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NAVFAC Seabee Divers Rescue Capsized Boater off San Nicolas Island

By Mason Lowery, Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center Public Affairs Local boater Ivan Jureczky, 60, clung to the keel and straddled the hull of his 15-foot capsized sailboat Friday afternoon, praying for rescue and losing hope 10 miles offshore between Point Mugu and San Nicolas Island. Five hours passed as he drifted further out to sea, fighting waves, …

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National Preparedness Month Starts With You

Someone once said, “It seems that the tendency of an event to occur varies inversely with one’s preparation for it.” September is National Preparedness Month, a month-long awareness campaign to improve the nation’s emergency preparedness. All of us need to be prepared for all hazards, whether natural or man-made. The first thing to do is visit www.ready.gov and http://www.ready.navy.mil/ to …

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Studying Up a Storm

BU3 Lynda Romero, NMCB 11, studies for her advancement exam while living temporarily in an evacuation shelter at NCBC Gulfport, Miss., Aug. 28. Personnel were evacuated as the base made final preparations for Hurricane Isaac, approaching along the Gulf Coast. Photo by MC1 R. Jason Brunson Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/657649/hurricane-isaac-preparations-gulfport#.UFigLM2x4YY#ixzz26qEBQAPT

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NCTC Gulfport Prepares for Hurricane Isaac

U.S. Army students assigned to Naval Construction Training Center (NCTC) Gulfport fill sandbags on board Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCTC) Gulfport in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac, which made landfall along the Gulf Coast yesterday. The last major storm to affect Southern Miss. was Hurricane Gustav, a Category 2 hurricane, which made landfall Aug. 31, 2008. Photo by CMC Ryan G. …

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