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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 11 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 VP-8 Completes Sinapore Det Page 3 MWD TEAMS Form Unique Bond Pages 4-5 NH JAX Recognizes Red Cross Month Page 8 From Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Public Affairs A detachment of F-35B Lightning IIs with Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) March 5, mark ing the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the Indo-Pacific. The F-35B, assigned under the Okinawa-based 31st MEU, will provide a robust set of sea-based capabilities that will enhance Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary opera tions. The aircraft is equally capable of conducting preci sion strikes inland, support ing Marines inserted ashore or providing air defense for the Expeditionary Strike Group. Pairing F-35B Lightning IIs with the Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime, said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7. This 5th generation stealth jet is extremely versatile and will greatly enhance and expand our operational capabilities. VMFA-121 pilots are sched uled to conduct a series of qualification flights on Wasp over a multi-day period. Following qualifications, the F-35Bs and 2,300 Marines that make up the 31st MEU will deploy aboard ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) for follow-on operations in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a routine patrol to strengthen region al alliances, provide rapidNew machine at FRCSE cuts metal with laser focus By Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Public Affairs Its not quite a lightsaber, but the sheet metal mechanics who operate Fleet Readiness Center Southeasts (FRCSE) new fiber laser cutting machine are well on their way to becoming the Jedi of their trade. The laser cutter gives the Navy aviation mainte nance, repair and overhaul facility an efficient addi tional way to cut thin metals, like aluminum, that make up such a large part of its workload. Ninety-percent of what we cut is aluminum, said sheet metal mechanic John Montgomery. But it can also cut cold-rolled steel, stainless steel and titanium. Though the machine is capable of cutting quickly up to 1,000 parts per hour its also accurate. The cut quality is really good, sheet metal mechanic Andrew Green said. The fiber laser cut quality is better than our old laser cutter. The usual margin of error on a part is 0.030 inches. The fiber laser cutter can cut down to 0.001 inches. In addition, the machine also works well with some of FRCSEs other milling processes. Chemical milling was introduced by the facilitys materials lab in 2015. Historic first: F-35B lands on USS Wasp Launching era of increased Navy-Marine Corps sea-based capabilities in Indo-Pacific Photo by MC3 Michael Molina An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 touches down on the amphibi ous assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Asian-Pacific region. By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News The Executive Department/ Command Career Counselor Division (CCC) for Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville earned the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2017. The award recognizes commands whose Career Information Program is highly effective and meets benchmarks in retention and attrition. It is the third consecutive year that NAS Jacksonville has won the Navywide award. Leading the CCC division are NCC Eugenia Ortiz and NCC Edwin Perezavila. Ortiz attributes the commands suc cess to teamwork. We work together very well, she said. Caring about what you do makes it easier to do your job well. CCC works with Sailors of all levels to help them decide what career options are best for them, but it is usually first term Sailors who need more guidance because they are more often undecided about reenlisting. They dont know yet if they want to stay in the Navy or not, Ortiz said. Whether they want to stay or go, I like to help them reach their goals. In addition to reenlistments, CCC helps Sailors with retirements, ques tions about the G.I. Bill, tuition assis tance, transitioning out of the Navy and more. Whatever the Sailors goals are, we sit down with them and we go over their Photo by Reggie Jarrett NCC Eugenia Ortiz (left) with Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Executive Department/Command Career Counselor (CCC) Division talks with a Sailor about her naval career options March 8. The division was awarded the Retention Excellence Award for fiscal year 2017. The Navywide award recognizes com mands whose Career Information Program is highly effective and meets bench marks in junior enlisted retention and attrition. This is the third consecutive year the division has won this award. CCC wins Retention Excellence Award third year in a row See CCC, Page 8 See F-35B, Page 8 Photos by Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast sheet metal worker Josh Brown shows the etchings performed on the facilitys new fiber laser cutter on a part template. What used to require two machines can now be done on the laser cutter. Sheet metal mechanic John Montgomery watches the progress of Fleet Readiness Center Southeasts new fiber laser cutter on the machines monitor. See LASER, Page 8


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 The JAX AIR NEWS is an authorized publication for members of the Military Services. Contents of the JAX AIR NEWS do not necessarily reflect the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, or The Florida Times-Union, of the products and services advertised. Everything advertised in the publication S hall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or refraction of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The deadline for all story and photo submissions is close of business the Friday before publication, and can be sent to jaxairnews@ The deadline for classified submissions is noon Monday. Questions or comments can be directed to the editor. The JAX AIR NEWS can be reached at (904) 542-3531, fax (904) 542-1534, e-mail JaxAirNews@ or write the JAX AIR NEWS, Box 2, NAS Jacksonville, FL, 32212-5000. The JAX AIR NEWS is published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U. S. Navy under exclusive written agreement with the U. S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. It is published every Thursday by The Florida Times-Union, whose offices are at 1 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Estimated readership over 32,000. Distribution by The Florida Times-Union. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding advertisements should be directed to: Ellen S. Rykert, Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-359-4168 Advertising Sales (904) 359-4168 (800) 472-6397, Ext. 4168 FAX (904) 366-6230 Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Jeffery Waters Public Affairs Officer Kaylee LaRocque Public Affairs Specialist Julie Lucas Staff Writers Hannah Simmons Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley From Staff March 15 1923 The training of nucleus crews for the rigid airships Shenandoah (ZR-1) and Los Angeles (ZR-3) begins at NAS Lakehurst, N.J. under Captain Anton Heinan, a lighter-than-air expert, for merly with the German Navy. 1943 Numbered fleet system estab lished. 1947 Ensign John Lee becomes first African-American officer commissioned in regular Navy. He was assigned to USS Kearsage. 1957 Airship ZPG-2 lands at NAS Key West after its 11-day, non-stop flight across the Atlantic. 1966 Establishment of River Squadron Five in Vietnam. March 16 1911 Hulk of USS Maine is sunk at sea in deep water with full military honors. 1945 Iwo Jima declared secure. 1966 Launch of Gemini 8. Former naval aviator Neil Armstrong flew on this mission that completed seven orbits in 10 hours and 41 minutes at an altitude of 161 nautical miles. Recovery was by USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852). March 17 1898 USS Holland (SS-1), first practi cal submarine, launched. 1911 Lt. John Rodgers, who became Naval Aviator No. 2, reported to the Wright Company at Dayton, Ohio, for instruction in flying. 1920 To overcome an acute shortage of pilots, a change in the flight training program was approved that separated the heavier-than-air (seaplane) and the lighter-than-air (dirigible) courses. It also reduced the overall training period from nine to six months for the duration of the shortage. 1942 U.S. Naval Forces Europe estab lished to plan joint operations with British. 1958 Navy Vanguard rocket launch es a 3.25 pound satellite from Cape Canaveral the the second U.S. satellite successfully placed in Earth orbit. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev derided it as the grapefruit satellite. 1959 USS Skate (SSN-578) surfaces at North Pole. March 18 1945 U.S. carriers begin three-month Okinawa Campaign by destroying air craft on Kyushu, Japan. 1974 Navy sent to sweep mines from Suez Canal. March 19 1898 USS Oregon departs San Francisco for 14,000-mile trip around South America to join U.S. Squadron off Cuba. 1917 Navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electri cian, or other essential ratings. 1918 A formation of Navy flying boats, on long range reconnaissance off the German coast, was attacked by German seaplanes. Ensign Stephan Potter shot down one of the attackers and was officially credited as the first American naval aviator to shoot down an enemy seaplane. 1942 SecNav gives command of Seabees to Civil Engineering Corps. 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom begins with Tomahawk strikes from Navy ships and submarines. March 20 1833 Cmdr. David Geisinger, of sloop-of-war USS Peacock, negotiates first commercial treaty with King of Siam. 1922 The collier USS Jupiter (AC-3) is re-commissioned as USS Langley (CV-1), the Navys first aircraft carrier. 1939 Naval Research Lab recom mends financing research program to obtain power from uranium. 2003 U.S. continues Operation Iraqi Freedom by launching cruise missiles from Navy ships in the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. March 21 1917 Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman. 1919 Navy installs and tests Sperry gyrocompass, in first instance of test of aircraft gyrocompass. 1930 The Martin XT5M-1, is the first dive bomber designed to deliver a l,000pound bomb. 1945 Bureau of Aeronautics initiates rocket-powered surface-to-air guided missile development by awarding con tract to Fairchild. 1957 An A3D-1 Skywarrior, piloted by Cmdr. Dale Cox Jr., broke two trans continental speed records; one for the round trip from Los Angeles, Calif., to New York, N.Y., in 9 hours 31 minutes and the other for the east to west flight in 5 hours 12 minutes. By Lisa Smith Molinari Special Contributor Youd think, after being married to a Navy guy for so many years, Id know military time jargon by now. But when my husband, Francis, tells me hes got a dentist appointment at sixteen-thir ty, I start counting on my fingers and mumbling, Subtract two . . Although I did manage to memorize Francis social security number (its seared into my psyche like a tattoo), Ive never been one of those military spouses who internalized acronyms and military idioms. To this day, I still get confused. Last Sunday, Daylight Savings Time (DST) began, which further compli cates time-telling for military folks. DST sounds simple sets the clocks for ward one hour in March and back one hour in November to take advantage of early daylight. We pronounce spring forward, and fall back as if were reading from a rudimentary Dick and Jane book, but in reality, calculating time in differ ent parts of the world is a mind-bog gling task when you take into account time zones, local time, universal time, solar time, longitude, and the tilt of the Earths axis. To start, only 48 of the 50 states rec ognize DST. Hawaii, Arizona, and the USs tropical territories dont change clocks. However, Navajo Americans on native reservations in Arizona use DST. Go figure. Most industrialized nations recog nize DST, but the majority of the worlds population do not, since China, India and most countries in Africa never change clocks. Conversely, Argentina, Chile, Iceland, Singapore, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Turkey and Northern Cyprus use DST year-round. Add to that quagmire the 25 time zones across the world, each one based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Greenwich, England, a suburb of London, happens to be zero degrees longitude and has a royal observatory that tracks the position of the sun. Noon GMT is when the sun is directly over the Greenwich meridian, but since the Earths rotational variables cause discrepancies, GMT noon is the annual average of those times. Struggling to wrap your brain around GMT? Dont bother, because Coordinated Universal Time (which, for reasons too complicated to explain here, is abbreviated as UTC rather than CUT) has replaced GMT as the primary standard for world time. UTC is more precise than GMT (although it is criticized for including leap seconds dont ask) and has been recognized since 1960 as the true basis from which all time is calculated. GMT and UTC start with Z or Zulu time zone, with 12 zones to the east, and 12 to the west, ending at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean. For every time zone east of Zulu, an hour is added. For every time zone west of Zulu, an hour is subtracted. But brace yourself, because in the zones on either side of the International Date Line, time is exactly the same, only one day apart. Which means that if there were two different boats floating on either side of the International Date Line within sight of each other, it can be noon on Monday in one boat, and noon on Tuesday in the other. *BOOM* If your brain hasnt exploded by now, consider that the U.S. military uses a 24-hour scale for local time zones, using DST where recognized (ex., 3:30 pm = 1530), but uses a 24-hour scale for Zulu time for operational communications across time zones. For example, the time to begin an airstrike might be communicated as 1850Z, which is 6:50 pm UTC. Which, by the way, is 1:50 pm Eastern Standard Time, unless it is Daylight Savings Time, which will make it 12:50 pm Eastern Standard Time. Make sense? I didnt think so. So, if you are stationed in Germany which recognizes DST, and your spouse is on a ship somewhere off the coast of Japan, which doesnt recognize DST, and you agree to call each other at exactly 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, then what time should you make the call? I have no flipping clue. I would rec ommend calling every five minutes until someone picks up. Or just send an email. There is only one thing I know for certain: we lost an hour of sleep on Sunday. U.S. Navy photo Looking back to June 15, 1950 . Navy midshipmen prepare to board the JRM-1 "Philippine Mars" moored in the St. Johns River at NAS Jacksonville. One of six JRM-1 cargo aircraft built by Martin, the massive flying boat had a wingspan of 200 feet and was powered by four 3,000-horsepower Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp 28-cylinder four-row "corncob" radial engines. Delivered to the Navy in 1947, the aircraft could be configured to carry 133 troops on its two cargo decks. Sold for scrap in 1959, four JRM-1s were converted to "water bombers" and used to fight forest fires in British Columbia, Canada. Meat & Potatoes of Life This Week in Navy History Losing sleep over Daylight Savings Time NCC Brian Shelton and NCCS Yenier Ramirez raise the Golden Anchor Retention Excellence pennant in front of Commander, Navy Region Southeast headquarters. Region earns Golden Anchor Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) (front row, second from left), and the CNRSE retention team gather for a group photo before raising the Golden Anchor Retention Excellence pennant March 9. Golden Anchor Retention Excellence awards are given to select commands by the Department of the Navy for sustaining superior levels of military retention. Photos by MC1 Brian Reynolds


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 3 Lt. j. g. Nate Byam-Mooney Patrol Squadron 8 Public Affairs Maintenance and aircrew personnel assigned to the Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 completed a successful detachment to Singapore Feb. 20-27 in sup port of bilateral training and regional partnerships. The detachment deployed to Paya Lebar Airbase in an effort to further ties with the nation of Singapore and demonstrate the P-8As unique capabilities. The P-8A Poseidon is the Navys newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance air craft, a multi-mission capable replacement aircraft for the legacy P-3C Orion, designed to improve an operators ability to conduct anti-submarine war fare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence and surveillance. VP-8s maintenance and flight crew demonstrated these capa bilities during the detachment, logging more than 40 flight hours in support of 7th Fleet missions. I think what weve done here has shown the P-8As ver satility, explained Mission Commander Lt. Zach Sipes. With one plane, we were able to take the required main tenance gear, a full crew, as well as maintenance personnel to fix any problems we might encounter, and carry out our mission in another country. On their day off, members of the flight crew and mainte nance personnel volunteered their time at the Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen. Willing Hearts, an Asian Pacific Breweries Foundation, is staffed on a vol unteer basis and relies solely on local volunteers to support their operation. The Fighting Tigers were able to supplement the workforce on a day in which the soup kitchen experiences its highest demand of patrons. The Sailors assisted staff in washing dishes and preparing the days take away meals for less fortunate locals. It felt great to give back to a country that has welcomed us so openly this week, said Aircraft Commander Lt. Kevin Roy. Fighting Tigers complete successful detachment in Singapore Photo by Lt. j. g. Nathan Byam-Mooney The Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron 8 chop onions at Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen during a community relations event on their recent detachment to Singapore. Photo by Lt. Zachary Sipes Lt. j.g. Nate Byam-Mooney (left) and Lt. Kevin Roy, assigned to the Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, prepare a P-8A Poseidon for departure out of Paya Lebar Airfield. VP-8 is cur rently forward deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations con ducting missions and providing maritime domain awareness to supported units throughout the Indo-Pacific region. VP-5 showcases P-8A Poseidon capabilities Lt. Fan Yang (left) a tactical coordinator assigned to the "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, demonstrates the systems onboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft to members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces March 1. VP-5, detached from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 to CTF 57, are supporting missions in U.S. 5th Fleet to demonstrate cross-combatant command interoperability, deter potential adversaries and to provide large-scale intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection. Photo by MC2 Jakoeb Vandahlen


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Military Working Dog teams form unique bond By Hannah Simmons Staff Writer It has been said that a dog is a mans best friend. Whether dogs live in a home with a fam ily or live to find intruders and explosives, dogs live to please their owner. A dog might be trained to search for drugs or explosive devices, but when the owner takes a ball out of his or her pocket, the dog is ready to play. A Military Working Dog (MWD) team consists of dogs and dog handlers. Each dog is paired with a handler and together they work to keep people safe from bomb threats, search for drugs in vehicles and other areas and attack intrud ers when needed. There are currently seven K-9s on the MWD team aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax). The oldest is a 9year-old Labrador Retriever named Joker who works with his handler, MA2 Matthew Pellegrino. MA2 Calvin Green handles Baba, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, and is cur rently training a 2-year-old German Shepherd named Dixi. MA1 David Smith is partnered with 6-year-old Freddy. MA2 Robert Muccino is the handler for 5-year-old Belgian Malinois Bruno. MA1 James Bearden handles a two-year-old Belgian Malinois named Fredo. Bearden and Fredo were just recently command certified. Last year, Green travelled to Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas for three months taking part in the ini tial dog training process at the Department of Defense (DoD) Dog Training School. According to Green, the expe rience has helped improve the productivity and knowledge of the entire NAS Jax MWD team. Training dogs requires consistency and patience, said Green. When a dog has correctly followed orders, its important to reward the dog. Dogs love to hear when theyve done a good job. When the NAS Jax MWD team receives a new dog, Bearden decides which dog and handler would form a good team. Each dog is different in how he or she works and handles problems and each handler is different. Bearden said, Its all about finding that mesh ing point where the handler and the dog can mesh together and work as a team. This only comes with spending time together and building a bond. The team trains together and pass testing requirements to become command certified by the base commanding offi cer. The dog and the handler go through a series of detection trials. The dog must respond correctly in all settings of the course. The K-9 must find all materials hidden, whether those materials are drugs or explosives depending on the area in which the dog is to be certified. Patrol training requires the dogs to be able to take down a suspect. Once a dog team is certified, they work on the installation during vehicle inspections, as well as provid ing humanitarian aid within the community and assisting local law enforcement agen cies. Bearden said within the last three months, the NAS Jax MWD Team has supported six United States Secret Service missions. The MWD Teams are also required to deploy around the world in support of DoD requirements. The MWD Teams also spend time participating in commu nity service events by showcas ing the dogs abilities to local school groups both on and off the station. The K-9s are recruited from special breeders overseas, as well as the breeding pro gram located at the DoD Dog Training School at Lackland Air Force Base. Once the puppies are old enough to be weaned off of their moth ers, they are fostered out and brought back when they are six-months-old. The dogs are assigned to handlers and receive obedience train ing. The K-9s are taught how to search buildings, intruder detection skills, attack phases, and stand-off phases. After ini tial training, the dogs are sepa rated into explosive certifica tion training and drug certifi cation training. Once they are certified, they are sent out to a Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Army base. The DoD Dog Training School is a joint effort between the military branches of the United States. All dogs are required to par ticipate in daily training to detect probable causes. During a drug search, the MWD must be properly certified in order to respond correctly. An incorrect response could violate an indi viduals right to privacy. Each dog is trained to con duct patrol work and use their senses to detect an intruder. The main way a handler can tell if a dog senses an intruder is when it exhibits a change in behavior. Bearden said, From working so closely together, Im able to read subtle changes in Fredos body. Whether it is his tail moving a different direction, his ears changing position, or an alter in his body pattern. The change in behavior shows the handler that the dog is ready to move forward and work towards the targeted source. The K-9 wears a correction collar to tell let them know that they are not following the desired outcome. Along with the use of verbal cues and undesirable noises a handler is able to train his or her dog. Today, there are approxi mately 300 certified dogs and handlers in the U.S. Navy. All dogs are considered petty offi MA2 Calvin Green of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Security Department plays tug-o-war with Military Working Dog (MWD) Baba, a 6-year-old German Shepherd, during a training session at the MWD obstacle course. MA1 James Bearden (right) assists MA2 Calvin Green with his protection gear in preparation for a training exercise with the military working dogs. The suit protects the handler from dog bites as the team conducts training sessions to take down "sus pects." MA2 Calvin Green (left) apprehends MA1 James Bearden, who acts as an intruder during a training session Feb. 27, while Military Working Dog Baba waits for his next command. MA2 Matthew Pellegrino instructs Military Working Dog Joker to sit during a routine obedience training session. MA1 James Bearden and Military Working Dog Fredo conduct a search for explosives in a hangar aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 1. Fredo's job is to detect any alerting scents. See DOGS, Page 5


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 5 Photos by Hannah Simmons DOGS From Page 4 cers in the U.S. Navy. When the handler advances a rank, the dog advances one rank higher because handlers are taught to respect their dogs. Handlers will not have the same dog throughout his or her career, but each bond that is made is one of a kind. After spending day after day with your dog, you form a special relationship that is unbreakable, Bearden said. We cant bring our dogs with us when we retire or move to a different base. When a dog receives a new handler, it takes a while for them to learn each other and become a team. I remem ber each of the dogs I have worked with, and will never forget them. MA1 James Bearden guides Military Working Dog Fredo down the ladder of an obstacle course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27. Military Working Dog Fredo runs down a ladder on the dog training obstacle course, with his handler MA1 James Bearden at his side, aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27. MA2 Robert Muccino hides explosive materials for a building search as part of a routine military working dog training aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 1. This training ensures the dogs are able to detect the materials in case of a bomb threat. Military Working Dog Fredo correctly detects the hidden explosive material and alerts handler MA1 James Bearden during a training session. Military Working Dog Baba prepares to chase down an intruder during a training session aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27. MA2 Robert Muccino spends time with Military Working Dog Hero after a successful explosives search in a hangar aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 1. Hero holds a toy in his mouth which was a reward for correctly detecting hidden explosive materials. Military Working Dog Fredo eagerly waits for his handler to reward him for correctly following orders during a training exercise aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 NAVFAC Southeast answers the call at military ball From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast military, civilian employees and guests gathered at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, March 3, for the 2018 NAVFAC Southeast Seabee Ball. The ball highlighted the Seabees 76th birthday, 151st anniversary of the Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) and 176th anni versary of NAVFAC. NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Patrick Garin opened the celebration by recognizing and wel coming distinguished guests, retired military, the Seabees of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (202 Detachment Jacksonville and NAVFAC Southeast military and civilians along with the many friends and family mem bers who attended the ball. NAVFAC Assistant Commander for Acquisition Cindy Readal was the guest speaker for the ball. Deteriorating weather conditions in Washington D.C. prevented her from attending the event, so a video was provided of her speech that was played during the event. The diversity of the workforce remains our true strength, said Readal. With over 19,000 civilians, 1,600 officers and 11,000 active and reserve Seabees around the world, working together as one team to deliver prod ucts and services to the Navy, Marine Corps, the Joint Force, and Department of Defense supported commanders at over 100 locations around the globe. The Naval Construction Force is a vital component of the U.S. maritime strategy as demonstrated by their global contributions to military operations at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels by providing support across the full range of military operations on five continents. The theme for this years ball was Contingency Operations: We Answer the Call, wherein Readal acknowledged the tremendous accomplishments of CBMU-202, Public Works Departments, and Contingency Engineering Response Teams, that provided disaster relief and recovery efforts to areas devastated by hurricanes. Its clear that NAVFAC Southeast has been put to the test with contingency operations and disaster recovery, and has magnificently demonstrated impres sive response capabilities. Over the past several years, NAVFAC Southeast has seen many devastat ing storms. Hurricane Matthew rav aged the southeast in 2016 followed by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. These four major hurricanes caused $370 billion in damage in the U.S. and over $600 million in damages to over 1,500 Navy facilities, and caused the evacuation of over 1,000 U.S. govern ment personnel and their families. Although NAVFAC is not new to natu ral disasters, it is NAVFAC Southeast that has clearly demonstrated the ability to answer the call when it comes to con tingency operations and disaster recov ery, and has shown all of NAVFAC how to do it right, said Readal. The incredible teamwork of the Seabees, civilians, CEC officers and its contractor partners allowed for the effective planning and response actions to mitigate the impacts of these storms on fourteen different Navy and Marine Corps installations. Readal commended the team for their exceptional performance and asked any one in the audience who participated in disaster recovery efforts to stand and be recognized. In addition to the guest speaker, events at the ball included a photo dis play representing work by the team over the past year, a traditional cake-cutting ceremony recognizing the oldest and youngest Seabee, singing of The Song of the Seabees, and concluded with an evening of dancing. The Seabees, founded by Rear Adm. Ben Moreell in 1942, rose to fame during World War II when the Navys construc tion battalions or CBs provided combat support for the allied war effort. They assisted in constructing an arti ficial harbor at Normandy after D-Day, supported Marines on Iwo Jima and transformed countless islands and out posts into workable bases for the allied march to victory. From the NAS Jax Retired Activities Office The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Retired Activities Office Retiree Seminar will be held. April 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Deweys All Hands Club. This event is for military retirees from all branches of service, Reserve person nel, spouses and surviving spouses. Topics will cover grey area retirees pay, Social Security benefits, Survivor Benefit Plan, long term care insurance, VA bene fits, 2018 TRICARE updates, retiree dental insurance, reverse mortgages, and assist ed living. Please RSVP to JAXS_NAS_RAO2@ or call 542-5745. Annual retiree seminar coming in April Photos by Jeffrey Hamlin The Color Guard from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 Detachment Jacksonville, presents the colors during opening ceremonies of the 2018 Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Seabee Ball March 3 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The presentation of colors is a traditional ceremony presenting the American flag before an event. From left, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Operations Officer Capt. John Anderson, EOCR Gerardo Aaron PeralesMedina, retired NAVFAC employee Robin McCarthy, and NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Patrick Garin cut the ceremonial cake at the 2018 NAVFAC Southeast Seabee Ball. Photos by Reggie Jarrett Lt. Lucas Skalski of Patrol Squadron 16 shows students NJROTC students from Mooresville, North Carolina around the cockpit of a P-8A Poseidon during their visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 9. NJROTC students from Mooresville, North Carolina climb aboard a P-8A Poseidon during their visit to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville March 9. In addition to touring Patrol Squadron 16, the students also took a ride on a River Patrol Boat at the NAS Jacksonville marina and they watched a Military Working Dog demon stration. Sukaina Maadir (left), 18, takes the helm of a St. Johns River Patrol Boat under the watchful eye of EM3 Leon Matthews during her high school's NJROTC unit's visit to Naval Air Station Jacksonville March 9. The 42 students from Mooresville High School in Mooresville, North Carolina spent the day visiting various facilities on the station. "I had so much fun driving the boat," Maadir said. I'm just sorry I got everyone wet." NJROTC visit Baba, a Military Working Dog, takes down a fleeing suspect during a demonstration for NJROTC students from Mooresville, North Carolina, March 9. The students visited Naval Station Mayport March 8 and then toured Naval Air Station Jacksonville the next day. NJROTC students from Mooresville, North Carolina, got up close to Military Working Dog Baba and his handler MA2 Calvin Green.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 7 Lactation suite grand opening Capt. David Collins, Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville commanding officer, joined by active duty moms and moms-to-be, lactation nurses, and the Baby Friendly team, cuts the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the grand opening of the lactation suite at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville. The mobile lactation suite (for breastfeeding moms) is the first of its kind in Navy Medicine. The hospital also offers comfortable spaces to breastfeed and pump, including a Milky Way room in the Pediatrics Clinic. NH Jacksonville was the first hospital on Floridas First Coast to earn the prestigious Baby Friendly designation from World Health Organization and UNICEF. Expecting and new moms and dads can sign up for a variety of free classes by calling 904-542BABY (-2229). The hospital also offers private birthing suites, nitrous oxide as an option for laboring moms, skin-to-skin care for cesarean section births, nurse childbirth educators and lactation consultants. By Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs The Immunization Clinics at Naval Hospital Jacksonville (its hospital and branch health clin ics) now offer a new shingles vaccine to patients. Almost one out of every three people in the U.S. will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Healthy adults, age 50 and up, should get the new vaccine even if theyve had shingles, received the old vaccine or arent sure if theyve had chick enpox. Shingles is a painful rash that usually develops on one side of the body, often the face or torso. It consists of blisters that typically scab over in seven to 10 days, and clear up within two to four weeks. Some people develop long-lasting pain for months, or even years, after the rash goes away. The new shingles vaccine is the vaccine pre ferred by the CDC and was licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2017. Its two doses, two to six months apart, given as a shot in the upper arm. The new vaccine provides strong protection (more than 90 percent effective) against shingles and its complications. Most people who develop shingles have only one episode during their lifetime; however, a sec ond or even a third episode can occur. There is a greater risk of getting shingles for some people. This includes people who have medical condi tions that keep immune systems from working properly (such as certain cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, or human immunodeficiency virus) or take immunosuppressive drugs, such as steroids after organ transplants. For more information, stop by or call the Immunizations Clinic at 904-542-7810 (hospi tal) or 904-546-7050 (Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville active duty), or visit CDC at www. By MC1 Brian Reynolds Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, command er, Navy Region Southeast, provided remarks as the keynote speaker during the second annual Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon, sponsored by Girls Inc., at the WJCT television studio March 8. The luncheon helped raise awareness regarding the challenges affecting atrisk girls throughout the Jacksonville and Duval County areas. During her speech, Bolivar praised the work that the Girls Inc. nonprof it organization has done to empower young females to lead fulfilling and pro ductive lives. You are part of a program that is focused on helping girls, said Bolivar. You are helping girls avoid risky behaviors, graduate from high school and have the best success of stepping into their own power to achieve their goals and dreams. Robin Rose, the CEO of Girls Inc., emphasized the importance of her organizaitons mission, and the impact that the organization has on both the local and national level. Girls Inc. is the game changer for so many girls here in Jacksonville and at the 85 affiliates within the United States and in Canada. We give them the hope, con fidence, and the knowledge and skills to beat the odds, and to overcome any obstacle in their lives that could derail them from achieving the life they want to claim for themselves, said Rose. Bolivar used her experience as a female leader to advise the girls in attendance. As young people, it is so important to become leaders in your own lives, Bolivar said. What Im saying is, if any of us cannot become powerful lead ers in our own lives first, then how can we ever think we can lead other people and organizations successfully? Being involved with Girls Inc., you already have a good start. Bolivar also emphasized the impor tance of mentorship in molding these at-risk girls to become strong, smart and bold. It is so important to invest in a girls future, said Bolivar. When one makes that investment, the rewards can go beyond your wildest dreams. Emphasizing the importance of strong leadership, Bolivar said, Each one of you here can be a leader. You can be that leader with self-awareness, passion and purpose. It is a choice that only you can make. As females, we have definitely contributed to making this country a better place to be. The network of Girls Inc. nonprof it organizations serves girls 6-10 years old in more than 1,400 cities across the United States and Canada. Its research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring and guiding girls in an affirming pro-girl environ ment. Photo by Jacob Sippel HM3 Luis Echevarria draws up the shingles vaccine. Almost one out of every three people in the U.S. will develop shingles during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy adults, age 50 and up, should get the new vaccine even if theyve had shingles, received the old vaccine or arent sure if theyve had chickenpox. New shingles vaccine available at Naval Hospital Jacksonville Photos by MC1 Brian Reynolds Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast, speaks to attend ees at the second annual Women of Vision Celebration Luncheon, sponsored by Girls Inc., at the WJCT television studio March 8. The luncheon helped raise awareness of the challenges at-risk girls face throughout the Jacksonville and Duval County areas. Rear Adm. Bolivar speaks to Girls, Inc. Photo by Jacob Sippel


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 response capability and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept. The Up-gunned ESG is a U.S. Pacific-fleet initiated concept that aims to provide lethality and survivabil ity to a traditional three-ship amphibious ready group by integrating multi-mission surface combatants and F-35B into amphibious operations. By adding these enabling capabilities, the amphibious force can more effectively defend against adversarial threats in the undersea, surface and air domains, as well provide offensive firepower to strike from the sea. The 31st MEU is the only forward-deployed MEU in the region. The F-35B serves as one airframe within a multitude of air capabilities of the MEUs Air Combat Element. Air, ground and logistics forces make up the MEUs Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF), a composite of capabilities that allow the MEU, in partnership with Navy amphibious ships, to conduct a wide-range of missions from crisis response to disas ter relief. This is a historic deployment, said Col. Tye Wallace, 31st MEU commanding officer. The F-35B is the most capable aircraft ever to support a Marine rifleman on the ground. It brings a range of new capa bilities to the MEU that make us a more lethal and effective Marine Air-Ground Task Force. Multi-mission guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105), with embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 Magicians, and USS Sterett (DDG 104), with embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 Scorpions, are scheduled to support a range of operations and training with the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for varying stretches dur ing the patrol. The arrival of the F-35B culminates testing and shipboard structural modifications on Wasp that began in 2013. Wasp completed an overhaul in 2017 and subsequently departed Norfolk to forward-deploy to Sasebo, Japan, as part of a Department of Defense effort to place the most advanced capabilities in the Indo-Pacific. Deployment of the versatile F-35B enhances the full range of Expeditionary Strike Group capabili ties with one of the worlds most technologicallyadvanced air warfare platforms, said Capt. Colby Howard, Wasp commanding officer. With the spe cific upgrades Wasp has received, the Navy Marine Corps team in the Pacific is better positioned than ever before to support our commitment to the security of Japan and the Region. F-35B From Page 1 LASER From Page 1 career history and we find out what their goals are, Ortiz said. Then we help them create a timeline as a guide to help them get there. CCC only has a staff of five people in their office, but they are assisted by divisional/departmental counsel ors. Each command has their own command career counselor, Ortiz said. The additional support helps CCC assist our Sailors make the best career decisions for them. It is easy to work when you have a good support system like we have here at NAS Jacksonville, Ortiz said. From the divisional career counselors all the way up the chain of command to the Captain, there are a bunch of good folks at this command. Winning awards is not what drives the staff at CCC to excellence. I take pride in making sure our Sailors get the best help that we can give them, Perezavila said. The process uses a chemical bath to eat away a desired portion of metal. However, any scratches already in the metal can be exacerbated by the chemicals. On our old machine, the material moved and the cutting head was fixed, said sheet metal mechanic Josh Brown. That would sometimes cause scratch es as the material was moved. On this machine, the material stays stationary and the cutting head moves. The Amada Fiber Laser is also capable of varying its cutting depth. Now we can include the etching in with the pro gram for the part and do the cutting and etching without ever taking it off the machine, Brown said. Though theres always a learning curve with new technology, the laser cutter is already proving its worth to the men who operate it. I know this can handle anything we throw at it, Montgomery said. Photo by MC3 Michael Molina ABHC John Jacob directs an F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), marking the first time the aircraft has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo-Pacific. CCC From Page 1 Photo by Clifford Davis John Montgomery, a Fleet Readiness Center Southeast sheet metal mechanic, removes excess metal from the facilitys new fiber laser cutter after it machined the desired pieces. From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Every year since World War II, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month, recogniz ing the help received by people across the coun try and around the world. At Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, American Red Cross volunteers contrib ute about 900 volunteer hours each month, and over 11,000 hours annually. Our American Red Cross volunteers are essential to our Navy and Marine Corps team, and they reflect the best of our nations spirit, said Capt. David Collins, NH Jacksonville commanding officer. They unself ishly dedicate a large amount of time to our patients and staff, and they do so with kindness and compas sion. The American Red Cross provides 24-hour support to members of the military, veterans, and families at home and around the world. The Northeast Florida Chapter, founded in 1914, serves 17 counties. At any given time, NH Jacksonville American Red Cross volunteers can be found counseling patients on personal and family issues, helping with plans and arrangements for emergency or convalescent leave, getting background information from patients for use by medical staff in diagnosis and treatment, providing for the reception and comfort of relatives of the seriously ill or serving as NH Jacksonville ambassadors lifting the spirits of patients, visitors and staff. To find out about volunteering, call the Northeast Florida Chapter at 904-358-8091 or NH Jacksonvilles American Red Cross at 904-542-7525, or go online to Photo by Jacob Sippel Jesse Crimm, an American Red Cross volunteer at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles information desk, helps a patient find her way. At NH Jacksonville, American Red Cross volunteers contribute about 900 volunteer hours each month, and over 11,000 hours annually. NH Jax recognizes American Red Cross Month


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 9 By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News The Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Flyers mens bas ketball team took second place in their first season playing in the Southeastern Military Athletic Conference (SEMAC). The team also finished third in the March Madness Basketball Tournament held at Naval Station (NS) Mayport March 10-11. In the SEMAC, The Flyers lost to Duke Field 72-60 in the conference playoffs in Montgomery, Alabama. Hurlburt Field Air Base fin ished first in the conference and Maxwell Air Force Base (AFB) placed third. The competition in the league was very good, said NAS Jacksonville Command Master Chief and Flyers Head Coach Jeffery Waters. I wouldnt say we had the best team, but we had the best orga nized team in the league. I think the cohesiveness of our team was huge. Despite the teams success, Waters said there were some difficulties playing in the league for the first time. There were a lot of lessons we learned from this season. We didnt know some of the rules of the SEMAC and we had problems with game scheduling. Despite all that, we were able to come in second in a league that has been around a long time. Player availability was another problem for Waters this season. The hardest thing we had to deal with was the Sailors schedules, he said. Trying to keep a team together with deploying squadrons and people coming and going, that was the biggest coaching chal lenge. With player availability a question mark, Waters had to call on players that had not received a lot of playing time to step up. Role players became key players, he said. The players enjoyed being out there with each other and that was the key to our success. Even with all the challenges, the Flyers came through for a second place finish. I am very proud of the team, Waters said. They did a wonderful job all season. In the March Madness Tournament, the Flyers took third place. The team finished first in the all-military tourna ment last year. The Flyers did have a some additional satisfaction in the March Madness Tournament by beating Hurlburt Field AFB, the team that won the SEMAC league, by 26 points. Greybeard softball league forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD Contractors, military dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees age 30 and up. The games are played at lunch time on Tuesdays. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. Intramural softball league forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD Contractors, Dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees. The games are played in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD Contractors, Dependents at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees. The games are played in the evenings. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, dependent spouses, DoD civilians, and DoD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by March 23. The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, dependent spouses, DOD civilians, and DOD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by March 23. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail Standings As of March 9 Badminton Doubles Team Wins Losses VP-30 C 6 0 NAVFAC Clear 5 1 NAVFAC Turtles 5 1 NAS Jax Holy Rollers 4 2 NAVFAC Flying Gravity 4 2 TPU/PCF Shuttle Roosters 3 2 TPU/PCF Watch the Birdies 1 4 NAVFAC Ray Ban Shades 1 5 CNATTU Old School 0 5 TPU/PCF Lockem Up 0 5 Intramural Winter Basketball Team Wins Losses NAVHOSP B 7 0 VP-16 8 2 FRC Blue 6 2 VR-58/VR-62 6 2 NMC/NAVY RESERVE 7 3 NAVHOSP (2) 6 3 VP-62/NAVSUP FLCJ 5 3 VP-30 4 4 HSM-60 3 5 VP-10 3 5 VUP-19 2 7 HITRON 1 7 HSM-70 1 7 TPU/PCF 0 9 Winter Golf Teams Wins Losses MPRWS 4 0 HSM-70 Team 1 4 1 HSM-70 Team 2 4 1 CNATTU 3 2 GEMD 3 2 FACSFAC Blue 2 3 FACSFAC Gold 1 3 FRCSE 600 1 4 FRCSE Alfs 0 5 HITRON 0 5 Skeet Teams Wins Losses NAVFAC Moskeeters 5 0 FRCSE Shooters 5 1 FLCJ Orange Crush 4 1 NAVFAC Sons of Guns 4 1 TPU/PCF Dusters 4 1 VP-45 4 1 NAVFAC Gulf Coast Shooters 3 2 VP-30 3 2 CNATTU Skeet Happens 2 3 NAVFAC PDHC 4 Life 2 3 VUP-19 (1) 2 3 NAS Jax Buffs 1 4 TPU/PCF Shotguns & Roses 1 4 FRCSE Tailgaters 1 5 FACSFAC 0 5 VUP-19 (2) 0 5 NAS Jax Sports NAS Jax takes second, third in tourneys Courtesy photo The Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville basketball team took second place in the Southeastern Military Athletic Conference and also took third place in the March Madness Tournament held at Naval Station Mayport.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 15, 2018 Community Recreation Call 542-3227 Movie on the Green March 23, 7 p.m. at the NAS Jax Golf Course Have you ever watched a movie on a golf course? Watch Justice League (PG-13) on and hangout on the lawn for free! The movie TopGolf Outing March 25, 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and includes three Fun and food for the entire family to enjoy. Bldg. 622. Transportation is not included. River Cove Catering & Conference Center Call 542-3041 Catering & Conference Center? Special Wedding Discount All weddings held in March & April 2018 receive a 10% discount. Call for details & to schedule! Deweys Call 542-3521 Childrens Spring Bingo March 16, 4 p.m. Open to children ages 3. The cost is $10 Doors open at 4 p.m. and cards go on sale at Dortmunder Tapping March 22, 3 p.m. Masters & Bold City Brewery on our very own Deweys Dortmunder Export Pale Ale! Come and then enjoy some of your favorites! Friday Family Night Third Friday of each month, 5 p.m. Bring your family out to Deweys! Featuring and much more! Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 p.m. 1 p.m. Saturday: $10 Extreme Bowling, 4-6 p.m. included. Youth Bowling League: Held every Saturday *Please note, the specials do not include shoes unless stated otherwise* Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 Captains Cup Leprechaun Dash 5K March 16, 11:30 a.m. at the Antenna Farm women in each division. Captains Cup points awarded to participating commands. 13 th April 7, 8 a.m. at the NEX Convenience Store Lot Sign up now: events/race-calendar/ Patrons can select from a variety of massage types, including Swiss, Deep Tissue/Sport, as well as other spa services, such as facial The Liberty Recreation Center Trips & events are for all E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members & reservists only. Call 542-1335 for information. March 18: St. Augustine Seafood Festival Free! March 20: Cummer Art Museum Free! March 25: Top Golf $40 NAS Jax Golf Club Golf Course: 542-3249 Mulligans Restaurant: 542-2936 Twilight Summer Golf League Every Tuesday at 5 p.m., March 27 Aug. 14 Team rosters due March 21 Appreciation Days Play 18-holes with cart for $20. Active Duty Days: March 13 & 27 Mulberry Cove Marina Call 542-3260 Every Thursday for active duty and their guests only Auto Skills Center Call 542-3681 welding Youth Activities Center Call 778-9772 Before & After School Care Open to children 5 12 years Easter Egg Hunt Complex Ages 0 12 years come hunt for your share start times for age groups. Family Fitness Center Call 771-8469 The Family Fitness Center is open Monday 11 a.m. Jax Navy Flying Club Call 542-8509 instrument, complex and commercial Find more info. online at Community Recreation Tickets Call 542-3318, Email directly at Travel Fair NEX Courtyard Daytona International Speedway American $17. Children 12 & Under General Admission Free. Disney On Ice Veterans Memorial Arena March 16-18: $18.50 March 27: $18. Clay County Fair Green Cove Springs Fair Grounds Michael: March 15, $23. The 85 South Show: March 25, $25. 2017 2018 Broadway Series Shows Times-Union Moran: Peter Pan A Live Stage 3D Spectacular: March 28 Beautiful: April 11 & 14, $75/$80. 2017-18 Thrasher Horne: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles: March 16, $30. What to do this year? Local Fun Trips! and let us do the driving! All trips will leave NAS Jax at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m., unless stated otherwise. Paula Deens in Savannah, Ga.: April 21, $40. Bus departs at 8:30 a.m., returning at 5:30 p.m. Current Ticket Promotions Include the Following: $20.50 $32.50. $50. $13.50. $185.75 for a 3 Day Hopper. $175.75 for a Hopper. For Florida residents only. Must be exchanged for applicable pass at a ticket booth at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. Proof of a be required to be shown at time of exchange. Acceptable forms of Florida Residency: Fla. Drivers License, Fla. State ID (must have Fla. Address or a Fla. Base Military ID). Tickets may not be used after June 24, 2018 Parking not included. No blackout dates. Disney World Orlando Armed Forces 2018 Tickets valid January 1, 2018 and expire December 19, 2018. admission w/unlimited train rides: $10.25 MOSH Museum of Science and History: $8. Scenic Cruise, St. Augustine: $5.50 $11.75. St Augustine Aquarium: Adult $7. Child (Includes Admission) $31. BOGO. St. Augustine Pirates Museum: $3 $8. St. Augustine Sight Seeing Train: $4.50 $11.50. (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) Valid 4 days of admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universals Islands of Adventure. (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) Valid for 4 days of admission to Universal Studios World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum: $14.75. 15th Annual US O T r o o p s C hamp io n s hip G o lf T o u r n amen t


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