Pride of the Caribbean,
George Carlin had a comedy routine back in the day about risky activities and helmets. Instead of quitting the risky activity, his example was football, he pointed out that humans just chose to wear helmets instead. You could tell how dumb a person is by counting how many activities one does that require wearing a helmet. If you don’t know who George Carlin was, do yourself a favor and watch a little bit on YouTube. It’ll change your life.
On to the point: wear your bike helmet and make sure it’s secured and strapped to your head.
Some have pointed out that children on the base are not wearing helmets when riding bikes, scooters, skateboards or other activities that require their use. Please make sure the kids are safe. No excuses. They need to wear their helmets.
What about you? Well, you’re the example. If you ride by without a helmet or wear your helmet in the super-cool fashion with the buckle unstrapped, you set a terrible example to the kids. No excuses. And, it doesn’t look cool with the buckle unstrapped. I see you, and it looks dumb!
What’s the alternative? Buen Samaritano! You don’t want to go there, and you definitely don’t want your kids to go there.
More information about Helmet Safety: https://www.mountainone.com/news/bike-helmets-save-lives-learn-how-get-right-fit
“If you are a resident of Air Station Borinquen base housing, please call
the OOD (787-306-7431) if you experience any issues in your home. The OOD
will work with other personnel to determine what course of action is
required. The Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOW) will most likely
contact you to fix the issue at hand and will take the important steps
necessary to get the issue resolved.
Work orders will still be required for tracking purposes, even if the EOW
fixes the issue at hand. This process provides 24/7 coverage and ensures a
technician is available to respond for urgent situations.
Please contact the Housing Officer, LT Ryan Hammond, if you have any
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We will have more information soon about the stops and map to follow.
We will be meeting at the Community Center and from there we’ll be following the float to the different stops. You are more than welcome to bring your instruments and follow along with the rhythm of the parranda as well as singing.
Here is a sample of the songs that we sing during “Parrandas”: Parranda Music
If you want to volunteer your house as a stop, please fill out this survey .
In Puerto Rico, parrandas (sometimes also called asaltos in Spanish; literally “assaults”) are musical festivities in the Christmas season holidays. They are also known as “trullas navideñas” and are associated with pride with customs of the traditional Puerto Rican jibaro. The traditional events have been likened to Christmas caroling, but the contents of the songs are secular rather than religious. They are sometimes carried out in the evening, but most traditionally occur in the night, even into the wee hours of the morning.
Can you bike? YES
Can you bring your kids? Yes, All authorized patrons are invited and encouraged to come to participate in this event.
Parrandas are usually targeted PG 13 or adult, however, is at the parent discretion to bring the kids along. There will be alcoholic beverages in the houses that we will visit, the event is going to take place after dark and cars will be driving around the base as they normally do.
We will have Security personnel following us but we need to advise parents that they need to keep an extra eye on kids as the Parranda will be a lot to take in.
MWR would like to treat you to a free night of baseball. Now that “Major League Baseball” (MLB) season is officially over, many MLB players come to Puerto Rico to play winter ball.
MWR will treat the first 14 patrons that sign up to a night of professional baseball and provide transportation.
WHEN: Friday 30 NOV
TIME: 15 PAX departs La Plaza at 1730
Register here to ride in the passenger van: https://goo.gl/forms/bjd8oxgbAqZZoCP52
To ensure you get a free ticket and a guaranteed seat, simply stop by the main MWR Office (131 Cliff Rd) to sign up.
For all other patrons, MWR will reimburse your ticket for this game only. You have until 30 DEC to bring your ticket stub to 131 Cliff Rd for full reimbursement.
Please see flyer for more information!!