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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 26 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 NMCRS Fund Drive Page 3 VBS Bible Fun at NAS Jax Chapel Pages 4-5 JAX AIR NEWS will not publish next week due to the 4th of July holiday VR-62 Nomads return home from Japan By AD1(AW/SW) Andrew Keck VR-62 Public Affairs Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 returned home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville recently after completing a successful seven-month detachment to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). While forward deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan, the Nomads flew over 560 hours, completed 144 critical mis sions, and transported 537 passengers and 725,117 pounds of cargo. Nomad aircrew and maintainers enabled these fleet essential missions to more than 10 countries around the region. Several operational highpoints occurred to include the transportation of high priority cargo in support of mul tiple 7th Fleet exercises, the relocation of critical equipment and personnel for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 to support humanitarian efforts in the region, and logistics support during Pacific Partnership 2018. The annual multilateral, multi-ser vice mission featured partner nation counterparts working together in eight Indo-Pacific nations to improve disaster response preparedness and enhance relationships across the region. However, the most rewarding mis sion for the Nomads was ensuring the Sailors from Coastal Riverine Group 1 were able to make it home after a fourmonth operational training cycle for the holidays to be with their family and friends. Given the past years unique schedule for the Navys C-130T Hercules com munity, the opportunities granted to Sailors deployed on this detachment have not only increased the VR mis sion readiness levels but have boosted morale within the command. It was great. I had to order and expe dite a lot of high priority parts for the aircraft, so it could be kept in an up status to be tasked by the theater sched ulers, said LS1 Jacqueline Jauregui. Photo by Clifford Davis Lt. Cmdr. Tyler Tennille flies a T-6 Texan II, recently repaired at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, on a functional check flight June 22 over a P-8A Poseidon going through the wash racks at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Artisans at the military depot perform condition inspections on the aircraft to determine repair requirements before conducting needed rework. The T-6 is the primary training aircraft for all new naval aviators. FRCSE conducts test flight Monreal takes helm of NAVFAC Southeast From Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Public Affairs Capt. Mike Monreal relieved Capt. Pat Garin as command ing officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast in a change of command ceremo ny June 21 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Today is a great day for NAVFAC Southeast as we thank Capt. Garin for his service and welcome Capt. Monreal aboard, said guest speaker Rear Adm. Darius Banaji, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic. Leadership is a contact sport and these two command ing officers bring it every sin gle day. Both of you are great phenomenal naval officers and I am proud to serve with you. Banaji commended Garin, the Civil Engineer Corps offi cers and civilians of NAVFAC Southeast for their support to the warfighter over the past two years. He noted NAVFAC Southeasts many accomplish ments under Garins leadership including leading the way on hiring initiatives while pro viding exceptional service to a myriad of supported com manders. During the ceremony, Banaji presented the Legion of Merit (Gold Star in lieu of the third award) to Garin for his extraordinary leadership and unsurpassed technical exper tise while managing $30 bil lion in facilities, performing $1.7 billion of construction and executing $1.9 billion in contracts and services at 19 locations geographically dis persed across 12 states and the Caribbean while serving as commanding officer from June 2016 to June 2018. Garin thanked several peo ple by name for their support to the command during his tenure. He also mentioned the names Mathew, Harvey, Irma, Nate and Maria. During these hurricanes, every single person within this command made a differ ence our military, our civil ians and even our contractors, every business line and sup port function stepped up and made a huge difference during our recovery operations, said Garin. Many of our public works departments (PWDs) through Photo by Earl Bittner Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast incoming Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Monreal (left) assumes command from Capt. Pat Garin (right) during the NAVFAC Southeast Change of Command Ceremony held June 21 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Courtesy photo "Nomads" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 conduct operations at Naval Air Station (NAS) Atsugi, Japan. See NAVFAC, Page 7 See VR-62, Page 7


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 From Staff June 28 1794 Joshua Humphreys appointed master builder to construct Navy ships for an annual salary of $2,000. 1814 Sloop-of-War USS Wasp cap tures HMS Reindeer, setting her on fire and left to sink. 1865 CSS Shenandoah captures 11 American whalers in one day. 1970 USS James Madison (SSBN-627) completes conversion to Poseidon mis sile capability. June 29 1925 Ships and men from 11th and 12th Naval Districts assist in relief after earthquake at Santa Barbara, Calif. 1950 President Truman authorizes sea blockade of the Korean coast. Light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-119) fires first naval shore bombardment of Korean Conflict. June 30 1815 Sloop-of-War USS Peacock (22 guns) takes the 16-gun brig HMS Nautilus, in last action of the War of 1812. 1943 Third Fleet Amphibious Force lands troops on Rendova Island while naval gunfire silences Japanese artil lery. July 1 1800 First American convoy duty, by 32-gun frigate USS Essex, escorts con voy of merchant ships from East Indies to U.S. 1801 U.S. squadron under Commodore Dale enters Mediterranean to strike Barbary Pirates. 1850 Naval School at Annapolis renamed Naval Academy. 1911 Trial of first Navy aircraft, Curtiss A-1. The designer, Glenn Curtiss, makes first flight in Navys first aircraft, the A-1 Triad, at Lake Keuka, N.Y., then prepares Lt. Theodore Ellyson, the first naval aviator, for his two solo flights in A-1. 1914 Prohibition of alcohol begins in the Navy. 1918 Troop transport USSCovington (ID-409) hit without warning by two torpedoes from German Submarine U-86 and sank the next day. 1933 USS Constitution Old Ironsides commences tour of principal U.S. seaports. 1946 First of two detonations, Operation Crossroads nuclear test. July 2 1923 Commissioning of Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. 1926 Distinguished Flying Cross authorized by Congress. 1937 Amelia Earhart disappears in Pacific. Navy conducts extensive unsuc cessful search. 1945 USS Barb (SS-220) bombards Japanese installations on Kaihyo Island, Japan, the first successful use of rockets against shore positions. 1946 Establishment of squadron VX-3 to evaluate adaptability of helicop ters to naval purposes. 1950 USS Juneau (CL-119) and two British ships sink five of six attacking North Korean torpedo boats and gun boats. 1967 During Operation Bear Claw, 7th Fleet Amphibious Force conducts helicopter assault 12 miles inland at Con Thien, Vietnam. July 3 1898 At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, Rear Adm. Sampsons squadron destroys Spanish fleet. 1950 USS Valley Forge (CV-45) and HMS Triumph participate in first car rier action of Korean Conflict. VF-51 aircraft from Valley Forge shoot down two North Korean aircraft. The action is first combat test of F9F Panther and AD Skyraider. July 4 1776 American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain. 1777 John Paul Jones hoists first Stars and Stripes flag on Ranger at Portsmouth, N.H. 1801 First Presidential Review of U.S. Marine Band and Marines at the White House. 1842 First test of electrically oper ated underwater torpedo sinks gunboat Boxer. 1863 Confederates surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., gives Union forces control of Mississippi River. Military commissaries DeCA marks 151 st anniversary of benefit on July 1 From DeCA Corporate Communications As the Defense Commissary Agency observes the 151 st anniversary of the commissary benefit, it reminds service members and their families that the passage of time has not diminished the commissary as their gateway to signifi cant savings. Commissaries are the oldest military resale benefit, said Tracie Russ, DeCAs sales director. Although much has changed since 1867, the benefit still exists to help our service members and their families improve their quality of life by deliver ing significant savings on groceries. The July 1 anniversary ties back to the official beginning of the commissary benefit on July 1, 1867, when enlisted men received the same privileges that had been available to officers since 1825 the right to buy food at cost from their posts subsistence department ware houses. At that time, sales took place wherev er the local commander deemed them necessary, regardless of the location. More than a century and a half later, commissaries are still supporting mili tary communities, and patrons are reminded of the following opportuni ties to save money by using their ben efit: Commissary brands. Starting July 23, commissaries will begin a two-week event featuring some of the follow ing commissary brand promotions in front-end displays and the Wall of Value areas: trash bags of various sizes, dis posable bowls, canned vegetables, pie crust, bottled waters, shredded chees es, vegetable shortening and more. Commissaries will also promote several TopCare items on aisle endcaps includ ing allergy tablets, vitamins, cold and flu products, heartburn relief and ant acids. Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival Live Healthy and Save Big! Through early July, Healthy Lifestyle Festivals are offering discounted prices at commissary produce sidewalk sales; savings on work out equipment and apparel at exchanges; health screenings at local clinics, and fit ness events hosted by the installations morale, welfare and recreation activities. Your Everyday Savings! Commissary prices on hundreds of popular items are even lower and easier to spot with start of the YES! program, an initia tive to help make stateside commissar ies more competitive with grocers outside the gate by dropping prices on attractive image items that consumers tend to buy the most. YES! items include popu lar brands of flavored iced teas, pasta, macaroni and cheese, Spam, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, baby food, nutritional shakes, potato chips and other selected snack foods, apple juice, vegetable juice, coffee creamer, coffee, energy drinks, soup, bananas, oranges, tomatoes, avo cadoes, paper towels, toilet tissue, bot tled water, dish soap, clothes detergent, fabric softener and pet food. Patrons who want to maximize their benefit are just a click away from a wealth of online information on www.commis There, they can register their Commissary Rewards Cards for access to digital coupons; checkout the biweekly sales flyer for discount ed products; find recipes by dish type, main ingredient or category, such as a Holiday recipe, 20-Minute Meal, Dietitian Approved or Thinking Outside the Box recipes for quick, healthy and economical meal solutions; find their store based on location ; order commissary gift cards ; and learn more about the agencys Nutrition Guide Program Making the grade: U.S. Navy Top Supporter of HBCU engineering schools By Warren Duffie Jr. Office of Naval Research The U.S. Navys Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program recent ly was named a Top Supporter of HBCU Engineering Schools by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. The designation resulted from a sur vey the magazine conducted of the deans of 15 HBCU engineering schools accred ited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, and of the leaders of Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering, a corporate-academic alli ance. The Navy is honored to receive this accolade, said Anthony Smith Sr., who heads the Navys HBCU/MI program. It reflects our mission to educate students about the Navys research needs, get them excited about creating solutions and even inspire them to pursue Navy-related internships or scholarships. The Top Supporters survey asked par ticipating HBCU institutions to list the cor porate, government and nonprofit organi zations providing the most support to their schools. They considered factors such as support for infrastructure modernization and enhancement, research and mentor ship projects, participation on advisory councils, faculty development opportuni ties, scholarships and career opportunities. The Navys HBCU/MI program is based at the Office of Naval Research, with the mission of discovering some of the best and brightest minds in support of the Navy and Marine Corps. The program has three main goals: Expand opportunities for schools to successfully compete for grants and con tracts for basic and applied research. Offer scholarships, fellowships and internships to students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) studies. Promote greater student interest in STEM degrees at HBCU/MIs. Were always looking for diverse ideas and innovative research to address the science and technology challenges facing the Navy, said Smith. Collaborating with HBCU/MIs connects us with a huge num ber of talented students and faculty. Editors note: Warren Duffie Jr. is a contrac tor for ONR Corporate Strategic Communications. Foreign language test appointment dates From Staff Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) or the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) for foreign languages? Test appointments will be available July 1 and 5; and then beginning the third week of each month, subject to registrations received and restrictions. To secure your seat, please register at: https://www.mnp. For more language testing information, please contact: Learn more about what the Center for Language, Regional Expertise, and Culture offers at http://www. clrec/ 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. 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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. Michael Connor Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Jeffery Waters Public Affairs Officer Kaylee LaRocque Public Affairs Specialist Julie M. Lucas Staff Writers MC1(SW) Brian Reynolds AO2 Haley Ballard Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley This Week in Navy History U.S. Navy photo A Curtis SC Seahawk is craned from the St. Johns River onto the Naval Air Station Jacksonville seaplane ramp, April 18, 1947. While designed to seat only the pilot, a bunk was provided in the aft fuselage for sea rescue or personnel transfer. Powered by a Wright R-1820-62 Cyclone supercharged 1,350 hp radial engine, the Seahawk displayed fighter-like performance. Photo by John F. Williams Anthony C. Smith, program director for the Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program, pro vides opening remarks during the DoN HBCU/MI Naval Opportunity Awareness Workshop at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 3 Naval Supply Systems Command reform is making way By Benjamin Benson NAVSUP Office of Corporate Communications Naval Supply Systems Commands (NAVSUP) reform program to improve business processes and help increase lethality of the force has started with initiatives to improve data analytics and contracting. As our armed forces adapt to a fast er-paced, more complex, and increas ingly competitive security environ ment, NAVSUP is reforming to meet the changing needs to ensure mission success, said NAVSUP Commander Rear Adm. Jonathan Yuen. Driving our reform initiative is a desire to realign so we are closer to our customers, to help them get what they need quicker and with better effectiveness. To implement the reform, NAVSUP stood up a Project Management Office to coordinate enterprise actions, which are organized around a series of core and enabling efforts. Each element is led by one of NAVSUPs senior leaders, with teams focused on implement ing key aspects of the reform program. Two efforts, Digital Accelerator and Responsive Contracting, have started the reform process with significant ini tiatives. Digital Accelerator The digitization effort aims to better exploit the mountains of data NAVSUP collects every day to garner insights into the way its customers behave, said NAVSUP Assistant Commander for Supply Chain Technology Kurt Wendelken, who is leading this effort. The concept is to make more real-time data readily available to the user to enable better decision-making at every level. This effort serves as an enabler for the core reform initiatives by improv ing data analytics and new digital tech nology throughout programs and pro cesses. As all business processes are enabled by information technology (IT) in some way, this effort injects IT as a part of the innovation process rath er than an afterthought. The Digital Accelerators primary function will be to quickly develop and prototype con cepts that are conceived as the business processes are being re-worked and reimagined. The Digital Accelerator team is developing a first prototype named ContractsPro, which they plan to have ready to test later this summer. Finding that several contracting pro cesses were problematic, slow and needed more oversight, ContractsPro is designed to address process problem areas, enabling these processes to be completed more quickly in a standard ized, accurate manner. After the teams concepts are applied to enable the reform core efforts, they may be integrated across the NAVSUP Enterprise, rolling IT prototyping into broader innovation efforts. Responsive Contracting Led by NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Director of Contracts Capt. Cody Hodges, respon sive contracting is a core effort to increase the efficiency of the contract ing process. Our goal is to speed up contracting by attacking inefficiencies throughout the entire acquisition pro cess, from the generation of the require ment through the award of the contract. Ultimately, we will make the processes easier for the customers and the con tracting officers, which should result in getting parts to the warfighter faster, said Hodges. Increasing our contract respon siveness will benefit the entire supply chain, and better position our com mand to accomplish our mission. Focusing on both NAVSUP WSSs aviation and maritime contracting, the team found gaps in requirements package generation, as well as areas throughout the acquisition workflow. The weaknesses they identified often required lengthy back-and-forth clari fications, re-work, and ultimately long time-delays impacting NAVSUPs cus tomers. The team started the reform effort with extensive stakeholder interviews, followed by collaborative workshops identifying 62 potential solutions. They narrowed these down to 11 pilot solu tions that the cross-functional pilot teams will further develop in the com ing months. One pilot project is developing an automated requirements generation checklist to ensure customer packages are easier to submit from the start. This team is comprehensively aligning roles and responsibilities for process owner ship in requirements package genera tion that will help the customer and the contracting officer better understand what each other needs to do to execute a purchase request. Another pilot proj ect involves realigning contracting teams to improve customer support. These efforts will lead to immedi ate contracting efficiencies at NAVSUP WSS, while also laying the foundation for enterprise-wide improvements, said Hodges. The streamlined acquisition pro cesses we are developing will improve communication and reduce redundan cy, rework and frustration across the acquisition workforce. These reforms will help NAVSUP improve customer satisfaction, and ultimately increase fleet readiness. Future Reform Efforts While some of NAVSUPs core and enabling reform efforts have already started, others will kick off in the next few months. The goal is for all efforts to be executed over the next 18 months. In the end, this initiative will evolve the NAVSUP operating model to adapt to the changing environment and remain always ready, resourceful, responsive! Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUPs mission is to provide sup plies, services, and quality-of-life sup port to the Navy and joint warfighter. For more information, visit www., navsup, or follow us at www.facebook. com/navsup and navsupsyscom. NMCRS fund drive Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar and Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Director Monika Woods accept a $355,038.00 check from Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 Commanding Officer Capt. Adam Kijek and VP-30 Aerial Refueling Division Officer Lt. Sam Rose. Rose is the 2018 NMCRS fund drive coordinator for NAS Jacksonville and the surrounding commands throughout Florida and the Caribbean. The funds raised during this year's campaign were the second highest ever raised for the area since the beginning of the program. Photo by Twilla Burns Photos by Reggie Jarrett Christa Bailey plays with her grandson Maverick as her daughter Amelis Brookshire watches during the free break fast for Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commissary custom ers June 20. We like to put on special events like this, said Bob Darden, assistant store director. It is out-of-thebox thinking and it is a surprise for our customers. The commissary will also be holding a hot dog eating contest this weekend. Tables were set up for the free breakfast for customers of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commissary June 20. An estimated 75 people took advantage of the free breakfast. Lt. Alton Zurlohavey and his daughter, Grace, are helped by Alex Banekrasori during the free breakfast for commissary customers aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 20. "Making these customers happy is what I love to do," said server Brenda Acevedo. Commissary offers free breakfast


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 NAS Jax chapel hosts annual VBS By Julie M. Lucas NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs Youths aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) learned how Jesus rescues peo ple during an island-themed Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the base chapel June 18-22. Around 80 youths ages 5-10 participated in the activities. We tried a different approach with VBS this year, said volunteer Jennifer Baker, who started getting the word out and finding volunteers months ago. Around 30 volunteers assist ed during the week from help ing to get lunches together to teaching classes. This free event was open to those children with base access and attendees were provided lunch daily. Since I have kids, we served them food we knew they liked, such as corn dogs but also with fresh fruit and veggies daily, said CS2 Karlton Gregson, who participated in the opening ceremony each morning and had his own children attend ing. Unlike previous years when children were split into groups by age, this year, children were put into smaller groups with different-aged children. We are trying to create more of sense of community, said Baker. Attendees began and ended each day singing songs and learning a Bible verse. Throughout the morning, they moved through activities from crafts to music that all followed the theme, Shipwrecked, Saved by Jesus. Animals were used dur ing the daily theme, including a bird named Beacon. Crafts made in the imagination sta tion, such as flying objects that were retrieved by attendees and used in a lesson. You had to rescue your air plane, just like how Jesus res cues you, said the class leader. Volunteer Fred Cole lead the children in an exercise on the first day to get to know each other better by putting cards with animals on their heads and having them ask questions. The children were when split up into their animal groups. Im a sloth, just like my brother! exclaimed one attendee. During the second day, the children were taught about friction. Participating in exercises using friction, they learned how to apply strate gies during struggles in life and how to overcome them. The children made crafts to take home to reinforce their daily lesson. NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss made a sur prise debut in a skit June 19, acting as William the Worrier carrying a large cooler with the word Worry on the outside. My favorite part of this week was getting to act and dress up, so I could help the kids become more interested in the lesson, said Jesse Baker, who volun teered during the week. A special program was held for families and friends at the end of the week featuring the children singing songs that were learned during the week. Shipwrecked, Saved by Jesus Naval Air Station Jacksonville Vacation Bible School participants listen to the morning lesson on the first day. Each day, a Bible verse corresponded with the lessons and activities. Children participating in Vacation Bible School perform a song during the closing ceremonies at the All Saints Chapel. June 21. Children participating in this year's Vacation Bible School present some of the songs they learned throughout the week for family members and friends during the closing celebration June 21. Imagination Station is where Vacation Bible School (VBS) attendees made crafts daily that relate to the daily Bible verse. VBS used music and various activities to make learning about the Bible fun. Lt. Ian McCarthy, a chaplain at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), left, and NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss perform during a Vacation Bible School skit at the base chapel June 19.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 5 Volunteer Fred Cole teaches Naval Air Station Jacksonville Vacation Bible School attendees how to play a game to learn more about each other June 18. The children were placed into groups participating in various activities, such as music and crafts. Vacation Bible School attendee Mila Bego throws a wet sponge during shipwreck games. This year's theme for the weeklong school was "Shipwrecked, Saved by Jesus." Photos by AO2 Haley Ballard and Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor thanks family members for their support during this year's Vacation Bible School June 21 at the All Saints Chapel. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss plays William the Worrier during a Vacation Bible School play at the base chapel June 19. Naval Hospital Jacksonville's HM2 Shaun Russo, group leader of the smaller children, gives a high-five to a Vacation Bible School attendee. Unlike previous years, children were not split up by age which created more of a community. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Baker (left) assists his son, Jesse, with a Roman soldier costume for a skit June 20 dur ing Vacation Bible School. Several of Baker's children volunteered throughout the week. Lt. Ian McCarthy, a Navy chaplain at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, and CS2 Karlton Gregson, recite, "When you are lonely, Jesus rescues," while acting out a skit about being shipwrecked during Vacation Bible School.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 NAS Jax culinary specialist prepares for competition By Julie M. Lucas NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs If you walk into the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Flight Line Caf before a lunchtime meal, you might get the distinctive smell of homemade cookies wafting through the air. CS2 Lakisha Reese works in the bake shop and puts a little of herself into every batch she makes daily. When I first got here we were making cookies with a mix, but I wanted to chal lenge myself, so now I do everything from scratch, she said. Reese estimates that she bakes around 200 cookies daily, varying from chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin. Reece recently volunteered to be a part of the Navy Region Southeast team for a culinary competition taking place next month at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Each of the 18 bases in the south east region are sending a culinary special ist to represent their base. We actually didnt send anyone last year, but I know that CS2 Reese is ready, said NAS Jax Food Service Officer CWO4 Benny Brockington. We are going over skills here in the gal ley and she will soon get together with other culinary specialists at Naval Station Mayport twith other CS selected for the training. According to Brockington, during the competition, teams will consist of two chefs, with an assistant who serves a run ner, fetching clean pans and knives. Some of the items they will be judged on vary from knife skills, sanitation and cooking techniques. Its almost like a Iron Chef type of competition, said Brockington. While this is Reeses first time partici pating in a competition, she isnt nervous. I love watching cooking shows on The Food Network, and they give me inspira tion, she said. Reese grew up helping her grandmother cook, but it wasnt a passion for her. After arriving at NAS Jax, she volunteered to work in the bake shop, upon transferring from sea duty. Before joining the Navy, I never baked a cookie from scratch, but I love my job and want things to turn out perfectly every day, she said. Ive made meals for 5,000 people a day when stationed on the USS G.H.W Bush (CVN-77) and that is something Im very proud of. Maybe one day you will see me on Chopped. Nease NJROTC cadets graduate from leadership academy From Nease High School NJROTC Nease NJROTC, the top program in Area-12 and the No. 5 program in the nation, restocked its high-performing cadet leadership ranks, successfully graduating a record 10 cadets at the Area-12 NJROTC Leadership Academy in Gainesville, Georgia from June 10-16. More than 200 high performing cadets from Area-12s 60 NJROTC high school programs (northern Florida and state of Georgia) participated in the training. The top Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard JROTC naval science instructors from northern Florida and state of Georgia directed the training which covered leadership, precision drill, academics and physical fitness. This years attendees included rising seniors Sinead Morgan and Christopher Oliver; and rising juniors Elkhan Bagirov, Erin Durant, Lindy Gostage, Anna Hampton, John Lemos, Teagan Pettit, Hayden Rowe and Yuan Tian. Cadet Troy Barber served as cadre dur ing the week, assisting in the mentor ing and training of the cadets. All three of Neases naval science instructors Captain Scott LaRochelle, Master Chief Duane Spears and Gunnery Sgt. Duane Hanson worked as instructors and advi sors. Incredible, said Gostage. I loved it and hated it at the same time, but Im so glad I did it. Several cadets received individual commendations for exceptional perfor mance during the training, including Pettit and Morgan as the No. 1 and No. 3 female athletes; Oliver as the No. 2 male athlete; Bagirov and Tian tying for No. 1 in academics; Tian as honor platoon cadet recognizing the top over all cadet in their respective platoons; and Hampton served as platoon com mander for the overall top rated platoon during the week. Best week of my life, said Pettit. The week was nonstop go-go-go and I cant believe how much we learned in such a short time. Fleet and Family Support Center offers life skills workshops From FFSC Public Affairs Your NAS Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Life Skills Education and Support Program is the foremost preventive measure for growth in personal and family issues. All FFSC work shops and classes are free to service members and their families. Preregistration is required at 542-5745. If special accommodations or handicapped access is required, please notify FFSC upon registration. The following is the schedule for 2018: Ombudsman Basic Training Aug. 19-21 (8 a.m. 4 p.m.), Nov. 12-15 (5:30-10 p.m.) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Separation Workshop (7:30 a.m. 4:15 p.m.) July 8-12, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9, Aug. 19-23, Sept. 9-13, Sept. 16-20, Oct. 7-11, Oct. 21-25, Nov. 4-8, Dec. 2-6. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Retirement Workshop (7:30 a.m. 4:15 p.m.) July 22-26, Aug. 26-30, Sept. 23-27, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, Nov. 18-22, Dec. 16-20. Federal Employment Workshop (9 a.m. noon) Aug. 16, Sept. 6, Oct. 17, Nov. 27, Dec. 11. (Noon-3 p.m.) July 2. Job Search & Interview Techniques Workshop (8-9:30 a.m.) July 15, Sept. 5, Nov. 25. Resumes & Cover Letters Workshop (9:40 a.m. noon) July 15, Sept. 5, Nov. 25. Million Dollar Sailor Workshop (7:30 a.m. 4 p.m.) Aug. 14-15, Nov. 13-14. Command Financial Specialist Training (7:30 a.m. 4 p.m.) Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Dec. 9-13. Money, Debt and Credit Management Workshop (8-11 a.m.) July 2, Oct. 15. Strategies for First-time Home Buyers (1-3:30 p.m.) Sept. 4. Strategies for Best Deals in Car Buying (9-10:30 a.m.) Aug. 12, Nov. 26. PCS Sponsor Training (1:30-3 p.m.) Aug. 8, Oct. 10, Dec. 12. PCS Smooth Move Workshop (1:30-4 p.m.) July 11, Sept. 12, Nov. 14. Military Spouse 101 Workshop July 18 (1-2:30 p.m.) Sept. 14 (1-2:30 p.m.) Nov. 21 (5-6:30 p.m.) What About the Kids (9-11 a.m.) July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 9. Stress Management 101 Workshop (9-10:30 a.m.) July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 10. Extended Stress Management Workshop (8 a.m. noon) July 16 & 30, Oct. 15 & 29. Anger Management Workshop (8 a.m.-noon) July 23, Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 17. Personal Anger Control Group Aug. 15 Sept. 19 (Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Oct. 8 Nov. 12 (2-4 p.m.) Individual Communication (11 a.m. 1 p.m.) July 9, Sept. 10, Nov. 19. Parenting with Love & Logic (1-3 p.m.) July 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26. Active Parenting of Teens (1-4 p.m.) Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23. Power 2 Change Womens Support Group (9:30-11 a.m.) Every Wednesday Expectant Families (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) Sept. 16, Dec. 3. Tiny Tots Play Group (10 a.m.-noon) July 9, 23; Aug. 6, 20; Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12, 16; Dec. 10, 17. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Orientation (1:30-3 p.m.) July 3, Sept. 5, Nov. 7. EFMP Command POC Training (1:30-3 p.m.) Aug. 1, Oct. 3, Dec. 5. To register for any of the above workshops please contact 542-5745. Photo courtesy of Nease NJROTC Nease High School NJROTC instructors and cadets completed the Area-12 Leadership Academy at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia June 10-16. From left, Master Chief Duane Spears, Gunnery Sgt. Duane Hanson, Hayden Rowe, Elkhan Bagirov, Sinead Morgan, Troy Barber, Christopher Oliver, John Lemos, Yuan Tian, Anna Hampton, Erin Durant, Lindy Gostage, Teagan Pettit and Capt. Scott LaRochelle. Photo by Julie M. Lucas CS2 Lakisha Reese stirs some cook ie dough at the Flight Line Caf June 15 for a lunchtime dessert. Reese will soon demonstrate her baking skills dur ing a culinary competition at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. Lt. Leah Bland, sexual assault prevention and response victim advocate (SAPR VA) for EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach (left), and ABF3 Shaterria Ealey, SAPR VA for Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax), create calming jars during a self-care and personal resiliency workshop at the NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center June 6. Photos courtesy of FFSC Creating calming jars Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center staff and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates gather after creating their calming jars during a workshop on self care and personal resiliency June 6. Participants cre ated the calming jars which can be used to sooth and relax during stressful situations. Anyone interested in becoming a certified victim advocate can call 5425745. For those need assistance as a victim, please call the DoD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 or the local victim advocate 24/7 at (904) 910-9075. Lt. Eric Campbell, sexual assault prevention and response victim advocate for Patrol Squadron 26, creates a calming jar during a self-care and per sonal resiliency workshop at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center June 6. "Self-care is critical to being a good victim advocate and includes managing stress effectively. Today's training highlighted that and we learned something simple how these jars can create a calming effect," said Campbell.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 7 out the southeast region sent volunteers to the bases that were directly affected and needed help. Speaking of the PWDs, the PWOs (public works officers), DPWOs (depu ties) and all the folks within your orga nizations at the base level, are in the business of making things better for others. Truly remarkable, said Garin. As Mike (Capt. Monreal) and I have talked over the past several days, the theme that I hope I made clear: You must support the PWDs! We must work for them. You PWD folks take a ton of heat. You deserve our support! Pat, I have been extremely impressed with the utmost professionalism I have observed and I can clearly see that the command is a well oiled machine doing great things to support our nations war fighters, said Monreal. I am extremely proud to be a part of this amazing team and I will do my best to lead, honor and strengthen our com mand. Monreal was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1992 after gradu ation from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree. He tran sitioned to the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) in 1996 and received his Masters in Civil Engineering degree from his alma mater in 2001. Monreal has served in various ascending positions of responsibility in the CEC including construction proj ect engineer, construction/acquisition team leader, company commander, air detachment officer, public works offi cer, operations officer, ROICC, battalion commander, chief of staff officer and deputy commander for operations. His assignments have taken him all over the world including assignments in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the continen tal United States. Monreal is qualified as a Seabee com bat warfare officer, a registered profes sional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. His most recent assignment was as deputy commander for operations, NAVFAC Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. NAVFAC From Page 1 VR-62 From Page 1 It was really rewarding to see my hard work pay off when I saw the C-130 take off and fly. This detachment is just the most recent showcase of Nomad pride and tradition of setting and maintaining high standards for 100 percent mission completion. VR-62s Executive Officer Cmdr. Jules Thomas, spoke highly of the effort from the entire squadron stating, Bravo Zulu to the all aircrew, maintainers, and support Sailors who did a phenom enal job keeping the aircraft flying to execute Command Fleet Air Forwards tasking. VR-62 is one of five Navy unique fleet essential airlift C-130T squadrons locat ed throughout the United States. Each squadron, scheduled by the Navy Air Logistics Office, enhances the combat capability of Navy fleet commanders through judicious and flexible sched uling to support the Team Combatant Command, Fleet Response Plan, and Department of Defense logistics requirements worldwide. Courtesy photo "Nomads" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 board a C-130 Hercules as they were leaving Naval Air Station (NAS) Atsugi, Japan. VR-62 returned home to NAS Jacksonville May 23. rf ntb fr f Photos by Earl Bittner Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic Commanding Officer Rear Adm. Darius Banaji (right) congratulates Capt. Pat Garin after pre senting him with the Legion of Merit award (Golf Star in lieu of the third award) during the NAVFAC Southeast change of command ceremony June 21. Capt. Mike Monreal is piped ashore after the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast Change of Command. Monreal relieved Capt. Pat Garin as commanding officer, NAVFAC Southeast. Running on the runway By Demi M. Cruz Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonvilles flight line closed briefly June 21 as nearly 200 runners partici pated in the third annual 2018 Runway 5K. NAS Jacksonville Air Operations closes the flight line each year to commemorate the 2016 re-opening of the newly renovated runway. Racers watched the sun rise bright and early over the runway and then took off down the flight line at 7 a.m. Eighteen-year-old Dane Barber was the first runner to cross the fin ish line as the top overall male with a time of 17:21. Shannon McPherson placed as top female over all with a time of 21:15. Top place medals were award ed by NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Connor. Representatives from First Command also gave away Lintelek smart bands and a Fitbit Charge 2 heart rate and fitness wristband to three lucky winners. Attendees also enjoyed free pairs of Dr. Scholls boot and shoe comfort insoles from Support Our Troops, and free beverages from Natalies Orchid Juice Company. Another Runway 5K sponsor was USAA. Neither the U.S. Navy, NAS Jacksonville, MWR or Jax Air News, nor any part of the fed eral government, officially endorses any company, spon sor or their products or ser vices. Photos by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Participants begin the annual Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Runway 5K the morning of June 21. The NAS Jacksonville Runway 5K was open to runners, joggers and walkers. Family member Dane Barber finishes in first place with a time of 17:21 during the Naval Air Station (NAS) jacksonville Runway 5K June 21. Photo by Demi M. Cruz Shannon McPherson approaches the finish line as the top overall female for the 2018 Runway 5K, crossing at 21:15. Men, women and children gather in the early morning hours to register for the 2018 Runway 5K June 21 in Hangar 117 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Photo by Demi M. Cruz


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Operation shower nominations From CNRSE Military families from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay have been invited to par ticipate in an event hosted by The PGA Tour through the Birdies for the Brave program. The PGA Tour has partnered with Operation Shower to host this event. Operation Shower is a not for profit that host baby show ers for military families. These showers are meant to honor the sacrifices of our Service Members and our families. This is an opportuni ty for you to recognize and nominate those that meet criteria for this won derful event. This is a Tri-Base event and is open to all services. Please com plete the nomination form and return to Kandi Debus, at contact info listed below. Criteria for nominations is as follows: Sailor must be deployed or sched uled to be deployed during the birth Pregnant Service Member (Active Duty, Reserve or Guard) attached to a deploying command (Please feel free to contact me to dis cuss any special circumstances) Nominations can be made through FFSC Staff, Medical, Ombudsman, Command Support Team or Command Leadership (CO, XO, CMC). Please com plete the nomi nation form in its entirety. Home address, phone num bers, emails and due date are needed to mail the Mom to Be her invi tation to the shower. The nomi nation in itself does not guar antee accep tance. Should we receive more nominations than available slots we will make selections based when nomination received, need and/or reason for recom mendation. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 1. Spots fill up quickly on first come, first serve basis. The event will be held in September. Exact date and location will be provided upon acceptance of nomination. All correspondence, questions or concerns should be directed to Kandi Debus, Regional IA Family Support Coordinator, CNRSE. Contact informa tion is 904-542-5113 or email Kandi. Photo by Jacob Sippel Teen volunteers for Junior Red Cross Tina Clark, a junior Red Cross volunteer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, hands paperwork to HN Juan Prebottorres in the pediatrics clinic. Clark, a junior at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Florida, is in her second year volunteer ing at the hospital. I enjoy volunteering here," she said. "The hospital corpsmen make me feel like part of the team. I want to be in physical therapy when I get older, so being around such motivated health professionals is certainly benefi cial. NH Jacksonville to celebrate 77th birthday Photos by Jacob Sippel SH2 Qiana Thompson, attached to Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles security, readies to conduct security checks around the hospitals campus. Thompson, a native of Savannah, Georgia, says I have enjoyed the growth the Navy has allowed me. Im different now than when I was 20 years old; more mature. I plan on being a clinical social worker someday and the Navy, and especially the hospital, have prepared me for grad school. HM1 Patrick Goldsmith, an independent duty corpsman at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, checks a Sailors heart rate. Goldsmith, a native of Waldorf, Maryland, says, One of the hardest but most rewarding and respectful jobs in the Navy is to be an independent duty corpsman. I couldnt imagine doing any thing else." Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrates its 77th anniversary on July 1.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 9 NAS Jax fitness trainer headed to world championships By Kaylee LaRocque NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer For Kristen Robinson, a fitness trainer at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center, hav ing the opportunity to compete in the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Multisport World Championships is the chance of a lifetime. Robinson, who often participates in local triath lons, has been offered a spot on Team USA in the aquabike competition in Fyn, Denmark July 5-14. She earned the opportunity to represent her country based on her USA triathlon ranking scores from her 2017 triathlon and aquabike competition scores in the 25-29 age group. Ive competed in several triathlons locally and was selected on my swim and biking times, said Robinson. I am so excited to be going! Its expen sive we have to pay our own way, accommodations, Team USA uniforms and to enter the competition, but its a once in a lifetime opportunity. I just cant say no and am training hard for this. The aquabike competition in Denmark consists of a 2-mile swim in 60-degree water and a 75-mile bike ride. Robinson spends hours on her trainer bike and swims many, many laps each morning in the base pool. She also runs for more cardio and teaches classes at the fitness center. I spend a lot of time on my trainer and in the pool, she said. This will be the first time Ill be rid ing my bicycle 75 miles on a road but Ill be ready for it. Robinson, a native of St. Augustine, Florida, majored in exercise science at the University of North Florida. She began competing in triathlons five years ago with the encouragement of her dad, who often competes alongside his daughter. I was overweight throughout college and did not want to live my life that way, she said. So, I began running and my dad started training with me. Before I knew it, we were training for races and triathlons. We have a goal to do a race in every state. Weve got seven down and are planning more this year. Robinson also credits her husband and co-workers for keeping her motivated to meet her goals. My husband is travelling with me to the world champi onships to cheer me on and keep me focused, she said. And, the trainers here are always so positive and push me to keep going. I am very competitive and enjoy staying fit so I can compete to the best of my ability. This is the second year of the aquabike competi tion in the ITU Multisport World Championships. Other sports include the duathlon, cross triathlon, aquathon and triathlon. This is pretty crazy, said Robinson. To be hon est, I never imagined I would be going to Denmark to compete in something like this. I am so honored to be part of Team USA. Photo by Kaylee LaRocque Kristen Robinson, a fitness trainer at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center, rides her bike as part of her training for the upcoming International Triathlon Union World Championships in Denmark. Robinson is participating in the aquabike competi tion with Team USA in July. Photos by Jacob Sippel CMC Challenge Members of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles branch health clinics directorate and public health director ate celebrate winning the hospitals annual Command Master Chief (CMC) Challenge, held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 18-22. Staff from Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles medical ser vices directorate participate in a tug-of-war competi tion during the hospitals annual Command Master Chief (CMC) Challenge held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 18-22. The annual event is designed to promote unity and emphasize physical fitness. Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff enjoy a picnic after completion of the hospitals annual Command Master Chief Challenge, held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 18-22. The week-long contest con sisted of mental and physical team activities designed to promote staff readiness and teamwork.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 Wallyball 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. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department at 542-2930 to receive a copy of the rules and the required forms to register for the league. The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, DoD contractor, and dependent spouse women assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Participants will earn participation points for their command to sign up by July 9. The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, DoD contractor, and dependent spouse men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Participants will earn participation points for their command toward the up by July 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 pavilion earn participation points for their command toward the up by July 27. We now have a professional tennis instructor on base to offer tennis lessons to all authorized MWR patrons. Interested personnel can contact the base gym at 5422930 to get more information about the tennis lessons and to make an appointment for a lesson. Private Lessons Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $40 90 minutes = $60 Additional hours if person takes more than two hours per week = $25 Semi-Private (2 people) Lessons Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $20 each person together : Adults: 3-8 people (60 minutes for 3 people; 90 min for 4 or more people) = $15 per person Note: The minimum of each clinic is 3 people and maximum is 8. Call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bon Visit the MWR website at mil or nasjaxmwr. Standings As of June 22 Naval Hospital 3 0 VR-58/VR-62 3 0 Air Ops 2 0 VP-16 1 2 VP-30 1 2 VUP-19 Big Red 1 2 VP-8 Toon Squad 0 2 Teams Wins Losses HSM-70 Team 1 2 0 HSM-70 Team 2 1 1 VP-62 Tweet Tweet 0 2 VP-8 0 2 Photo by AD1 (AW/SW) Mark Foster King of cornhole Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 70 captured the top two spots in the Captain's Cup Singles Cornhole Tournament aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 18. AWR1 Scott Fetterhoff (right) took first place, defeat ing his HSM-70 shipmate Lt. Zachary Sanicola (left) in a sudden death final. Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility took third place in the tournament and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast finished fourth. Photo by AD1(AW/SW) Mark Foster Greybeard softball champs! Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Jacksonville defeat ed Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility in the 2018 Spring Greybeard Softball Championships aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 12. CNATTU defended their title from two years ago. There was no Greybeard soft ball season last year. Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility finished as runners up to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit in the 2018 Greybeard Spring Softball Championship aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville June 12. Courtesy photo NAS Jax Sports Fair will be held June 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 B1204, 9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville. To pre-register, go to https:// meets at the Orange Park library on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding summer months) at 1:30 p.m. Featured are guest speakers from local, state and federal agencies. For more information, call Linda Fleming at 838-7617. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. 3 p.m., and Wednesday, 5:30 7:30 p.m. 2945 or email: davchapter38@comcast. net seeks active duty military and veterans to lead volunteer efforts that address pressing community Tanja Goulet at 904-332-6767 or tanja@ Helping others help themselves. Visit for more info. to the Thrift Store at the NAS Jax Yorktown 1447 or Amy Johnson (904) 303-9437. 246-6855. meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Orange Park Marilyn Hollowood at (904) 264-3486 for more information. meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Murray Hill 786-7083. General Assembly meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m., www. FRA91. org or call 269-7436. meets the third Thursday of the month at (VFW) Post 5968 and its Auxiliary located at 187 Aurora Boulevard. meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 organization composed of combat veterans and eligible service members from the active, Guard or Reserve forces. Go to or call (904) 2765968. Offers breakfast every Sunday 7am 11am at NAS retirees and dependents. Work four hours a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to volunteer. a breast cancer support group at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on the 2 nd an appointment, call 904-269-6326. Community Calendar


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 28, 2018 11 Get Connected with MWR Marketing at Community Recreation Call 542-3227 Roberts Paint Night or beverage permitted. Movie on the Green Choose a wood shape and then create River Cove Catering & Conference Center conferences and more at the River Deweys Friday Family Night Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call for details. Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Base Gym for more information. Visit for now available. Call the base gym for pricing information. Patrons can select from a variety treatments. For a complete list of center. MWR Digital Library register. The Liberty Recreation Center Free NAS Jax Golf Club wings and two draft beverages for only Monday Friday. applicable on holidays. Mulberry Cove Marina Auto Skills Center and welding Youth Activities Center NFL Football ProCamp is hosted by New York Jets Wide Pizza will be served after camp to kids and parents on both days. space is available. Registrations will Family Fitness Center Jax Navy Flying Club commercial Find more info online at Community Recreation Tickets p.m. shows. $25-$35 seating. otherwise. Following: $5. Retired and Veteran family $4 $7. $4.75 $7.75.


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