Pre-Deployment Brief info

Hello Vinson Families!  

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Pre-Deployment Brief coming up in between the POM periods on July 23, from 6-8pm on board the ship in the hangar bay. This is a very informative event with many different resources from not only the command, but other Navy sources as well such as Navy Legal, Fleet and Family Support Center, Operation Homefront, MWR, and many more. 
Please consider attending as there will be information on what you need to know for before, during, and after deployment. It would be great for you to hear this all first hand.  It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to the military, a seasoned military family, whether this is your first ship, you’ve never done a deployment, or you’ve done 20 deployments, you can always learn something new at a Pre-Deployment Brief. 
Your Ombudsman team and FRG board will be there with a wealth of resources and information. 
Be sure to stop by our tables and see what we have.  We would love to meet you and to give you resources that you are sure to need while your sailor is away!predeployment brief2

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Padres Game 4/14

Military Opening Day

Come celebrate Military Opening day with the Padres and VinsonFRG

On April 14th at 1:10 pm, the Padres are hosting Military Opening Day against the Rockies. We would love to have a fun time with you and your family for an afternoon filled with fun at the ballpark! If you and your family are interested in this event, contact or Secretary by 4/7 to join our group and help us all get a group discount on tickets.

Whne you email us, please include the following information:

  1. Your name.
  2. How many adult tickets desired.
  3. How many child tickets desired.
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Celebrity Championship Active Duty Volunteer Opportunity


This year the Celebrity Championship is pleased to celebrate its fifteenth anniversary and to introduce a new host, NFL Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. The event, will now benefit the Junior Seau Foundation and the Marshall Faulk Foundation, helping underprivileged youth. The tournament will take place May 17-19, 2013 at the beautiful La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad.

The Celebrity Championship is looking for active duty volunteers for the dates of Wednesday, May 15th to Sunday, May 19th. If you are interested in volunteering please click here for more information and to start the registration process. When registering, make sure to enter the code “Military” in order to waive the uniform fee. Please note that if you would like to receive the uniform, you must pay the $37.00 registration fee.

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Navy’s 27th Bay Bridge Run/Walk

The Navy Bay Bridge Run/Walk is the only four-mile run/walk that crosses over the majestic Bay Bridge, begins downtown at the Bayfront Hilton on Park Boulevard, continues over the Bridge and ends in Tidelands Park, Coronado. Participants of all ages compete in various age divisions for unique prizes autographed by the San Diego Padres and each participant receives a ticket to a Padres game. The event will be held on Sunday, May 19th at 8:00am.

Want to volunteer? The Bay Bridge Run/Walk is looking for motivated individuals or groups to volunteer at many different events, from the starting line downtown at the Hilton Bayfront, the Chicano Park water station, to the finish line at Coronado’s Tidelands Park. Prior to race day, we have packet pickup and setup events. Refreshments will be served at all events. To thank you for your hard work, all volunteers receive: a Letter of Appreciation (LOA), an event T-shirt, and a FREE ticket to the June 1, 2013, Padres game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Vinson R.E.D Friday Swag!

It’s here! Vinson FRG has launched our 1st R.E.D Friday Swag!


Come support the troops and show your support every Friday.

Hoodie, Long Sleeve and Youth shirts available at Checkout!

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MarchEaster FRG Meeting


Join an evening filled with fun at the next Vinson FRG Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM. There will be fun activities for your child and yourself can enjoy.

If you would like to sign your child up for childcare, please RSVP the child’s name, age and special needs to vicepresident at vinsonfrg dot org by Saturday, March 9, 2013. Your child must be between the ages of 1 and 12 to qualify for childcare.

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March Activities around San Diego

Hey there Vinson Family!

Here are some things happening around the San Diego Area that might interest you or your families: Continue reading

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Tiger Woods Learning Center Offers Summer Scholarship

If building robots, eating s’mores, learning the artistic and technical sides of animation, and designing video games sound like your idea of summer fun, this scholarship is the ticket! The Tiger Woods Learning Center (TWLC) in Anaheim, California, is partnering with several military installations and organizations to invite youth to participate in a one-of-a-kind S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) and golf program. The students spend a week utilizing cutting edge technology while learning the skills needed to be an engineer, zoologist, video game architect, kitchen chemist or car designer. Days are spent at the Learning Center, and the evenings at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center in Orange, California. Dates for the program are July 21-26, and military-connected youth ages 11-13 are encouraged to apply by clicking here for an application. The scholarship funds program attendance and residence fees; however, travel costs to Anaheim must be paid by individual families. Visit the TWLC website for more information.

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Point Loma Lighthouse Meet and Greet


Come Join us! Tomorrow Friday @ 10am.

We will be meeting at the Cadrilllo National Monument National Park
(Old Point Loma Lighthouse) 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr. San Diego, CA.

Find us in our Vinson Pride outside the lighthouse as we have fun and watch the ship pull in.

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