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Celebrating Halloween at Naval Medical Logistics Command T HE S CARIEST
The movie Dawn of the Dead probably made an impression on Vicki R. Gregory.
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Each year goblins and goons make appearances throughout neighborhoods and work places, terrorizing the inhabitants just with a mere glance. Things were no differ- Melanie Muscar, aka ent this year at Santa’s Little Helper, pauses before winning the the Naval costume contest. Medical Logistics Command. A countless number of characters came out to celebrate what was sure to be a wonderful year of fantasy and fun. It all started during the Halloween Costume contest that concluded with a chili cook off. What a way to settle one’s stomach — creepy costumes followed by appetizing eats. The votes are in. This years’ events were a
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Lt. Binh Nguyen, one of NavMedLogCom’s chili judges got a chance to sample such delights as sweet potato and black bean chili and good olefashioned home-style chili. Fun was had by all in the October 2011 Costume Contest and Chili Cook-off Contest.
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N AVAL M EDICAL L OGISTICS C OMMAND Min Aung entered this year’s costume competition as the ballerina. All hands were curious about his chances of bringing home the bacon. Marks for creativity were high.
Command Master Chief (CMC) David Hall addresses Commanding Officer James B. Poindexter, III prior to meeting each contestant.
Contracting Officer Thea Hofgesang, never short on smiles, took a moment while in the middle of negotiations, to model the latest trends in piracy attire. No doubt, today’s pirates could potentially be more successful if they switched tactics from that of kidnapping and terror to one of smiles and charm. Well, they may not earn more money, but they most certainly would bring a lot more smiles to happy sailors’ faces.
Lady Gaga, Happy the Clown, DFA Lt. Lawrence McClain and CMC David Hall make introductions before the winning costume is announced.
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Not many people have forgotten the classic Alfred Hitchcock horror film The Birds, least of all, Jeanette Wolfe. Her portrayal of Suzanne Pleshette was uncanny during the holiday festivities; especially the birds!
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Mr. Leonard Morrisey, Lt. Binh Nguyen, CMC David Hall, DFA Lt. Lawrence McClain and HM1 (FMF/ EXW) James Williams served as judges for the chili cook-off contest as well as the competition for the desserts. The Chili winner was Mr. Nathanial Kimbrough with a standard style chili. The winning dessert entrant was brought in by YN2 George Neumann, III.
The Look of Taste. Lt. McClain shows how good, or not so good, a sample tasted. Go ahead Lt. show us how you really feel.
Wonderful little raspberries sprinkled with powder sugar are always a hit when coupled with chocolate swirl kisses and fudge.
While Joanne Woodward pauses a moment before the festivities begin, Melanie Muscar, aka Santa’s Little Helper, approaches from the rear for a surprise greeting. Joanne and Melanie were instrumental in coordinating the day’s events.
A lot of work goes into organizing and coordinating the functions that occur here at NavMedLogCom. Some of the coordinators are pictured.
Melanie Muscar, after shedding her Santa’s Little Helper costume, hustled-down to the first floor where the food judging competition was taking place. Not only did she participate and win the costume contest, she also served as the grader for the chili and desserts competition. Notice in the above picture as she peeks around the corner overlooking her co-organizer, Joanne Woodward.