United Through Reading
Don’t Forget United Through Reading®
are so many benefits to reading aloud with your children. When you read aloud
with your child you send them a message: that you value them and the time you spend with them.
The bonding time that is associated with reading aloud is so important to your child’s emotional growth. You also show them that reading is an enjoyable activity and that you believe it is
important. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to read along with the recording
you have received. If you do not have a copy of the book, you can check it out
from your local library.
Let your Sailor know their time was well spent. Complete the “Full Circle” of communication
by sending feedback to your Sailor about how the video is affecting your child.
Send a picture, an email, or even home video of your child interacting with the video of your Sailor reading aloud. Let them know how much the video means and encourage them to make another tape! Also, don’t forget to let, me your Home Front Coordinator know your family’s
reactions to the videos you receive. My name is Jolene and you can reach me by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Enlisted woman’s first uniform
did not contain which of the following items:
single breasted coat
gull bottomed skirts
straight-brimmed sailor hat
shoes and stockings
Save the Date!
March is Women's History
Month: On March
1, 2000 President William J Clinton signed the proclamation that every year Women’s History would be observed
during the month of March. In dedicating
March to Women’s History he signed the proclamation which stated that [March]
is about highlighting the extraordinary achievements
of women throughout our history, while recognizing the equally significant obstacles they had to overcome along the road to
success... As we honor the past and celebrate
the present, we must also focus on the future. Our choices today will have an enormous impact on the destiny of our daughters
and grand-daughters, our sons and grandsons. For more information about Women’s History Month and President Clinton’s
proclamation please check out http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/womenshistory/
March 2: In 1973
women begin pilot training to U.S. Navy.
March 21: In 1917 Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman.
Ask the Ombudsman!
Question: I heard that the ship is getting extended. What’s going on?
Answer: The Navy term for rumor is scuttlebutt, which I find quite appropriate since it can certainly scuttle
morale and it can be quite a pain in the rear. It seems to me that every deployment
this rumor goes around (no matter what service). Sometimes it’s true but
please remember to try to ignore rumor mill. If you do hear a rumor, let me know. I will tell you what I can and speak with the Command to find out what is up, if possible. At this point, our sailors aren’t being extended. How the rumor got started is a mystery but we haven’t been given any notice to this effect. If anything changes, of course I will let you know but up till now this hasn’t
Question: What’s up with email? Every so
often I get a “failure to deliver message” or my spouse’s email comes in a day after it was written.
Answer: Email is a double edged sword. It’s a great way to keep in touch but when it is causing problems it can be the bain of our existence! Servers on land are hard enough to maintain and avoid problems with, but add to those
dilemmas shipboard life and things can go haywire. Ships rely on satellites for
internet and email access, almost like a home wireless system. When your wireless
system has a problem you can generally easily walk over reset the computer and presto the email is back up. However, when satellites are involved things can get a bit more tricky.
Weather, satellite and ship directions, and 24/7 lifestyle of a ship can all cause problems for internet and email
access. Your sailors work hard to maintain the system. Just be patient and remember,
no news is good news and at least we don’t have to soley rely on snail mail!
This Resource is for You!
MILITARY SPOUSE CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT (CAA)
§ Partnership among:
o Department of Defense
o Department of Labor
o State Governments
o One-Stop Career Centers
o Workforce Investment Boards
o State Workforce Dev. Agencies
o Military Services
o Military Installations
o Education Centers
o Family Support Centers
§ Four goals:
o Fund education, training, certification/licensing necessary for military spouses to have
trained workers to businesses.
o Increase financial stability of military families
o Support retention and readiness of US Armed
§ An amount of $3000 per year will be administered by the Department
of Labor One-Stop Career Centers in support of the below items. This amount is
renewable for 1 year. No repayment of funds is required.
o Certification Testing
§ Spouses eligible for CAA are:
o Husband/wife of an active duty E1-E5 or O1-O3
o At least one year remaining at current
o Assigned to a San Diego area command
§ Targeted career fields:
o Financial Counselor
o Network Administrator
o Help Desk
o Nurse’s Aide
o Medical Transcription
o Dental Assistant
o Teacher’s Aide
o Early Child Development
Call CNRSW FFSC NBSD at 619-556-9874 (Monte
Jones) for more info
Navy Trivia Answer: D
The first enlisted women's uniform was comprised of a single breasted coat, blue in winter and white in summer,
long gull bottomed skirts and a straight-brimmed sailor hat, blue felt in winter and white straw in summer, black shoes and stockings
Source: Smith Sr.,
Daniel. "Navy Historical Facts and Trivia." State Guard Association of the United States. 5 January 2007. <http://www.sgaus.org/hist_fac.htm >.
Sailors love snail mail!
Although we have the convenience of email, don’t forget to send letters and packages to your loved one at sea! Send mail to:
USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG-53)
Remember…sailors love snail mail!