OUHSD adds outdoor science program

The Oxnard Union High School District board recently approved a new after-school program led by environmental scientists and engineers. The district plans to offer the 12-week mentorship program, to be held at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme, to up to 20 of its high school students in the fall. “The students are going […]

Seabees mentor Oxnard JROTC students, help staff

People are working at building construction.

OXNARD, Calif. – Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 mentored students from Oxnard High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps during a volunteer construction project that helped the program prepare for a major upcoming inspection. The volunteers – all members of NMCB 3’s First Class Petty Officer Association – taught the JROTC students how […]

Camarillo High student reports for duty

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Jared Stein doesn’t spend his weekends playing video games or sitting in front of the television. The 18-year-old Camarillo resident rises at 5 a.m. on Saturday mornings to iron his pants, shine his shoes and report for duty at Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura County. He spends his free time running drills with the U.S. […]

Navy-Bound Teen Follows Dad’s Career

“Plan a” for Travis Harris was to be a Midshipman in the United States Naval Academy. The son of a career military man, the Channel Islands High School senior wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.”I see what my dad does, how much he helps people and protects our country.” Travis said. “That’s what I […]

Pre-Engineering Academy Graduation

Girl is getting congratulations.

Graduation was held on Monday, May 21, 2012, for the 14 OUHSD graduates from the Fall Pre-Engineering Academy. Parents, administrators, counselors, teachers and friends attended the graduation. Phyllis Throckmorton, Director of Career and Technical Education, welcomed everyone. Captain (Sel) Scott Davis Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, and OUHSD Superintendent, Gabe Soumakian, were […]

NMCB 3 Seabees Honored at Oxnard’s Seabee Night

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OXNARD, Calif. (September 30, 2011) (NNS) – 49 Seabees plus family members from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 were honored at a football game at Oxnard High School, Oxnard Calif. Sep 30. Oxnard High School’s Seabee Night was the first event that commenced a partnership between the school and NMCB 3 to improve community […]

Scholar athlete wins $1,500 commissary scholarship

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An 18-year-old standout football player from Rio Mesa High School who sports a 4.155 grade point average is the winner of a $1,500 scholarship presented by the commissary at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. John Tagum of Camarillo, the son of Salvador and Josefina Tagum, plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of […]

High school students step into CO’s boots for a day

Students step into CO's boots.

It wasn’t like she didn’t see it, the improvised explosive device in the field, with its trip wires and trigger showing. It was the other one she didn’t see, the one she set off by remote when she turned away from the first one and crossed into the path of a beam emanating from a […]

High schoolers swap notes on attending ‘A school’

Mechanic A Students.

Half of the Channel Islands High School students who have gone through the Navy’s Construction Mechanic A School in Port Hueneme are now interning in the service departments of local car dealerships something they say probably wouldn’t have happened had they not gone through the program. “In the military program, I got to see how […]

High-schooler ‘fits right in’

Andrew Geer is in Mechanic A School.

Imagine for a moment that you’ve spent the last several years teaching young adults the ins and outs of vehicles diesel engines, steering mechanisms, suspension systems. Then one day, a 17-year-old walks into your classroom, eager to learn. Do you do anything differently? “Nothing at all,” said Tech Sgt. Gonzalo Amezcua, who teaches the chassis […]