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39 Association of the United States Navy upward. Ticks can ride into the home on clothing and pets, then attach to a person later, so carefully examine pets, coats and day packs. If you have a cat or dog that spends time outside, it is important to protect them as well. As with treating yourself, you will have to decide which insect repellant is best for your pets. Of course, there are the once-a- month applications of flea and tick protection or the flea and tick collar. If you want to find out if there are ticks in your yard, do a "tick drag." Attach a square yard of white flannel to a 3-foot stick and tie a rope to each end of the stick. Drag the cloth over the lawn and leaves, and examine it for ticks that have latched on. Use a cloth mounted like a flag on a stick to determine whether you have a tick problem in your bushy or grassy vegetation. Reduce your risk from getting a tick bite on your own property by clearing shrubs, bushes and other vegetation away from patios, play areas and playground equipment. Clear leaf litter and mow regularly. Place wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to keep ticks away from areas where you and your family spend time. Help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by emptying standing water from flower- pots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths on a regular basis. Taking a few simple protective measures can prevent insect bites and is your best defense from becoming infected with a mosquito- or tick-borne disease. Kathryn M. Serbin, DNP, MS, BSN, CCM, is a retired captain who served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. Reunions For the complete and most up-to-date reunion list, visit USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB/CVA/ CV 42) May 16 New Orleans, LA Bob Siefker,, 317.289.8489 USS White Plains (AFS 4) June 7-10 San Diego, CA Steve Edmisson, 801.985.3665 USS Monongahela (AO 178) June 13-17 Pittsburgh, PA Scott Anderson, Monongahela_Reunion@, 757.620.0833 USS John Young (DD 973) June 22-24 Mobile, AL Michael Trotta,, 727.505.4222 USS Power (DD 839) June 24-28 Portland, ME John Pinto, 352.527.2352 USS Yorktown (CG 48) July 5-8 Knoxville, TN Craig Mass, ussyorktowncg48association@, 571.557.0758 USS Sam Houston (SSBN/SSN 609) Sept. 6-8 Long Beach, CA The Queen Mary Howard Dobson, howardvaldobson@, 302.764.1197 USS Perkins (DD 26, DD 377, DDR 877) Sept. 13-15 Kansas City, MO. Barry Buchanan,, 816.792.3040 USS Wexford Cty (LST 1168) Sept. 15 Long Beach, CA Charles W. Strong, 413.297.2510 USS Hornet (CV 8, CV, CVA, CVS 12) 70th reunion Sept. 19-23 Mobile, AL Sandy Burket,, 814.224.5063 Scort Carrier Sailors & Airmen Association (ESCAA) Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Maxwell House Millennium Hotel Nashville, TN Anthony Looney, AnthonyLooney@, 214.738.5949 Rendova CVE 114 Sept. 30-Oct. 3 Maxwell House Millennium Hotel Nashville, TN Sue Foley,, 313.758.9318 USS Hopewell (DD 681) Oct. 1 San Antonio, TX Doug Graybeal,, 417.779.3643 USS Shangri La (CV/CVA/CVS 38) Oct. 3-7 Jacksonville, FL Al Miller,, 484.894.5121 or 610.588.0422

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