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Local Navy Now Offering Tri-County Scholars College Scholarships

Local Navy Now Offering Tri-County Scholars College Scholarships

Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) is honored to become the newest science, mathematics and research for transformation (SMART) sponsored facility, offering scholarships to academics currently studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Established as a concentrated effort to enhance the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce, the SMART Scholarship-for-Service Program allows […]

Navy Announces Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

Navy Announces Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period

San Diego, CA — The U.S. Navy has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) to assess potential environmental consequences associated with continuing military readiness activities and proposed increases in research, development, acquisition, testing, and evaluation (referred to as “testing”) and training activities in the Point Mugu Sea Range. These activities are […]

Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

By Carol Lawrence | NSWC Port Hueneme Division   NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY POINT MUGU, Calif.  Demonstrating that Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) remains open for business despite the global pandemic, Navy leaders and private contractors broke ground Tuesday, May 5 at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)’s Point Mugu for what will become the fleet’s only dedicated […]

Navy Survey to Address Privatized Housing Issues  

Navy Survey to Address Privatized Housing Issues   

Ventura County, Calif., Mar. 29, 2019 – As a result of recent concerns of sub-standard privatized housing conditions across the military branches, Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson has directed an “out of cycle” housing survey be given to all Sailors currently living in the housing. The intent of the survey, which will be conducted […]

US Military Branches Celebrate Black Friday in the Way that Only They Can

US Military Branches Celebrate Black Friday in the Way that Only They Can

Scott Morefield | Reporter   When it comes to Black Friday, it’s pretty much business as usual for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. But that didn’t stop social media managers from the Army, Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard from posting their own unique takes on the day after Thanksgiving’s activities. […]

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

United States Service Academy Information Night | What’s In Your Future?

Do you know a student in Ventura County interested in attending a U.S. service academy? I am hosting a Service Academy Information Night on Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ventura High School Cafeteria (2 N. Catalina Street, Ventura, CA 93001) to help students and their families learn more about attending a service academy and the Congressional […]

Museum Lecture Series Presents “The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945”

Museum Lecture Series Presents “The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945”

Ventura, Calif.— From World War II through the Cold War to today’s  global operations, Robert Warnagieris, Ed.D., former executive director of the Pacific Missile Test Center at Point Mugu, presents The Navy at Point Mugu From 1945 as the topic of the upcoming “Speaking of Ventura County” lecture series, 1 to 2:30 p.m., April 10, […]

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society of Ventura County (NMCRS) celebrated Thrift Shop Appreciation Week the week of August 14-19, showing gratitude for the donors, customers, and volunteers who ensure the NMCRS Thrift Shop remains a resource on Naval Base Ventura County – Port Hueneme. Customers and volunteers enjoyed the tropical theme with treats and tropical […]

World War II Navy Veteran Speaks About Preparations For WWII D-Day Invasion

World War II Navy Veteran Speaks About Preparations For WWII D-Day Invasion

The Allied D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy during World War II was one of the major turning points in the war. It took much planning, preparation and good timing to make it a success. That was the message from World War II Navy veteran Dr. Arnold (Arnie) Heyman during a July 20 talk […]

Aircraft Carrier: The Nation’s Trump Card Reborne

Aircraft Carrier: The Nation’s Trump Card Reborne

USS Enterprise carrier group The usefulness of the aircraft carrier, long the centerpiece of American naval power in the world, was in serious question, even by me, one year ago. Chronic underfunding, poor strategic assumptions and bad acquisition decisions had left the carrier defensively unprotected and offensively underpowered as its airwing both shrank in size […]

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