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Task Force Life/Work Visits

New Boxes

For Ribault
Effective immediately, The
Mirror newspaper will no
longer be delivered to each
unit in Ribault Housing.
Instead, copies of The
Mirror will be placed in two
distribution boxes within the
subdivision. Ribault Housing
residents can pick up their
copies of The Mirror every

Bowman Takes
Helm Of Base
Naval Station Mayport
will hold a change of com-
mand ceremony tomorrow
(Sept. 21) at 10 a.m. at the
HSL-46 hangar. Capt. Aaron
Bowman will relieve Capt.
Charles King as NS Mayport
commanding officer. Cmdr.
Mike Watson has taken the
billet as base executive offi-

Celebrate Kids
Day With MWR
MWR Mayport, in part-
nership with Boys and Girls
Clubs of America, presents
the annual National Day for
Kids celebration from 1-5
p.m. Sept. 22 at the Youth
Activities Center. This free
event for kids of all ages
features carnival games,
inflatables, dunking booth,
hot dogs and snow cones.
Call 270-5680 for informa-

Navy Ball Tix
On Sale At ITT
Celebrate the Navy's
232nd birthday at Naval
Station Mayport on Oct. 19
at Ocean Breeze. Social hour
will begin at 5:30 p.m. with
dinner at 7 p.m.
Cost is $25 per person for
E1-E6, $35 per person for
E7-03 and GS7 and below
and $45 per person for 04
and above and GS8 and
above. Cost includes dinner,
entertainment, champagne
toasts, commemorative glass
and door prizes.
Tickets can be purchased
at ITT Monday-Friday 9
a.m.-5 p.m. starting Sept.
4. Call 270-5145 for ticket

NOSA Mayport
Holds Fall Social
The Naval Officers'
Spouses' Association of
Mayport (NOSA) will
hold its annual fall social,
Evening Under the Palms,
Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in
senior officer quarters
behind 518 and 520 Oakhill
St. NOSA welcomes all
spouses of officers, active
duty and retired, from all
branches; Navy, Coast
Guard, Marine Corps, Army
and Air Force and spouses of
Foreign Exchange Services.
For more information or res-
ervations, please check the
NOSA website: www.org-
or call Evelyn Flint at 641-
Prices are as follows:
$20/couple for members;
$30/couple for non-mem-
bers; $5/member with spouse
deployed; $10/non-member
with spouse deployed.

By Lt. Cmdr. Kim Dixon
( of Naval Personnel Diversity
The Task Force Life/Work
(TFLW) Roadshow will be vis-
iting the Southeast Region from
Sept. 26 through Sept. 28, host-
ing events at Naval Air Station
(NAS) Jacksonville, Naval
Station (NAVSTA) Mayport,
and Naval Submarine Base
(NSB) Kings Bay.
Each day will consist of an
8 a.m. event for officers and
command master chiefs, with
a breakout discussion session
for junior officers, and a 10:30
a.m. event for all hands. The
TFLW Roadshow events will
take place Sept. 26 at the NAS
Jacksonville Base Theater, Sept.
27 at the NS Mayport Base

Chapel, and Sept. 28 at the NSB
Kings Bay Base Chapel.
These events provide an
opportunity for everyone in the
Navy to hear directly from the
Task Force about current and
future initiatives and to provide
direct feedback. The Task Force
is looking for the thoughts,
opinions, and insights of those
who are, and will be, the leaders
of the 21st century Navy.
"Some things will never
change because of the business
we are in we go to sea and
our Sailors recognize that hard
work and long hours are neces-
sary when underway. However,
we often bring this culture with
us no matter what we do fi shore
duty, ship in an availability,
etc," said Vice Adm. Terrance

Etnyre, Commander, Naval
Surface Forces. "As the demo-
graphic make-up of our nation
shifts, our Navy must also shift
to remain a viable career option
for all."
More than 800 people attend-
ed the recent Roadshow events
in the Southwest Region. Life/
work balance refers to the level
of satisfaction a person has
about his or her personal life
and professional life and the
feedback received in San Diego
highlighted both aspects.
Comments submitted by audi-
ence members hit a wide array
of topics with financial incen-
tives and increased education
opportunities mentioned most.
Attendees also brought out con-
cerns about limited advance-

-Photo by MC2 Daniel Gay
Cmdr. Glen Kuffel, commanding officer of USS Carney (DDG 64), presents Lt. Mary Hays with the
Bronze Star, during a ceremony aboard USS Carney as her father, Ross Hays, looks on. Hays received
the award for her work as a civil affairs interpreter in Iraq.

Carney Officer Awarded

Bronze For Iraq Work

By MC2 Daniel Gay
Fleet Public. Center Detachment
Lt. Mary Hays, Chief
Engineer of USS Carney
(DDG 64), was award-
ed the Bronze Star Friday
September 7 onboard Carney.
Cmdr. Glenn Kuffel, Carney's
commanding officer, pre-
sented Hays with the Bronze
Star for her performance in

the midst of combat opera-
tions in Iraq, while acting as
a civil affairs interpreter.
"I am not surprised," said
Ross Hays, Lt. Hays' father.
"She is my hero and she is her
family's hero, she has always
been somebody to set her-
self goals and achieve them."
Hays stood very quietly as
Kuffel and her father pinned on
the star.

"I was remembering all
the friends I made in Iraq,
it is humbling to receive this
award but it makes you remem-
ber that there are a lot people
doing a lot of good things in
the Middle East," said Hays.
"Lt. Hays is a real inspiration to
everyone onboard Carney and
we are proud to have her with
us," said Kuffel.

ment opportunities, the High
Year Tenure policy, the evalu-
ation process, and limited day-
care facilities.
"TFLW is examining ini-
tiatives that Navy can influ-
ence through policy change
to win the war for this talent.
However, they need to hear
from you, your wardrooms, and
your crews," Etnyre said in a
recent message to the surface
forces. "I encourage you to dis-
cuss this with your wardrooms,
CPO messes, and crews and
provide TFLW suggestions on
how we can do things differ-
ently to encourage our Sailors
to Stay Navy.'"
Two other options are avail-
able for providing feedback
to the Task Force. The first is

the TFLW Web site, www.npc.
forcelifework. The site details
the mission and vision of the
TFLW, lists announcements,
briefs, and the Roadshow sched-
ule, and provides an e-mail link
to submit direct feedback to
Task Force representatives.
The second is the TFLW
online community blog,
accessed through the TFLW
Web site. Anyone can request to
join the blog by using a (dot)mil
e-mail account. Current discus-
sion threads include telecom-
muting, education opportuni-
ties, work environment, and life
coaches. Members of the blog
can either comment on existing
discussion threads or begin a
new one.


Holds Change

Of Command
From Commander, Helicopter Maritime
Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Capt. Glenn C. Doyle relieved
Capt. Michael L. Martin
as Commander, Helicopter
Maritime Strike Wing, U.S.
Atlantic Fleet on Sept. 18.
Doyle is a native of Rockville,
Connecticut. He graduated
from The Pennsylvania State
University in 1984, earning a
Bachelor of Science Degree in
General Science (Mathematics
and Physics) and was com-
missioned as an Ensign in the
United States Navy. Following
designation as a Naval Aviator Capt. Glenn Doyle
in 1986, he reported to HSL-41 M P
in San Diego, Calif., for training
in the SH-60B Seahawk.
Doyle's first operation- -
al squadron was HSL-42)in
Mayport, Florida. He deployed
to the Mediterranean Sea aboard
USS Doyle (FFG 39) and to
the Arabian Gulf aboard USS
Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49).
In June 1989, Doyle was
assigned to Commander, Naval
Base Philadelphia as Flag
Lieutenant. He then transferred
to the Naval Postgraduate School
and completed the Financial
Management curriculum. Capt. Michael Martin
Doyle served his next opera- his Surface Warfare pin.
tional tour as Mini-Boss aboard In November of 1994, Doyle
USS Peleliu (LPH 5) homeport- returned to Mayport, reporting
ed in San Diego. He deployed to HSL-40 as an Instructor Pilot.
to the Western Pacific in support He then transferred to HSL-
of United Nations peacekeeping 42 for his Department Head
operations in Somalia. While
assigned to Peleliu, Doyle earned See CHMSWLANT, Page 6

Ship Finds New Ways To Reach Families

By Lt.j.g.
Andrew Bonderud
USS Gettysburg PAO
Lt. Rita Love, the Command
Chaplain on board USS
Gettysburg (CG 64), has taken
an active role in connecting
Gettysburg's deployed crew-
members with their loved ones
back home. In addition to help-
ing facilitate the successful
United Through Reading pro-
gram, she has developed a new
program, called United Through
Love, for Gettysburg Sailors to
connect with a significant other
or family members of their
The United Through Reading
program is focused on bringing
deployed fathers and mothers
closer to their children by read-
ing a book on video and then
sending the recording home
to them. However, the United
Through Reading program does
not open the door wide enough
for the Sailors who are sepa-
rated from their spouses, par-
ents, boyfriends, or girlfriends
to send a visual communication

of love, Chaplain Love said.
"In the 'United Through
Reading' program, single
Sailors are able to read a book
to their nieces or nephews, but
the program really doesn't tar-
get our single Sailors or those
who are married without chil-
dren," she said. "The whole
idea of United Through Love is
to have our single Sailors send a
video home, where their parents
or significant other can see their
face, hear their voice, and know
that the Sailor is okay."
According to one of
Gettysburg's United Through
Reading coordinators,Religious
Programming Specialist 1st
Class Queenie West, after intro-
ducing this program to the crew,
the response was overwhelm-
ingly positive.
"Originally, we had 50
recording slots, and they all
filled up during the first day,"
West said.
Sonar Technician 3rd
Class John Oyler is one of
See Gettysburg, Page 6

-Photo courtesy of USS Gettysburg
Engineman 2nd Class Iyounna Harbor also recorded a 20-minute DVD that she sent to her
Grandmother with help from Gettysburg's United Through Reading coordinator, Religious
Programming Specialist 1st Class Queenie West.

THE :-



2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 20, 2007

Captain's Column

To the Naval Station team,
As I wrap up what I consid-
er the best three years of my
entire Naval Service, I want to
pass on my best wishes for the
continued success of the station
and its civilians, contractors and
THANK YOU for your out-
standing work at Naval Station
Mayport. It was truly a team
effort. I hope that the spirit in
which we met or exceeded the
needs of the war fighters con-
tinues for Skipper Bowman and
XO Watson.
There were challenges and a




Capt. Charles King

long list of successes from ship
commissioning and decommis-
sioning, hurricanes, memorial
services and VIP visits to air
shows. We, and specifically you,
were top-notch and exceeded
my expectations each and every
day. You are the best and your
quality work ethic, determina-
tion and drive are unmatched.
We stayed the course to do the
right thing for the station and
the U.S. Navy. You must be
proud of your service to your
Each department and divi-
sion plays a key role to the suc-

cesses of the station to meet its
mission to provide the "Finest
Service to the Finest Fleet." The
Security Department provides
safe haven for the airplanes,
ships, war fighter and their fam-
ilies. Harbor Operations and Air
Operations provide the service
for the war fighters to train.
Public Works and
Environmental provide for the
needs of all tenants to work and
play in safe and healthy build-
ings, airfield and port facilities.
MWR is the best supporter of
the morale of the Sailors, from
childcare to sport and fitness

facilities and Single Sailor pro-
grams, no one does it better.
The Chapel, FFSC, NMCRS,
Ombudsman and USO do a
wonderful job taking care of the
spirits of the Sailors.
The Base Services Division
has the daunting task of keeping
the station looking professional
and ship shape. KIRA and IAP
Hill work hard to keep the base
operating at full speed.
Additionally, the station's
staff provides the support for
the rest of us to do our jobs.
You all made it look easy and
smooth for the tenants and visi-

I will always cherish the
memories, the life long relation-
ships and the personnel with
whom I have worked with here.
It was my honor and privilege
to have had the opportunity to
serve with you and serve the
tenants of the greatest naval sta-
tion in the world. I wish you the
fairest winds and calmest seas.
You make this the most desired
naval station in the U.S. Navy!
Thank you and most sincere-

Capt. Charlie King

By Lt. Cmdr. D.C. Dowling,
Spiritual Fitness Division SE CREDO
I fished a lot growing up. As
soon as I was old enough to
drive, my friends and I would
drive out to our favorite lake or
stream. Some of those friends
were really into fishing. They
knew the right bait for the kind
of fish they wanted and how to
put that bait on the hook just
right. Or perhaps they had a
favorite lure and knew how to
make it look real to the fish. I

By FLTCM Tom Howard
U.S. Pacific Fleet Master ( .
Welcome back, shipmates, to
our continuing series addressing
Navy pride, professionalism and
the basics of being a U.S. Navy
Sailor. This week, I want to ask
each of you just how many of
you hold quarters on a regular
basis. Even on shore duty?
As I travel throughout the
fleet I ask about quarters, and
I am getting the distinct feel-
ing that the majority of com-
mands are in fact conducting
morning quarters. For those in
the minority, who may not, and
in our continuing effort to get
back to the basics, I have to tell
you that getting back into the
routine of holding quarters may
just be the place to start.
Quarters for Muster,
Instruction and Inspection, as
it is officially known, is at the
root of our heritage as well as
a pillar of deckplate leadership.
Holding quarters simply means
taking the time to communicate
face-to-face in a daily meeting
to ensure all Sailors are where
they are supposed to be, to
impart information, to recognize
good performance and to con-
duct routine inspections. Such
inspections ensure Sailors are in
squared-away uniforms and per-
sonal hygiene is up to standards
-- to include haircuts and shaves
if applicable. Leaders, keeping
Sailors informed and educated
on all matters breeds trust and
respect. And, as the old cliche
says, a Sailor who knows what's
going on is a better Sailor. If
it's true that we fight the way
we train, the same can be true to
say we'll lead like we've been
led. The Chief's and LPO's
presence at quarters is some-
thing that will be duplicated as

was never quite that absorbed in
my pastime.
One thing I learned quickly
was to ask for advice on how
to fish. I figured that they had
already "been there, done that"
and could give me some insight
on how to do better at fishing.
It usually worked and they were
glad to help.
The most important lesson I
learned from fishing that trans-
lated to my life is that it's a
good idea to look for guidance
from those who have expe-

Fleet Talk
Sailors move up in rank.
Now that we know what quar-
ters is, let's break it down into
its three parts -- muster, instruc-
tion and inspection.
The most basic of the three
items is muster. Since muster-
ing is the first part, it's impor-
tant that we bring our division to
attention. I would like to know
that every division is starting
quarters with all hands recit-
ing "The Sailor's Creed." As
for the actual muster, sure, your
Sailors can phone in, stop by the
chief's desk to say hello or drop
an e-mail to their leading petty
officer, but that is as far from
deckplate leadership if I ever
saw it. Shipmates, mustering
equates to personal accountabil-
ity for all. Importantly, we must
practice on shore duty what we
are required to do at sea. Train
the way we fight, remember. At
sea, the muster report is the sin-
gle document used to ensure the
entire crew is aboard the ship.
There is no guessing.
The second element of quar-
ters is instruction. Are we really
in so much of a hurry every day
that we cannot spend five to
10 minutes communicating the
plan of the day, the responsi-
bilities or hot items of the day,
important deadlines, command-
related events and more? How
about recognizing jobs well
done by the Sailors who make
great things happen every day?
Instruction equates to guidance
and mentoring. Guidance and
mentoring lead to strong divi-
sions, strong commands, and a
strong fleet.
Last, but certainly not least, is
inspection. Every day we put on
the cloth of our nation should
be a proud day. And we should
be more than willing to stand in
front of our peers, our Sailors,

Have You Had Your

From Health Promotions by the Ocean
High cholesterol can be dan-
gerous. You can't see it or feel
it, but if your total cholesterol
number is more than 200, your
health could be at risk.
That's why you should know
your number. If you don't
know, contact your primary care
physician and have it checked
today! Cholesterol lowering
is important for young or old,
heavy or thin, male and female.
In fact, one out of every two
men and one out of every three
women will develop heart dis-
ease sometime in their life but
you can reduce your risk by

lowering your cholesterol!
September is Cholesterol
Education Awareness Month.
This year's theme is "Know
Your Numbers Know Your
Risk Give Yourself Some
TLC". Health Promotion by
the Ocean will sponsor a
Cholesterol Education booth at
the Mayport Commissary/NEX
complex on Sept. 28 from 11
a.m.-2 p.m.
In addition, they pro-
vide classes for Cholesterol
Management on a regular basis.
For dates and times call 270-
5251. Isn't it time you knew
your numbers?

Dedication Planned For

Fallen Heroes Monument

The first dedication of
the Florida Fallen Heroes
Monument at Terry Parker
High School will take place at
7 p.m. on Sept. 28. Navy Wives
Clubs of America, along with
the American Legion Riders
and Northeast Florida Veterans

Council helped raised the
money for the monument, which
will honor fallen heroes from
the Global War on Terrorism
and past wars. There will also
be a "Fallen Hereos Memorial
Ride on Nov. 10 sponsored by
Harley Davidson.

Find It In The Mirror Classified

CREDO Corner
rience. In life we all run up took. Knowledge w;
against challenges. Whether needed more than any
it is financial problems, rela- and once I had it I was
tionship problems, or personal tackle the job. Yes, I
demons that cause us to loose to lay the tile and gro
control of ourselves, we some- like I had to bait my
times need to look for ways to when fishing with mn
get the best results, but I had a greater c(
Recently I had a tile project that I could do it.
in my bathroom that I thought Our greatest disa
was too much for me to handle, lack of knowledge. Ii
Then after talking with some Testament, there was
people and taking a class on named Hosea who spc
tile work at a local hardware words to the people say
store, I found that I had what it people perish for lack

our leaders and be so proud.
When we stand up and say, "I
am a United States Sailor," we
should do so in a uniform that
personifies the very words of the
creed. Conducting inspections
at every quarters ensures uni-
forms are squared away as well
as haircuts, shoe shines, etc. If
we take pride in our appear-
ance and understand that a
Sailor's appearance affects how
the world sees the U.S. Navy,
conducting regular inspections
should be a welcomed tasking.
Inspections are not a punish-
ment but a daily way for leader-
ship to ensure their Sailors are
ready for the day!
So, there you have it, ship-
mates another step back to the
basics of being a Sailor, a step
forward to ensuring all Sailors
are accountable, informed, and
If you are in a command or
department that holds quar-
ters, BZ to you. You're more
informed than your counter-
parts at commands or depart-
ments that do not. If you don't
have quarters, ask your chief
why not. Given that so much
good comes from having quar-
ters, I can't imagine many good
arguments being waged as to
why someone would not con-
duct quarters. Quarters are not
an inconvenience. We must do
everything we can to ensure
each of us begins our day on
time, looking our best, and
armed with the most up-to-date
information we can possibly
Until next time, shipmates,
keep up the great work! If you
have any questions or com-
ments, drop me a line at cpf.
fleetfeedback navy.mil.
Sail Safe and Sail Together!

Chapel Call
Command Chaplain:
Cmdr. Phil Wyrick
Sunday School................... 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship............ 10:30 a.m.
Protestant Baptism.......As requested
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)......
.....9:30 a.m .
(First and third Tuesday of the month)
Nursery is provided.
Women's Bible Study........9:30 a.m.
Choir Rehearsal ...................7 p.m.
Catholic Mass................ 11:30 a.m.
Confessions.......................... 7 p.m .
Men's Prayer Breakfast..........9 a.m.
Youth Group ........................6 p.m.
(Second and Fourth Saturdays of
Catholic Services:
Sunday Masses.....................9 a.m.
Confession....... Before and after mass
Religious Education...........10:30 a.m.
Please call 270-5212 to arrange a
Baptism class.
For shipboard and Waterfront
Services, call 270-5403. Personnel of
other faiths seeking contact with spe-
cific religious groups should call the
Chaplain's Office at 270-5212.

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own hook
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ability is
n the Old
a prophet
)ke God's
/ing, "My
of knowl-

edge." (Hosea 4:6) The warn-
ing was that they had rejected
the knowledge God had given
them, and it would be their
Rather than rejecting knowl-
edge I challenge you to seek it.
It comes from friends, family,
senior leaders and those who
are willing to share their sto-
ries. Sometimes it is difficult
to find those people who can
open our eyes to the possibili-
ties and often it is hard to find
time where we can focus in on

what course we need to take for
our lives. We must come to a
place where we "just do it."
Get your line wet! It's
the only way to catch fish!
CREDO is a place where
that can happen for your life.
Check out our Personal Growth
Retreats and other offerings at:
index.htm or call us at (904)
270-6958 menu #7 or ext. 1608.

H omefront in Focus
By Beth Wiruth I have moved SEVEN times self. Leai
Military Spouse Support Contributor in the last four years. Granted the Navy,
Melanie, that is above the norm but you customs a
Thank you for your letter and can expect to move about every resources
congratulations on your recent three years depending upon everythii
engagement to your Sailor. your sailor's position. These are many
The life of a military spouse relocations can affect comple- military a
is quite varied, challenging tion of your degree and your your fiar
and rewarding. You've already career. his job,
noted in your letter some of Many spouses find theirs joblife, get t
the challenges you encountered career aspirations can take life, get
as a girlfriend some shared a 'back seat' to their service and. A
by spouses (loneliness, con- member's career. That is some- Family R
cern over relationship) others thing to consider in choosing amlk to ot
not (lack of information and your major in college look for to
access). As a girlfriend, if you one that is easily transferred will get y
find this lifestyle too hard you from state to state. lenges of
can walk away. As a wife you Now that I have pointed out from othc
can't (ok, you can but divorce the obvious 'down side' to mar- experience
is nasty). trying the military let me talk your ment
Leaving family and embark- about the opportunities and ben- Yes, th
ing upon this new life can be efits. hours as
intimidating as you mentioned. The military life can be challenges
Marriage is not to be entered very rewarding. We have the moves, si
into lightly and perhaps a mil- opportunity to travel and live ily. But y
itary marriage even more so. in places we may never have part of th
There is roughly a 70 percent such an opportunity as civilians, our nation
divorce rate in the Navy among I've lived in Washington, DC, one perso
enlisted. It is important to evalu- Norfolk, VA; Virginia Beach, morale of
ate the character of your Sailor, VA; Pensacola, FL; San Diego, which me
the strengths of your relation- CA; Bremerton, WA and beau- tribute to
ship and your personal strengths tiful Oxnard, CA...all in the success. H
that will see you through this last five years. My world view (civilian)
marriage. I recommend that you is larger and I have friends all Sometil
get pre-marriage counseling over the world. I have such a the world
before your wedding and that sense of pride in our country wife. All
you both read, "The Marriage and my husband's career that on the ma
Book" by Niki and Sila Lee. many civilians may never expe- onthema
Strive to lay a good foundation rience. his charac
for your marriage. I was a civilian for 20 years devotion,
About education; yes, there of adulthood, had my own that wrap
are many spouses who go to business and then married my Navy uni
college. It can be difficult hubby. I wouldn't change a it's worth
depending upon the program thing...I have no regrets marry- Questic
you chose. In the military your ing my Sailor. Beth? Co
life is not your own. Scott and This is the key: educate your- homefroni

*n about the military,
military spousedom,
nd traditions benefits,
and options.. Read
ng you can! (There
books out there for
nd navy spouses) Ask
nc6 questions, about
ank, deployment, sea
o know what he does
le that has in the com-
ttend the command
-eadiness Group and
her wives. Knowledge
you through the chal-
f this lifestyle...learn
ers...and look for an
ed spouse to become
ere are many lonely
a spouse. There are
s and hurdles, frequent
separation from fam-
'ou are an important
ie team that defends
i. You are the number
n contributing to the
your service member,
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On Base
Thursday, Sept. 20
The USS Samuel B. Roberts
will meet at the USO at 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 21
The USS Hue City fam-
ily readiness group will have a
"Meet and Greet" social at 6:30
p.m. at the USO on Mayport
Road. Friends and families
of USS Hue City are encour-
aged to come and learn about
upcoming family day cruise and
answer any questions. For more
information, email huecityfrg
comcast.net or huecityombuds-
Thursday, Sept. 27
The USS Philippine Sea fam-
ily readiness group will hold its
monthly potluck meeting at 6:30
p.m. at the USO on Mayport
Road. Free babysitting will be
Friday, Sept. 28
USS Taylor family support
group Bunko night is planned at
7 p.m. Roll out and get ready for
a fun time with friends! We'll
have a great time playing Bunko
and planning for our upcom-
ing holiday parties. Childcare
is available for a small fee but
space is limited. Email: fsg.tay-
lor@gmail.com for directions
and more information.
The Jacksonville Chapter of
the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni
Association will hold a special
luncheon event at the University
Club, 27th Floor, Riverplace
Tower, 1301 Riverplace Blvd.
The guest speaker will be Rear
Adm. Boensel, USN, current-
ly Commander, Navy Region
Southeast. He is a former
commanding officer of NAS
Jacksonville and a distinguished
naval officer. His current assign-
ment places him squarely in the
ebb and flow of current military
events. This is a great chance to
get a flag level update. Please
make your reservations early.
Deadline for reservations is
Sept. 24. For more information,
contact either Bobby Bray at
384-8060 or Mike Borns at 285-
3400 ext.3356 or 273-4714.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
The Naval Officers' Spouses'
Association of Mayport will
meet at 9:30 am at the USO on
Mayport Road. Babysitting
is available for a nominal fee.
NOSA of Mayport is open to all
spouses of officers, active duty
and retired, from all branches;
Navy, Coast Guard, Marine
Corps, Army and Air Force and
spouses of Foreign Exchange
Services. For more informa-
tion, please check the NOSA
website at www.orgsites.com/fl/
The Mayport MOPS (Mothers
of Preschoolers) will meet at the
Base Chapel from 9:30-11:30
a.m. All moms with children
birth through kindergarten are
welcome. Childcare is provid-
ed and everything is free. For
more information email may-
portmops @yahoo.com or call
Wednesday, Oct. 3
USS DeWert FRG monthly
meeting will be held at 7 p.m.
at the USO located on Mayport
Road. Childcare will be avail-
Thursday, Oct. 11
The USS Carney family read-
iness group will meet at 6:45
p.m. at the USO on Mayport
Road. Childcare will be pro-
Friday, Oct. 12
USS Philippine Sea fam-
ily readiness group will have
a bake sale on board the ship
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
The Mayport MOPS (Mothers
of Preschoolers) will meet at the
Base Chapel from 9:30-11:30
a.m. All moms with children
birth through kindergarten are
welcome. Childcare is provid-
ed and everything is free. For
more information email may-
portmops @yahoo.com or call
Thursday, Oct. 25
The USS Philippine Sea fam-
ily readiness group will hold its
monthly potluck meeting at 6:30
p.m. at the USO on Mayport
Road. Free babysitting will be

Out in Town

Thursday, Sept. 20
The Amelia Island Museum
of History presents the seventh
Veterans History Project Heroes
Among Us Lucheon Program
with Battle of Leyte Gulf sur-
vivor retired Capt. Donald
Miller. The event will be held
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Hall, 8th and Centre Streets,
Fernandina Beach. Lunch
begins at 11:15 a.m., program
begins at noon. Cost is $20 per
person includes buffet lunch
and program. Proceeds benefit
the Museum's Veterans History
Project and the Episcopal
Church Women. Open to
the public. Reservations and
advance payment required. Call
(904) 261-7378, ext. 100 for
more information or to make
Friday, Sept. 21
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch Ladies Auxillary 290
will hold a chicken fried steak
dinner from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $8.
Take out orders are welcome.
Call 246-6855.
The Up & Cummers, the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens' young profession-
al affinity group, will host
"Fashion Forward: Big Apple"
starting at 7 p.m. The theme for
the Up & Cummers' third fash-
ion show is based on the Joseph
Jeffers Dodge: A Passion for
Art exhibition being held at the
museum Oct. 9, to February
2008. This exhibition will pro-
vide insights about Dodge's
development as a painter and
the passion that inspired him
-jazz (particularly the music of
Duke Ellington and his orches-
tra), the female figure, still life,
landscape and travel. The fash-
ion show will be held at The
Friday, Sept. 28
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 is hosting a "Pizza/
Calzone" dinners (by George)
on from 5-8 p.m., at the Branch
Home at 390 Mayport Rd.
We'll do the cooking for you.
Carry out orders are accepted.
The public is always invited to
dinner. After dinner, enjoy the
music from STEVE from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Thousands and thousands of
pumpkins are returning to the
Christ United Methodist Church
Pumpkin Patch, 400 Penman
Road, Neptune Beach,, a family
favorite for years. The Pumpkin
Patch will be open for business
as soon as the pumpkins are
off of the truck! Join us to pick
your very favorite pumpkin and
enjoy the annual fall tradition
that has been passed to families
around the Beaches! For more
information, call 249-5370.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society, in part-
nership with the Nassau County
Public Library System, pres-


ents a Genealogical Seminar
featuring nationally recognized
genealogist George G. Morgan
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the LDS
Church meeting room, 2800
S. 14th Street, in Fernandina
Beach. Cost of seminar is
$30. Mail your name, address,
phone/email, and check to
AIGS Seminar, PO Box 6005,
Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32035.
For further information call
(904) 321-3460 or check the
AIGS website at www.aigen-
Monday, Oct. 3
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection will host Wilma
Stanchfield of Winter Haven and
her lovely line of designer jew-
elry, the Stanchfield Signature
Collection. Afterward she will
share with us her dramatic story
of being struck by lightning
and facing death head on. The
connection will meet at Selva
Marina Country Club from
9:30-11 a.m. Cost is $12.00
incusive. Complimentary child-
care available with reservations/
cancellations by Oct. 1. Call
Vivian at 246-2522 or 994-8850
or email reservations to atlantic-
Chabad @ the Beaches
invites the Jewish commu-
nity to its upcoming Shmini
Atzeret/Simchat Torah services
at 7 p.m. We will dance with the
Torah and celebrate the tradi-
tional Hakafot, and a delicious
Kiddush in the Sukkah. For
more information on this or any
other Chabad @ the Beaches
event, call 543-9301 or visit our
website www.ChabadBeaches.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Learn how to plant and
prune trees the right way with
the Duval County Extension
Service from 5:30 7:30 p.m.
at the West Regional Library,
1425 Chaffee Road S. Get the
landscape ready for fall and
learn about the pests and dis-
eases that appear at this time
of year. Please call 387-8850 to
Tuesday, Oct. 9
Learn about plants that work
best for Duval County, includ-
ing salt-tolerant varieties with
Duval County Extension Service
from 1-3 p.m. at Beaches
Branch Library, 600 3rd St. Get
the latest on fertilizer rules, how
they affect you the homeowner,
plus current watering practices.
Please call to pre-register 398-
Thursday, Oct. 11
The Marine Corp League,
Department of Florida will
hold their fall conference under
the sponsorship of Holiday
Detachment 567. The confer-
ence will be held at the Quality
Inn and Suites located at 5316
US Hwy 19, New Port Richey,
Fla. The Hospitality suite will
be open throughout the event.
The room rate at the Quality
Inn is $69 for a regular room.
Reservations may be made
by calling (727)847-9005
or (800)4CHOICE toll free.
Reservations should be made
by Sept. 20 to insure that you
can be accommodated. The ban-
quet will be held on Saturday
evening and will be $32. per
Saturday, Oct. 20
The annual Fall Craft Show
is returning to Christ United
Methodist Church, 400 Penman
Road, Neptune Beach. Come
join us by the Pumpkin Patch
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to search for
those very special hand-made
gifts for the holidays.

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-Photos by MC2 Leah Stiles
Above, Chiefpetty officer
selectees,Bentley Hodsdon
and Richard Ziminski,
assigned to Southeast
Regional Maintenance
Center(SERMC), present
plaques ofgratitudefor
service to Naval Station
Mayport's Fi e i,nd Police
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Fire ChiefDonald Martin
and Major Werner Schrenk
from the Police Department
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6 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 20, 2007

HSL-48 Detachments Underway For HST C2X/JTFEX

By Lt. Rheanna Sinnett
and Lt.j.g. Leah Malleis
HSL-48 Detachments One,
"The Venom Shockers"; Four,
"The Flying Tanukis"; and Six,
"The Dirty Dragons" embarked
in USS Hue City (CG 66), USS
San Jacinto (CG 56), and USS
Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81)
respectively for the month of
The training period consist-
ed of a combined Composite
Training Unit Exercise (C2X)
and Joint Task Force Exercise
During C2X and JTFEX, the
USS Harry S. Truman Carrier
Strike Group (HST CSG) was
focused not only on maintain-
ing Anti-Submarine (ASW) and
Anti-Surface (ASUW) superi-
ority, but also on honing their
skills in other operational mis-
sion areas such as Maritime
Interdiction Operations (MIO),
Maritime Security Operations
(MSO), Oil Platform (OPLAT)
defense, and Counter Special
Operations Forces (CSOF).
These strategic missions
are of great importance and
relevance for the HST CSG's
upcoming deployment.
The month-long embarkation
included operations between
U.S. units as well as power-
ful allies such as the United
Kingdom, Canada, and France.
By combining the group's
knowledge, abilities and plat-
forms, the HST CSG further
increased its levels of proficien-
cy and added even more tacti-
cal tools to be used in defeating
possible enemies.

Arrives I
By Gillian Brigham
Commander Naval Forces Europe
Guided-missile destroyer USS
Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) with
Mayport-base air department
HSL-46 Detachhment Two,
arrived off the coast of Moroni,
Sept. 12 as the first U.S. Navy
ship to visit the island nation in
more than 30 years.
The country is made up of
three islands situated in the
Mozambique Channel in
the Indian Ocean, between
Madagascar and the east coast
of Africa. Sailing as part of

tour and deployed as OIC in
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55). He
served as Training Officer and
Maintenance Officer and was
recognized as the CHSLWL
Officer of the Year.
Doyle's next assignment
was to the Naval Personnel
Command in 1998 where he
served as HSL Placement Officer
and the Assistant Aviation
Captain Detailer.
In January 2002 he assumed
the duties as HSL-42's execu-
tive officer. Doyle assumed
command of the world famous

Gettysburg's Sailors who man-
aged to get on the sign-up list
before all the slots were taken.
He has only been married for
a year and a half. This deploy-
ment is the first real test of com-
munication for he and his wife
Elizabeth, he said. There are
limits to what a phone call or an
email can do to keep two people
on opposite sides of the earth
close together, he added.
"Being able to make a video
so that she can not only see me,
but hear me, really put the com-
munication piece together... it
makes the deployment a lot eas-
ier to bear," Oyler said. "Just so
that any time she feels lonely,
whenever she is missing me,
she can play the DVD and give
me a kiss."
Engineman 2nd Class
Iyounna Harbor also recorded a
20-minute DVD that she sent to
her Grandmother.
"I think it's an excellent pro-

r -IM&

-Photos courtesy of HSL-48
An SH-60B Seahawk from HSL-48 perform a vertical replenish-
ment while underway recently.
During C2X, HST CSG Canaveral for Detachment
focused on integrated strike Four, and Port Everglades for
group operations. Each detach- Detachment Six, the detach-
ment flew numerous missions ments were energized and ready
in support of Sea Surveillance to take action in JTFEX.
and Control (SSC), and the This exercise focused on
integration of the air-ship team integration of three carriers in
with tracking, localization, and support of air defense, ASW,
simulated attacks on air, surface ASUW, MIO and OPLAT
and sub-surface opposing force defense operations.
(OPFOR) units. For a short while Detachment
"C2X was a great experi- Four operated with the British
ence for the det.," said Aviation Carrier, HMS Illustrious, pro-
Warfare Systems Operator 3rd viding ASW support and night
Class Tyler B. Thompson of surface surveillance.
Detachment Six. "All of the During these flights the
training that we went through, Flying Tanuki aircrews flew
from the pilots to the aircrew numerous hours and held sub-
and maintainers paid off dur- surface contact multiple times
ing this exercise. It was a great on U.S. and allied submarines.
feeling knowing that Det SIX Unfortunately for enemy sub-
was up to the challenge of marines, Detachment was not
C2X." the only ASW force on the job.
Once C2X was complete and With Detachments One and Six
after port calls in Savannah, hunting as well, the subs did
Ga., for Detachment One, Port not stand a chance. The three

An SH-60B Seahawk from HSL-48 Detachment One takes flight while underway for a combined
Composite Training Unit Exercise (C2X) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).

detachments held significant
on-top submarine contact time
declaring JTFEX an ASW suc-
While underway, the HST
CSG ship-air team also com-
pleted many unit level training
requirements such as day, night,
and Night Vision Device deck
landing qualifications, vertical
replenishment, and helicopter
in-flight refueling evolutions.
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Overall, the three detach-
ments assisted HST CSG in tac-
tical victory after tactical vic-
July's sustainment period

totaled to more than 470 mishap
free flight hours. Throughout
C2X and JTFEX, Detachments
One, Four, And Six utilized all
available training opportunities
and solidified detachment cohe-
The HSL-48 detachments
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From Page 1
Proud Warriors of HSL-42 in Meritorious Service Medal with
April 2003. two gold stars, Navy and Marine
Doyle then served as the Corps Commendation Medal
Aviation Officer (AirBoss) on with six gold stars, the Navy
board the Amphibious Assault
Ship USS Nassau (LHA 4). He
subsequently was assigned to Medal, and several unit and cam-
the Pentagon and served in the paign awards.
Navy's Office of Budget (N82/ Martin assumed command
FMB) as the Assistant Director. of Helicopter Maritime Strike
In July 2006, Doyle was Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet on 13
assigned to Helicopter Maritime July 2006. He will assume the
Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet July 2006. He will assume the
as the Deputy Commodore. position of Chief Staff Officer
Doyle's personal awards at U.S. Naval Forces Central
include the Legion of Merit, Command, U.S. Sixth Fleet.

From Page 1
gram," Harbor said. "It helps than I ever could have imag-
family members back at home ined. She doesn't have to won-
know what we're doing, that der about a tone or emotion in
we're okay... to take a little an email. She can just see me
worry off their minds, because on video."
they know we're doing a very Chaplain Love said that due
important job overseas, protect-
ing our county." to the enthusiastic response
Ensign Michael McBride also from the crew they are planning
participated in the program, on offering more opportunities
recording a video for his wife, for Sailors to participate in the
April. United Through Love program.
"I think my wife will thor- After Gettysburg's deployment,
oughly enjoy it," McBride said. Chaplain Love said she hopes to
"I just wish I could see her reac- share the lessons learned from
tion when she sees it." this pilot program with other
A former enlisted subma- Command Chaplains around the
riner, McBride recounted the fleet.
days of his submarine deploy- USS Gettysburg is a
ments, where communication-class guided mis-
Ticonderoga-class guided mis-
was much more limited than it i c er
is in today's surface Navy. sile cruiser homeported at
"I only had eight fam- Naval Station Mayport, Florida.
ily grams per deployment, each It is currently deployed to the
being a maximum of 50 words; Arabian Gulf as the Air Defense
you had to write one word per Commander with the USS
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of HSL-42 Detachment 10, carries a load of supplies from
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS
Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) onto the deck of guided-missile frig-
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8 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wasp, Samuel B. Roberts' Helicopter Crews

Deliver Relief Supplies To Hurricane Victims

From Commander, Task Group 40.0
Public. -
Aerial delivery of relief sup-
plies to victims of Hurricane
Felix began from USS Wasp
(LHD 1) Sept. 7, and concluded
from USS Samuel B. Roberts
(FFG 28) Sept. 10.
The deliveries were made
possible with helicopter crews
and ground support personnel
directing distribution and load-
ing relief supplies.
Commander, Task Group
(CTG) 40.0 directed the com-
bined and joint distribution mis-
sion at sea from USS Wasp. It
included personnel from Joint
Task Force Bravo out of Soto
Cano Air Base in Honduras,
Nicaraguan military and the
U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster
Assistance (OFDA).
"Our helicopters flew
over the region Thursday and
saw many communities that
received the worst of Felix's
wrath," said Helicopter Mine
Countermeasures Squadron
(HM) 15 Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Frank Dowd. "The crews
marked each position, and we
relayed the information to coor-
dinate the distribution efforts. It
was easy to see we could make
an immediate difference as soon
as we could deliver relief sup-
Both HM-15 Det. 1 and
Helicopter Sea Combat
Squadron (HSC) 28 Det. 4 flew
relief missions throughout the


From USSKearsarge Expeditionary
Strike Group Public.
USS Kearsarge Expeditionary
Strike Group (ESG) entered
the Persian Gulf in September
to conduct Maritime Security
Operations (MSO) in regional
waters and provide air support
to ground forces operating in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Norfolk-based ships
entered the region as part of
an ongoing rotation of forc-
es, demonstrating the United
States' continued resolve toward
enhancing regional security and
promoting long-term stability.
Kearsarge ESG is comprised

One of the areas hardest hit
was Sandy Bay, in the north-
ern part of Nicaragua, near the
boarder with Honduras. The eye
of the storm passed just north of
Sandy Bay, so it received much
of Felix's fury.
On-the-ground observers
backed up the assessments from
the air. Laymon Thomails from
the European Commission for
Human Assistance said the com-
munities "need everything."
With nearly 16,000 people in
10 smaller communities without
fresh water or food and very
little medicine, the aid was wel-
come but led to some confu-
Local residents were unaware
of the potential hazards of hov-
ering helicopters delivering
relief supplies by air.
"As soon as they saw the
water they started swarming
forward," said Aviation Warfare
Systems Operator 2nd Class
Nathan Kelly from HSC-28,
who was on one of the first
helicopters to deliver food and
water to the Sandy Bay area. "It
was not only awesome, but pret-
ty frightening. It was a crazy but
educational experience because
we learned how to deal with
that kind of desperation, and it
definitely didn't happen again
after that."
The objective of deliver-
ing emergency relief sup-
plies, which included blankets,
hygiene kits and plastic sheet-
ing to provide cover from rain,

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of amphibious assault ship USS
Kearsarge (LHD 3), embarked
Marines of the 22nd Marine
Expeditionary Unit (MEU),
amphibious transport dock USS
Ponce (LPD 15), dock landing
ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD
44), guided-missile frigate USS
Carr (FFG 52), guided-missile
cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69),
and fast-attack submarine USS
Miami (SSN 755).
Capt. Robert Bougher, com-
mander of the Kearsarge ESG,
said the strike group enters the
Persian Gulf able to perform a
full-spectrum of capabilities that
can counter any threat, as well

-Photo by MC2 Zachary Borden
Delivery of relief supplies from Wasp continued into Sept. 9,
when Samuel B. Roberts took over the delivery mission with its
embarked SH-60B helicopters from HSL-48 Detachment Seven.

much of which was provided by
OFDA, was to help local gov-
ernments and relief organiza-
tions achieve self-sufficiency
as they rebuild from Felix's
destruction. Wasp, Samuel B.
Roberts and the World Food
Program provided emergency
food and water to the hurricane
Marvin Hendriquez, who
lives in one of the Sandy Bay
communities, said it will take
three years to rebuild, but over
time, they will. He said local
communities were grateful for
the help provided by the U.S.
Delivery of relief supplies
from Wasp continued into Sept.

9, when Samuel B. Roberts took
over the delivery mission with
its embarked SH-60B helicop-
ters from HSL-48 Detachment
Seven. On its first day of the
relief effort, Samuel B. Roberts
and its embarked helicopters
flew 11 missions, and filled and
delivered nearly 1,000 bottles
of water to the hardest-hit areas.
Their total delivery of water
was nearly 10,000 liters.
CTG 40.0 is led by
Capt. Randy Snyder, who
is Commander, Destroyer
Squadron 40, which is head-
quartered in Mayport, Fla. HM-
15 flies MH-53E Sea Dragon
helicopters; HSC-28 flies SH-
60S helicopters.

-Photo by MC2 Zachary Borden
Citizens of Puerto Cabezas rush to get Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
that were dropped from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter attached
to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS WASP (LHD
1). U.S. Southern Command diverted Wasp from an international
maritime exercise in Panama to the coast of Nicaragua Sept. 5
to assist with disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane

SPersian Gulf With Kearsarge ESG

as provide humanitarian aid and
disaster relief, if requested.
"We trained hard to prepare
ourselves for the challenge of
this deployment, and I'm com-
pletely confident that we will
complement our regional and
Coalition partners well," said
Bougher. "We bring a wide
range of capabilities to the table
that will ensure the conditions
for security and stability in the
maritime environment are met."
The expeditionary strike
group supports every major
maritime warfare function,
including air defense, anti-sur-
face warfare, anti-submarine

warfare, air strike capability and
missile defense.
The 22nd MEU is a force
capable of conducting amphibi-
ous operations, aviation opera-
tions and ground combat oper-
ations. The unit is composed
of a Ground Combat Element,
Battalion Landing Team, 3rd
Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment,
an Aviation Combat Element,
Marine Medium Helicopter
Squadron 261 (Reinforced),
a Logistics Combat Element,
Combat Logistics Battalion 22
and its Command Element.
Kearsarge ESG is also capa-
ble of providing advanced disas-

ter relief and medical support.
Kearsarge alone can treat over
600 patients while still provid-
ing essential treatment to crew
members and embarked troops.
While operating in the
Mediterranean, the strike group
visited 13 ports in eight nations
and participated in over 20 com-
munity relations events in two
weeks, further strengthening
partnerships between the United
States and partner countries.
After transiting the Suez
Canal, the group made a brief
stop in Djibouti to provide
humanitarian supplies to two
charities through the Navy's

program "Project Handclasp."
Through this and other
humanitarian efforts, the Navy
is able to promote mutual
understanding, respect and good
will between Americans and the
citizens of other countries.
Maritime Security Operations
help set the conditions for secu-
rity and stability in the maritime
environment and complement
the counterterrorism and secu-
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SBR Completes Annual Panamax Exercises

By Ensign Molly Harris
USS Samuel B. Roberts Public
USS Samuel B. Roberts
(FFG 58) returned to Colon,
Panama Sep. 6 at the conclu-
sion of PANAMAX 2007. The
exercises, which began a week
and a half ago and included
over 30 ships from 19 regional
navies, brought nations together
for the collective goal of mar-
itime security of the Panama
Canal. In addition to "Sammy
B", USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS
Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and USS
Mitscher (DDG 57) worked tire-
lessly throughout the exercises.
PANAMAX began with a
19-ship sortie from both the
Caribbean and Pacific sides of
the Panama Canal, where the
participants spent the first few
days running exercises. The
participating ships ranged in
size from small patrol crafts to

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-Photo by MC2 Todd Frantom
Guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) patrols
the waters off the coast of Panama during PANAMAX 2007.
Civil and military forces from 19 countries are participating in
PANAMAX 2007, a U.S. Southern Command joint and multi-
national training exercise co-sponsored with the government of
Panama, in the waters off the coasts of Panama and Honduras.

large deck amphibious ships,
giving Sailors the opportunity
to work with platforms with
which they may not have been
familiar. From communications
drills, to flashing light drills, to
tactical maneuvering and sim-
ulated Replenishments at Sea,
every watch team remained
engaged throughout all hours of
the day and night as they inter-
acted with various vessels from
foreign navies.
These beginning exercis-
es and drills culminated in a
three-day tactical scenario, dur-
ing which all ships were put to
the test of whether or not they
could, as a collective group of
ships, protect the Panama Canal
against a simulated security
breach. The exercises, which
included the cooperation of
"real world" merchant ships
acting as suspect merchant ves-

sels, gave ships' boarding teams
the opportunity to practice "real
time" boarding, honing skills
that they would need when
patrolling and monitoring actual
suspect vessels. "Sammy B"
used her Visit Board Search and
Seizure (VBSS) team to carry
out one particularly challenging
boarding in the middle of the
night, amidst a steady rain fall.
Roberts' two embarked SH-
60B helicopters, Venom 506 and
Venom 511, from Helicopter
Anti-Submarine Squadron
Light- 48 Detachment 7, took
an active role in the exercises;
serving as "eyes" for the ship
helping to gather intelligence
regarding critical contacts of
PANAMAX 2007 exercise
was successful in preparing dif-
ferent nations to work together
to protect the Panama Canal

against a threat which could
disrupt shipping between the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans,
threatening global security
breaking sea lanes of commerce
and communication.
Ensign T.J. Brannan, Combat
Information Center Officer
onboard Roberts, helped
to coordinate and execute
PANAMAX's many exercises.
"While communication with
other foreign navies was some-
times challenging, the end result
was overall rewarding as the
relationships we built with other
countries will prove useful in
future strategic maritime joint
Samuel B. Roberts is cur-
rently operating in the Western
Caribbean region to support
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster
Relief efforts in the wake of
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Doyle L

By Ensign Jason Bilbro
Editor's Note: This is the first
of a two-part article on USS
Doyle s visit to Praia, Cape
Verde. Read the next install-
ment in the Sept. 27 edition of
The Mirror
After an extremely successful
stop in Praia, Cape Verde, USS
Doyle (FFG 39) headed east to
Dakar, Senegal for a series of
Theater Security Cooperation
(TSC) engagements.
Capt. Jean Baptiste Faye,
acting commanding officer of
Dakar Naval Base, the main
naval base in Senegal, warmly
welcomed Doyle Commanding
Officer, Cmdr. Michael Elliott,
to the country.
"We are always glad to be
able to host a U.S. Navy ship,"
said Faye, smiling. "It is an
honor for us."
Accompanied by Capt. Matar
Ndiaye, Faye showed Elliott the
base, the largest naval facility
Doyle has visited thus far in its
deployment, which boasts 10
ships and a compliment of 1,200
personnel. Faye has 31 years
of naval service and attended
schools in the United States,
including the Staff College in
Newport, R.I.
The main mission of the
Senegalese Navy is to combat
illegal fishing, which takes mil-
lions of revenue each year from
the people of Senegal in addi-
tion to diminishing the number
of fish, Faye said. A second-
ary mission of Senegal's Navy
is that of Search and Rescue
(SAR). Before leaving, Faye
presented Elliott with a series of
photographs from nearby Gore6
Island, a place historically sig-
nificant during the time of the
slave trade.
Twenty-six Doyle Sailors
gave of their time in anoth-
er community relations
(COMREL) project while in

.eads Way With SAR, Training

Doyle's embarked chaplain,
Lt. Cmdr. Edward Tanner, took
crew members over to Ahmarou
Mbacke, a primary school
located in Dakar, where they
were joined by a group of local
volunteers. Together, the two
groups worked as one for sev-
eral hours painting the school's
entry, benches and several large
"There's always such good
camaraderie when we do these
COMREL projects," said
Ensign Gina Crow, "And it was
neat to work with some of the
locals here."
Elliott and Doyle's Executive
Officer, Lt. Cmdr. Stewart
Wennersten, came by to lend
their support, and view the work
done by their Sailors, Tanner
also presented toys, friendship
bags, soap, and other various
toiletries to La Pouponniere, a
local orphanage, on behalf of
Project Handclasp.
Several of Doyle's junior offi-
cers and first class petty offi-
cers had the unique opportunity
to visit one of the Senegalese
ships. The crew members were
welcomed aboard by the Ship's
Master, Chief Sene and given a
tour by Lt. Tine. The French-
made patrol craft, Njambuur, is
homeported in Dakar, and was
commissioned in 1982. The
ship is used for fishery protec-
tion, can attain speeds of up to
25 knots, and is equipped with
dual 76 mm. guns. Yoeman 1st
Class (SW) Martin Gamache,
Doyle's leading yeoman, said
he found the tour enlightening.
"Their weapon systems were
similar to ours," Gamache
noted. "But it was interest-
ing that they still use some-
what dated equipment on their
During their stay in Senegal,
Doyle gave tours nearly every
day. On Friday, Doyle host-

'Mariners' soccer team members Seaman Tim Clay (left) and
coach Lt. Leopoldo Benites give thumbs-up after their game with
the Senegalese Embassy.

Quartermaster 3rd Class (SW) Pegus paints the entryway to a
school in downtown Dakar.

n Dakar

... ,. ...
-Photo courtesy of USS Doyle Gas-Turbine System Technician Mechanical 2nd Class Jimmy
Cmdr. Michael Elliott jokes with Hull Technician 1st' Class (SW) Capps (left) and Engineman 2nd Class (SW) Lester Mays (center)
Brian Hatch and Chief Information Systems Technologist (SW) pose for a photo with a group from the Senegalese military after a
Marcus Walton at the completion of Doyle's COMREL project in tour of Doyle's Auxiliary Machinery room one.

ed eight members from the
Senegalese Media Center, who
took a tour of the ship, and then
interviewed Elliott on the flight
deck. Elliott answered ques-
tions regarding Doyle's purpose
in Senegal, potential benefits
for the Senegalese Navy from
Doyle's interaction, along with
general questions about the ship

and its deployment schedule.
Later in the week Doyle hosted
a group of Senegalese military
members and some of Doyle's
engineers took the opportunity
to hold extensive training with
Lt.j.g. Eric Metcalf and
members of his R-Division
held damage control train-

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the group. Upon completion
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Senegalese crewmembers were
taken on a familiarization tour
of Doyle's Engineering Spaces
by Engineman 2nd Class(SW)
Lester Mays, Gas-Turbine
System Technician Mechanical
2nd Class Jimmy Capps, and
Ensign Bryan Wilson.

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Room One where Mays
explained the FFG's Fin
Stabilizers and NR 1 Ship's
Service Diesel Generator.
"The Senegalese Sailors in
attendance seemed very enthusi-
astic about the training I gave,"
said Mays. "I felt like I person-
ally had an effect on expanding
relations with their Navy."


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a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday,
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Community Center
The Community Center fea-
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Cardio, Combat and CORE Mondays: 6:30 a.m. La
with Sally Conditioning for Running with a.i
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. LaPlace; 8:30 a.m. Strength wi
Fitness for Mature Audiences Solutions & Flexibility Fix-Ups Cy
Only with Sally; 9:30 a.m. Intro for Injuries with LaPlace; 9 a.m. La
to Resistance with Sally; 11:30 Stoller Strut with Ruthie (Meets
a.m. Intro to Pilates with Sally; start of PRT course); 11:30 a.m. C3
11:30 a.m. Fitness Equipment Indoor Cycling with Heather; Be
Training (sign up) with Heather; 12 p.m. Fitness Equipment
4 p.m. Fitness Equipment Training (sign up) with LaPlace; (m
Training (sign up) with 3:30 p.m. Fitness Equipment Tr
LaPlace; 5 p.m. BOSU & Kick Training (sign up) with Heather; (si
with LaPlace; 6 p.m. Mommy, 5 p.m. Hot Yoga with Heather a.i
Daddy & Me with LaPlace (Raquetball Court 1) Fl
Thursday: 7 a.m. Step and Tuesdays: 7 a.m. Command wi

attractions in Georgia and North
Carolina. ITT also has Western
Union services. Discount sou-
venirs from Disney World are
on sale daily. ITT hours are
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Our mobile Recreation Ticket
Vehicle (RTV) also offers ter-
rific ticket prices in convenient
locations. 270-5145

Ocean Breeze Conference
and Catering Center
Ocean Breeze is one of
Northeast Florida's premier
catering facilities and the per-
fect place for your reenlistment,
commissioning, retirement
ceremony and reception, wed-
ding, reception, gourmet dinner,
party, etc. Ocean Breeze can
comfortably host parties of up
to 500 people. Office hours are
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
and closed on holidays. 270-

Outdoor Adventures &
Southeast Dive Adventures
More than 2,000 items are
available for rental including
Jon boats, boogie boards, canoes
and kayaks, yard equipment,
canopies and tents, fishing gear,
campers, sleeping bags, tables
and chairs, BBQ grills, moon-
walk, coolers, bait and more.
Southeast Dive Adventures is
MWR's full service dive shop
offering scuba equipment sales,
equipment rental, repairs,
instruction of all levels of scuba
diving, dive trips and more
at very low prices. Outdoor
Adventures/Southeast Dive
Adventures hours are 7 a.m.-
4 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,
and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday
and Saturday. 270-5221/5541

Pelican Roost & Osprey
Cove RV Parks
The "Roost" features 49 sites
with electric, sewer, water and
cable TV service. Roost lodge
amenities include kitchen, laun-
dry, TV's, book/video swap
library, high speed and wireless
Internet, restrooms and shower
facilities. Tent campers are also
welcome. Fifty additional full
service sites are available at

irdio Pump with LaPlace;
:30 a.m. Lunch Crunch
ORE Training with Ruthie
aquetball Court 3); 3 p.m.
tness Equipment Training
th Ruthie (sign up); 4:30 p.m.
door Cycling with Ruthie
Wednesday: 7 a.m. Beach
ootcamp with Heather (meets
eld 6); 11:30 a.m. Fitness
Luipment Training (sign-up)
th LaPlace; 11:30 a.m. Indoor
cling with Ruthie; 2 p.m.
rength Solutions & Flexibility
x-Ups for Injuries with
aPlace; 3 p.m. FEP Training
th Ruthie
Thursday: 6 a.m. Weight
aining for Warfighters with
Place (meets weightroom); 7
m. Command Jump and Jab
th Ruthie; 11:30 a.m. Indoor
cling Interval Training with
Friday: 6:30 a.m. Indoor
cling with Ruthie; 7 a.m.
each Bootcamp with LaPlace
neets Field 6); 9 a.m. Strength
aining Basics for Women
ign up) with Heather; 9
m. Strength Solutions and
exibility Fix-Ups for Injuries
th LaPlace (meets at pool)

Renew Vehicle Decal Online

From NS Mayport Security
DoD military personnel, fam-
ily members, civilian employ-
ees, contractors, and retirees
will be able to renew expiring
DoD vehicle decals online.
This new secure online
renewal system is simple to use,
can be used from any location,
and is a real time saver. Not
only can you renew an expiring
decal, but you can also update
personal information-such as
address or vehicle license plate
number-or request a replace-

Rodney Watson, MBA
Retired USN
904 708 8191 Direct
866 212 7674 Fax

ment locator strip.
The steps to renewing online
are simple. Go to: https://
asp?Region=CNRSE to access
the Vehicle Decal Renewal
Request Form. Select "Before
You Begin" to get a list of the
documents you will need. Once
you have the required informa-
tion, it takes just a couple of
minutes to fill out the form. If
you have any questions while
filling out the form, just select
the provided help file. After you

have submitted your form, your
application will be processed,
and your new decal, date tabs,
and/or locator strip will be
mailed to you at the address you
provide on the form.
To know whether you are eli-
gible to renew online, go to the
Web site listed above, and select
"Who Can Renew Online?" If
the Base where you received
your existing decal is listed,
why not save yourself a trip to
the Pass and ID Office?


Osprey Cove. 270-7808/7809

The 50-meter Olympic size
swimming pool is open for rec-
reation swimming, swim les-
sons and water aerobics May-
September. Lap swim is 6
a.m.-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-i p.m.
Monday-Friday during summer
and 10:30 a.m.-i p.m. Monday-
Thursday during winter. 270-

Recycling Complex
MWR can recycle: paper
products, aluminum and steel
cans, cardboard, metal, wooden
pallets and waste cooking oil.
Recyclable materials can be
dropped off at various drop-off
boxes throughout the base and
housing. Recyclables are also
accepted at building 1624 (the
Recycling Center) and build-
ing 412 (the Scrap Metal Yard
and Vehicle Scale). For DITY
moves, a vehicle scale is avail-
able at the Scrap Metal Yard
office, Bldg. 412. Cost is $5
(cash or check only) per weight.
Facility hours are Monday-
Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 270-

Surfside Fitness Center
The Fitness Center features
cardiovascular equipment, com-
plete Nautilus Nitro strength
training circuit, a full slate of
fitness classes and personal
trainers. There is no charge for
active duty, retirees, reservists,
and their family members and
DoD and NAF civilians. Guests

are welcome with a sponsor
for $3 per day. Surfside also
handles reservations for our
Licensed Massage Therapist.
Surfside hours are 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, and closed on Sunday
and holidays. 270-7718/7719

Vehicle Storage Facility
Vehicle Storage provides a
secure area to store vehicles,
boats, trailers and recreation-
al vehicles. Parking is free for
deployed sailors for their pri-
mary automobile. Also included
with this service is transporta-
tion from the storage location
back to the command, free
jump-starting and air for flat
tires. Recreational vehicles are
stored at a separate secure loca-
tion for $38 per month or $456
per year. 270-7022

Veterinary Clinic
The Veterinary Clinic offers
affordable quality pet care for all
Active Duty, Retiree, Reservists
and their families. The facil-
ity is a wellness vaccine clinic,
offering annual exams includ-
ing canine and feline vaccines,
heartworm and fecal tests, and
minor sick calls by appointment
only. Vet Clinic hours are 7:30
a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Windy Harbor Golf Club &
Bogey's Restaurant
Windy Harbor Golf Club is
an 18-hole, par 72 golf course
located on Main Street with a
driving range, practice green,
pro-shop and men's and wom-

en's locker rooms. Hours of
operation are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
(closes at 6 p.m. in the winter)
seven days per week. Located
inside the clubhouse, Bogey's
Restaurant is open to all
hands seven days a week. Bo-
geys hours are 6 a.m.-dusk
with "Premier Hour" held 4-
6 p.m. every Wednesday and
Friday. Private functions are
welcome. 270-5380 (Golf Pro),
270-5143 (Bogey's)

Youth Activities Center
(YAC) & Ribault Bay
Community Center (RBCC)
YAC offers fully accredited
School Age Care programs
including before and after school
care, Sand Dollar Day Camp,
Spring Fun Camp, and Jingle
Bell Day Camp. Partnering
with Boys and Girls Club of
America, the Youth Activities
Center holds many addition-
al programs such as Project
Learn, Power Hour, Key Stone
Club, Torch Club, Fine Arts
and Fitness Authority. Movie
days, dances, game room tour-
naments, field trips and other
special events are also offered
for children ages Kindergarten
through High School at the
YAC. Meeting space is avail-
able at RBCC for reasonable
rates. Open recreation alternates
daily between YAC and RBCC.
Business hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, closed Sundays
and holidays. 270-5680 forYAC
or 270-7276 for RBCC

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Sept. 21: Youth Dance. 4:30-
6 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Cost is $1 per person.
Sept. 21: Boys Will Be
Boys Night (Boys Only
Freedom Friday). 7-11 p.m.
at the Youth Activities Center.
Open to ages 6-12 and age 5
if in Kindergarten. Cost is $7
in advance or $9 the day of.
Space is limited so early sign-
up is strongly encouraged. 270-
Sept. 21: Outdoor Movie,
Pirates of the Caribbean At
Worlds End, Rated PG-13. Free
outdoor movie starts at approxi-
mately 8:45 p.m. at Sea Otter
Pavilion. Bring lawn chairs,
blankets and bug spray.

The following activities and
events target single or unaccom-
panied Sailors. For additional
information on Liberty events,
call Planet Mayport Single
Sailor Center at 270-7788 or
7789. Planet Mayport is locat-
ed in building 46 across from
Bravo Pier. Hours of operation
are weekdays 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
and weekends 10 a.m.-ll p.m.
Sept. 22: Horseback Riding
Trip. Saddle up and give a good
"yee haw" as we head to Palm
Valley Ranch for horseback rid-
ing. Cost is $20 and includes an
hour long trail ride and lunch.

Due to overwhelming
demand and a limited supply
of tickets for Oct. 22 Monday
Night Football game between
the Jacksonville Jaguars and
Indianapolis Colts, USO
Jacksonville will conduct a lot-
tery for the chance to purchase
up to four tickets.
Lottery forms will be avail-
able at the NAS Jacksonville
and Mayport Road locations
during normal operating hours
on Oct. 9.
USO NAS Jacksonville is
open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The
USO on Mayport Road is open
from 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
To be eligible to enter into
the lottery for bring your valid
active duty ID card. Spouses of
active duty personnel may enter,
too, but the active duty service
member must pick up the tick-
ets following payment of $8 per
ticket at either USO location.
One entry form is permitted per
active duty family.
The lottery drawings will be
conducted on Wednesday morn-
ing, Oct. 10 at 9 a.m. at both
locations. Winners will be con-
tacted after the drawings.
The Sailors Aweigh pro-
gram is a partnership of the
Jaguars Foundation, USO and
U.S. Navy through the Navy
Region Southeast bases at NAS
Jacksonville, NS Mayport and
NSB Kings Bay, Ga. The pro-
gram began during the 1997
Jacksonville Jaguars football
season to benefit Navy children
with a parents) on deployment.
The Sailors Aweigh program
allows these families to enjoy
a family day together during a
challenging time of being sepa-
rated from a parent who is at
sea or a post far from home.
This unique program provides
Southeast Region Navy children
and their families a compli-
mentary seat to a Jaguars home
game, including transporta-

Navy Advancement
Exam Brief At
Ocean Breeze
NS Mayport will host a Navy
Advancement Exam brief at
the Ocean Breeze Conference
Center on Sept. 25.
The exam brief will be
conducted by Master Chief
Electrician's Mate Richard
Command Master Chief. The
briefs will be 8-10 a.m., 10
a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
The brief will cover top-
ics such as the purpose of the
advancement exam and the final
multiple score, development and
administration of the exams, all
final multiple score factors, how
to read and use a profile sheet
for future advancement, prepa-
ration for advancement and
recent and future changes to the
advancement system.
The seminar will be applica-
ble for all E-3 to E-6 personnel,
however, there will be informa-
tion provided that all levels of
the chain of command will find

Sept. 22: Military Flag
Football Tournament. 270-
Sept. 22: Boys and Girls
Club of America National Day
for Kids. 1-5 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center. Free for all
ages with carnival games, inflat-
ables, dunking booth, hot dogs
and snow cones. 270-5680/5421
Sept. 22: Adult No-Tap
Bowling Tournament. Call 270-
5377 for tournament details.
Sept. 27: Halloween Horror
Nights Promotion at ITT. A
Universal Orlando rep will be at
ITT 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. with give-
aways. Items to be given away
include Halloween Horror Night
tickets, Halloween Horror Night
t-shirts, plush toys, candy and

Liberty Call

Liberty van will depart from
Planet Mayport 10 a.m.
Sept. 24: Monday Night
Football Frenzy. Catch the NFL
Monday night action in Planet
Mayport's movie theater on the
big screen. Tennessee Titans
vs. New Orleans Saints. Game
starts at 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 25: Dinner and a Movie
Trip. Join the Liberty Program
on a trip to Regal Cinemas for
the newest box office hits. Pizza
will be served at Planet Mayport
prior to departing to the theater.
Cost of this trip is only $2 and
includes food, admission and

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tion, a T-shirt and "Jag Dollars"
for the children for food or
merchandise. The USO and
naval base personnel at NAS
Jacksonville, NS Mayport and
NSB Kings Bay help coordinate
the program.
For more information on
Sailors Aweigh, please visit
Fall Home & Patio Show
tickets are available. Active
Duty Military and Reservists are
invited to stop by the Mayport
USO or the NAS JAX USO to
pick up two free tickets to the
Fall Home & Patio Show.
The Country of Club of
Orange Park, with the Greater
Jacksonville Area USO, will
present the inaugural USO
Cadillac Invitational on Oct.
15. This golf tournament, pre-
sented by Nimnicht Cadillac, is
a regional qualifier for the
Cadillac Invitational National
tournament to be held in mid-
January at TPC Sawgrass. The
funds raised from this event
will benefit the 117,000 military
men and women and their fam-
ilies in the Northeast Florida,
Southeast Georgia area through
programs and services offered
by the USO.
All funds raised in the inaugu-
ral tournament will benefit the
local North Florida/Southeast
Georgia USO.
There are many opportuni-
ties to play, sponsor, volunteer
or participate in this spectacu-
lar event. Let's show our troops
and their families our support
for their dedication to protect
our families and homeland.
For more information on par-
ticipating please contact Charles
Raulerson at 458-1001 or
Rhonda Ferguson at 234-3434.
Look for more information at
the Country Club of Orange
Park website, www.ccofop.com,
at your local Nimnicht Cadillac
dealership or at the USO web-

THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, September 20, 2007 13

MWR Happenings

additional items. 270-5145 .,
Sept. 28: Outdoor Movie,
Fantastic Four Rise of the
Silver Surfer, Rated PG. Free
outdoor movie starts at approxi-
mately 8:45 p.m. at Sea Otter lair
Pavilion. Bring lawn chairs ,..i
blankets and bug spray.
Sept. 29: World Wide Day
of Play. 1-5 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center. Free races,
relays and outdoor play for all
ages. Gatorade provided. 270- !3
5680/5421 -,:
Sept. 29: Club Teen. 8-11
p.m. at the Youth Activities J
Center for ages 13-17 and
age 18 if currently in High.-
School. Admission is $2. 270-
5680/5421A .

Sept. 27: Tough Guy
Competition. Watch the tough-
est of tough tonight in the finale
of Thursday's Tough Guy com-
petition. Challenge will start at
6 p.m. and prizes will be award-
ed to first and second places.
Sept. 28: Dollar Dining
Options. Are you low on cash?
Save your money and satisfy
your hunger at Planet Mayport
today. Check out all the dining
options for only $1. Event will
start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

site, www.uso.org/jax.
Tickets to Adventure Landing,
on Beach Boulevard, are now
available at the USO! Tickets
to the Waterpark are $19 and
tickets to the Waterpark PLUS
five "dry" attractions are $31.
Volunteers are needed at
the USO Welcome Center
- Jacksonville International
Airport to welcome service
members and their families,
coordinate transportation to
local bases, and other assis-
tance as required. Volunteers
receive free parking during their
shift. Contact Lynne, Volunteer
Coordinator at 904-305-4467
or lynne usojax.com for more
USO sells discounted tick-
ets to AMC Movie Theatres,
Disney World, Sea World,
Busch Gardens, Wet N' Wild,
Universal Studios, Islands
of Adventure, and Adventure
There is a computer resource
center available to all service
members with email, Internet
and word processing. Fax, copy
and free notary service is also
Watch TV or a movie from
the video library. Service mem-
bers can also enjoy video games
or use the sports equipment.
There is a full kitchen, show-
ers, a quiet reading room and a
meeting room available at the
USO. The USO is available for
meetings, support groups, recep-
tions, parties and pre-deploy-
ment briefs. A TV, VCR and
overhead projector are available
for use.
For more information about
activities or meeting avail-
abilities, call 246-3481 or stop
by the center at 2560 Mayport
Road. USO is open from 9 a.m.-
9 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9
a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday.

-Photo by Stephanie Edwards
Children from the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK-2) class at the Child Development Center com-
memorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001, by creating American flags. Teachers for VPK-2 are Rochelle
Martin and Selinda Bradley.

CPO Selectees Hit Beach

-Photo submitted
CPO Selectees from Naval Station Mayport and its tenant commands, along with their CPO
mentors, participated in the Carrabba's Italian Grill 5-mile beach run on Saturday. The Sailors
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-Photo courtesy of USS Halyburton
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aboard USS Halyburton. USS Halyburton is homeported in Mayport, Fla., along with its embarked SH-
60B Helicopter Detachment 10 from HSL-44, is deployed under the operational control of US. Naval
Forces Southern Command as part of a Joint/Inter-Agency Task force conducting counter-narcotics
traficking operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. Also on board is a US. Coast Guard Law
Enforcement Detachment 402.

-Photo courtesy of USS Halyburton
USS Halyburton (FFG 40) conducts underway replenishment with USNS Saturn. Halyburton, home-
ported in Mayport, Fla., along with its embarked SH-60B Helicopter Detachment 10 from HSL-44, is
deployed under the operational control of US. Naval Forces Southern Command.

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Reaching Out

The following are just a sam-
ple of volunteer opportunities
available through NS Mayport
and Volunteer Jacksonville. For
more information, call Dianne
Parker at 542-5380 or you can
immediately sign-up online for
opportunities using www.volun-
teer gatewayjacksonville.org.
St. Johns County Habitat
For Humanity Needs
Habitat for Humanity is
in need for volunteers every
Friday and Saturday to help
build homes in St. Augustine.
No skill is necessary. Must be
16 or older. They are starting
a new home every month and
need help on the construction
site. Please call 826-3252 ext.
2006 to sign up.

patrons and conducting a raffle
at halftime. The following is our
schedule for this season: Sept.
22 Michigan State @ Notre
Dame 3:30 p.m. The Landing
Hooters; Oct. 6 Florida @ LSU
TBD San Jose Hooters; Oct. 11
Florida State @ Wake Forest
7:30 p.m. Southside Hooters;
Oct 20 Miami @ Florida State
TBD Orange Park. If you are
interested in volunteering with
this event, please contact Sonja
at sonja @usojax.com.

Lea's Place
Lea's Place is a volunteer
program, on-call 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week to help the
Department of Children and
Families take care of children
who have been removed from
abusive or neglectful situa-

table organization to help fami-
lies spay and neuter their pets
with free and low-cost spay/
neuter programs. Since 2003
FCNMHP has assisted with over
20,000 spay and neuter surger-
ies. For more information about
participation in Dogtoberfest,
contact Janet Wesley, 904-338-
9039, janetwesley@fcnmhp.

NS Mayport Retired
Activities Office
Naval Station Mayport is
currently searching for com-
mitted volunteers to serve the
local retiree community in the
Retired Activities Office (RAO)
located in the Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC). RAO
volunteers maintain the vital
link between the retiree, local

Volunteers Needed For tions or who have been aban- military communities and other
Gator Bowl Patch Parties! doned. Volunteers assist Child government and non-govern-
The Gator Bowl Association Protective Investigators with ment agencies. Anyone inter-
is looking for volunteers at feeding, bathing and playing ested should contact the FFSC
Gator Bowl Patch Parties! Each with the children. They may for an application or to get more
Patch Party will take place dur- also assist in the clothes clos- information about the duties and
ing a selected football game at et, providing the children with responsibilities of the RAO vol-
a local Hooters each Saturday clean clothing. 360-7091. unteers. Call the FFSC at ("',14)
during the NCAA football regu- 270-6600 Ext. 110.
lar season. The FSU @ Wake Dogtoberfest
game will be the only excep- First Coast No More I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
tion and will be a Thursday Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) is the Homeless
night party. We will need two or asking for volunteers, sponsors, Volunteering at the I.M.
three volunteers for each game. and vendors for Dogtoberfest, Sulzbacher Center for the
Volunteers will receive one free its annual fundraising dog walk Homeless The I.M. Sulzbacher
ticket to the Gator Bowl game and dog costume contest. The Center for the Homeless serves
and the opportunity to buy a event is scheduled for Oct. 13 at more than 1,000 well-balanced.
second ticket for $15. They will Dog Wood Park. Nearly 1,000 nutritious and delicious meals
also receive a T-shirt to wear animal companions partici- per day, every day of the year.
during the Patch Party and free pated last year and many more These meals are prepared and
food and soft drinks during the are expected in 2007. Proceeds served with the help of more
game. Responsibilities include from the event will further the than 100 civic, religious and
selling patches to Hooters mission of the 501 (c)(3) chari- business organizations from

Pack A Healthy Lunchbox

By Kay Blakley or dishwasher-safe, hard- plas- let it stand a few minutes, there
DeCA Home Economist tic containers instead, but dis- empty and fill with piping hol
With the budding Einsteins card these, too, when they show food. Keep the container tightly
at your house settling into their signs of wear such as scratches closed until mealtime.
daily school routine, take a few or cracks. Other handy tips and tricks:
minutes to refresh yourself on Keep hot foods hot and Rely often on sturdy, healthy
the rules of keeping food safe, cold foods cold: Temperatures foods that require no refrigera-
especially as they apply to bag between 40 and 140 degrees tion. These include whole fruits
lunches, are referred to as the "Danger hi ole
Start by keeping it clean: This Zone" for perishable foods. and vegetables like, apples,
applies to the countertop where Harmful bacteria can multiply oranges, red and green grapes,
the lunch items are prepared, rapidly within this temperature cherry or grape tomatoes, baby
as well as to the hands that do range, so take precautionary carrots and sugar snap peas.
the preparation. Wash both well steps to avoid it. Prepare cooked Canned meats and fish, as well
with hot soapy water, and dry foods far enough in advance as small cans of baked beans
completely before prepara- to allow for thorough chilling or spaghetti, are all appropri-
tion begins. Use clean cutting in the refrigerator before pack- ate lunch box fare, and all keep
boards, dishes and utensils, and ing in the lunchbox. Meat and well at room temperature. So
keep family pets away from cheese sandwiches can be fro- do hard cheeses, breads (try to
kitchen counters. We love them zen overnight to keep them cold make it whole grain now and
dearly, but pets can carry some until lunchtime, but not those then), crackers, peanut butter.
nasty germs on their feet and containing mayonnaise, lettuce, jelly, mustard and pickles.
fur that you don't want included or tomato. Pack these items
in your bag lunch menu! separately and add them to the Try to pack just the righi
Encourage kids to wash sandwich at mealtime, amount of perishable food thai
their hands before eating their Insulated, soft-sided lunch will be eaten at lunch. That way
bagged lunch at school, but be boxes or bags do the best job of you avoid any problems with
aware those words may fall on keeping foods cold, but metal or throwing out what seem to be
deaf ears. Make it easy for them plastic lunch boxes and paper perfectly good leftovers. Kids
by slipping an individually bags can also be used. Paper eat different amounts of food
wrapped hand-sanitizing wipe bags will insulate better if you according to their growth pat-
into the top of the bag. create layers by double bagging. terns for smaller appetites
Don't cross-contaminate: At Whatever your choice, use make smaller portions and vice
lunchtime, discard any leftover an ice source like a frozen gel versa.
food, and all used food packag- pack, frozen juice box, even a Remember, the food safety
ing including plastic sandwich frozen bottle of water (leave at factor for bag lunches begins at
bags, aluminum foil and paper least an inch of expansion room home and remember, the place
bags. While it might seem fru- in the bottle before freezing). find healthy food at health
gal to reuse them, it's actually Pack your bag or box with the
one of those pciiy -" ise and ice source on top remember, savings is your very own com-
pound-foolish" ideas. Even tiny warm air rises and cold air falls. missary.
specks of leftover food from the Use an insulated thermos I wish you a school year's
first use can contaminate and to keep lunch box items like worth of safe and healthy lunch
cause foodborne illness the sec- soup, chili and stew hot. Fill box lunches, and I'll see you at
ond time around. Use washable the thermos with boiling water, the commissary!

Fruit Is Good For Body, Skin

By Maj. Karen Fauber
DeCA Dietitian
Many of us want to lose or
maintain weight, be healthy and
have a glowing skin. Eating
more fruits and vegetables can
help you do all that and more.
And what better time to stock
up than now, during "Fruits &
Veggies-More Matters" Month.
Whether you choose fresh, fro-
zen, canned or dried fruits and
vegetables, you can find them
all at your commissary. Just
remember, dried fruits have
more calories in small amounts,
so you'll want to eat smaller
portions of them.
How to have that healthy
glow on your face
Oranges, berries, peppers,
tomatoes, melons and broc-
coli are all high in vitamin C,
which is so important in help-
ing you get that vibrant, healthy
glow while building healthy tis-
sue and skin. Carrots, broccoli,
spinach and kale are high in
vitamin A, another beauty nutri-
ent that your skin and eyes just
love. Try eating some of these
every day for healthy skin.
Want to lose weight
and keep it off?
To lose weight, you have to
eat fewer calories than what

your body uses to maintain your
current weight. A daily diet that
includes more fruits and vegeta-
bles, which are high in nutrients
and low in calories, can help
you lose weight and keep it off.
Energy density is the relation-
ship of calories to the weight of
food. Some fruits and vegeta-
bles that are very low in energy
density are tomatoes, canta-
loupe, strawberries and brocco-
li. Research has shown that eat-
ing foods that are low in energy
density helps people feel full
and, as a result, they consume
fewer calories. The water and
fiber in fruits and vegetables
contribute to feeling full longer,
which can also keep you from
eating more calories, leading to
weight loss.
To help lose weight and have
that glowing face:
Add extra carrots, broccoli,
celery or other vegetables to
soups and sauces
Add sliced tomatoes,
cucumbers and lettuce while
decreasing the amount of high-
fat cheese or meat on sandwich-
Choose whole fruit, which
fills you up and is lower in calo-
ries than juice
Choose fruit that is canned

in fruit juice
Eat more servings of veg-
etables as they are typically
lower in calories per serving
than fruits
See you this month in the
produce section at your com-
missary! For more information
on nutrition, visit the DeCA
Dietitian on the DeCA Web site
at http://commissaries.com. Post
your questions on the DeCA
"Dietitian Forum" and be sure
to look for other useful informa-
tion in The "Dietitian's Voice"
About DeCA: The Defense
Commissary Agency operates
a worldwide chain of com-
missaries providing groceries
to military personnel, retirees
and their families in a safe and
secure shopping environment.
Authorized patrons purchase
items at cost plus a 5-percent
surcharge, which covers the
costs of building new commis-
saries and modernizing existing
ones. Shoppers save an average
of more than 30 percent on their
purchases compared to com-
mercial prices savings worth
about $3,000 annually for a
family of four.

the Jacksonville community.
Annually, these Volunteer Meal
Groups provide over one hun-
dred thousand dollars in sup-
port and more than 13,000
hours of volunteer time. Serving
meals at the Center is a fun and
feel-good way to give back to
the community. For informa-
tion about volunteering at the
I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless call 904.394.1356.
Also, see www.imshomeless-
center. org/volunteers.html.

Dignity U Wear
Volunteers are needed to help
process clothing in order to
fulfill the needs of our clients.
Volunteers are needed Monday
thru Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and
9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. They
also can help raise awareness
of our mission, introducing us
and our cause to their friends.
Contact a Michelle Charron at
('""4) 636-9455 for information
on volunteering.

Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society
(CHS) has been providing
services to children and their
families since 1902. Started in
Jacksonville, CHS is a state-
wide non-profit agency provid-
ing services such as foster care,
adoption, child abuse preven-
tion, group shelters, and mentor-
ing. CHS's MODEL (Mentors
Opening Doors Enriching
Lives) Program matches vol-
unteers with children ages 4-
18 who have a parent incarcer-
ated in prison. We are seeking
volunteers that will commit

to a minimum of one hour per
week for one year with a child.
Volunteers need to be at least 21
years old and complete an inter-
view and background screening.
We provide training and ongo-
ing support for all volunteers.
Volunteers build a friendship
with a child while engaging in
community activities such as
going to the library, beach, park,
or playing sports. For anyone
interested in additional infor-
mation or becoming a mentor,
please contact Christine Small
at 904-493-7747.

Cultural CenterAt Ponte
Vedra Beach
Cultural Center At Ponte
Vedra Beach is looking for
volunteers to help mentor chil-
dren in an after school arts pro-
gram at Mayport Elementary
school. If you are interested in
this opportunity, please contact
Mary Marx, Executive Director
of the Cultural Center of Ponte
Vedra Beach at 904-280-0117.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters
will be providing an in-school
mentoring program at Mayport
Elementary School. If you are
interested in this opportunity,
please visit our website for
more information: www.usojax.

USO Welcome Center
Volunteers are needed to
welcome service members and
their families, coordinate trans-
portation to local bases, and

other assistance as required
at the USO Welcome Center
~ Jacksonville International
Airport. Volunteers receive
free parking during their shift.
Contact Lynne, Volunteer
Coordinator at 904-305-4467
or lynne @usojax.com for more

Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society Needs You
The Navy Marine Corp Relief
Society is in need of Volunteers
to give a couple of hours of
their time each week to help
others in need. The mission of
the Navy-Marine Corp Relief
Society is to provide emergency
financial help and educational
assistance to members of the
Naval Services active, retired,
and family members when
in need: to assist them achieve
financial self-sufficiency and
to find solutions to emergent
requirements. Navy-Marine
Corp Relief Society firmly
believes in personal financial
responsibility. By helping the
service member and family
through difficult times and by
assisting them to develop their
own problem solving capabili-
ties, they will achieve financial
stability, increase self-worth
and reduce the need for future
financial assistance. Without
their volunteers, the Society
could not meet the needs of so
many. If you are interested in
volunteering and would like
more information, contact Bill
Kennedy at 270-5418, 9 a.m.-
3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.


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