Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) will have a strong presence at Veterans Day events throughout Ventura County and other parts of Southern California. Here are some of the events in which the base is taking part:
The Ivy Lawn Veterans Day event at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura, will feature Capt. David Sasek, chief staff officer of NBVC, as a guest speaker. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Ivy Lawn Memorial Gardens is at 5400 Valentine Road. Information: 642-1055.
The Oxnard Veterans Day celebration will feature Capt. Dean Tufts, commanding officer of the 31st Seabee Readiness Group (SRG), as a guest speaker. This event is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Oxnard Plaza Park.
The San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade will feature a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (M-RAP) and a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Vehicle (Humvee) from the 31st SRG at NBVC. The parade begins at 11:11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at San Fernando Mission and Laurel Canyon boulevards in Mission Hills. Information: 818-837-7767.
Nikkei Senior Gardens in Arleta, a retirement community in the San Fernando Valley, will honor World War II Japanese American Fighters from the 442nd unit, and the commanding officer and command master chief of Navy Operational Support Center and Ventura County Color Guard will attend. The event is Nov. 9. The community is at 9221 Arleta Ave. Information: 818-899-1000.
The final mile of the Santa Barbara International Marathon is dedicated to American Veterans, and NBVC’s Missile Float will be on hand for the celebration. The marathon, which starts at 7:30 a.m. at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, is Saturday, Nov. 10. The closing celebration is at La Playa Stadium, Santa Barbara City College, Loma Alta and Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara.
Seabee Museum Director Lara Godbille will discuss “The History of the Fighting Seabees in Ventura County” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Oxnard Public Library Meeting Room B. The library is at 251 S. A St., Oxnard. Information: 385-7507.