Lodge provides all the comforts of Home
Do you have more
relatives and friends than extra beds this holiday season?
Don't make Grandma and Grandpa sleep on the
floor. That extra room is just a phone call away.
The Navy Lodge has rooms available for all your needs.
Yes, your family and
friends can all stay at the Navy Lodge. Make a
reservation for them today and when you
bring them over, just show an ID card at check in and they
will have all the comforts of home.
"If you haven't
experienced a Navy Lodge recently, you are in for a wonderful
treat. The Navy Lodge offers military families and their
friends an inexpensive, convenient place to stay," said
Mike Bockelman, director of the Navy Lodge Program.
The features you
come to depend upon are at
every Navy Lodgeworldwide:
Free Coffee, Free Local and 800 Phone
Calls and Free Newspaper
Cable TV and HBO
Kitchens with microwaves
When you check into a
room at the Navy Lodge, you will feel right at home.
Our associates are dedicated to providing quality
service to every guest. Best of all,
there is no extra person charges when staying at a Navy Lodge.
To receive a Navy
Lodge directory or to make a reservation, call
1-800-NAVY-INN, 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Once you
make a reservation, you cannot be
bumped from your room. Reservation and room assignments
are accepted on an as-received basis without regard to rank.
Check out our web site at
www.navy- lodge.com and make a
reservation today. It gives a
listing of each Navy Lodge location complete
with directions, phone numbers and other helpful information.
Helps You Make the Grade
It's time to take your child's most
recent report card to your nearest Navy Exchange
to register for the Project A-OK program. Your child
could win $5,000, $3,000 or $2,000
in U.S. savings bonds, denominations at maturity.
The next drawing will be at the end of November 2002.
"Since 1997, Project A-OK has
been rewarding children for getting good grades in
school," said Rear Adm. William
J. Maguire, commander, Navy Exchange Service
Command (NEXCOM). " Project A-OK is just another way the
Navy Exchange is here to support Navy families."
Any eligible full-time
student who has a B grade point
average equivalent or better, as determined by
their school system, may enter the drawing.
Eligible students include dependent
children of active duty military members,
reservists and military retirees,
employed by or whose spouse is
employed by the Navy Exchange System.Children must
be enrolled in first grade through
undergraduate school. Dependent children without an individual
Dependent Identification Card must be accompanied
by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each
student may enter only once each grading period and must
re-enter with each qualifying report card. Drawings are
held each quarter for a total of $40,000 for the 2002/2003
To enter, stop by your Navy Exchange
with your current report card and have a Navy
Exchange associate verify your minimum grade average.
Then fill out your entry card and
obtain your A-OK ID, which entitles you to discount coupons
for purchases at the Navy Exchange.
NEXCOM Launches Worldwide
Shoplifter Education Program
The Navy Exchange
Service Command (NEXCOM) will offer
the Youth Educational Shoplifting (Y.E.S.) Program
to all juveniles apprehended for shoplifting in Navy
Exchanges. This program provides an alternative to the
court system through the services of Shoplifters Alternative
(SA), who will be administering the program.
that kids make mistakes and wants to
help and support those juveniles willing to
take responsibility for their actions and prevent repeat
offenses in the future," said Ron Passarge, NEXCOM Loss
Prevention Specialist. "By
offering access to and
participation in the Y.E.S. Program,
NEXCOM supports the Navy family by helping kids get their
lives back on the right track."
NEXCOM's original program
offered parents the opportunity to enroll their child
in the Y.E.S. program in
conjunction with civil demand. However, this
limited access to a small portion of those who could benefit
from it, because so few
juveniles qualify. To provide this service to
every Navy family affected
by juvenile shoplifting, all juvenile
shoplifting cases will now be transferred to Shoplifters
NEXCOM is the first
company to use SA's free service to proactively help
as many juvenile shoplifters as
possible while simultaneously addressing a
costly retail industry problem.
Educational programs for shoplifters have proven
to be up to 98 percent effective in eliminating
"While most juvenile
shoplifters already know right from wrong, the Y.E.S. Program
takes them through a step-by-step process which gives them a
wake up call presented in a
compelling but caring manner," said Peter Berlin,
Executive Director of SA. "It addresses
the root cause of their
behavior and its negative impact
on their life, even its potential to become a habit or
SA, a division of Shoplifters
Anonymous, Inc., is the world's leading non-profit provider of
shoplifter research and rehabilitation programs. SA
currently provides its education
programs and support services to
approximately 25,000 shoplifters per year, most of whom
have been referred
by courts or retailers. SA is behind a
nationwide movement to reach more shoplifters by
expanding shoplifter education at the retail level in order to
provide a more proactive and
effective way for retailers to help rehabilitate
individuals, prevent repeat offenses and reduce
shoplifting throughout the nation.
NEXCOM Introduces New
Lower Rate Prepaid Phone Cards
duty and moves away from family will now be a little
easier thanks to the new lower
AT&T Prepaid Phone Card rates available in both the
United States and selected overseas locations.
"The Navy Exchange
Service Command (NEXCOM) worked with its vendor partner,
AT&T, to bring lower rates to our service men and
women, just in time for the
holiday season," said
Mary Beth Morse, NEXCOM
telecommunication service operations specialist.
"We hope these new lower
rates will allow more families to talk
to their loved ones who are away from home or
would just like to have better rates for their long distance
AT&T Prepaid Phone Cards,
available at any Navy Exchange worldwide in 300, 150
and 50 units, have been lowered to $.05 - $.09 per
minute. "In keeping with the prepaid phone card
industry standard, the more minutes you buy, the better the
rate becomes," said Morse.
Long distance rates for
overseas calling have also been lowered by as much as 50
percent for some countries. To call the United States, the
costs from various overseas locations using a 300,
150 or 50 AT&T Prepaid Phone Card are as low as:
Bahrain: $0.29 per minute; Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland,
Italy and Vatican City, Japan, Singapore, Spain and
United Kingdom: $0.15; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: $0.81;
Philippines: $0.44; and United Arab Emeritus: $0.22.
NEXCOM is also
introducing a new 800 minute AT&T Prepaid Phone Card for
$0.05 per minute for calls made within the United
States. "Just like our Liberty Phone
Card, this new card has no hidden charges,
does not expire and can be recharged
at any time," said Morse. "With its lower
rates in the United States and higher
international rates than the 50,150 and 300 minute
cards, the new 800 minute will only be sold in the United
The new cards will be sold in Navy
Exchanges beginning on November 24.
Servicemen Now Have Touch Access for Ship Store Resources
Navy Ship's Servicemen (SH)
now have one place they can go to access all ship
store bulletins, manuals and catalogs needed to do
their jobs. The Navy Exchange Service
Command's (NEXCOM) Ship's Store Program has
launched a web-site, www.navy-shipstores.com
or www.navy-nex.com, to
make one-touch supply easier for ashore and afloat SHs.
"We've been working
towards a paperless working environment for the past
several years," said Charles Vaughan,
director of the Ship's Store Program.
"Placing all this information on our website was
just a natural evolution of that process. I wanted
the Ship's Store Program to be in the vanguard in
providing 'world class' service to
our Ship's Servicemen wherever they are afloat or
Now available on
the website are all parts
manuals, ship store bulletins and training
manuals for the SH rate. There's also a section
describing NEXCOM's Fleet Assistance
Teams and the services they offer. The site also allows
the user to contact the Ship's Store Program with any
questions or comments on improving the site.
"We are very excited
about this site," said Vaughan. "It's going to
become a very important resource for the SH community.
It's a win-win for everyone. We cut
down on the amount of paper we use and the amount SHs
have to file. On the other side, SHs can access this
site from anywhere at
NEXCOM has 185 ship stores and 4 ship
store ashore sites worldwide.