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www.cnic.navy.mil/jacksonville www.jaxairnews.com VOL. 76 NO. 28 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 POW/MIA Museum Planned At Cecil Page 3 NFL PR OCAMP Teaches Kids Fundamentals Of Football Pages 4-5 NH JAX NURSE Receives National Honor Page 8 VUP-19 conducts first MQ-4C Triton flights By Lt. Matt Nemetz VUP-19 Public Affairs Officer Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19 recently successfully conducted its first flights as a squadron of the Navys new est unmanned aerial system (UAS), the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton. The Big Red squadron, flew both of their MQ-4Cs, which had previously been deliv ered earlier this year for the first time out of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu in California. Each aircraft was airborne for several hours to conduct functional check flights testing the operability of the aircrafts mechanics and systems. These flights served as both the culmination of the years of hard work to establish VUP-19 as flight-ready, and the begin ning of the squadrons next chapter as they prepare the aircraft for operational deploy ment. The Tritons took off from California operated by pilots from both VUP-19 and the Navys Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1. Pilots worked from a forward operating base (FOB) as part of the squadrons detachment positioned there to facilitate the launch, recov ery, and maintenance of the MQ-4C. Following takeoff, control of the unmanned aircraft was passed to the main operating base (MOB) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, where VUP19 and VX-1 pilots, flight offi cers and sensor operators con ducted the operational portion of the event. Upon the conclu sion of the flight, prior to land ing, control of the Triton was returned to the FOB pilots in California who then brought the aircraft back in for a safe arrival. This is certainly an impor tant milestone. remarked VUP-19 Commanding Officer Cmdr. John LeVoy, Im extremely proud of what the combined Big Red and VX-1 teams have been able to accomplish, and am looking forward to how the squadron handles the upcoming chal lenges with the Triton plat form. Moving forward, VUP-19 plans to continue operating Tritons out of Point Mugu as they gear up for the aircrafts eventual move to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. It is from this permanent forwarddeployed position that Triton will enter its early operational capability to fly missions in the Pacific region. VUP-19 is the United States Navys first unmanned mari time patrol squadron, which was established in October 2013 and commissioned in October 2016. Homeported at NAS Jacksonville with a perma nent detachment to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu in California, VUP-19s cur rent mission is to operate the MQ-4C Triton in the baseline configuration supporting U.S Seventh Fleet operations. Navy uniform update released From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Navy announced the expan sion of hair styles for women along with several other uniform policy changes and updates in NAVADMIN 163/18, July 11. Among the several hair style changes is the authorization for women to wear locks. The NAVADMIN provides specific and detailed regulation on how locks can be worn. Women are also authorized to wear their hair in a single braid, French braid, or single ponytail in service, working and physical training uni forms. The ponytail may extend up to three inches below the bottom edge of the of the shirt, jacket or coat col lar. The accessory holding the pony tail must not be visible when facing forward, and be consistent with the color of the hair. The hair cannot be The Pros Nest leads the way in VP-9 transition From VP-30 Public Affairs After flying the P-3C Orion aircraft for over 50 years, Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 has become the third West Coast maritime squadron to transition to the P-8A Poseidon. Upon completing their squadrons, Sundown P-3C deployment last fall, they traded in their P-3C aircraft for their own set of Boeing P-8A Poseidons and completed their safe for flight inspection, led by Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10, May 17. The training consisted of time spent at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Jacksonville. During this transi tion, the squadron underwent roughly 200 flight events, tallying almost 1,000 flight hours and 550 simulator events, encompassing 2,300 hours. Capt. Andrew Miller, the P-8 West Coast Fleet Integration Team officerin-charge, along with Lt. Cmdr. Matt Olson, assistant officer-incharge, ensured VP-9s transition was properly organized and executed with support from 60 aircrew instructors and main tenance support personnel from NAS Jacksonvilles VP-30. As the officer in charge of the west coast transition efforts, I could not be more proud of the focus and energy of the VP-30 personnel who ensured that the highest quality of training was pro vided to VP-9, Miller said. This team handled themselves to the highest professional standards and have set a solid foundation for the VP-9 Golden Eagles as they commence their operations as the Navys newest P-8 squadron. At the beginning of transition, the pilots, naval flight officers, acoustic warfare operators, and electronic war fare operators learn to operate the P-8A separately. During the last phase, Tactics Phase, crew members put their individual skills together to perform as one cohe sive team. This final period pushed crews to execute 80 flights and 110 simulator based training events across all aircrew tracks over an eight-week period. Its always tough being away from family, but it was great to get back to Jacksonville to see old friends and visit some of my favorite places from my time here as a student at VP-30, said Lt. Gary Belaga, VP-9 naval flight offi cer. As VP-9 and VP-30 shuffled back and forth, it provided an opportunity for some of the VP-30 instructors to return to a familiar duty station or experience a new type of flying environment that is much different than what many indi viduals are used to. Lt. Cory Wienckowski, a VP-30 instructor pilot, shared his thoughts on returning to an old duty station. I really enjoyed my time in Whidbey Island at VP-40. Theres nothing quite like the Pacific Northwest and every thing it has to offer. The outdoor life is second to none and flying around on a clear day is quite majestic, said Wienckowski. According to Wienckowski, the Pacific Northwest holds a beauty of its own. However, Whidbey Island also pre sented a whole new set of challenges while flying the P-8A. Mountainous ter rain, snow and heavy fog are all things the VP-30 instructors had to take into account to keep their skills sharp. Not only does the transition involve aircrew, but a maintenance team as well. In order for a maritime squadron to provide on-station support around the world, they need a properly qualified maintenance team to keep the jets up and running. In conjunction with the flights, the VP-9 maintenance team contin ued receiving hands on training on P-8 maintenance, and achieved all of the required qualifications prior to their safe for flight inspection, Miller said. VP-9 is the ninth maritime squadron to transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. Overall, VP-30 did a great job try ing to make the transition as smooth as possible, Belaga said. While there are always unforeseen road blocks and curveballs, the instructors always seemed to have a plan and did their best to help us learn the new systems and procedures of the P-8A. Crew members of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19 and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 gather at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (From left) Lt. Cmdr. Emile Hawkins (VUP-19), Lt. Daniel Haines (VX-1), Lt. Francisco Avila (VX-1), Lt. Padraic Nichols (VUP-19), Lt. Taylor Stang (VUP-19), AWO2 Tiara Glover (VX-1) and AWO2 Michael Nelson (VUP-19). VUP-19 recently conducted their first flights as a squadron of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton. Unmanned Patrol Squadron-19 successfully conducted their first flights as a squadron of the Navys newest unmanned aerial system the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton. Courtesy photos Photo by MC1 Raymond D. Diaz III Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson (center left), and Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke (center right), and Sailors assigned to the Pentagon announce new grooming standards on camera during a live all-hands call. The event was held to answer questions from the fleet and to announce upcoming changes and updates to Navy policies. Photo by Lt. Kris Ochs Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9 and VP-30 preflight a P-8A Poseidon at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, during a spring sunrise. See UNIFORMS, Page 6

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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 From Staff July 19 1812 Frigate USS Constitution escapes from British squadron after three-day chase off New Jersey. 1886 USS Atlanta, the first steelhulled American cruiser armed with breech-loading rifled guns, is commis sioned. 1897 Lt. Robert Peary departs on year long arctic expedition that makes many important discoveries, including large meteorites at Cape York. 1918 Armored cruiser USS San Diego (CA-6) sunk off Fire Island, N.Y. by a mine laid by U-156. 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs second Naval Expansion Act. July 20 1846 First visit of U.S. warships (USS Columbus and USS Vincennes) to Japan is unsuccessful in negotiating a treaty. 1960 In first Polaris missile launch, USS George Washington (SSBN 598) successfully fires two operational Polaris missiles while submerged off Florida. 1964 Four Navy divers enter Project Sealab I capsule moored 192 feet on the ocean floor off Bermuda for 11-day experiment. 1969 Former Navy pilot Neil Armstrong is the first man to set foot on the moon. While taking the first step, he said, Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, which during its 8-day mission landed on the Sea of Tranquility. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Hornet (CVS-12). July 21 1823 After pirate attack, Lt. David Farragut leads landing party to destroy pirate stronghold in Cuba. 1944 Invasion and recapture of Guam begins. 1946 In first U.S. test of adaptability of jet aircraft to shipboard operations, XFD-1 Phantom makes landings and takeoffs without catapults from USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVS-42). July 22 1802 Frigate Constellation defeats nine Corsair gunboats off Tripoli. 1905 Body of John Paul Jones moved to Annapolis, Md. for reburial. 1953 U.S. ships laid down heavy barrage to support UN troops in Korea. 1964 Four Navy divers (Lt. Cmdr. Robert Thompson, GM1 Lester Anderson, QMC Robert Barth, and HMC Sanders Manning) submerge in Sealab I at a depth of 192 feet, 39 miles off Hamilton, Bermuda. They surfaced on July 31. July 23 1947 First Navy all-jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH). 1948 USS Putnum (DD-757) evacu ates U.N. team from Haifa, Israel and becomes first U.S. Navy ship to fly the U.N. flag. 1950 USS Boxer(CV-21) sets record crossing of Pacific to bring aircraft, troops, and supplies to Korea at start of the conflict. 1958 USS Nautilus (SSN-571) departs Pearl Harbor for first sub merged transit of North Pole. 1993 Sarah Deal becomes first woman Marine selected for naval avi ation training. July 24 1813Sailing Master Elijah Mix attempts to blow up British warship Plantagenet with a torpedo near Cape Henry, Va. 1944 Following 43 days of naval gun fire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian Island. July 25 1779 Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine. 1863 U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 Rank of Admiral created. David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy. 1898 Landing party from armed yacht Gloucester occupies Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1912 First specifications for naval air craft published. 1934 First President to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board the cruiser USS Houston (CA-30). 1941 Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy E certificates (for excellence) for industry. 1943 Launching of destroyer escort USS Harmon (DE-72), first ship named for an African-American. 1990 Oiler USS Cimarron (AO 22) res cues 25 refugees adrift southeast of Subic Bay, Philippines. 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@ comcast.net. 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@ comcast.net 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 Writer MC1(SW) Brian Reynolds Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley This Week In Navy History U.S. Navy photo An F-4 Phantom II is towed across the flight deck of USS Ranger (CVA 61) as three other Phantoms approach for recovery after a combat mission over North Vietnam. Proving highly adaptable, it was also flown by the Marine Corps and Air Force. It was also the only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstration teams the USAF Thunderbirds (F-4E) and the US Navy Blue Angels (F-4J). Getting tacky about milspouse unemployment By Lisa Smith Molinari Special Contributor My mother hates it when I tell people how much I spend on things. For exam ple: Friend says, Thats a great outfit, Lisa. I say, Well get this I bought the shirt on clearance for $11.99, and I found these pants along with an electric carving knife, hardly used at all, at the base thrift store on fill-a-bag-for-fivebucks day. Pretty cool. I see this as sharing good news, but according to Mom, its tacky. But nearly 24 years as a military spouse has engrained in me respect for a good bargain. When I married my husband, I had to quit my job as a civil litigation attor ney for a Pittsburgh firm to move to Alexandria, Virginia to start our new life. I applied for reciprocity to prac tice in the District of Columbia, but the process took so long, I didnt get my DC license until we PCSed to California. In the meantime, I took a law clerk temp job for $9 per hour, before taxes. That pattern of unemployment and underemployment continued for our entire marriage. I was never able to practice law again, and I never con tributed significantly to our household income, despite my whopping student loans. If I had stayed in Pennsylvania to develop my legal career, I would have easily been making more than $150,000 per year by now. One way I compensate for my abys mal income is to bargain hunt. However, realistically, shopping on clearance racks cannot compensate for 24 years of financial sacrifice as an unemployed or underemployed military spouse. According to a May 2018 report from the Council of Economic Advisors the estimated value of a military spouses average annual income loss is $12,374. Over a 20-year military career, that amount adds up to $189,614 of income loss. Enough money to buy a house or send two kids to college. With 690,000 American military spouses today, this loss of individual income costs our soci ety between $710 million to $1.1 billion per year primarily in the form of unem ployment and healthcare benefits paid, and lost income taxes. But thanks to recent actions being taken to recognize and rectify the finan cial sacrifice made by military spouses, adverse employment conditions may be easing up. Heres whats been done: 2011 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launches Hiring Our Heroes initiative to engage businesses and to host job fairs for veterans and military spouses. 2011 DoD launches Military Spouse Employment Partnership which now boasts 360 Fortune 500 U.S. partner companies to train, recruit and employ military spouses. 2017 President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act providing rebates for military spouses who apply for new employment licens es after moves, appointment of quality child care providers, and a policy allow ing military families to move before or after service members for school or work. 2017 DoD establishes Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO ) program to offer military spous es free career counseling, resume build ing, job searching, training, licensing, and tuition assistance. 2018 Military Spouse Employment Act is introduced by Sen.Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to address employment of mili tary spouses by federal agencies, child care accessibility, expansion of eligibil ity for employment benefits to one year after separation, removal of restrictions on military spouse entrepreneurs, etc. 2018 Starbucks joins Hiring Our Heroes and other big-name companies to launch an initiative to hire 100,000 military spouses by the end of 2021. 2018 LinkedIn offers free premium memberships to military spouses expe riencing PSC moves and those within six months of military separation. These programs represent a pretty good deal for younger military spouses, who now have the chance to reduce the whopping 16 percent milspouse unem ployment rate and earn the salaries they deserve. The deal may be too late for older spouses like me my husband retired last year after 28 years on active duty but Ill continue to chip away at my income deficit by using coupons at the commissary, hitting resale shops, and perusing clearance racks. Meat Potatoes of Life Spreading the word: YES! begins to catch on with commissary patrons By Kevin L. Robinson DeCA public affairs specialist For commissary patrons such as Alexis Bishop, the new Your Everyday Savings! (YES!) program makes a good deal even better. The YES! program is absolutely amazing, said Bishop the spouse of a soldier assigned to Fort Lee, Virginia. The prices compared to [stores off base] are you cannot even compare theyre amazing here. I know [the commissary] is doing the best that it can to provide for our military and for families. So, I want to thank you for what youre doing [with] the YES! campaign because it is amazing. A few weeks after the Defense Commissary Agencys June 1 launch of the YES! program, a number of patrons from the Fort Lee Commissary voiced their opinions of it. T he program is designed to help make stateside commissaries more competitive with commer cial retailers by consistently lowering prices on the items patrons purchase the most. Commercial retailers often lower prices on certain popular goods to attract consum ers into their store where higher prices on other items await YES! items include popular brands of flavored iced teas, pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned meats, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, baby food, nutritional shakes, potato chips and other selected snack foods, various produce items that will rotate throughout the year, apple juice, vegetable juice, coffee creamer, coffee, energy drinks, soup, paper towels, toilet tissue, bottled water, dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, pet food and various rotating produce items. Matching or beating the prices outside the gate is the value Chuck Mullins expects when he shops his commissary. The YES, Your Everyday Savings, helps me when it comes to meeting the price points that the other stores have in town, the retired Army NCO said. When I come to the commissary, I expect and look for those better prices. And thats what I find. Its all about shopping for the best price, echoed retired Navy Lt. Bill Hines, and YES! checks that box for him. Its a wonderful program, and we still have to compare prices, which is what I do no matter what store I go into. But if I were to get that same low price every time I come in here [commissary] it would cer tainly entice me to shop here more. It appears that Hines isnt alone. Through June 30, commissaries have seen a 22 percent bump in the unit volume of products bearing the YES! label over the previous month. Theyve also seen a 7 percent increase in customer transactions linked to item pur chases over the previous month. These numbers do not include produce sales. Since June 1, among the top-ranked items for sales in the YES! program have been water, canned meat, bath tissue, coffee, potato chips, pet food, pasta and laundry detergent. For patrons such as Army 2 nd Lt. Jordan Huff, pro grams like YES! demonstrate the true value of the commissary benefit and deliver on the militarys promise to support its communities. A program like this would really show me that the commissary cares, See DECA, Page 6

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 3 As the sun rises over the St. Johns River and the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast flight line, aircraft systems inspectors Eric White and Deandre Johnson prepare a newly maintained T-6 Texan II for an engine turn-up July 11. Photo by Clifford Davis Sunrise at FRCSE Plans underway for POW/MIA Museum at Cecil Commerce Center By Staff A ceremony was held July 10 to commemorate the refurbish ing of former Naval Air Station Cecil Fields chapel and to rename a main road. The cur rent Cecil Commerce Centers New World Avenue is now known as POW-MIA (Prisoner of War and Missing in Action) Memorial Parkway. The Jacksonville City Council unanimously passed the action May 22 to rename the local road in honor of prisoners of war and the more than 82,000 service members still consid ered missing in action. Mixed emotions as we come out here . weve pretty much dedicated our lives to America and Im proud to see so many old friends, shipmates, fli ers thanks for coming out to memorialize this so we have a place for loved ones to go, said retired Navy Rear Adm. Mike Carlos Johnson. I went to 15 different memo rial services while stationed at Cecil Field between 70-98 and I went to three weddings, so it was kind of the circle of life. I would have gone to more but I was deployed 13 times. Renovations on the Chapel of the High-Speed Pass included a new roof, electrical work, win dow preservations and two sets of aviator wings on the front of the building. The wings were originally on the chapel, but removed when the base closed in 1999. I was stationed at Cecil five Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) leaders greet members of the Cecil Field Prisoner of WarMissing in Action Memorial organization. (From left) NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss; NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor; retired Navy Cmdr. Buddy Harris, retired Navy Capt. Sam Houston and retired Navy Capt. Edmund Turner. Photos by Julie M. Lucas Pam Cain and retired Navy Capt. Dale Raebel, a for mer prisoner of war, unveil a new sign designating one of the main streets at Cecil Commerce Center as POWMIA Memorial Parkway during a ceremony July 10. Retired Navy Cmdr. Buddy Harris discusses the plans to create a Prisoner of War/MIssing in Action Museum at the Cecil Commerce Center Chapel of the High-Speed Pass during an Aviator Wings Unveiling Ceremony and POW-MIA Memorial Parkway Dedication July 10. Harris advocates for POW/MIAs to keep the issue in the public spotlight and was key to bringing Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher's remains home. Speicher, a Jacksonville native, was shot down over Iraq in 1991 during the first Gulf War. See CECIL, Page 6 Photo by Reggie Jarrett Capt. Michael Connor, Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville commanding officer, along with personnel from Navy Exchange (NEX), Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and contractors from Sweat LLC and SPATCO Energy Solutions, cut the ribbon to officially reopen the NEX Gas Station July 10. The station had been closed for renovation since Jan. 8. Let the gas flow, exclaimed NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss after the ribbon was cut. Photo by Julie M. Lucas MA3 Justin Lawson of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Security Department fills up his patrol vehicle at the new Navy Exchange gas pumps July 9. The new system was tested with government vehicles the day before the ribbon cutting. NEX Gas Station reopens

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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 NY Jets wide receiver hosts NFL Procamp at NAS Jax By MC1 (SW) Brian G. Reynolds NAS Jacksonville Assistant Public Affairs Officer Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonvilles Morale Wellness and Recreation (MWR) depart ment and Commissary hosted a free NFL Football Procamp at Sea King Park July 12-13. The camp was open to boys and girls in grades one through eight who were dependents of active duty military, mili tary retirees or Department of Defense employees. NAS Jacksonville Commissary won a contest ear lier in the year to hold a foot ball camp on base. The sponsor of the NFL Pro camps is Proctor and Gamble, said Bob Darden, assistant store director. P&G conducts sales contest each year and all commissaries around the world participate in the sales contest. NAS Jax was one eight individual store winners. The Procamp was hosted by NFL player Andre Roberts, a New York Jets wide receiver and 2018 NFL/USAA Salute to Service winner. This is the perfect niche for me to give back, Roberts said. I understand these kids and I understand that its not just the men and women who are in the military, its the entire family. Roberts is no stranger to the active duty lifestyle. Not only was Roberts a gradu ate of the Citadel, but both of his parents were active duty Army. Throughout his child hood, Roberts experienced the military family norm of moving around quite a bit and the sac rifices that go along with being a military family. I just love coming out here and having fun with the kids, Roberts said. NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor threw out the first pass and gave the boys and girls a motivating speech at the kickoff of the camp. We talked about what you need to do to get to where this guy [Roberts] is, Connor said. Have fun in sports and do good in school. You cant get to where he is without doing good in school. Listen to your teachers and most importantly, listen to your parents. Connor thanked the parents and MWR for helping to ensure that the camp was a success. Parents, thank you for get ting your kids involved in events like this, Connor said. Also, a big thank you to MWR and the Commissary for mak ing this event happen. During the camp, partici pants worked on basic football fundamentals and engaged in friendly competition. Roberts hoped that the kids would leave the camp knowing that hard work and dedication can lead to limitless options. I hope they learn some foot ball skills and hopefully make some friends, Roberts said. By the end of it I want them to know that if they work hard and give great effort with what ever they are doing, theyll achieve their goals. Neither the U.S. Navy, NAS Jacksonville, MWR or Jax Air News, nor any part of the federal government, officially endorses any company, sponsor or their products or services. Jordan Williams, 10, throws a pass during the 2018 NFL Procamp hosted by Andre Roberts July 13. About 70 kids enrolled in the free football camp held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Tristan Geronimo, 6, scores a touchdown during the 2018 NFL Procamp held aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts autographs footballs during the 2018 NFL Football Procamp. NFL wide receiver Andre Roberts tries to stop a youngster from scoring a touchdown during the NFL Procamp he hosted. New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts teaches football fun damentals to children during the 2018 NFL Football Procamp. The camp was hosted by Roberts and was open to boys and girls grades 1 through 8 who are dependents of active duty military, retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees. A young participant catches a pass during the football camp. NFL wide receiver Andre Roberts eludes Cassidy Henry, 9, in a football drill.

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 5 Photos by MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds and Reggie Jarrett Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor (front left), and New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts (front right), gather with partici pants of the 2018 NFL Football Procamp July 12 at Sea King Park. New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts works on some drills with children. Kids participate in a pass drill during the 2018 NFL Procamp. Kids compete for the fastest camper by running the 40-yard dash. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor throws out the first pass of the 2018 NFL Football Procamp. Trenton Green (left) and Davian Garcia, both 11-years-old, battle for the ball dur ing a pass drill at the NFL Procamp July 13. A team huddles up during a football game played during the 2018 NFL Procamp July 13. Participants in the 2018 NFL Football Procamp at Naval Air Station Jacksonville work on drills with New York Jets wide receiver Andre Roberts (left), who hosted the two-day event.

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6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 worn below the bottom of the uniform collar where there are hazards such as rotating gear. Women may now wear a hair bun that does not exceed or extend beyond the width of the back of the head. Other uniform changes include the approval of the Navy Optional Physical Training Uniform (OPTU) that consists of a navy blue high performance shirt and five-inch running shorts. The uni form is expected to be available at Navy Exchange Uniform and Customer Care Centers starting October 2018. Navy is also developing a standard navy blue Physical Training Uniform (PTU) that will be phased into the sea bag issue at Recruit Training Command in the next 12-18 months. The Black Relax-Fit Jacket (Eisenhower Jacket) has been designat ed a unisex item and Sailors can wear the men or womens jacket sizing that best suits their uniform requirements. To allow for greater visibility female Sailors have the option to wear identi fication badges on the right side above the pocket of their uniforms. Wear testing of the improved female officer and chief Service uniform skirts and slacks will be complete this sum mer. Improvements include a straight line Service skirt, and redesigned khaki and white Service slacks with lower waist and reduced rise (waist to top of the inseam). These items are expect ed to be available at Navy Exchange Uniform and Customer Care Centers at the end of the year. An improved Black Leather Safety Boot (I-Boot 4) for optional wear with all Navy working uniforms and cover alls will be for sale at designated fleet concentration locations beginning this October. The boots were selected based on Sailor feedback and the 2017 Navy Boot Study. New uniform policies are the result of fleet feedback and the ongoing efforts to improve Navy uniforms, uniform poli cies and Sailor appearance. The Navy Uniform mobile app will be updated in late July. The update will include all of Navy Uniform regulation illustrations, policies and NAVADMINs. The expanded uniform apps goal is to provide one-stop uniform policy access and ability to submit uniform questions links to Navy Exchange on-line uniform sales via the app. he said. Its basically reaffirming that pledge that they made to service mem bers, and I think well really buy into it. It will be a really good program for us. Donna Arms, a family member, checked for the bright orange YES! shelf labels as she shopped with her fam ily and politicked for more dog-related items to be in the program. She admit ted that commissary prices were still better than anyplace else she shopped and the new price savings program helps so much when youre stretching your paycheck. There are some awesome deals here, Arms said. It [the YES! program] is a better deal because people like me, who live paycheck to paycheck, we have to save pennies everywhere we can go. For more information on the pro gram, go to the YES! web page under the Shopping link on www.commissaries. com times and drove by (the chapel) every day. It really is something to see the chapel come to life again and to see so many people involved, said retired Navy Capt. Edmund Junior Turner. The chapel will be used for weddings, retirements, memorial services and other services as it was in the past. A Vietnam War Memorial at Cecil was originally dedicated September 1973 by families and service members. The site currently consists of markers and trees known as Heroes Walk and Freedom trees were planted for each of the 16 pilots from Vietnam and Desert Storm War eras who were designated as POWs and MIA while stationed at Cecil Field. One of the speakers shared why is involved with the memorial organization. Everything changed for me in September 1993, when we found the crash site for Lt. Cmdr. Scott Speicher, who was a Jacksonville native, a dear friend, who went down Jan. 17, 1991, during the first day Desert Storm, said retired Navy Cmdr. Albert Buddy Harris, who serves as the spokesperson for the Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial organization. We were told there was no chance of survival and then in 93, we found a dif ferent story. In 1995, after contacting the Iraq gov ernment, Harris and others took evidence to change Speichers status to POW/MIA and after a struggle with numerous orga nizations, they eventually succeeded. Our answer to why we keep going is because we promised them. We owe it to them and more importantly, we owe it to the families, Harris said. We need to have a memorial as a place for families to go to remember their loved ones and to know they are not forgotten. Plans are continuing on chapel renova tions and to build a museum and park at a cost of $30 million. The project is expect ed to take five-six years for completion. UNIFORMS From Page 1 DECA From Page 2 CECIL From Page 3 NEX customers support NMCRS From NEXCOM Public Affairs Robert Bianchi, chief executive offi cer (CEO), Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) presented a check for $241,030 to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) repre senting money donated by NEX cus tomers during a promotion held in the spring. For the past seven years, NEX cus tomers have supported the NavyMarine Corps Relief Society during its fund drive and this year was no excep tion, said Bianchi. The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society gives outstanding support to our active duty military com munity. I am proud to be able to present this donation on behalf of our custom ers. Thanks to the entire NEXCOM organization for this donation, said Steve Abbot, president and CEO, NavyMarine Corps Relief Society. We are extremely grateful for your support through the annual coupon sale and for your partnership throughout the year. Your support really does make a dif ference for the society and for those we serve. Since 2011, NEXCOM has been part nering with NMCRS on an annual fund raising effort. Since its inception, NEX patrons have donated nearly $2 mil lion through this effort. In return for a $5 donation to NMCRS, customers receive a card that entitled them to spe cific discounts for a one-time purchase at a NEX. Robert Bianchi, chief executive officer (CEO), Navy Exchange Service Command, right, presents a check for $241,030 to Steve Abbot, president and CEO, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, representing money donated by Navy Exchange customers during a promotion held in spring. Courtesy photo Photo by Reggie Jarrett VyStar making USO Night possible VyStar Credit Union representatives Brad Smith (second from right) and Russell Buck (right) present USO Operations Director Bob Ross and his staff with a check for $15,000 to help offset the costs to rent Adventure Landing for USO Night July 26. USO rents the entire park from 6-11 p.m. for an estimated 3,000 active duty and retired personnel and their families. "Without VyStar Credit Union we absolutely could not put on this event," Ross said. All-access wristbands for Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Water Park are available for $5 (children three and under are free) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville USO office or by calling 778-2821.

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 7 Navy updates pregnancy and parenthood app From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Navy updated the Pregnancy and Parenthood mobile app that provides Sailors with the latest information and resources on Navys pregnancy and parent hood policies, July 10. The app helps Sailors under stand the personal and profession al responsibilities that come with parenthood while serving in the Navy. At the same time, the app offers command leadership and supervi sors information regarding their roles, appropriate expectations and required actions when speaking with Sailors who are starting or expanding a family. The update also reflects the replacement of the Pregnancy Counseling form with the admin remarks section of NAVPERS 1070/613, commonly known as a Page 13. The app includes a pre populated version with a statement of understanding that references the Navys Guidelines Concerning Pregnancy and Parenthood (OPNAVINST 6000.1D) released in March. Available for both Android and Apple iOS devices, the app identi fies regulations, instructions and references from a wide variety of sources and offers them in one easy-to-use app. It also includes information regarding assign ments, retention, separation, stan dards of conduct and other useful information. Some of the topics included in the Pregnancy and Parenthood app are roles and responsibilities, planning, contraception, pregnan cy, pregnancy loss, healthcare ben efits, breastfeeding, physical readi ness, maternity uniforms, adop tion, leave, operational deferment and separation from service. The app also offers a selection of refer ences and resources. Sailors and command leadership are responsible for understand ing Navy policies and procedures regarding pregnancy and parent hood. This app is a resource to help all Navy personnel understand actions required by everyone. The Navys app can be down loaded to mobile devices from the Navy App Locker or by searching Pregnancy and Parenthood in the iTunes and Google Play Store. For more information, visit www. navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usna vy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. Patrol Squadron 8 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Zachary Stang (left) gathers with members of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America during their visit to the squadron July 12. JINSA tours VPPhotos by MC1 Jerome Johnson Retired Navy Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger and members of the Jewish Institute for National Security (JINSA) board a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during a tour with the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 12. JINSA was founded in 1976 to focus on issues of national security. AWO2 Ian Betts (left), assigned to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8, gives a tour of a P-8A Poseidon to members of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America July 12. The group learned of the capabilities of the aircraft and were also briefed on the new Unmanned Aerial System MQ-4C Triton. Safety office uses new technology to plug-up hearing loss By Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Public Affairs Safety technician Kelly Gates is listening for the sound of silence as she tests Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) employees hearing with a new device. Gates uses the FitCheck Solo to measure hearing across three frequencies, first, without hearing protec tion, and then with the employee wearing ear plugs to ensure theyre doing the job. We have about 2,500 people who we still need to check, so we have a ways to go, she said. But its important we do this, because our employees only get one set of ears. As an industrial facility with all the machines need ed for maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft, hearing hazards are abundant. Ear plugs have been required safety equipment for decades at FRCSE. This initiative gives us the opportunity to get an indepth picture of where we are, as a command, in hear ing conservation, said hearing conservation program manager Don Waters. It also gives us an opportunity to ensure the entire workforce knows which hearing protection works best for them, and theyre trained on how to put them in correctly. Last month, Gates was testing two employees in the FRCSE manufacturing division. With large grinding, milling and boring machines, the importance of wear ing the right hearing protection and wearing it cor rectly is crucial. Photos by Clifford Davis Safety technician Kelly Gates instructs machinist Joe Wade on the proper way to put in hearing protection at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast before she con ducts a hearing test to measure the effectiveness of his hearing protection. See HEARING, Page 8

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8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Your numbers look really good, Gates told Anthony Dennis, a program management analyst for manufactur ing. Once you put the ear plugs in and got a really good seal, you passed. Are these earplugs readily available where you work? After Dennis confirmed that specific type of plug was available for him to use in his work area, Gates moved on to the next employee. Though the safety office decided to begin with employees at the machine shop in manufacturing and hearing conservation program, eventually, all employees will be tested. HEARING From Page 7 Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse selected as a 2018 Tillman Scholar By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville On June 6, the Pat Tillman Foundation selected Lt. Dana Hatwig, a Navy Nurse Corps officer assigned to Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, as a Pat Tillman Scholar. Hatwig was one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses (out of 3,000 applicants) cho sen for 2018 the 10th class of Tillman Scholars. In recognition of each selectees service, leadership and potential, the newly selected class will receive more than $1.3 million in scholarship fund ing to pursue higher education and continue their service in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, tech nology, education and the arts. Hatwig reported to NH Jacksonville in 2014 and currently serves as an orthopedic nurse at the hospital. She currently holds a bachelors degree in nursing, and is pursuing her mas ters degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. In 2017, she completed a nine-month combat deployment as a trauma nurse at Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation, named after the former Arizona Cardinals football star, was founded in 2004 after Tillmans untimely death in Afghanistan. Tillman put his all-star NFL career on hold to serve his country in the wake of the attacks of 9/11. Navy Care app enables medical appointments from work, home By Rodney Foushee Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville now offers a faster, innovative way to complete health visits without a trip to the hos pital or clinic: virtual vis its. These decrease time away from the mission, work and family. The Navy Care app enables patients to have a live, virtual visit with a clinician, using a smart phone, tablet, or com puter. Its private, secure and free. Patients simply schedule with their medi cal provider and connect. Navy Care catapults the military health sys tem into the 21st cen tury, said HM1 Patrick Goldsmith, an indepen dent duty corpsman at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville. The app provides real-time access to care for Sailors and Marines in remote environments, and decreases the warf ighters time away from the workplace. Active duty, retirees and families can also use the virtual app for followup medical visits. The Navy Care app allows Sailors and Marines to complete their Period Health Assessment (PHA) from their unit or home, decreasing the amount of time away from their job. Clinicians work from their office at the hospi tal or branch health clin ic, during a virtual visit. The patient and clini cian see and talk to each other in real time, using Navy Cares secure app or website, from any videoenabled device (such as a smartphone, tablet, lap top or desktop computer). Navy Care virtual vis its are available for many types of follow-up vis its in allergy, behavioral health, clinical phar macy, diabetes wellness team, family medicine, IDC clinic, neurology/ sleep medicine, nutri tion, orthopedics/podia try, and periodic health assessment (PHA). In addition, virtual visits are available for breastfeed ing support and chaplain services. Navy Care is an exten sion of value-based care, which focuses on improving health out comes and access for patients. The app delivers convenient care with the quality of a face-to-face visit. If the patients medi cal needs are appropri ate for a virtual visit, the patients provider will discuss Navy Care with them. Hospital or branch clinic staff will create an account for the patient. Once an account has been created, patients can access their accounts by visiting https://navy. care, or by download ing the free Navy Care app (for iOS on the Apple App Store, or for Android phones at the Google Play Store). Patients receive an email confirming the appointment, and when its time for a virtual appointment, patients check-in either by using the link sent via email, or by logging in to the app or website. A technical support team is available by phone (866-795-8900) or by email (navycare@ americanwell.com). To use Navy Care, a patient needs a videoenabled device thats connected to a 3G, 4G LTE, or wireless (Wi-Fi) network. Each of the nearly 50 virtual health provid ers, at the hospital and branch health clinics, have completed spe cialized training to pro vide care through this service. The Navy Care app launched at NH Jacksonville in February 2018. Registered dietitians now available throughout the fleet From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Navy announced an initiative to provide registered dietitians to units throughout the fleet in NAVADMIN 160/18, released July 10. The joint initiative between the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel and the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, autho rizes commanders to request dietitians to temporarily join their commands, in order to increase Sailors knowledge about nutrition and health resources. This initiative makes registered dieti tians available to assume a temporary additional duty (TAD) status to com mands, providing education on perfor mance nutrition, healthy eating hab its, hydration, and safe dietary supple ment use. Bringing registered dietitians directly to the fleet greatly enhances Sailor access to nutrition education, which in turn increases medical readi ness. Before this initiative, Sailors had to take time away from work to travel to a medical treatment facility for preven tative treatment, said Navy Nutrition Program Manager Lt. Pamela Gregory. Now this can be done at the command which will increase productivity and decrease time away from work. In their TAD role, registered dietitians will advise command leadership and Sailors on the importance and benefits of diet modifications, food selection and food preparation in preventing disease, sustaining health and improving qual ity of life. They will also be an on-hand asset to the medical department. This initiative opens up access for more Sailors to registered dietitians who know the most about creating and sustaining energy, rapid recovery for the physical demands and long hours of Navy life, said Navy Dietetic Specialty Leader Cmdr. Kelly Mokay. Our goal is to educate Sailors on what makes for a healthier, better balanced diet. Registered dietitians will also be available to counsel individuals and groups on the importance of timing meals and snacks, what foods provide the most energy, help with physical recovery, and how nutrition monitor ing can optimize Sailors quality of life. Additionally, they can collaborate with command food service officers and culinary staff on increasing the qual ity and nutrients of food service, menu development, budgeting, evaluation of food service facilities and developing nutrition programs. Having registered dietitians in the fleet is going to create a paradigm shift in the culture of nutrition shift ing from a focus on disease treatment to one of disease prevention, said Bill Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. And this initiative provides our Sailors access to a resource that allows them to take greater control over their personal health. To learn more about nutrition edu cation resources available to you, visit www.nutrition.navy.mil Photo by Jacob Sippel Lt. Dana Hatwig, an orthopedic nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, cares for a postoperative patient. Hatwig, a native of Morton Grove, Illinois, says Im so proud to be an integral part of a team dedicated to caring for our past and present service members and their families. Im committed to my stateside role in warrior readiness and passionate about my deployed role in trauma. We humbly serve our brothers and sisters in their greatest time of need. Pat Tillman Foundation selected Hatwig as a Tillman Scholar. Hatwig was one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses (out of 3,000 applicants) chosen for 2018 the 10th class of Tillman Scholars. Photo by Jacob Sippel HM1 Patrick Goldsmith, an independent duty corps man at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts a virtual periodic health assessment (ePHA) with a Sailor. The Navy Care app allows active and retired service members and families to have a virtual visit with a clinician on their smartphone, tablet or computer. Photo by MC3 Jessica L. Dowell CSSR Hannah Defreeze, from Tulsa, Oklahoma., chops radishes in the galley aboard the Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51), May 26. The Navy announced an initiative to provide registered dietitians to units throughout the fleet. rfntb fr f 800-822-6344 stjude.org A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service.Finding cures. Saving children.

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 9 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 men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Participants will earn participation points for their command toward the 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 earn participation points for their command toward the to offer tennis lessons to all authorized MWR patrons. 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. For more information about any of the sports articles, c all Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser@ navy.mil Visit the MWR website at www.cnic.navy.mil or www.facebook.com nasjaxmwr. Standings As of July GARSKE 2 0 GRIMES 2 0 NEUDIGATE 1 0 YUNOS 1 0 BODEWIG 1 1 BONSER 1 1 GOSWAMI 1 1 BROWN 0 1 GILES 0 2 FOSTER 0 3 AIR OPS 4 1 GEMD 3 1 Fleet Readiness Center Southeasts Nerd Herd triumphs By Bill Bonser The Intramural Spring Softball season was a wet one because of a daily rain for a month straight. The play offs began June 5 and only lasted two days and then the rain kept coming down making the softball fields unplayable for a month. Some teams were not able to continue the playoffs because some of their players transferred and some of them went on vacation. The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Nerd Herd team finished in the middle of the pack with a 6-6 record for the regular season and were the number 11 seed out of 16 teams for the playoffs. The Nerd Herd defeated the Patrol Squadron (VP) 62 Broadarrows 21-2 in their first game of the playoffs. They went on to beat the number three seed Naval Hospital Inglorious Batters 23-8 setting them up with a meeting with their other FRCSE team and the number two seed, FRCSE Tailgators. The Nerd Herd prevailed again by the score of 21-9 to reach the semi-finals against VP-26 the num ber five seed. The Nerd Herd put up another 20-run plus game by defeating VP-26, 21-10 to send them to the championship against the number one seed Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) CNATTU batted first and scored two runs and the Nerd Herd came up with one run in the bottom of the first inning. CNATTU went down quickly in the second and the Nerd Herd responded with five runs to take a 6-2 lead. CNATTU fought back with three runs in the top of the third to chip away at the lead and the Nerd Herd was scoreless in the bottom of the third to stay ahead 6-5. The Nerd Herd held CNATTU scoreless in the top of the fourth and added five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a commanding 11-5 lead. CNATTU could only manage three runs in the last three innings and the Nerd Herd went on to win the championship by the score of 13-8. Courtesy photo The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Nerd Herd Team won the 2018 Intramural Softball Championship aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 11. NAS Jax Sports

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10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Get Connected with MWR navymwrjacksonville.com facebook.com/nasjaxmwr twitter.com/nasjaxmwr instagram.com/nasjaxmwr nasjaxmwr@navy.mil Community Recreation Call 542-3227 beverage. River Cove Catering & Conference Center Deweys Call 542-3521 Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 information. Visit www.navymwrjacksonville.com operation. MWR Digital Library assistance. The Liberty Recreation Center Trips & events are for all E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members & reservists only. Call 542-1335 for information. NAS Jax Golf Club Golf Course: 542-3249 Mulligans Restaurant: 542-2936 Mulberry Cove Marina Call 542-3260 appointment only. session. Auto Skills Center Call 542-3681 Youth Activities Center Call 778-9772 Family Fitness Center Call 771-8469 Jax Navy Flying Club Call 542-8509 Community Recreation Call 542-3318, Email directly at nasjaxtickets@navy.mil (excluding weekends) What to do this year? Local Fun Trips! Current Ticket Promotions Include the Following: Tickets valid Jan. 1, 2018 and expire Dec. 19, 2018. (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date)

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