Five Guys Fundraiser

We are so excited to have another restaurant fundraiser! Come join us at Five Guys in Liberty Station any time between 5:30pm and 8:30pm on Monday, March 27th.

No flyer or mention of the Vinson FRG is needed – the FRG will be receiving 20% of ALL sales during that time frame!

Thanks for always supporting your Vinson FRG, and we will see you there!

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Bod Squad Fitness Group

Join your Vinson FRG in a fitness challenge. We are coming together to help each other stay on track health wise and reach our goals!

How it works:
1. Email and request to be added.
2. You will be sent an invitation to create an account and join our group on, a free weigh loss tracking website.
3. Create your account and weigh in weekly/monthly.(Only your percentage lost will be shown to the group. Your actual weight is kept private.)
4. Complete your official start weigh in ON OR AFTER February 20
5. Participate in mini challenges, post tips and questions to help keep each other motivated.
6. See the change!!!

We will have prizes available for our top overall Losers. The site/challenge go by percentage lost.

This challenge will go from February 20 12am, to May 20th 11:59pm ( facebook only allows the date to be so far out so the end date will be changed as we go, just know it officially ends May 20th).

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Updated Facebook Group Information

mail-1917160_960_720The Vinson FRG has started a Secret Facebook group to help us better connect our members to each other and the San Diego area. Eligibility for this secret group is limited to Spouses, Partners, Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, and other extended family members of Vinson Sailors that reside in San Diego.  To be added to the group, please ask your sailor to email us at from their ship email address.  In the email, please ask them to include your email address associated with your **Facebook account**, as that is how we will add you to the group.  Our public Facebook page will remain active, but information regarding specific details about our events will transition to our group for the safety of our Family Readiness Group Members. We will continue to share event opportunities for all families that do not violate the guidelines for PERSEC on our public page and our website at
Due to the large volume of requests we’re getting, it may be a few days before you are added. Thank you for your patience.
Any questions or concerns can be sent to

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January Event : Potluck + OPSEC Speaker


Time for our first event of 2017 – a fabulous potluck!

Free street parking + playroom for children at location.

Please RSVP using the link below and you will be emailed details closer to the event.

We will be having a short OPSEC presentation beginning at 1:30pm, not to last past 2:00pm. This will be a great refresher on how to stay safe as military families.

Sign up to bring a yummy dish here:

We hope to see you there!

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Merchandise Holiday Shipping Deadline : 12/19

command-ombudsmen-1*All payments for orders being shipped must be in by 6pm Pacific time on December 19*

Its that time of year again and the Holidays are right around the corner! The Vinson FRG wants to help you with your holiday gift needs. This year, back by popular demand we are offering Vinson Blankets, Vinson Anchor Ornaments, Vinson Navy Ornaments and Vinson Carrier T-Shirts. Buy them separately or as one of our special package deals!
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Resource Information : Your Ombudsman

Command OmbudsmanWhile the FRG is a great venue to learn more about Navy life and meet other families in our situation, the Ombudsman are a great go-to-resource for questions pertaining to your sailor and their command.

The Ombudsman for the USS Carl Vinson are key resources for all family members, especially before and during deployments, relocation, crises and other major life events.

Your Ombudsman will:
• Maintain current resource files
• Provide information on Navy benefits and support systems
• Facilitate communication between the command and families
• Provide official and accurate command information
• Publish or contribute to a command newsletter
• Interact with local and national resources
• Maintain confidentiality with in program guidelines. Mandatory reportables include situations of suspected or known abuse, violence or life-threatening situation or possible suicide
• When appropriate, access appropriate chain of command for intervention
• Be available for emergency assistance and routine requests

Ombudsman Website:
Facebook Page:

Ombudsman are available and on call 24/7/365. If it is not an emergency please limit your calls to between the hours of 8am and 10pm.

Lisa Talbot

Chelsea Austin


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Command Holiday Party

commandholiday-party-1Below is information about the command party for the sailors and families of the USS Carl Vinson. Please note, this is not an FRG event, and all questions should be directed to the ship’s MWR via your sailor. Happy Holidays!

We will have discounted rates for the first 1,625 attendees. As a caveat, each CARL VINSON sailor is entitled to purchase ONE additional guest ticket at their pay grade. Each guest ticket thereafter is $75. All guests must be at least 18 years of age. The last day to purchase tickets is 16 December.

E1 – E4: $15
E5 – E6: $20
E7 – O3: $25
O4 & above: $30

The hotel will offer discounted room rates during the evening of the party. Please check with MWR for more information. The deadline for these rates is 9 December.


Childcare will be provided at a 1:5 provider/child ratio by the Navy CDC for children over the age of 1. Thanks to the FCPOA, Chiefs Mess, and Wardroom childcare will be provided from 1830-2030, at the party venue, for a discounted price of $5 a child for the first 50 children. The deadline to sign children up for childcare is December 9th.

There are many safe and cost efficient ways to travel to and from the holiday party. The MWR shuttle will be also be running to and from the ship and the entrance of the venue throughout the night. More information available via MWR.

Parking Rates:
– Self parking $15.00
– Valet parking $19.00

Overnight Parking Rates:
– Self parking $32.00
– Valet parking $47.00

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VinsonFRG Fundraiser with Chloe + Isabel

It’s never too early to plan for a good time, so the FRG is starting to plan our biggest event – The Night Before Homecoming Party!  This party is for ALL Vinson families to celebrate how strong we have been during deployment and to pass the last few hours before being reunited with our sailors again.

To help the FRG fund this event, we have partnered with Chloe + Isabel to host a holiday shopping boutique. A portion of all sales will help fund our Night Before Homecoming party.

Please check out their online store at: and select, “Fundraiser for the USS Carl Vinson Family Readiness Group” at check out.

This fundraiser ends November 28th, so take advantage of this holiday shopping and fundraising opportunity today!


Holiday promotions include:

***Free Gift with Purchase of $125+ while supplies last (Choice of 4 different items)
***$100 credit for every $500 spent accumulated til December 31
***Free Shipping with purchase over $100+

Thanks for supporting your Vinson FRG, and we hope to see you at an event soon!

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Vinson Merchandise

FRG Store

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Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser!

The VinsonFRG is having its first restaurant fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings! The fundraiser will run from October 1 – 11 at the location in Mission Valley Mall: 1640 Camino Del Rio N Ste. 1376.

10% of pre-tax food AND drink sales (including alcohol) will go back to the FRG!

Please be sure to show the flyer either printed out or on your mobile device *BEFORE* you place your order for the sales to go back to the FRG. Proceeds received from this fundraiser will be used to go towards the night before homecoming party.

Feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!


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