Traffic Advisory: Portion of NC-172 closed for emergency repairs
A section of NC-172 is closed until early afternoon Friday, Oct. 31 from Sneads Ferry Road north to the Triangle Outpost (Hubert) gate due to a potential sinkhole discovered during a routine inspection of the roadway adjacent to Freeman Creek Bridge. Repairs are scheduled to be completed before the afternoon commute tomorrow. Motorists will be detoured down Lyman and Sneads Ferry Roads during this temporary closure.
Public Notice: Halloween trick-or-treating hours aboard base
Halloween trick-or-treating hours within Marine Corps Base housing areas are from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
To make the evening as safe and enjoyable as possible, the following are trick-or-treating safety tips:
- Have each child carry or wear something reflective or lit. A flashlight, flashing / reflective attire, or flashing/light-up shoes are all good examples.
- Plan a route in advance and check it during daylight hours for obstacles such as areas under construction, or other obstacles that could potentially trip and injure trick-or-treaters.
- When picking a trick-or-treat costume, goody bag or container, think practically. Avoid costumes that drag on the ground to prevent tripping and be sure a child's mask does not limit their visibility or restrict free breathing. Be sure children do not get over-heated and remain hydrated.
- Trick-or-treaters should walk, not run, and should never cut across lawns or driveways. Obstacles, such as sprinklers and holes, could exist that are not readily visible in the evening.
- Only carry flexible props--knives, swords, ninja items, etc., that will not cause injury if a child accidentally falls. No play prop should resemble the real item. Consider leaving play weapons at home. Trick-or-treating should be a fun and positive experience for everyone.
- Only trick-or-treat at houses that have a standing/porch light on. Residents who do not wish to participate in trick-or-treating should leave their standing lights off as a sign.
- All candy and treats should be inspected by an adult prior to consumption.
Please have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
Upcoming Event: Annual Joint Daytime Ceremony scheduled for Nov. 5
Camp Lejeune is scheduled to commemorate the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday with its annual Joint Daytime Ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m. at Liversedge Field aboard base.
The ceremony, which will rededicate the National and Marine Corps Colors, involves Marines from II Marine Expeditionary Force, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, major subordinate commands, tenant commands, and Marine Corps Installations East - Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
The birthday pageant will include the traditional cake-cutting ceremony and a procession of the Marine Corps uniforms dating from 1775 to the present.
The ceremony is open to the general public. Visitors to the base still need to obtain a pass at the Main Gate visitor's center (w/ license, registration, proof of insurance) however they do not require an on-base sponsor.
Public Notice: Social media and cyber security safety tips for personnel and families
Internet-based social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have created a revolution in social connectivity. However, they also have the ability to expose personal and private information, leaving users vulnerable to a number of potential threats including scams, identify theft, and social targeting from individuals or groups intending to do harm. Protect you and your family - keep your personal information safe from those who could use it to target you for their own purposes. Review the FBI's Parent's Guide to Internet Safety and their Social Media Smart Cards for properly configuring your account privacy and security settings on some of the more popular social networking sites.
For additional online safety tips for your and your family, please visit the Department of Homeland Security's new internet safety portal at www.OnGuardOnline.gov.
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