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June 28, 2013

Dear Shipmates,





 John Loonam's mailbox on Yahoo has been hacked and somebody pretending to be John is asking for money. The e-mail I received reads:


I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip, because it was impromptu. I had to be in Manila, Philippines for a program. The program was successful, but my journey has turned sour. I misplaced my wallet and cell phone on my way back to the hotel i lodge in after i went for sight seeing. The wallet contained all the valuables things i have. Now, my passport is in custody of the hotel management pending when i make payment.

I am sorry if i am inconveniencing you, but i have only very few people to run to now. i will be indeed very grateful if i can get a loan of $2,450 from you. this will enable me sort our hotel bills and get my sorry self back home. I will really appreciate whatever you can afford in assisting me with. I promise to refund it in full as soon as I return. let me know if you can be of any assistance. Please, let me know soonest. Thanks so much..




DO NOT respond to this. John and Yahoo have been notified. Hopefully, this has been nipped in the bud.




SeaTac Shuttle to Whidbey Isalnd


To those planning to attend the 2013 Reunion at Whidbey Island: There is a cheaper way to travel to Whidbey from the SeaTac airport other than renting a car. A shuttle is available for about $37, one-way See their site.






If you missed the 2012 Reunion in Panama City, you missed a wonderful opportunity to see the latest developments at the Mine Countermeasures Lab. Wayne Evans has provided this interesting story.




Respectfully submitted,


 Derick S. Hartshorn



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