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Navy Spouse Survey 2018

We want to hear from you, Navy spouses!The 2018 Navy Spouse Survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be found via the Fleet and Family Support Program page or here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/h55l7nqLet your voices be heard! #SupportingtheFamily #NavySpouses

Posted by Commander, Navy Installations Command on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Society’s Combat Casualty Assistance Visiting Nurses (CCA VN) bring specialized knowledge and access to resources for families in their time of need, wherever and however they are needed #NMCRS:

On This Day In The Navy:
1953 - After five UN personnel are wounded on the island of Tee-do, Korea, USS Henderson (DD 785) is sent to suppress gunfire and USS Owen (DD 536) evacuates the wounded to USS Manchester (CL 83).

Desert Warriors,

Linked below is this week's Weekly Wire information round up. Don't be left behind not knowing!

http://www.navy.mil/navydata/people/cnp/Burke/Resource/CNPWeeklyWire20APRIL18.pdf

Topics this week include:

- CNP Issues Call to Action to Increase Navy Retention
- Navy Establishes Command to Ensure Readiness of Warships Forward Deployed in Japan
- Under Secretary Modly's Keynote Remarks at Sea-Air-Space 2018
- Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Navy Recruiting Station Bellevue
- Supplemental Articles bi-weekly roll-up:

We are looking for widest dissemination among our Sailor audience, please print and hang the first page so others can see it, if applicable; forward by email. To sign up for the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, email usnpeople.fct@navy.mil, or find it online at www.navy.mil/cnp.

Have a great weekend!

Here is today's 2018 Earth Day Tip:

Take A Shower
Try a short shower instead of a bath. Taking a shower uses much less water than filling up a bathtub. In fact, a shower only uses 10 to 25 gallons of water, while a bath uses up to 70 gallons! To save even more water and energy, keep your shower under five minutes long — try timing yourself next time you hop in! Also, my favorite shower tip for drought areas or anywhere: Place a plastic bucket in the shower with you - you'd be amazed at the amount of water you'll collect that can be used for watering indoor, as well as, outdoor plants.

You face enough contingencies at work. Don’t let personal contingencies overwhelm you at home. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is here for you. Learn how you can both benefit and help. A little goes a long way! #NMCRS

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Here is today's 2018 Earth Day Tip:

Drive Smart
To improve your fuel economy and reduce carbon pollution, go easy on the brakes and gas pedal, avoid hard accelerations, reduce your time spent idling (no more than 30 seconds), and unload unnecessary items in your trunk to reduce weight. If you have a removable roof rack that is not in use, take it off to improve your fuel economy. Use cruise control if you have it, and for vehicles with selectable four-wheel drive, consider operating in two-wheel drive mode when road conditions make it safe to do so. For more information, take a look at these tips for driving more efficiently http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/driveHabits.shtml. Check out www.fueleconomy.gov, to find the best, most comprehensive information on vehicle emissions and fuel economy.

On This Day In The Navy:
1958 - Lt. Cmdr. G.C. Watkins flying a Grumman F11F-1F Tiger at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for the second time in three days sets a world altitude record of 76,938 feet.

Team NAFEC,

Enjoy a night of Magic this Friday at the Mirage Club!

Magic Show
Friday, April 20
6-8 pm
Must be 18 +
Free for all MWR Patrons

The Sundowner Club will be open!

Need a babysitter? CYP will be open for GPAB 6 pm-Midnight
To sign up call 760-339-5260

All, a note from our Environmental Division regarding air quality:

Imperial Valley Air Quality Forecast 4/18/2018 11:30 AM
Forecast
Wednesday, Apr 18
Moderate
PM2.5 55 AQI
PM10 61 AQI
Thursday, Apr 19
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
PM2.5 80 AQI
PM10 113 AQI
Extended Forecast
Friday, Apr 20
Ozone
Moderate
Saturday, Apr 21
Ozone
Moderate
Sunday, Apr 22
Ozone
Moderate

Discussion
Today, warm, sunny conditions will enhance ozone formation in the Imperial Valley. Furthermore, winds will shift to southeasterly during the midday hours, bringing additional pollutants into the region. Therefore, despite moderate westerly winds in the evening aiding pollutant dispersion, AQI levels will be Moderate. Tomorrow, as an upper-level trough of low pressure moves through southern California, strong and gusty westerly winds at the surface will produce blowing dust in the Imperial Valley. These conditions will lead to Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups AQI levels for PM10.

Here is today's 2018 Earth Day Tip:

Recycle Used Electronics
Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling used electronics conserves our natural resources, prevents air and water pollution, and reduces carbon pollution associated with manufacturing.
Manufacturers and retailers offer several options to donate or recycle electronics. You can search below to find programs developed by Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge at https://www.epa.gov/smm-electronics/sustainable-materials-management-smm-electronics-challenge#01. Learn more about recycling used electronics: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm. You can drop off all e-waste at any of the three Household Hazardous Waste Facilities in Imperial County. For locations and schedules, check http://www.ivrma.org/.

Let the Chiefs make lunch for you today. Join them at their fundraiser today.

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Interested in Weather?

Become a National Weather Service Storm Spotter!

A free training class will be held in Heber on Tuesday, April 24th that will teach people how to properly identify and report significant weather phenomena and contribute to public safety. Even with sophisticated technology like radar and satellites, forecasters still need ground truth information from trained weather spotters throughout the year. You will learn about how thunderstorms work, how to identify cloud features associated with microbursts and tornadoes, and how your reports tie in to warnings and advisories issued by the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition, you will learn about all of the services available from the NWS. See below for details on time and location.

Adult volunteers are community minded individuals, who understand that they play an essential role in providing storm information to the National Weather Service. Anyone can be a spotter and we encourage those that like to pay attention to the weather to become involved.

In southeast California, the NWS Phoenix Office forecasts for Imperial and Eastern Riverside counties. In Arizona, we forecast for Yuma, La Paz, Maricopa, southern Gila, and northwest Pinal counties.

Time: April 24th 7 pm – 9 pm

Location: Imperial County Office of Emergency Services
1078 Dogwood Rd.
Heber, CA 92249

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/YQ4tW10Wz227umv52

Immediately following the presentation, completion certificates will be issued and program participation will be confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Ken Waters or Austin Jamison at the NWS Phoenix Forecast Office – (602) 275-0073 or visit weather.gov/phoenix and click on the link for Skywarn.

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All, a note from our Environmental Team:

Imperial Valley Air Quality Alert
Calexico - Ethel Street
Tuesday, April 17 - 6:00 AM
PM10 AQI reached 356 - Hazardous
PM10 AQI 201-300 People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children are the groups most at risk. Persons with cardiopulmonary disease and the elderly may experience significant aggravation of heart or lung disease and premature mortality. The general population may experience a significant increase in respiratory effects. U.S. EPA cautions that "people with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should avoid all physical activity outdoors. Everyone else should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion." 'Prolonged' generally means four or more hours with short rest periods. 'Heavy exertion' is that which would increase the resting breathing rate four fold or greater. You can reduce exposure to particulate material by: - Reducing the intensity and duration of your outdoor activities - Postponing outdoor activities to days when particulate levels are lower

Current Maximum AQI for Other Imperial Valley Cities
Brawley - 220 Main Street: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (PM10)

El Centro - 9th Street: Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (PM10)

Niland - English Road: Moderate (PM10)

Westmorland - 570 Cook St: Unhealthy (PM10)

On This Day In The Navy:
1915 - Chief Gunners Mate Frank Crilley, a naval diver, rescues a fellow diver who had become entangled at a depth of 250 feet during salvage operations for USS F-4 submarine that had sunk March 25, 1915, with the loss of her entire crew. For his heroism on this occasion, he is awarded the Medal of Honor in 1929.

Here is today's 2018 Earth Day Tip:

Power Down
Did you know U.S. households spend approximately $100 per year to power devices not in use? That’s roughly 8 percent of household electricity costs. Nationwide, the total electricity consumed by electronics while idle equals the annual output of 12 power plants. Powering down electronics not in use will help save you money and prevent carbon pollution.

In Celebration on Earth Day this year, our Environmental Division has a new tip each day. For today, Monday, the tip is:

Recycle
Did you know that recycling reduces carbon pollution? EPA estimates that our current national recycling efforts reduce carbon pollution by 49.9 million metric tons of carbon, which is equivalent to the annual carbon pollution from 39.6 million passenger cars! Still, there's more to do. Recycling in your home helps conserve energy and cut carbon pollution. Calculate how much energy you save when you recycle here: https://www.epa.gov/warm/individual-waste-reduction-model-iwarm-tool

All, a note from our Environmental Team:

Imperial Valley Air Quality Forecast 4/16/2018 11:30 AM
Forecast
Monday, Apr 16
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
PM2.5 68 AQI
PM10 101 AQI
Tuesday, Apr 17
Good
PM2.5 50 AQI
PM10 50 AQI
Extended Forecast
Wednesday, Apr 18
Ozone
Moderate
Thursday, Apr 19
PM10
Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
Friday, Apr 20
Ozone
Good

Discussion
Today, moderate westerly winds will strengthen and become gusty, producing blowing dust. However, light rain showers in upwind areas will slightly reduce blowing dust. As a result, AQI levels will be low-Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Tomorrow, light to moderate northwesterly winds will disperse pollutants and bring clean air into the Imperial Valley. In addition, cool temperatures will limit ozone formation. Therefore, AQI levels will be Good.

On This Day In The Navy:
1944 - USS Gandy (DE 764) intentionally rams German submarine U 550 off Nantucket Shoals in Atlantic Ocean. USS Joyce (DE 317) and USS Peterson (DE 152) join Gandy and deploy depth charges and gunfire to sink the submarine.

Sometimes we need a little mercy from tough circumstances. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society can help provide that mercy through interest-free loans and other services. Learn how you can both benefit and help. A little goes a long way! #NMCRS

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On This Day In The Navy:
1944 - USS Gandy (DE 764) intentionally rams German submarine U 550 off Nantucket Shoals in Atlantic Ocean. USS Joyce (DE 317) and USS Peterson (DE 152) join Gandy and deploy depth charges and gunfire to sink the submarine.

Save the date!

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All,

Linked here, http://www.navy.mil/navydata/people/cnp/Burke/Resource/CNPWeeklyWire13APRIL18.pdf is the latest CNP Weekly Wire.

Topics this week include:
- Raising Our Standards
- Navy Asks Congress for More Authority to Sidestep ‘Up-Or-Out’ Personnel System
- Navy Announces Extension for Enlisted Women to Convert to Submarine Force Ratings
- U.S. Could Reach Goal of 355 Ship Navy in 2030s: Official
- NAVADMIN bi-weekly roll-up:

We are looking for widest dissemination among our Sailor audience...please print and hang the first page so others can see it or forward by email. To sign up for the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, email usnpeople.fct@navy.mil, or find it online at www.navy.mil/cnp.

On This Day In The Navy:
1952 - During the Korean War, sorties launch from USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) and Boxer (CV 21) and deliver 200 tons of aircraft ordnance to the North Korean target area.

On This Day In The Navy:
1993 - Aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight.