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NWS Seal Beach Navy Base in Seal Beach, CA

 

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The newest ship in the fleet, USS Portland, was commissioned in her namesake city on Saturday. She will be based in San Diego and will likely be an occasional visitor to the naval weapons station.

Today we held our annual SAPR Run, as a part of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Month. It was a great day for a run, supporting an extremely important cause!

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The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Fund Drive is wrapping up at the end of the month!

Here are some images from yesterday's Coast Guard helicopter operations to replace a navigation light on our east jetty.

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Anaheim Bay has been reopened to small boat traffic.

Anaheim Bay is once again closed to small boat traffic.

Anaheim Bay has reopened to small boat traffic.

Anaheim Bay is temporarily closed to small boat traffic during Coast Guard helicopter operations over the harbor.

The Coast Guard helicopter operation to replace an Anaheim Bay jetty navigation aid is scheduled to take place this afternoon. Anaheim Bay could be closed to civilian boat traffic for extended periods during this time.

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The U.S. Coast Guard will be flying a helicopter from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station sometime between April 17-19, during an operation to replace a jetty navigation light.

The HH-60 helicopter will be used to move equipment and supplies between the weapons station’s wharf area and the location of the navigation light replacement at the end of the Anaheim Bay east jetty.

Anaheim Bay may be closed to civilian boat traffic for periods of up to two hours at a time during the operation.

The largest piece of equipment to be moved will be a 20-foot-long light pedestal, which will be slung below the helicopter and lowered onto the jetty before it is secured in place.

The helicopter may make up to six flights over the course of the operation, which is scheduled to last a single day.

The exact date and time of the operation and helicopter flights will be determined based on predicted weather conditions and equipment availability.

The previous navigation light was destroyed during high surf conditions caused by Hurricane Marie off the coast of Mexico in 2014. A temporary light has been in place since that time.

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On Saturday we hosted a large portion of the annual Norco Kiwanis 5k run around Lake Norconian aboard our Norco detachment.

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Main Gate Closure This Morning - The Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Main Gate will be closed for a security exercise from 9am-11am today. You may see increased law enforcement activity around the gate during this time.

Join the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team today at 1130-1300 outside of the Enlisted BEQ for a SAPR Pizza Palooza in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Very affordable combo plates for $5!

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Navy Spouses: Let your voice be heard!
Click on the below survey link to provide feedback to the Navy on Fleet and Family Support Center Programs and Services.

The 2018 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive is underway. Making a difference for Sailors, Marines and their families! http://nmcrsfunddrive.org/sandiego/

There is currently a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) underway between the cities of Seal Beach, Long Beach and the weapons station. A JLUS is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between the base, surrounding jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders to address compatibility around military installations. Public workshops are being held this evening and tomorrow evening in the City of Seal Beach. Click on the below link for more information.

Today we celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Chief Petty Officer rank. Go Navy Chiefs!!

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April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Month. Base personnel got off to an early start today, with our Commanding Officer signing a SAPR proclamation and discussing his expectations regarding SAPR issues in general and upcoming SAPR Month events.

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Yesterday morning base personnel took part in an oil spill response training drill. The exercise used small blocks of wood to simulate an oil spill. For the first time, a small Navy drone was incorporated into the drill, in order to help track the "spill" and position our boats for better containment and protection of Anaheim Bay and the national wildlife refuge. Similar exercises will continue this morning.

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Today is Vietnam Veteran's Day. We join our nation in honoring our Vietnam War Veterans. Just as those who came before them and those who serve today, our Navy Vietnam War Veterans served their country with honor, courage and commitment.

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) morning at 10:15 am there will be a statewide test of the tsunami warning system. Do you and your family know what to do in the event of a real tsunami warning?

Did you know that, by presidential proclimation, March 29 is Vietnam Veteran's Day? Be sure to thank a Vietnam veteran in your life!

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Come join the Chief Petty Officer's Association for a burger lunch, today at the BQ!

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The Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Main Gate will be closed tomorrow from 0800-1200 for scheduled maintenance. The Westminster Avenue Gate will be open during this time.