Set, Grow Series: Bldg 797 - behind Russell Family Services. Is anger creating problems in your relationships? Would you like to learn the healthy ways to express your anger? This FREE workshop will teach the positive and negative aspects of anger and help you become aware of the 4 steps to de-escalate when you feel yourself becoming angry. The same class will be taught 13 April at 1830 and 14 April at 1130. Call the Counseling Services Branch at 451-2864 to register for the time slot that best fits your schedule

  • 1300: Car Buying Workshop - Getting a Fair Deal: Bldg 302, Holcomb Blvd. An interactive workshop designed to give you the knowledge and skills to acheive financial goals! Discover your rights as a consumer, analyze sales practices, & learn to identify scams.   Please call 910-451-2865 to register. Free and open to all ID card holders. 

  • 1830: O'Club Wine Tasting - Austria: Paradise Point Officers Club. Experience wines from Austria that will be paired with fantastic appetizers for your enjoyment. Special prices on wine purchases for those that attend. Find a new, great wine to add to your collection! Please make your required reservations by calling 451-2465 ext 2. $20 per person.Open to all authorized O'Club patrons and their guests.

        New River:
  • 0800: New River 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, however, all military, dependents, and DoD personnel are welcome to come. For more information call Marine & Family Programs at 449-6110.

  • 0830: Five Love Languages Workshop: Bldg AS-232, New River Marine & Family Annex. Find out which one of the five love languages you identify most with! Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, or Physical Teach? Come explore the different love languages!

  • 0830: Financial Management/ Car Buying Workshop: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services.
    Take this workshop and explore the options and develop a better understanding when purchasing a vehicle. For more information, call 449-6110

  • 1000: Pre-School Story Time at The Station Library: Open to ages 3-5. Story time, crafts, and fun!
15 April- Friday     

           Camp Lejeune:

  • 0830: RELAX! Bldg 302, Health Promotions, Holcomb Blvd. Slow down, take a rest, and breathe. Find ways to enter into deep, peaceful relaxation. Learn new techniques that will help you melt your stress away! Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.
  • 0900: Budget for Baby Workshop: Bldg 524 (At Corner of McHugh & O St.)- Learn what impact a baby has on your family finances and how to implement budgeting techniques.  A FREE layette is available to all USMC/USN families who attend that class and are expecting a baby. The layettes contain brand name infant items and a handmade blanket. Call 451-5346/5584 to register. 

  • 1500: Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society Foundation 5k: Camp Johnson PT Field. Pre-registratio​n now through Friday, April 8 at Bldg 418, Camp Johnson. Late registration will go on the afternoon of the race from 1-3 p.m. ONLY. Race will start at 3 p.m. All funds collected will go to support the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. View the flyer/registration form here!
        New River:
  • 0900: Smooth Move Workshop: Bldg AS-232 Marine & Family Annex.  Focus is on pre-departure preparation, PCS entitlements and benefits, movement of household goods, temporary and permanent housing, sponsorship and the the relocation assistance program. Open to all active duty members and their spouses. Call 449-5258 or email kathy.peterpaul​@usmc.mil to register.

  • 1730: While We Wait Club: Proud to be a Military Child: AS-232, Marine & Family Programs Annex. They will be discovering healthy ways to express their feelings and making gifts for their parent that is away. Ages kindergarten to 5th grade who have a deployed parent. For more information or to register call 449-5343
  • 1730: BABY BOOT CAMP REUNION! Bldg AS-233, New River Chapel Annex. For 2010 Baby Boot Camp Graduates!  It will provide an opportunity for our parents to socialize with other parents who completed the program. RSVP by April 1 at New River Marine and Family Services (Bldg AS-90), or call 449-4866.

  • 1900: SMP KAREOKE NIGHT! New River Enlisted Club.
9 April

***Stone Bay MUD RUN! Open to the public. Starts at 8am.***

             Camp Lejeune:
  • 1200: SNCO Club's Family Appreciation Day! Bldg 825 Stone Street. Free burgers & hotdogs, face painting, games, prizes, and more! Click here to view the flyer!

  • 1400:Ol' School Family Recess: Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Remember Red Rover, Simon Says, & Duck, Duck, Goose? Bring the whole family and come play! This event is FREE and open to all authorized patrons. Register at MCCS Tarawa terrace Community Center by 7 Apr. For more info, call 450-1687

       New River:
  • 0730-1130: YARD SALE! Station Theater Parking Lot. Need to clean out the garage?  No commercial products allowed. Register at MCCS Gear Issue (Bldg 112) by April 4 for $5 per table (limit of 2 tables per person), or $7 after April 4. Rain date will be April 16. Open to all authorized base patrons. For more information, or to register call 449-6387.

  • 0900: LINKS for Spouses: New River Chapel Annex. Come and learn about the military way of life! This event is a two day workshop. Free and open to any and all spouses of our military branches. For more information, call 449-4676/5343.


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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:52 AM

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Military Wife's Prayer

I am not sure who the author of this is. It has been around quite some time. If you know, please share with me!

Give me the greatness of heart to see,
the difference between duty and his love for me.
Give me understanding so that I may know,
when duty calls, he must go.
Give me a task to do each day,
to fill the time while he is away.
When he is in a foreign land,
keep him safe in Your loving hand.
And when his duty is in the field,
please protect him and be his shield.
And when deployment is ever so long,
please stay with me and keep me strong.

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 5:55 PM

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Story of One Unbreakable Marine

This story is from Marines Magazine. Cpl. Garst's story is truly incredible...

UNBREAKABLE


SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan – Cpl. Matt Garst should be dead. Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day after directly absorbing the force of the blast, but Garst did just that.
A squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Garst was leading his squad on a patrol in Southern Shorsurak, Afghanistan, June 23 to establish a vehicle checkpoint in support of Operation New Dawn.

The men were four miles from Company L’s newly established observation post when they approached an abandoned compound close to where they needed to set up their checkpoint. It would serve well as an operating base — a place for the squad to set up communications and rotate Marines in and out of. But first, it had to be secured.

As they swept the area with a metal detector, the IED registered no warning on the device. The bomb was buried too deep and its metallic signature too weak. Two men walked over it without detonating it.
At six feet, two inches tall and 260 pounds with all his gear on, Garst is easily the heaviest man in his squad by 30 or 40 pounds — just enough extra weight to trigger the IED buried deep in hard-packed soil.
Lance Cpl. Edgar Jones, a combat engineer with the squad, found a pressure plate inside the compound and hollered to Garst, asking what he should do with it. Garst turned around to answer the Marine and stepped on the bomb.

“I can just barely remember the boom,” Garst said. “I remember the start of a loud noise and then I blacked out.”

Since Garst’s improbable run-in with the IED, his tale has spread through the rest of the battalion, and as often happens in combat units, the story mutates, becoming more and more extraordinary: He held onto his rifle the whole time … He actually landed on his feet … He remained unmoved, absorbing the impact like he was muffling a fart in a crowded elevator …

What really happened even eludes Garst. All went black after the earth uppercut him. When he came to, he was standing on his feet holding his weapon, turning to see the remnants of the blast and wondering why his squad had a look on their faces as if they’d seen a ghost.

Marines in Company L think Garst is the luckiest guy in the battalion, and while that may seem a fair assessment, it was the enemy’s shoddy work that left Garst standing. The three-liters of homemade explosive only partially detonated.

Marines who witnessed the event from inside the compound caught glimpses of Garst’s feet flailing through the air just above the other side of the building’s eight-foot walls. The explosion knocked him at least fifteen feet away where he landed on his limp head and shoulders before immediately standing back up.
“My first thought was, ‘Oh [shoot], I just hit an IED,’” he said. “Then I thought, ‘Well I’m standing. That’s good.’”

Garst’s squad stared at him in disbelief. The square-jawed Marine has a tendency to be short-tempered, and the realization that the blast was meant to kill him spiked his adrenaline and anger.
“It pissed me off,” he said. He directed his men to establish a security perimeter while letting them know in his own way that he was OK.

“[What are you looking at?]” he said. “Get on the cordon!”

Garst quickly radioed back to base, calling an explosive ordnance disposal team and quick reaction force.
“I called them and said, ‘Hey, I just got blown up. Get ready,’” he said. “The guy thought I was joking at first. ‘You got blown up? You’re not calling me. Get out of here.’”

Once EOD cleared the area, Garst led his squad the four miles back to their observation post — just hours after being ragdolled by an IED blast.

“I wasn’t going to let anybody else take my squad back after they’d been there for me,” he said. “That’s my job.”

The next day Garst awoke with a pounding headache and was as sore as he’d ever been in his life. “Just getting up from trying to sleep was painful,” he said.

But he saw no reason being sore should slow him down. He popped some ibuprofen and after a day of rest, Garst was back out on patrol, showing his Marines and the enemy that just like his resolve — Cpl. Matt Garst is unbreakable.




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# posted by Beth Jones @ 7:56 AM

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Recipe for a Military Wife

I have this one framed in my house. I got it from the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico and I had to share it. :-)

1 1/2 cups patience
1 cup courage
3/4 cup tolerance
1 pound ability
2 tablespoons elbow grease
dash of adventure

Add above ingredients together. Let set alone for many months. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat. Springle ever so lightly with money. Knead dough until payday. Season with international spices. Bake 20 years or until done. SERVE WITH PRIDE!

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# posted by Beth Jones @ 8:02 AM

Monday, April 4, 2011

What's Happening? 3 April- 9 April

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



3 April - 
        
            Camp Lejeune:
  • 1200: Hidden Talents Spring Craft Fair - Marston Pavilion. Military themed items, signs & plaques, woodworking, baskets, and more!
  • 1300: Learn to Kayak - Roll Class: Learn the most efficient form of self-rescue after capsizing. Ages 15+. First come, first serve. Cost is $30 including equipment. 

  • 1400: Camp Johnson Library Matinee:   Come join up for a free movie and popcorn! Showing: "Jonah" rated PG-13 
           New River:



4 April    

      Camp Lejeune:

      New River:
  • 1800: SMP: FREE BOWLING & PIZZA @ MCAS Bowling Center

  • 1800: High School Transition Workshop:  New River Marine & Family Annex (Bldg AS-232). For the parents of teens who are entering high school. This free workshop will provide guidance on resources, college prep info, classes, & how to communicate about school issues. They will also address what you need to know if you have to PCS during your child's high school years. Please call 449-4702 to register.

5 April 
    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.

  • 1000: Well Baby Clinic: Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Visiting Nurses will weigh and measure your child as well as answer any questions you may have about your baby's health. There will be a FREE clothing exchange too!


      New River:


6 April 

      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:
  • 0800: Domestic Violence Training: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Programs. The workshop's goal is the prevention and awareness of domestic violence. The Family Advocacy Program will be on-hand to provide education, support, and awareness information. This workshop will help you better understand risk factors and the dynamics of child & domestic abuse.  For more information or to register, call 449-6110.

  • 0900: Introduction to Law Enforcement. AS-232, Marine & Family Annex. Thinking of going into law enforcement? Learn about application & testing procedures for local, as well as state & federal agencies. Ask all your questions about physical ability, training, standards, and more! Open to all authorized patrons. RSVP at 449-6110, or call 449-5255 for information.

  • 1100: EFMP Family Workshop  - Moving from early intervention to pre-school/kindergarten: Bldg AS-232 Marine & Family Annex. Lunch will be served. Hosted by EFMP along with ECAC (Exceptional Children's Assistance Center). This is a continuation of the most requested workshop series!

  • 1700: Pretty Princess story & dress-up time! Station Library. Ages 3-7. Children will listen to stories and design purses for themselves. Come dressed in your own princess costume! Pre-Register at the library, or by calling 449-6715, by April 4.

7 April

      Camp Lejeune:

Customer Appreciation Day at Paradise Point Golf Course
  • 1300: Taking Control of Your Finances! Bldg 302, Holcomb Blvd. An interactive workshop providing the tools necessary to create your own personal budget plan. Participants focus on developing realistic and measurable personal financial goals.Understanding military pay will be addressed as well as managing your checkbook/credit. Please call 910-451-2865 to register.


    New River:
  • 1300: Healthy Homes & Healthy Children: Bldg AS-90, Marine & Family Services. This workshop is designed to educate parents/step-parents/significant caregivers on the impact of family violence as well as the impact of sexually inappropriate material, media, TV violence and more on children. Pre-registratio​n is required. Reserve your class seat by calling 449-6110.




8 April     

           Camp Lejeune:

  • 0830: How to Avoid Failling for a Jerk or Jerkette :-) Bldg 302, Health Promotions, Holcomb Blvd. Designed to help singles & singles-again with partner selection. Join us as we empower you to build healthier relationships through your journey! Please call Health Promotion, 451-2865 to register.


  • 1830: Free Family Movie Night! Harriotte B Smith Library. A free showing of "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows" (PG-13) complete with popcorn & drinks!
        New River:
  • 0900: Smooth Move Workshop: Bldg AS-232 Marine & Family Annex.  Focus is on pre-departure preparation, PCS entitlements and benefits, movement of household goods, temporary and permanent housing, sponsorship and the the relocation assistance program. Open to all active duty members and their spouses. Call 449-5258 or email kathy.peterpaul​@usmc.mil to register.

  • 1730: While We Wait Club: Proud to be a Military Child: AS-232, Marine & Family Programs Annex. They will be discovering healthy ways to express their feelings and making gifts for their parent that is away. Ages kindergarten to 5th grade who have a deployed parent. For more information or to register call 449-5343
  • 1730: BABY BOOT CAMP REUNION! Bldg AS-233, New River Chapel Annex. For 2010 Baby Boot Camp Graduates!  It will provide an opportunity for our parents to socialize with other parents who completed the program. RSVP by April 1 at New River Marine and Family Services (Bldg AS-90), or call 449-4866.

  • 1900: SMP KAREOKE NIGHT! New River Enlisted Club.
9 April

***Stone Bay MUD RUN! Open to the public. Starts at 8am.***

             Camp Lejeune:
  • 1200: SNCO Club's Family Appreciation Day! Bldg 825 Stone Street. Free burgers & hotdogs, face painting, games, prizes, and more! Click here to view the flyer!

  • 1400:Ol' School Family Recess: Tarawa Terrace Community Center. Remember Red Rover, Simon Says, & Duck, Duck, Goose? Bring the whole family and come play! This event is FREE and open to all authorized patrons. Register at MCCS Tarawa terrace Community Center by 7 Apr. For more info, call 450-1687

       New River:
  • 0730-1130: YARD SALE! Station Theater Parking Lot. Need to clean out the garage?  No commercial products allowed. Register at MCCS Gear Issue (Bldg 112) by April 4 for $5 per table (limit of 2 tables per person), or $7 after April 4. Rain date will be April 16. Open to all authorized base patrons. For more information, or to register call 449-6387.

  • 0900: LINKS for Spouses: New River Chapel Annex. Come and learn about the military way of life! This event is a two day workshop. Free and open to any and all spouses of our military branches. For more information, call 449-4676/5343.

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

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