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Commanding OfficerCAPT F. R. Leal Executive OfficerCAPT W. N. Norman Command Senior ChiefHMCS M. T.

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2D DENTAL BATTALION / NAVAL DENTAL CENTER 2D MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC KEEPING YOU - THE FAMILIES, INFORMED! Our Battalion Mission: Dental force protection of Marines and Sailors of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, MCAS New River and tenant commands.

A Message from the Commanding Officer


are deployed in support of defending 2d Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center Happy 236th Birthday NavyCake our FREEDOM. Several of our staff Happy Holidays! Cutting Ceremony October, 2011 members are either in Afghanistan or The Holiday Season is a great time and an accomplished Dental Health Care underway, and will be missed by their for sharing and to enjoy family and friends. We all focus tremendous efforts families and friends, and by us their Mili- Delivery Force. From the Leal Family tary Family. Keep them in your prayers on our jobs in order to succeed in our and the Headquarters Team, have a and think of their efforts as you break professional endeavors throughout the wonderful and SAFE Holiday Season. year, and intermittently spend time away bread. THANK YOU for what each of you confrom work to recharge our internal batCAPT Leal, Ann Marie, Andrew & teries. Well, the Holiday Season is, in tributes to the many success of the ComJohn my opinion, the best time of the year to mand. As a team, 2d Dental Battalion/ get ourselves fully recharged so that we Naval Dental Center is an awesome team can take the challenges that the New Year brings whole heartedly and with all the vigor we can muster. Each of us has much to be thankful Happy Holidays! It has been an extremely busy last 3 months for everyone! Looking at for in our daily existence, and should what we have accomplished in that time period has been amazing. All of you should be cherish what has been given to us. proud of what you and our Command has accomplished. Our staff has contributed imKeep in mind that not everyone is for- mensely to our Mission as we have set the benchmark for other Dental Battalions to emutunate as perhaps we are, and may be late. As we near the holiday season, we need to remember those that are deployed and their families. It's also important for those that are back here to spend time with our famigoing through a tough time. So, look lies and rejuvenate the batteries for the New Year. Our 11.2 deployers, our MEU personnel out for each other. Invite a Shipmate that are either deployed or working up for deployment and our Individual Augmentees have or friend over for dinner or to spend been doing some exceptional things all over the world. Our Sailors have accomplished some time with you and your family. When amazing things over the past year as they are too numerous to list, but here are a few; 30 the opportunity presents itself to donate to charitable causes or to giving to Sailors being advanced, 5 Battalion SOYs, 2 MLG SOY's, 75 plus EFMFWS/FMFOQ qualifications and 1 Sailor being selected as the DN Christensen Award for Headquarters Marine those less fortunate, DO NOT hesitate. Corps. All I can say is WOW! I could not be prouder of each of you and what you do on a It will make you feel great and it will daily bases. And to our civilian and contract employees we know how important you are to assist someone! this Battalion. So all I can say is Thank You! As we go forward in the next year continue to As you prepare to celebrate the do the right thing and set a positive example for your families andbe proud of your Naval Holiday Season, I would ask you to Heritage. Watch out for your each other, utilize the buddy system and lastly "Dont Drink please remember our Shipmates that

From the Command Senior Chief

and Drive" call someone! Thanks for all you do.

HMC (FMF/SW/AW) Matthew T. DesChamps

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Commanding OfficerCAPT F. R. Leal Executive OfficerCAPT W. N. Norman Command Senior ChiefHMCS M. T. DesChamps

Directors & LCPOs


Director of Clinical ServicesCDR M. Arena Director for AdministrationLT M. Mosteller Cherry PointCDR T. Jordan & HM1 J. Middlebrooks French CreekCDR N. Hariri & HMC E. Rivas New RiverCDR C. Cummings & HM1 M. Fahey MainsideCDR D. Williams & HMC C. Matthai OsborneCDR J. DeHoogh & HMC D. Roberson Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
HN Patrick McNulty HN Luke Sweeney HM3 Lauren Foreman The Achievement Medal is awarded for outstanding achievement or meritorious service not of a nature that would otherwise warrant awarding the Commendation Medal.

Leadership is a contact sport; up close and personal.

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal


Captain M. Brenyo The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal recognizes those members of the military (active duty, reserve and national guard) who perform substantial volunteer service to the local community above and beyond the duties required as a member of the United States Armed Forces. Such volunteer service must be made in a sustained and direct nature towards the civilian community, must be significant in nature to produce tangible results, and must reflect favorably on the military service and the United States Department of Defense.

TO HOSPITALMAN PATRICK M. MCNULTY UNITED STATES NAVY FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES WHILE SERVING AS GENERAL DUTY CORPSMAN, 2D MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS REGIMENT, U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND ON 10 AUGUST 2011. HOSPITALMAN MCNULTY DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF BY QUICKLY REACTING TO A MAJOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT INVOLVING TWO OVERTURNED VEHICLES AND THREE CIVILIANS ON 10 AUGUST 2011. HE QUICKLY IDENTIFIED THE MOST SERIOUSLY INJURED CASUALTY THAT WAS TRAPPED IN AN OVERTURNED VEHICLE AND WAS ABLE TO EXTRACT HER FROM THE VEHICLE AND RENDER OUTSTANDING MEDICAL CARE UNTIL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ARRIVED ON SCENE. AFTER THE MORE SERIOUSLY INJURED CAUSALTY WAS CARED FOR, HOSPITALMAN MCNULTY RETURNED TO THE OTHER TWO INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT AND EXAMINED THEM FOR ANY UNSEEN INJURIES. HIS QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE ACCIDENT SCENE AND ABILITY TO TRIAGE AND RENDER OUTSTANDING MEDICAL CARE ENABLED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO RAPIDLY TRANSPORT ALL CASUALTIES TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE. HOSPITALMAN MCNULTYS MANAGERIAL ABILITY, PERSONAL INITIATIVE, AND UNSWERVING DEVOTION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIM AND WERE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF MARINE CORPS AND UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.

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FMF Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer LT Schroeder

Did you know this fact


NAVY MASCOTS - The Navy mascots name is Bill XXVIII (28), there have been 2 cats, 1 dog, 1 carrier pigeon. Goats have been the mascot since 1904.

The Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer (FMFQO) Insignia is earned by Navy Officers assigned to the Fleet Marine Force of the U.S. Marine Corps who have successfully completed the necessary requirements including serving for one year in a Marine Corps Command, passing the Marine PFT, and an oral board conducted by FMF qualified officers. This formal designation as a FMFQO is a significant milestone and recognizes the individuals commitment and professional qualification of the Navy Officer serving

Navy Enlisted FMF Marine Force Warfare Specialist Logistics Combat Element (LCE)
HN Box HN Gause HM3 Miller HM3 Rivera HM3 Rochelle HM3 Williamson HM2 Toledo HM1 Garcia HMCS Kitchens The Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Enlisted Warfare Specialist Device is a qualification insignia of the United States Navy earned by Navy enlisted members assigned to the Fleet Marine Force of the U.S. Marine Corps who have successfully completed the necessary requirements of the Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist (EFMFWS) Program per OPNAV Instruction 1414.4C. This involves serving one year with a Marine Corps Unit (two years for reserves), a written test, demonstrating skills used in service with the Marines such as weapon breakdown and familiarization, land navigation, combat communications and an oral examination by senior enlisted sailors who are FMF qualified.

Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal


LCDR M. Checchi The Commendation Medal is a mid-level United States military award decoration which is presented for sustained acts of heroism or meritorious service.

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A hearty congratulations to the following:
Battalion Quarterly Boards: HM1 M. Roberts for her selection as the Senior Sailor of the Quarter (Sea) 4th Qtr HM2 C. Pion for his selection as Junior Sailor of the Quarter (Sea) 4thQtr HM3 A. Camechis for her selection as the Junior Sailor of the Quarter (Shore) 4th Qtr HN J. Morgott for his selection as the Blue Jacket of the Quarter (Sea) 4th Qtr Battalion Yearly Boards: HM1 M. Roberts for her selection as the Senior Sailor of the Year (Sea) HM1 C. Walters for his selection as the Senior Sailor of the Year (Shore) HM2 C. Pion for his selection as Junior Sailor of the Year (Sea) HM2 M. Bolden for his selection as the Junior Sailor of the Year (Shore) HN J. Morgott for his selection as the Blue Jacket of the Year (Sea) MLG Yearly Boards: HM2 C. Pion for his selection as the MLG Junior Sailor of the Quarter 4thQtr HM2 D. Proctor for his selection as the MLG Junior Sailor of the Year HN J. Morgott for his selection as the MLG Blue Jacket of the Year (Sea) Our Deployed Sailors took these top honors: Blue Jacket of the Quarter: HN(FMF) Isaiah K. Epperson, Surgical Company, FOB Delaram II Dental Clinic Junior Sailor of the Quarter: HM3(FMF) Davareo J. Warren, Surgical Company, Camp Leatherneck Dental Clinic Senior Sailor of the Quarter: HM1(FMF/ SCW) Terry D. McDonald, Surgical Company, Camp Leatherneck Dental Clinic

For each of these selections, the person must be nominated based on a number of things ranging from uniform appearance, off duty education, awards received to overall exemplarily performance. The nominees are screened before a board of senior military personnel who ask a myriad of questions about the performance of their jobs, anything pertaining to current events and military history just to name a few. In other words, its not easy!

The 2011 DN Thomas A. Christensen, Jr. Memorial Award


Our Battalion has the distinct honor off having the 2011 recipient for this prestigious award in our ranks:

HM2 Donnell Proctor


THE DN THOMAS A. CHRISTENSEN, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD IS AWARDED TO OUTSTANDING HOSPITAL CORPSMEN (ACTIVE AND RESERVE) IN PAY GRADES E1 THROUGH E5 HOLDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING DENTAL NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION CODES (NEC) 8701, 8702, 8708, 8752, 8753, OR 8765. AT THE TIME OF NOMINATION, THE SAILOR MUST BE SERVING WITH A DENTAL BATTALION IN THE FLEET MARINE FORCE TO BE ELIGIBLE. PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF THIS AWARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER NOMINATIONS. THE NOMINEE SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED BY SENIORS, CONTEMPORARIES, AND SUBORDINATES ALIKE FOR MAKING SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INDIVIDUALS UNIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATIONAL READINESS. DEPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED DURING THE AWARD RECOGNITION PERIOD. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE BASED UPON ACTIONS THAT ARE CREATIVE, INNOVATIVE, AND THAT IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, ECONOMY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF THE COMMAND. To learn more about DN Thomas A. Christensen, Jr. Follow this link: http://www.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=5826

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Good Conduct Medal (Navy)


HN M. Fetz HN D. Carter HN J. Morgott HN N. Rhode HM3 L. Battle HM3 A. Johnson HM3 B. Goins HM3 HM3 HM3 HM3 HM3 HM2 C. Martin G. Reines A. Sandoval S. Wilcox C. Spivey S. Hadley

The Good Conduct Medal is awarded to any activeduty enlisted member of the United States military who completes three consecutive years of "honorable and faithful service". Such service implies that a standard enlistment was completed without any non-judicial punishments, disciplinary infractions, or court martial offenses. HOORAY to the following: Mrs. Twyla Nicholson (Mainside), for her selection as the Civilian of the Quarter 4th Qtr and to Mrs. Loretta Hampton (New River), as the Contractor of the Quarter for 4th Qtr. Each of the 5 clinics nominates a Civilian and a Contractor who has gone above and beyond in the duties of their job and who has significantly impacted their clinic during the quarter. From these nominees the top two are then selected. Simply said Ladies Congrats and You ROCK!

Re-enlistments
HN A. James HM3 A. Cotrillkurzmiller HM3 E. Garcia HM3 G. Reines HM2 K. McDonough HM1 T. Ramsey HM1 K. Lundgren HMC R. Morgan HMCS M. DesChamps

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"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." Thomas Jefferson

Mrs.Collins, Asrequestedhereisourupdate.Shipboard lifeisdefinitelydifferent;ittookusa littlewhiletoadapttoitbutwe'remaking itjustfine(barelyLol!).Wetrytostay asbusyaspossiblesothetimewillgoby faster;wegotothegym,wedoMCMAPand studyforourpins. Ourhighlightsinclude:Mailcallwhichis likeChristmasunlessyoudon'tgetapack age,portcalls;sofarwe'vebeentoItaly, Spain,CreteandDubai,alsowehavethe lovely"Icecreamsocial"aboutonceamonth and"steelbeach"forwhichwehavetobe underwayfor45consecutivedaysinorderto ratetwobeersupontheflightdeck,sofar wehavehadthreesteelbeachdays.We've havebeenouttoseaforsevenmonthsandwe stillhavefourmoretogo,weareSOlook ingforwardtogettingbackandburninglots ofleave:)Wehopeeverythingiswellwith youalland"that'sallI'vegotsayabout that"(ForestGumpaccent)Lol! V/R, HM1(FMF)Gamboa,R. DentalLPO 22dMarineExpeditionaryUnit USSBataan/LHD5

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HN Luke Sweeneys Adventures with the Marine Corps Boxing team


October of 2010 I was detached from French Creek dental and assigned to the USMC boxing team. Initially these TAD orders were intended for six months. However, due to an event that took place in February I was fortunate to receive a six month extension and serve alongside this unit for an entire year. The Marine Corps & Naval Academy Boxing Team It was during the Armed forces tournament held in San Antonio, Texas where Cpl Bolden experienced severe head trauma. It was a televised event and the tournament provided a professional Doctor ringside. I was considered a spectator. Towards the end of the third round it was clear that Cpl Bolden had taken too many blows to the head and they threw the towel in early. Shortly after I recall hearing my fellow teammates yelling for me, as the primary medic had seemed to freeze up once seeing Cpl Bolden's unexpected signs of shock. I immediately placed him in the shock position with his legs elevated and began to read vitals. I then got him secured in the stretcher assuming EMT's would be on scene shortly and ready for pick up outside. Unfortunately it took over a half an hour for help to arrive and I had to do everything I could to keep him with us. I managed to keep him alive the best way I could. Thankfully I had m y med pack on hand. I was able to hook him up with an IV and have the vitals ready which helped the EMTs move him out when they finally arrived. I was told Cpl Bolden that the treatment I was able to perform on Cpl Bolden right after he went down were vital in saving his life that day. After receiving a cat scan Cpl Bolden was rushed to Brook Army Medical Center to undergo surgery. He experienced brain hemorrhage and they had to remove a portion of his skull in order to relieve pressure. Thankfully Cpl Bolden has been able to fully recover from this incident, and has come a long way. As Navy Corpsman we are all aware of the important demands that our rate entails. We all carry a great degree of responsibility for the livelihood of the people around us. I have come to realize it's not just a duty that we are obligated to carry out during working hours but further more a lifestyle, and I now take more pride in that than ever before. My job required a variety of tasks from medical and dental readiness to educating my Marines on nutrition and dieting. I also had the privilege of training alongside these talented athletes. I learned something positive from each and every member of the USMC boxing team, including staff. The team does a lot of traveling which I really enjoyed. The most recent trip was to London, England where we competed with the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. We participated in a tournament held at the Royal Albert Hall. This was an immaculate theatre in Westminster, London. The United States Naval Academy also participated with us in the cup. It was eye opening to be in England witnessing such a great sense of camaraderie between all branches before and after the fights. I also traveled mostly stateside to places such as Texas, California, Tennessee and Ohio. Our schedule was always tight on trips. Although we had fun, I respect these men for the way they carry themselves day in and day out, always maintaining discipline. There is so much sacrifice that goes into the sport of boxing but even though training is a priority for the members of this team. They always share pride in their famous quote: "Before everything we are Marines first".
Editors Note: For his extraordinary efforts in saving Cpl Boldens life, HN Sweeney was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.

(left, HN Sweeny in front of the Corpsman Memorial in San Antonio, Texas)

Photo Gallery
Welcome Back to Our Recently Returned Sailors from deployment:
Female Engagement Team HM3 Hankins HM2 Sotelo Border Advisor Patrol2 HM2 Higley

The MOVEMBER 5K team supporting mens health month 8

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A PROPOSAL for Mrs. Freeman of New River! She said YES!

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Want to see more pictures of our Sailors and Marines? Check out our eMarine.org page or our Facebook page!

http://emarine.org/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/2dDentalBattalion/160148554001690
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Upcoming Events
Greetings Dental Battalion Family & Friends!
I hope you each have had a fabulous autumn thus far. My family and I drove thru the western part of Virginia just recently and although I see the leaves change each year, I am always in awe at the beauty of our planet. As a military family, we have been fortunate enough to travel the world and have seen firsthand amazing sites you read about in books or see on TV. During those journeys we have met wonderful people who have impacted our lives and will remain lifelong friends. I suspect this is true for some of you reading this too. I am most thankful for the many men and women who are serving and who have served this great nation of ours and I am proud to be associated with some of the best Sailors and Marines in our military force. Your sons, daughters, husbands and wives truly exemplify greatness and I know you are extremely proud of them and all they do!
Mission of the Family Readiness Officer includes conducting official communication to service and family members on behalf of the unit's commanding officer; providing information and referrals; assisting with readiness and deployment support; and managing the family readiness volunteers.

While 2012 is just around the corner and there are bound to be changes, we here in Dental Battalion are not immune. This is the beginning of new Dental Dispatch year and we have made some changes, besides the color layout, we have added more pictures, a safety column and more. One of the big changes that we have implemented is not with the newsletter but in our way of communicating with the active duty service members and their contacts. eMarine is our new webbased communication tool and we are very excited about using it. While not interactive like Facebook (you cant leave messages on the page) we will have photos, polls, administrative information, helpful resources for everyone and more. If you are a service member, then you are in the system as a sponsor and are required to register to create

your user name and password. If you are a family member or friend, then your sponsor must invite you to register (FYI - a sponsor can only invite 5 people to join). The process is easy and the effort well worth the time! There will be a section in the newsletter on registering for the site, but you can always send me an email to ask for additional help. This is no doubt a very busy time of the year for everyone and I hope you each have a lovely holiday season and will have a very prosperous and fortunate 2012. Until next month ~Kara

Childrens Holiday Party 10 Dec 11 09001100 Stone Street Community Center Battalion Holiday Party 16 Dec 11 18002200 Marston Pavilion Hanukkah 20 Dec 28 Dec Starts at sunset Christmas Holiday 23-27 Dec News Years Holiday 30 Dec 113 Jan 12 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 16 Jan 12 Valentines Day 14 Feb 12 Presidents Day 20 Feb 12

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
The FRO is always available to talk to or to answer your questions. Please feel free to contact me:
Kara Collins Family Readiness Officer (FRO) 2d Dental Battalion Office 910-450-2208 ext 217 Blackberry: 910-467-4109

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implementation of eMarine. A lot of information can be gathered and used adversely, which is why were providing a more secure alternative to traditional social media outlets not open to the public. eMarine boasts simplicity in its use and navigation of pages and materials when offering such a secure environment for those of the Marine Corps community. Family Readiness Officers are able to release information to family members more expediently, and unit commanders can issue guidance to those in their commands securely and effectively. Even in its infant stage, eMarine currently has nearly eMarine allows cyber security in Marine Corps social network 50,000 users at press time with many more to follow as word of its impleBy Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright, Marine Corps mentation reaches all Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune units worldwide. However, the blunt of eMarines purpose lies in information MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. In a recent initiative by Head- regarding deployed Marines and how it is distributed among the spouses back quarters Marine Corps, units that utilize Internet websites such as Facebook at the home front. On occasion, we are able to put and LinkedIn have migrated over to a more secure, comprehensive network- together various pieces of information that can reveal a deployed units grid ing outlet specifically for the Marine coordinates - all from the spouses Corps. Facebook pages, said Sean Gilligan, Per Marine Corps Administrative information technician with Marine Message 499/11, units and individual Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Almost Marines and their families are to employ the use of eMarine to discuss or everyone with an Internet connection has online networking tools such as a provide information about CorpsFacebook profile, but sometimes peospecific topics. ple arent as careful with their informaAt any given time, we can find tion as they should be. multiple (operational security) violaBeginning as a Marine Corps Forces tions on Marines or their spouses Pacific initiative, eMarine was offered online profiles, said Lisa Gleason, the to Headquarters Marine Corps as an project manager for the creation and alternative to conventional social networking sites rather than a replacement, due to the Department of the Navys authorization of Facebook for unit pages. However, with eMarine on the rise, it is encouraged that previous Facebook pages point users to the new eMarine pages for secure information. One of the biggest factors about the eMarine program is how, no matter what unit a Marine is attached to, unitspecific information can be found in the same place on the site, said Ann Crittenden, branch head for Family Readiness, HQMC. That standardized look will aid in the Marines and their family members in easily settling into their new units and receiving any needed information. The initial push of eMarine is intended to be utilized by all units with funded FROs, having the opportunity to build their pages and attend proper training. Full utilization for initial units is expected to be fulfilled by February 2012, where remaining units will then subscribe in the use of eMarine by that summer. Loose lips sink ships, and thats never more true than in the cyber world, said George Dentel, family readiness officer for II Marine Expeditionary Force. Now, through education and awareness along with this new social networking option, the hundreds of thousands spouses and family members will be able to stay involved with their Marines units without compromising security. While their Marine is deployed, they will be able to stay empowered by securely staying in contact with the unit FROs and each other. While there is national attention on various social media sites handling of user privacy, eMarine is the counter to such a problem within the operational world of the Corps. Families will be able to be kept up-to-date with their spouses unit while the Marines themselves receive information more effectively.

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Valuable Resources For the Families


Using Social Media Responsibly
Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are changing the way people interact. This is especially true for military families separated by deployment. If youre using social media to stay in touch, you know what an important role it plays in your life. Its also important to know what kind of information is appropriate to post when youre part of the military community. If you and your family use social media to communicate, make sure that you take steps to keep private information private, and to protect the security of our troops. Remember that nothing you post is ever private. Even if you think your private post on Facebook will stay that way, your friends can easily share it with others. Never post personal information on a social media site. This includes your address, phone number, Social Security number, or any other information that would allow a stranger to identify you or steal your identity. Be sure that you arent inadvertently providing information that could damage military operations. Avoid posting names, dates, and places related to any military activities. Each time you post a photo or a comment to a social networking site, think about everyone who may see it, including superiors, subordinates, co-workers, relatives, and acquaintances. Make sure that nothing you post will negatively affect any part of your life and that your posts always honor your spouses or your own military career.

SgtKevinShupperdisthe2dDentalBattalion SingleMarineProgramRepresentative kevin.shupperd@usmc.mil

Do you Know the Signs of Domestic Violence?


How to recognize abuse Domestic abuse is a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions intended to frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, or blame. Examples of abusive behavior include: name-calling or putdowns

keeping a spouse or partner from contacting family or friends withholding money stopping a spouse or partner from getting or keeping a job actual or threatened physical harm sexual humiliation or assault threats of suicide or harm to children extreme jealousy, accusations of infidelity, or stalking

In military families, the stress caused by long separations and repeated deployments can increase the risk of domestic abuse. Guard and Reserve families are no less at risk than are activeduty families at military installations. But in civilian communities abuse may go undetected longer, and victims may not get the help they need as soon. How to take action If you think you or someone you know is being abused by a spouse, domestic partner, boyfriend, or girlfriend, dont ignore the situation and hope that it goes away. Domestic abuse almost always gets worse over time, not better. Silence is an abusers ally. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (www.thehotline.org) will help you take immediate action with information on safety planning, shelters, legal assistance, and other domestic abuse resources in your area. Just call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224. Military OneSource consultants can also help you take action to stop domestic abuse, as well as strengthen your relationship through counseling or other resources. Call 1-800-342-9647 or go to www.MilitaryOneSource.com to learn about your options.

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Thoughts to Ponder on Being in a Committed Relationship
Here are three thoughts derstand your partners to ponder if you are (or views, ask clarifying wish to be some day) in a questions, try to find committed relationship, common ground, and such as marriage: Marshow respect for their riage experts Patricia feelings. Being right is a Love and Steven Stosny, hollow victory if we damin their book, How to Im- age a relationship. Its prove Your Marriage With- better to be good than out Talking About It (page right! So take time to 126) wrote: Excluding think about your partners your partners perspective perspective. Consider why and insisting on your it might be important to own, no matter how to him or her. Think about put it, implies that being your partners feelings right is more important to and preferences. you than how your partWhen you are open to ner feels and more impor- your partner, you are tant than the well being likely to have more closeof your relationship. ness and make better dePartners will have differcisions. ent perceptions and preferences. We can argue 2. Most marital happiness and fight is a choice: about who is The more we focus on The bottom right the positive things about line is that (sensible, our partners, the more you need to most inbecome the we will naturally see formed, wisarchitect of them in that way. est, etc.) your and, in the process, dethoughts. Its up to you to stroy the relationship. Or decide what your inner we can have the good script will contain. You sense and good character can habitually look at to choose a different what is not there in your course. Take time to unrelationship, at your disappointments, and fill your mind with thoughts or irritation, hurt and contempt. Or you can do the opposite. This really comes down to viewing the bottle as half full rather than half empty the classic choice between optimism and pessimism. (John Gottman, Ph.D., leading marriage researcher, in his book Why Marriages Succeed or Fail (page 183). In other words, we can decide if we want to look at our partner with appreciation or contempt. The more we focus on the positive things about our partners, the more we will naturally see them in that way. And the more positively we see our partners, the more positive they will become. When we feel irritated with our partner, we can succumb to complaining and negativity or we can choose to look for the good. You can help prevent negativity by building a list of qualities you appreciate in your partner. And another list of great times you have shared. When irritated with your partner, take a deep breath and think about the good things in your relationship. Notice and appreciate the good. 3. Become an extraordinary partner: Seeing our partners point of view is essential to nurturing our relationships. How can we respond lovingly to our partners needs and preferences when we dont know their needs and preferences? We must get outside of our own views and into our partners views if we hope to nurture a vibrant relationship. (Professor of Family Life, H. Wallace Goodard and James P. Marshall, in their book, The Marriage Garden (pages 62-63). When it comes to loving our partners effectively, our partners are the experts. We should listen carefully, notice their preferences, and see our partners point of view. So think about your partners hopes and dreams, struggles, and disappointments. Then take genuine interest and show heartfelt support. You will become an extraordinary partner!
Courtesy of Resilience Education, MCCS Lejeune

Jargon and Acronyms


GedunkDessert/junkfood/candy,oraplacetobuysame. HeadaMarinetermforthetoilet/bathroom. BullEnsignSeniorensignaboard. AdriftNotsecured;scatteredabout;notproperlystowed,oroutofplace. ShellbackaSailorwhohascrossedtheequator

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Reporting an Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Condition
By Mr. Demarco White Safety and Occupational Health Manager Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist Safety and Occupational Health Manager Identifying and reporting potentially unsafe or unAppeals Any employee, who is dissatisfied with the assess-

healthful working conditions is the responsibility of all Navy personnel, both military and civilian. Employees shall report hazards promptly. It is an employee's right and obligation to report any condition in the workplace which could cause an accident or illness.

Hazard Report and Actions Detection of unsafe or unhealthful working condi-

Immediately report unsafe or unhealthful working conditions Since many safety and occupational health prob-

tions at the earliest possible time, and the prompt correction of the related hazards at the working level, are essential elements of mishap prevention. Navy activities shall use the following procedures for submission of employee reports of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions.

ment of an alleged hazard by the by Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) representative, or with action taken to abate a confirmed hazard, is encouraged to discuss the situation further with the local site OSH manager. If after this discussion the originator remains dissatisfied, he/she may appeal the decision via the employees chain of command. The appeal (or report) shall be in writing and will contain, at least, the following information : A description of the alleged hazard including its location and the standard violated, if known. How, when, and to whom the original report of the alleged hazard was submitted. What actions were taken as a result of the original report. An interim response that may include the expected date for a complete response, in cases where feasible. Subsequent appeals may be submitted if the originator is still not satisfied with action taken as a result of previous appeals.

lems can be eliminated as soon as they are identified, Navy activities shall encourage all personnel to orally report unsafe or unhealthful working conditions to their first-line supervisor, who will act promptly to correct the deficiency. The supervisor will contact the local facilities or business office for corrective action. The supervisor can contact the activities occupational safety office for assistance as necessary. The supervisor will keep the reporting employee informed of all actions taken.

Thank you for taking the time and interest to learn about safety and health and how to prevent future injuries and illnesses.

Submit a report of an unsafe or unhealthful working conditions Any Navy employee (or employee representative)

Great Safety Websites


http://www.fda.gov/default.htm http://www.nfpa.org/ http://www.cpsc.gov/ http://www.osha.gov/ http://www.csb.gov/ http://www.marines.mil/unit/safety/

may submit a written report of an unsafe or unhealthful condition directly to the activity safety office. OPNAV Form 5100/11 (Navy Employee Report of Unsafe or Unhealthful Working Condition) is to be used for reporting purposes. Forms are available adjacent to Safety bulletin boards. Employees who wish to remain anonymous may so indicate on the form. Navy policy requires that personnel will not be subject to any discrimination or reprisal as a result of reporting safety or health hazards.

Safety First!
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Valuable Resources For the Families


Transportation of Open Container of Alcohol
Open and closed containers of all alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all commercial motor vehicles (bus, eighteenwheeler, dump truck, etc.) except as listed below. An open container of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited in the passenger area of any motor vehicle (commercial or noncommercial) located on the highway or highway right of way - even if the vehicle is parked except as listed below. If the seal on a container of alcoholic beverage has been broken, it is open. "Passenger area of a motor vehicle" means the area designed to seat the driver and passengers and any area within the reach of a seated driver or passenger, including the glove compartment. In the case of a station wagon, hatchback or similar vehicle, the area behind the last upright back seat is not considered part of the passenger area. If the driver has not consumed any alcohol, an open container of a malt beverage (beer, malt liquor, ale, hard lemonade) or unfortified wine (table wine, champagne) is not prohibited:

In the passenger area of a

motor vehicle designed, manufactured and used primarily for transportation of persons for compensation (buses, taxicabs, etc.); In the living quarters of a motor home or home car; In a house trailer. Open containers of spirituous liquor (bourbon, gin, vodka, etc.), mixed drinks or fortified wine (wine with higher alcohol content, i.e., 17% to 24%, such as sherry or port) in the passenger area of any motor vehicle is always unlawful. The amount of unopened alcoholic beverage which may be transported without a permit is as follows: Not more than 80 liters of malt beverages, other than draft malt beverages in kegs Any amount of draft malt beverages in kegs Not more than 20 liters of unfortified wine Not more than eight liters of either fortified wine or spirituous liquor, or eight liters of the two combined.

2d Dental Battalion Like our page!

Whether you ride a Harley, a sport bike or are considering buying one, check out the MCCS Lejeune Motorcycle Safety page. They have great tips to help you make safe and informed decisions about riding.

http://www.mccslejeune.com/motorcyclesafety.html
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Valuable Resources For the Families


DID YOU KNOW
Baby Boot Camp
Dad and Mom learn how to make a smooth transition into parenthood. This is a hands-on experience for expectant parents or those have children up to 6 months. Learn about growth, nutrition, and safety for your baby. Call 910-449-9501 to pre-register or visit the NPS office located at Midway Park Marine & Family Services Annex- Bldg LCH4012B, on the corner of 3rd and Butler.
WAKE UP!
Do you have trouble getting your kids out of bed in the morning? A new program targets kids who might have their own cell phones. They can get a wake-up call each morning from a pop celebrity. The call is interesting because they never know who is going to be calling and the message is a positive one. Cant hurt to get one more helper in the morning to get those kids moving in the right direction! Visit http://getschooled.com/wakeup to register.

FREE tutoring help for Active Duty Military families!


Want to know more about events taking place at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune? Go to the Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) website:

FOREIGN LANGUAGE NEWS


Do you want your children to have more exposure to foreign languages? Mango Language has been replaced by a new DoD contract with Transparent Language www.transparent.com Students and spouses are eligible to use this new language learning program online. In order to register, please visit your local base library. Transparent Language has more than 60 language options. Linguists agree that the key to second language acquisition is first building a declarative foundation - a ready supply of words and phrases locked into the declarative memory. Procedural language skills are more easily built upon this foundation. Transparent Language designs their products to facilitate declarative learning as the foundation for language skill-building.

http://www.mccslejeune.com
Dont forget the air stations have MCCS websites too! Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point http://www.mccscherrypoint.com Marine Corps Air Station New River http://www.mccsnr.com

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Valuable Resources For the Families


Familiesarethecompassthatguideus.Theyaretheinspirationtoreachgreatheights, andourcomfortwhenweoccasionallyfalter.-- Brad Henry
Welcome to the Family Newborns! HN & Mrs. Anikin Baby Boy HM3 & Mrs. Quirozdelgado Baby Boy HNs Cruz Baby Boy

SPOTLIGHT
Did you know that... MCCS Camp Lejeune has these workshops?
NUTRITION WORKSHOP FREE workshop covers healthy food choices; lifestyle and behavioral modifications; macronutrients; nutrition traps, trends & fast food; nutrition for exercise & health; and supplement use & abuse. Open to authorized patrons ages 12 and up. No pre-registration required. Space is limited; first come, first served. For more information, call 910-451-0471 *1st Tuesday of each month, 0930-1100 *Bldg 510 (Marine Division Training Ctr, located on N. Street) TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR FINANCES An interactive training session, which covers the basics of starting a personal financial plan. Participants focus on developing realistic and measurable personal financial goals. Maintaining a workable budget to include savings, understanding military pay, and managing your credit/ checkbook are further explored. Call 910-4510174 for details. RELAX Slow down. Take a rest. Breathe. Relax. Discover new ways to let go. Find ways to enter into deep, peaceful, mindful relaxation. Learn new techniques that will help you give your stress wings and let it all fly away. This free workshop is open all ID cardholders. Please call Resilience Education, 910-451-2865 to register.

CONGRATULATIONS!

FREEchildcareinformation isprovidedwithadvanced registration,pleasecall9104514103.ThisFREEmonthly workshopisopentoallIDcardholders.

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Epilogue...

This day in Marine Corps History


16 Jan 1991: Operation Desert Storm begins.

Happy Holidays!
T U R K E Y E N I P S E S G J O L L Y H E S A G E O P I P O I N S E T T I A L T I F D B D S S I H Y C S C E R T J E U L C L A O E Y I L I S N X C K O D L K L U C T T D P O E O I C A E S L I S S N T R I L R L C R B E Y I T A S I O T F A E A G T D M A T Z H N W I T T G N I V A R S R G O S N D N I S D W O R N G N C I E O A K O E L S F N S B W P G L B R E N L E N P Z C H I M N E Y T E S N S R S E V L E R E E D N I E R I BELLS CANDLES CHIMNEY COLD CROWDS DECORATIONS EGGNOG ELVES FIR GIFTS HOLIDAY HOLLY ICICLES JOLLY MISTLETOE PARADES PINE POINSETTIA REINDEER SLED SNOWFLAKES SPIRIT STAND STAR STICKERS TINSEL TRADITION TURKEY WINTER WREATH YULETIDE

This day in Naval History


15 Jan 1865 - Capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington, N.C., by joint amphibious force.

Favorite Recipes (If you have a recipe youd like to share, please send it to me!)
Niui Pip (Coconut Turkey) from the kitchen of Mrs. Fae Thompson (HM2 Julie Thompsons Mom)
Ingredients: 2turkeylegs&2turkeywings 1tspadobopowder 1tspgarlicpowder 1canofcoconutcream(noadded sugar) 1/2cupofmayonnaise 1greenpepper(chopped) 1/2onion(chopped) 1tomato(chopped)

Preheatovento350F.Placeturkeylegs andwingsinalargepot;covermeat withwateraddadoboandgarlic;bring toaboil.Cookturkeylegsovermedium heatuntildone.Removemeatfrom pan&thenfromtheturkeybones. Shredthemeatandputitinalargebakingpan.Addcoconutcream, mayonnaise,onion,greenpepperandtomato.Mixtogether.Bake foronehourandthenenjoy!ServeitwithManioke(yucca).

Preparation:

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