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Operating as usual

07/26/2020
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Updates for JEB Little Creek-Fort Story services (read below post for further details):

JEB Little Creek: E-Beach�- Beach located at the end of Hewitt Dr. (Down from Eagle Haven Golf Course Club House)
JEB Fort Story: Inchon Beach�- Beach access located across from the Mini-Mart/Gas Station and located close to Gate 8

**JEB BEACH GUIDELINES**

Yesterday we announced the reopening of JEB Little Creek-Fort Story beaches.

Please read through our guidelines and be respectful of our watch-standers; they are there to make the beaches a safe place for everyone visiting.

JEB Little Creek: E-Beach
- Beach located at the end of Hewitt Dr. (Down from Eagle Haven Golf Course Club House)

JEB Fort Story: Inchon Beach
- Beach access located across from the Mini-Mart/Gas Station and located close to Gate 8

For your planning purposes, THESE ARE NOT MWR BEACHES AND WILL NOT HAVE LIFEGUARDS, nor will they have other typical MWR amenities. They are available for your use with the following rules in place:

* ID Card holder and authorized guests only may use the beaches
* JEBLCFS beaches are open for recreation from sunrise to sunset. Beach parking gates will open at 10:00am and close at 6:00pm. During this time Sailors will assign beach space and actively monitor and promote social distancing.
WARNING: the parking lot will be closed and locked at 6:00pm. Don’t get locked in!
* No POVs on the beach
* No glass containers or alcoholic beverages
* Breakwaters (rocks) are off limits
* You must stay off the dunes
* Pets must be on leash and you are expected to clean up after your pets
* You must clean up after yourself and guests
* Port-a-potties are on NOT site
*You must maintain social distancing and be in groups of 10 or less
*You must stay in pre-marked areas to reduce overcrowding

Thank you for your cooperation during this time.

The FRAGORD pertains to all public beaches, which are still off limits. Please contact your chain of command if further clarification is required.

JEBLCFS will open additional services this week with varying levels of restriction and mitigation measures as we continue to operate in an elevated Health Protection Condition for a prolonged period of time.

07/26/2020
Naval Air Station Oceana

Note the opening of some MWR facilities onboard NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex.

‼️ Reopening of MWR/NEX services ‼️

Monday 7/27:
-Oceana Gym 545
-DNA Gym 524.
Hours for both 0600-1600 M-F. Active Duty/Reserve Only.

Wednesday 7/29:
-Oceana Great Escape Community Rec Center
-Dam Neck Oasis Community Rec Center. Hours for both 1400-2100.

-Oceana Bowling
-Dam Neck Bowling
Hours for both 1100-2100.

-Oceana Outdoor Equipment Rental Hours 0730-1600 M-F.

-Oceana Skeet Range Hours 1000-1800 Wednesday thru Sunday. Reservations Only

-Oceana RV Park Hours 1000-1400

-Dam Neck Cottages 0800-1900

-Dam Neck RV Park Hours 0900-1600

-Ocean Auto Skills Hours 1100-1900 Tuesday thru Sunday

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Re-opening NEX Services for tailors, barber shops, and food: 30 July.

The Oceana Main Store barbershop will be open daily from 0700-1900.

Dam Neck will be open M-F 0700-1700 and Sat-Sun 0900-1700.

Active-duty personnel only for the first few days. Beauty services will not be available during the first week of opening, due to physical distancing requirements.

07/26/2020
Naval Air Station Oceana

......and there was much rejoicing.

Good evening everyone. We are happy to open the beaches at Dam Neck to military members and their families. Because it is considered an on base activity, it is allowed! Hours are sunrise to sunset and there are currently no lifeguards. We are trying to hire some quickly so please swim at your own risk. Also, there are no beach rentals this season. Please practice social distancing and leave space between other patrons. Enjoy and be safe! ☀️⛱

FRCMA Commanding Officer Capt. Brett Ingle presented AO2 Jackson of FRCMA Oceana 700 Division with a command coin (in a ...
07/24/2020

FRCMA Commanding Officer Capt. Brett Ingle presented AO2 Jackson of FRCMA Oceana 700 Division with a command coin (in a special “COVID-Free” bag) in recognition of her hard work and dedication.

Congratulations to all of the FRCMA Sailors selected for advancement!
07/23/2020

Congratulations to all of the FRCMA Sailors selected for advancement!

Advancement quotas are out!
07/22/2020

Advancement quotas are out!

Active Duty and Full-Time Support advancement quotas are live.

As a reminder, results will be released to Command Triads tomorrow, July 23, and made public on Friday, July 24.

ICYMI........
07/22/2020

ICYMI........

“Flags are powerful symbols, particularly in the military community for whom flags embody common mission, common histories, and the special, timeless bond of warriors.” - U.S. Secretary of Defense
Here are examples of flags that are authorized on base. To read more about public display of flags on base, see the official memo here:https://media.defense.gov/2020/Jul/17/2002458783/-1/-1/1/200717-FLAG-MEMO-DTD-200716-FINAL.PDF

NAVADMIN 201/20 announces changes to the PMK-EE deadlines.The new deadlines are as follows:-January AD/FTS E7 NWAE cycle...
07/16/2020
Professional Military Knowledge-Eligibility Exam Deadlines to Change

NAVADMIN 201/20 announces changes to the PMK-EE deadlines.

The new deadlines are as follows:
-January AD/FTS E7 NWAE cycle – prior to Dec. 1 of the previous year
-February SELRES E4/5/6/7 NWAE cycle – prior to Jan. 1 of the same year
-March AD/FTS E4/5/6 NWAE cycle – prior to Feb. 1 of the same year
-August SELRES E4/5/6 NWAE cycle – prior to July 1 of the same year
-September AD/FTS E4/5/6 NWAE cycle - prior to Aug. 1 of the same year

NAVADMIN 201/20 announced changes to completion dates for the Professional Military Knowledge-Eligibility Exam.

07/15/2020

From the Command Master Chief:

Team FRCMA,
It has been roughly six months since COVID-19 reached American soil. In that time, so much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. The majority of states saw the number of positive cases subside and began loosening restrictions that had been in place. Since then, there has been a resurgence of COVID-19 cases including some states seeing record highs in new daily cases. Eleven states have begun rolling back their re-openings. School districts are deciding if in-person classes will even be possible. For these reasons and others, I stress to you the importance of following the restrictions and guidance in place.
NAVADMIN 100/20 was issued requiring the use of cloth face coverings for all military, Navy civilian and contractors as well as family members while on DoD property, installations and facilities when maintaining proper social distancing between people isn’t possible. It is important that each of us understand why wearing a facemask is so important. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), “a cloth face covering may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others.” Science has shown us that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 lack symptoms (are “asymptomatic”) and therefor are not aware that they are spreading the virus. In short, the masks are not to protect you; they are to protect others from you! Protect your family, friends, and shipmates by wearing a mask.
NAVNORTH FRAGORD 20-024.013 was issued greatly limiting places a service member can go and things you can do. Understand that this is for the protection of our military force. Believe me; leadership takes no joy in issuing and enforcing these restrictions. We want to go out just as much as you do. We want to enjoy the warm weather, take our families to the beach, or eat a burger in a restaurant. We want to get a tattoo, see a movie, or go to the gym. However, we must also remember the bigger picture. As I said in the beginning of April, a pandemic does not stop those who wish to do us harm. We must be prepared to do our Nation’s work when needed. To do that to the best of our ability, we must be healthy. To accomplish this we must all abide by the restrictions and guidance in place. When the FRAGORD was first published, many were concerned about the limits placed on religious services. We heard your concerns. A clarification on attending religious services during the pandemic was issued. Service members may attend religious services if “attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social distancing and use of face covering.” We are NOT trying to limit your ability to practice your faith; we only want to ensure you remain healthy after doing so.
Remember the old adage, “Hope for the best; plan for the worst.” This does not only apply to the current pandemic. The situation aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is proof that all must be ready at a moment’s notice to face adversity. It is what we train for and why that training is so important. We do not always know where trouble will rise but we will damn sure be prepared for it! Look at those Sailors fighting to save the ship and ask yourself it that would be possible had they contracted COVID or been in a ROM status? This is exactly why we need each one of you to follow the guidelines put out. You may be called upon to save the ship.
Lastly, I have received many questions regarding the E-7 advancement results. The current expectation is that results will be released sometime around the end of November to the beginning of December. Chief Petty Officer Selectee training will take place from the time selections are announced until January 28th and our new Chiefs will be pinned on January 29th. As further information becomes available, I will share as much as I can.
Continue to stay strong and take care of each other. See you on the deckplates.
V/r,
CMC

07/15/2020
MyNavy HR

Now is the time to start practicing planks for the Cycle 1 2021 PRT. Watch the video below for guidance on performing planks correctly.

You have questions, we have answers: Proper form for the plank

In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the latest SECDEF memo clarifying the FRAGO in regards to religious service att...
07/09/2020

In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the latest SECDEF memo clarifying the FRAGO in regards to religious service attendance.

BLUF: Service members may attend religious services if “attendees are able to appropriately apply COVID-19 transmission mitigation measures, specifically social distancing and use of face covering.”

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07/09/2020

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***2020 PFA Cycle 2 – EXCUSED*** NAVADMIN 193/20 outlines a significant update to 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)...
07/08/2020

***2020 PFA Cycle 2 – EXCUSED***

NAVADMIN 193/20 outlines a significant update to 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) – Cycle 2 by canceling the Fall cycle. This update also provides procedures for Sailors who need to pass a PFA to regain advancement or retention eligibility to safely conduct a mock PFA as part to the Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP). Beginning Cycle 1 of 2021 (January 2021), the plan is to implement plank and rower as two new modalities.

• To minimize risk of COVID-19 transmission, all personnel will be excused for PFA Cycle 2, 2020
• Suspension includes official Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and Physical Readiness Test (PRT)
• Sailors will be able to regain advancement or retention eligibility by passing an unofficial (mock) PFA

How to Regain Eligibility:

•The mock PFA:
- will NOT include curl-up to maintain social distancing
- must follow local area and installation guidance
- have no more than 10 people
- will ensure proper medical screening prior to test

Direct questions or concerns to your CFL or chain of command.

The Navy has suspended the Fall 2020 Physical Readiness Assessment.

Here's the policy update:

NAVADMIN 193/20

SUBJ/PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM POLICY UPDATE FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT CYCLE TWO 2020 DUE TO COVID 19 MITIGATION//

RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the suspension of the Navy PhysicalReadiness Program Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) for Cycle 2, 2020 and updates policy guidance pertaining to future Physical Readiness Test (PRT) modalities provided in reference (a). The COVID-19 situation requires that we continue to minimize risk to personnel, therefore all personnel will be EXCUSED from
participation in Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020.
2. Suspension includes both the official Body Composition
Assessment (BCA) and PRT components of the PFA.
a. The Physical Readiness Program office will update Physical
Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS) to reflect EXCUSED for Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020 (only) for both BCA and PRT. Command Fitness Leaders (CFL) and Assistant CFLs (ACFL) are directed not to make any official PFA entries in PRIMS for the official Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020.
b. All Navy commands are to continue the suspension of all
organized or group physical training (PT) (i.e. Command, Department or Division PT and the Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP)), until further notice.
c. Exceptions to paragraph 2.a and 2.b:
(1) Accessions missions (e.g., recruit training) and the
appropriate Echelon II commander with authority to delegate to the first flag officer in the chain of command may grant unit mission training requirements.
(2) Regaining advancement/retention eligibility. As
outlined in reference (b), Sailors can regain eligibility by passing
an unofficial (mock) PFA within Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020.
3. Guidelines for administering a mock PFA for Navy PFA Cycle 2,
2020. Mock PFA will be conducted when COVID-19 conditions permit following local area and installation guidance (e.g. Stage 2). The mock PFA must be conducted as outlined in reference (c) with the following exceptions:
a. Consist of no more than 10 people, to include CFL and ACFL.
b. Ensure proper medical screening.
c. Conduct BCA with the following modifications to follow social distancing practices:
(1) CFL/ACFLs:
(a) Perform COVID-19 symptom screening and temperature
check immediately prior to the BCA.
(b) Limit close contact to less than 15 minutes per person.
(c) Must wear a mask at all times during the BCA.
(d) Must wear disposable gloves during all circumference
measurements. Disposable gloves must be replaced after each
circumference measurement for each member.
(e) Disinfect scales, height measurement apparatus, pens and tape measures between each use.
(f) Designate only one person as recorder for each BCA
session.
(2) Service Member:
(a) Must wear a mask at all times during the BCA.
(b) Self-reporting. If feeling ill during BCA, Service
Member must report to medical department or local Medical Treatment Facility for further medical evaluation.
d. Conduct mock PRT with the following modifications to follow
social distancing practices:
(1) To mitigate COVID-19 concerns, curl-ups are prohibited
for the mock PFA.
(2) Personnel will only be tested on push-ups and the 1.5
mile run or approved alternate cardio (i.e. stationary bike, swim,
treadmill) where available. Protective face masks are prohibited
for members while performing the mock PRT.
(3) Self-reporting. If Service Member response to pre-
physical activity questions requires medical assistance, member must report to medical and be medically cleared before participating in mock PRT.
(4) Disinfect floor-mats and all alternate cardio equipment
between each use.
(5) Designate only one person as recorder for each PRT
session.
e. All mock PFAs must be entered in PRIMS under the FEP tab of
the Service Member to document their BCA and PRT results within 30 days and prior to regaining advancement/retention.
4. Although the Navy PFA Cycle 2, 2020 has been excused, Sailors
are reminded to make good choices for a healthy diet and are to
continue a level of fitness to maintain Navy physical fitness
standards. Commander Navy Installations Command Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Program has put together a Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling System ( NOFFS) 5-week conditioning plan, located at https://www.navyfitness.org/fitness/5-week-training-plan to assist Sailors in maintaining Navy physical fitness standards. Individuals and commands are highly encouraged to use the NOFFS 5-week conditioning plan to improve operational readiness and reduce the severity of injury.
5. Future changes to PRT Modalities. The previously announced
changes to the PRT modalities (replacement of curl-ups with plank
and addition of rower alternative cardio option) will be implemented for cycle 1, 2021. Sailors will be provided additional guidance at a later time. Sailors will be given ample time to practice the plank before it is officially counted for a PRT score (i.e., no plank failures will be counted on initial implementation)
6. Questions and concerns regarding these policy changes may be
referred to the Physical Readiness Program at PRIMS(at)navy.mil or
(901) 874-2210.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1./

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