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Roughead Is Navy's Top Admiral

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Catholic Mass
Times Change
Effective immediately,
Catholic Mass will be held
at Naval Station Chapel
every Wednesday and Friday
at 11:30 a.m. with confes-
sions before and after Mass,
Sunday Mass will be held at
9 a.m., also with confessions
before and after Mass.

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 El-
E6, $35 per person for E7-
03 and GS7 and below and
$45 per person for 04 and
above and GS8 and above.
Tickets can be purchased at
ITT Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5
p.m. 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. For more informa-
tion or reservations, please
check the NOSA website:
mayport or call Evelyn Flint
at 641-2823.

Mayport Clinic
Closes For CoC
The Naval Branch Health
Clinic Mayport will hold a
Change of Charge on Oct.
17 at 1 p.m. The clinic will
close at noon and resume
normal business hours on
Oct. 18. For emergencies,
call 911 or visit your near-
est hospital emergency room.
As always, remember to call
542-4677 ext. 3 to authorize
the visit. Naval Hospital
Jacksonville's Emergency
is always open can always be
contacted at 542-7340/41.

From ( .of Naval Operations Public

In an informal ceremony Sept.
29 presided over by Secretary of
the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C.
Winter, Adm. Gary Roughead
relieved Adm. Mike Mullen as
Chief of Naval Operations.
The change of office, com-
ing on the heels of Roughead's
Senate confirmation Sept. 28,
was done without formality to
allow Mullen to relieve Gen.
Peter Pace as Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff Oct. 1.
Winter awarded Mullen the
Distinguished Service Medal,
and praised his leadership.
"Thank you for your great
leadership and for your great
support and the teamwork you
have shown during your tour,"
said Winter. "We will certainly
miss you."
Roughead who becomes the
29th Chief of Naval Operations
- echoed the Secretary's senti-
ments, saying he felt "fortunate
to take over a great Navy."
"As I've said on many occa-
sions, it's never been better.
And that's a tribute to the lead-
ership of Mike Mullen his

-Photo by MClChad J. McNeeley
Adm. Gary Roughead, center, reports to Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Donald C.
Winter, as the 29th Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) during an informal change of office ceremony
held at the Pentagon, Sept. 29, 2007. Roughead relieved Adm. Mike Mullen, left, who will become
the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff at a change-of-command ceremony scheduled for Oct. 1, 2007.
Mullen is relieving the retiring Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace.

You Call, We Haul

-Photo by MC3 Bonnie Williams
Quartermaster 2nd Class Megan Elledge touches up a spot on a new mural at Harbor Ops. The
mural is on the wall in the second floor corridor of Harbor Ops and depicts the department's logo,
"You Call, We Haul." Elledge is currently working on her Bachelors ofArts degree.

vision, his discipline, his drive
to do the right thing all the time
for the Navy, and alongside [his
wife] Deborah, who I believe
is the strongest advocate of our
Navy families."
Roughead has ties to Naval
Station Mayport. He served as
commissioning Chief Engineer
of USS O'Bannon and execu-
tive officer of USS Spruance,
both stationed at Mayport until
their decommissioning in 2005.
Secretary Winter award-
ed Deborah Mullen the Navy
Distinguished Public Service
Award for her efforts to support
Navy families over the last 37
"Remember," he told her, "in
our hearts you will always be
part of the Navy family. Thank
you very much for all you've
done in support of our fami-
lies around the world. I could
not imagine a finer service you
could have provided our Navy."
Mullen ends his tour as
CNO after nearly two-and-a-
half years. During that time, he
focused on three priorities: sus-
See Roughead, Page 6

Military Lending

Act Takes Effect

The new Military Lending Act
took effect on Oct. 1, barring
predatory lenders from gouging
military families with payday
loans that trap borrowers in debt
and typically carry 400 percent
annual interest rates.
The new law caps interest at
36 percent for certain payday,
auto title, and refund anticipa-
tion loans made to military fam-
Lawmakers passed the
Military Lending Act after the
Pentagon reported that predato-
ry practices weaken the military,
and that debt issues threaten the
security clearances of military
In a report to Congress in
August 2006, the Pentagon
said: "Predatory lending under-
mines military readiness, harms
the morale of troops and their
families, and adds to the cost
of fielding an all-volunteer
fighting force." A conservative
Pentagon estimate based on
payday industry data put the use
of payday loans at 17 percent
among military personnel.
At a Senate Banking
Committee hearing last year,
Admiral Charles Abbot, presi-
dent of the Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society, called payday

lending, "the most serious sin-
gle financial problem that we
have encountered in [a] hundred
"The 36 percent cap will slow
the predatory lenders down,"
said Jean Ann Fox, direc-
tor of consumer protection for
the Consumer Federation of
America (CFA). "And the law
says they can't hold onto the
service member's personal
check or have electronic access
to their bank account as collat-
eral for this type of loan. The
threat of the lender depositing
the borrower's check, which
would often not clear the bank,
has been a key way to trap bor-
rowers in loans that they end up
paying back many times over in
The law will not cover all
high-cost products predatory
lenders have designed some
loans to get around restrictions
in states. For example, payday
lenders in Illinois restructured
350 percent interest loans as
121-day installment loans to get
around the 120-day minimum
loan term established in that
state. Military would not be pro-
tected from this product under
the new rules, which apply to
only loans of 91 days or less.

Task Force Life/Work

Visits Southeast

By MC3 Bonnie Williams
Mayport Public. t-
and MC2 Daniel Gay
Fleet Public, Center
Detachment Southeast
The Task Force Life/Work
(TFLW) Roadshow visited
Naval Station Mayport Sept.
27 to host an event during its
visit to Navy Region Southeast
from Sept. 26 through Sept. 28.
The day consisted of an 8:00
a.m. event for officers and com-
mand master chiefs, with a dis-
cussion session for junior offi-
cers, followed by an all hands
event. These events provided
an opportunity for everyone
to hear directly from the Task
Force about current and future
initiatives in the Navy and to
provide direct feedback. The
goal of the Task Force is to
extract the thoughts, opinions,
and insights of those who are

and those who will be the lead-
ers of the 21st century Navy and
to apply those opinions to create
new and better Navy policies.
"The crucial element is the
feedback, not just our feedback,
but what happens with that
feedback," said Lt. Cmdr. Gregg
Gillette, a NAS Jacksonville
staff chaplain and an audience
member at the TFLW Roadshow
in Jacksonville. "One of the
most crucial points is that this
goes somewhere, people want
to know that their input went
someplace and one of the great
things they shared at the begin-
ning of the Roadshow here is
already feedback from the
San Diego Roadshow is being
During the TFLW Roadshow
audience members were given
the opportunity to hear about
Task Force Initiatives that

are already being implement-
ed, as well as being able to
hear what other Sailors think
would improve quality of life
in today's Navy. Participants
were also given the chance to
voice their own ideas and con-
cerns during the show. Sailors
are encouraged to think outside
of the box and offer up ideas
that they think would make the
Navy more acceptable as a long
term career choice.
"For every two Sailors who
retire, only one Sailor enlists,"
said Capt. Ken Barrett, opera-
tional director for TFLW, "It is
imperative we create a better
life/work balance in the Navy
for today's Sailors. We want to
hold true to our beliefs in the
Navy while changing to make
the Navy relevant to the new
See TFLW, Page 6

-Photo by MC2 Leah Stiles
Misti Burmeister, CEO of lnspirion Inc. and speaker for the Navy's Task Force Life Work (TFLW)
Roadshow, responds to a question from a Sailor at the Roadshow's presentation aboard Naval Station
Mayport. During the TFLW Roadshow Sailors were asked for their input on how to make the Navy
better for a new generation.

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2 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 4, 2007

CNO Mullen Thanks Navy Family For Service

From Adm. Mike Mullen
( 'ofNaval Operations
Hello everyone. I wanted to
simply say thanks. Thanks to
all our great Sailors and to your
You are the best I've ever
seen in my four decades of ser-
vice, and we simply wouldn't
be the Navy we are today with-
out you.
I've been asked by several
people over the last couple of
weeks what it is I will miss
most about this job and about
the Navy. I tell them pretty sim-
ply, it's the people. It's all of
It's people like Hospital
Corpsman 2nd Class Morgan B.
I met Bradley back in January
of 2006, when I was on a tour
of the Haditha Dam in northern
While serving with the
Mobile Assault Company, 3rd
Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment
in the fight for Fallujah in
November 2004, Bradley had
repeatedly braved enemy fire to
care for his wounded Marines.
At one point in the firefight,
he sprinted more than 50 yards
out in the open, fully exposed to
reach two Marines wounded by

Adm. Mike Mullen
snipers. He pulled them to safe-
ty behind a covered position and
calmly treated their wounds.
It happened in an instant.
But everyone who witnessed it
agreed it was an act of incred-
ible courage not uncom-
mon for the young man from
Sacramento. Bradley himself
was a little less sure about all
"I was just doing my job,"
was all he would say.
Just doing my job.
If I've heard that once,
I've heard it a thousand times
since becoming CNO. And, it
hasn't just come from Sailors

like Bradley, though I've cer-
tainly pinned many medals on
the chests of deserving hospital
It came from Seabees as they
worked to dig out Gulfport,
Miss., in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina. Most of their own
homes had been obliterated,
their own families evacuated,
and yet they rolled up their
sleeves, picked up their ham-
mers and helped put that town
back together. It was just like
something out of a John Wayne
I heard it from a group of
ombudsmen there as well.
Many of them had lost abso-
lutely everything. They were
hurting, barely getting by, and
yet there they were at the Fleet
and Family Support Center
looking for ways to help other
Navy families. And, in so many
ways families have made a dif-
ference in these last couple of
years. The support of our fami-
lies has been at the highest level
I've ever seen it. I and my wife
Deborah are incredibly appre-
ciative of that support.
I've heard it from Sailors and
Marines stationed far away from
home in Japan, Korea, Guam,
who know their presence in that

vital region helps preserve the
"Just doing my job" is what
the Navy security personnel
who assist the Iraqis guarding
the oil platforms in the Persian
Gulf told me.
I heard it from explosive ord-
nance technicians working hard
to find and disarm those IEDs,
which are killing our other men
and women in uniform.
From the men and women
of Combined Joint Task Force
Horn of Africa, who know
that setting the conditions for
security there is vital to elimi-
nating the threat of terrorism.
And, from some of our finest
young naval officers command-
ing Provincial Reconstruction
Teams in Afghanistan.
They will all tell you they are
just doing their jobs.
Many of them, in the places
I just mentioned, are individual
augmentees. Some 50,000 or
so, over the last several of years
from the Navy -- individual
augmentees. Their families, and
supporting them, is a critical
mission for all of us, and they
have performed at an exception-
ally high level. Many of them
tell me that's the best year they
have ever had in their Navy

Doing incredible jobs, like
the doctors and nurses aboard
our hospital ships USNS Mercy
(T-AH 19) and USNS Comfort
(T-AH 20) or the crew of USS
Peleliu (LHA 5), which just
returned last week from a four-
month Pacific Partnership mis-
sion during which they helped
provide care to more than
31,000 people.
Speaking of doctors and
patients, I ran into a Navy doc-
tor by the name of Saleem Khan
during another trip to Iraq. Khan
is a reservist. He was 59 years
old at the time, with 18 years in
the Navy.
Raised in Pakistan, he can
read Arabic and speak Persian.
He was on his fifth tour in Iraq.
On the day I visited him he
was trying to save the life of an
insurgent who only an hour or
so before had been trying to kill
our Marines. Khan said it was
his job to save that life, and he
was proud to do it.
A reporter who was travel-
ing with us asked him why he
joined the Navy at age 40.
He said, and I quote: "I never
wanted anybody to look at me
and say, 'Hey, you came over
here and made a lot of money

and you didn't pay your dues.
My kids were born in the United
States. I want them to know
their father paid his dues."
He was, he believed, just
doing his job.
I'm convinced it's more than
modesty, though it certainly
reflects a good deal of that. It's
a quiet, resolute pride that all of
you harbor deep within, pride
in doing what this nation has
called you to do pride in ser-
vice and duty and honor.
For my part, I want you to
know how proud I am, incred-
ibly proud, to have had the
opportunity to serve with you
these past two years and to
watch you at work, just doing
your jobs active, reserve,
It's been inspiring to me and
to my wife, Deborah.
My tour as your CNO may
be getting cut a little short, but
my gratitude for all that you and
your families do, every day, will
endure the rest of my life.
Thank you for doing your
jobs so well. Thank you for
your service. And God bless.

Fleet Talk

Rick West
Atlantic Fleet Master ( r
The Navy's credo is "Mission
First, Sailors Always." Many
see this as a careful balance
between the needs of the service
with the needs of the Sailors.
Others interpret it as taking care
of our people ensures the suc-
cess of the Navy mission.
I subscribe to the philoso-
phy that leaders (at all levels)
will ensure mission success by
leading and communicating
with their people. Few organi-
zations demand as much from
its employees' families than
the military. We work demand-
ing hours, move and travel
constantly, and endure separa-
tions reaching or exceeding 12
months at a time. Not always an
ideal lifestyle.
But service-over-self is never
an easy lifestyle. It explains why
the families who accept this life
are such honorable people.
Families take it in stride.
They understand sacrifice and
why it must be done. They
endure the long, lonely nights
during deployments, and they
accept the missed family special
events because they know how
important the job is.
This is why I say the fami-
lies are the heart of our Navy.
Without their support, our
Sailors can't effectively do their

So what do we do to support
those who support us? Are you
familiar with everything the
Navy has set up to give back to
the families who give so much
to the Navy?
If you're not, let me give you
a short primer to Navy family
support. All Navy leaders need
to be well versed in where to go
to obtain assistance and required
First and foremost, we have
the Navy Fleet and Family
Support Centers. Around each
fleet concentration area, FFSC
is chock-full of programs, class-
es, and counselors whose sole
purpose in life is to help make
things easier for Sailors and
their families.
They help us make the move
from the military to civilian life
with transition assistance, or the
move from one duty station to
the next with relocation assis-
tance. Money issues are always
a challenge, so the personal
finance programs can either
help families deal with money
management for debt reduction,
budgeting and financial plan-
Case in point did you know
financial issues are the number
one reason our Sailors lose their
security clearance, and most of
the time, lose the ability to do
their jobs? It's a sad, prevent-

CREDO Corner
By Cmdr. of success such as a promotion
Jon C. Fredrickson or a pay raise.
Director, Spiritual Fitness Southeast I can't begin to tell you the
Practice makes perfect. When number of people who simply
it comes to playing the piano do not believe what I'm about
or making mountains out of to write here: There is nothing
molehills, if we practice it long outside of ourselves that deter-
enough, we get good at it. Our mines who we really are. We
habits of the heart are proficien- are not what we do, who we
cies born of repetitive attitude are with, or what we have. The
and action. Habits may be con- vast majority of our habits are
scious or unconscious, healthy built off of one or more of those
or unhealthy, attractive or repul- three things.
sive, important or trivial. Who There is a wonderful freedom
we are comprises the habits that that comes when someone is
we exercise in our daily life. finally introduced to themselves
Our habits also form our apart from what unions out-
future. Just as a train is directed sideapart from what functions out-emselves- -especially
,. ,. side of themselves--especially
by the rails it rolls on, our lives when the discovery comes with
are directed by the routines we the realization that who we are
play out everyday. Unless we apart from our "stuff' is special
build new rails, or habits, our apart from our "stuff' is special
build new rails, or habits, our in and of itself.
lives will continue to move in d o r
toward the same old places on We need to be aware of what
the same old rails. How could it our habits are. Every confronta-
be any other way? tion with an unfriendly habit is
Lifestyle patterns are power- a singular victory. Every time
ful, mostly because they are too we lay a new foot of track in
deep to be visible, but they're a different direction, we affect
there and operating all of the the quality of our future. Every
time. They are buried deep time counts.
because we consistently cover CREDO exists in part to offer
them over with "stuff." How Personal Growth Retreats which
we spend money is covered teach people how to discover
over with the outward need to who they really are. We have
have certain things to make us openings for retreat participants
feel important. Our success or on the following upcoming
failure at working out signifi- dates: Nov. 1-4, Dec. 11-14,
cant relationships in our lives is and Feb. 7-10. Give us a call at
covered over with the outward 270-6958 and sign up. It is free
need to feel attractive and spe- and open to any active duty,
cial. Our job satisfaction is cov- their family member, or DoD
ered over with outward symbols employee.

able reality.
Few families can experience
a challenge the trained profes-
sionals at FFSC cannot assist
them with, so please take advan-
tage of their services. You can
check out everything FFSC has
to offer by visiting their website
at http://www.ffsp.navy.mil/.
The Navy has embraced a
culture of fitness and I hope
that you, your Sailors, and your
family members, have also
embraced that culture of fitness.
A recent initiative is working to
promote Navy Regional Fitness
Centers have designed family
friendly zones for parents want-
ing to work out while watching
their children. A family fitness
room, situated inside the fitness
center, offers a convenience to
patrons, so parents can have the
opportunity to receive a qual-
ity workout, while keeping an
eye on their child. Among the
installations currently offer-
ing Youth and Family Fitness
Programs are:
NAS Oceana
SUBASE Kings Bay
NAS Jacksonville
CFAY Yokosuka
CFA Sasebo
NAS Whidbey Island
NAVSTA Mayport
NAVSTA San Diego
NB Ventura County
NAS Sigonella

Volunteer speakers are needed
at all levels, from senior officers
to junior enlisted, active duty
and reserve, and from all career
fields. Public speaking experi-
ence and/or training is great, but
not a requirement. Volunteers
should be within weight stan-
dards and present a professional
military image.

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...7 p.m.
Catholic Mass................ 11:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass............ 11:30 a.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.

NB Kitsap- West
NAVSTA Annapolis
NAVSTA Pearl Harbor
And the target is for all Navy
Installations to have dedicated
space and programs for Family
Fitness by end of FY08.
Another group of incred-
ibly valuable and unique mem-
bers of our Navy Family are
our Navy Ombudsmen. Navy
Ombudsmen provide a wealth
of information, knowledge and
experience whose main mis-
sion is providing a direct link
between the commanding offi-
cer and the families of the com-
If you don't know who your
command's Ombudsman is, then
that's a problem. Ombudsmen
are typically very visible, eas-
ily accessible, and have the
CO's ear to provide informa-
tion flow both ways. Here's the
job description straight from the
"... a command operated
program intended to improve
communication between the
command and a Sailor's fam-
ily members. Most important-
ly, it keeps members informed
about command policy and the
command aware of family con-
cerns. A major function of the
Ombudsman is providing infor-
mation and referral services to
the families ..."

So my advice to you is sim-
ple, get in contact with your
Ombudsman, get on the com-
mand phone tree, and update
your address for the command
family gram/newsletter. Ensure
you and your family members
are in the loop so you know
what's going on, your voice can
be heard, and you can get help
when needed.
More information regarding
the Navy Ombudsman program
is available at www.ffsp.navy.
mil/ffsp/ombudsman 1/index.
I understand that some prob-
lems or issues do not have cut
and dry solutions. Some can be
painful and personal. And while
I encourage getting informa-
tion, I strongly urge you to seek
out the help and assistance the
Navy offers when you need it.
By being proactive with your
issues you are more in control.
If you become reactive, then it's
more difficult to recover. Here
are few helpful links to assist
Deployment Readiness -
Exceptional Family Member
Program -http://www.npc.
ExceptionalF amilyMember/
Sexual Assault Victim http://
www.ffsp.navy.mil/,..' i imil'

Needed To Tell

The Speakers Bureau program
is designed to tell the "Navy
story" in the Jacksonville com-
munity. Speaking engagements
vary, which is why a variety of
volunteers is needed. Here are
some examples:
*Rotary Club: a squadron CO
or XO to talk about the state of
P-3 aviation today
*School: For a career day,

might have two or thi
talk about your job in
Talk about experien
leaving high school.
joined the Navy, life
what do each of you
mean, etc... Or, for
technology day, maybe
IT/ST/CT come out ai
a culinary class, a CS1
*Veterans group: M

Repatriation and Contingency
Planning http://www.ffsp.navy.
Military One Source http://
skins/MO S/home. aspx
For families with Sailors in
the Individual Augmentee pro-
gram, you find a lot of useful
information at the BUPERS
website (www.npc.navy.mil)
or Navy Knowledge Online
Remember every Sailor is a
potential Individual Augmentee
(IA), so they along with their
families need to be ready to
And finally there's the 1-
866-U-ASK-NPC phone num-
ber to the Naval Personnel
Command's Customer Service
Center that's manned 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
I would like to close this
week by expressing my deep-
est thanks to all Navy families
supporting Sailors day in and
day out.
I know firsthand that we can-
not do the jobs we do without
your support, and I want you to
know how deeply appreciated it
is. And to my fellow Warriors,
take the first chance you get to
tell your families "thanks," and
more importantly keep them

'Navy Story'
ree Sailors a chief to talk about the chal-
the Navy. lenges (and rewards) of manag-
ices since ing Sailors today. Talk about our
Why you contributions in Iraq. Speakers
on a ship, are usually matched with speak-
ir ribbons ing engagements in the area of
a science/ your base.
be have an For more information?
nd talk. To Contact Suzanne Speight at
1.... 542-4032 or suzanne.speight@
light want navy.mil.


Naval Station Mayport
C apt. C harles K ing ............................................................................................. C om m ending O officer
C m dr. M ike W atson............................ ............................................................... Executive O officer
CM DCM Deborah Davidson .......................................................................... Com m and M aster Chief
Naval Station Mayport Editorial Staff
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M C1 Sonja Cham bers ............................................................................ D deputy Public Affairs O officer
M C3 Bonnie W illiam s.......................................................................... Assistant Public Affairs O officer
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On Base
Friday, Oct. 5
The USS John L Hall fam-
ily readiness group will hold
its monthly meeting from
6:30-7:30 p.m. at the USO on
Mayport Road. For information
contact Tina at 372-9308.
Thursday, Oct. 11
The USS Camey 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-
portmopso@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
Tuesday, Nov. 6
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-
portmopso@yahoo.com or call

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Thursday, Nov. 8
The USS Carney family read-
iness group will meet at 6:45
p.m. at the USO on Mayport
Road. Childcare will be pro-
Tuesday, Nov. 13
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/
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
The Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 will hold their
monthly General Assembly
meeting on at 8 p.m. at the
Branch Home, 360 Mayport

Road, Atlantic Beach. All mem-
bers and prospective members
are invited to attend. The Fleet
Reserve Association is a world
wide veteran's organization that
represents nearly 165,000 active
duty and retired Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard mem-
bers. The FRA Branch 290 is
called the "active duty Branch"
because of the number of active
duty members. If you are a
member of any of the maritime
services or have served a mini-
mum of 180 days, stop by the
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, FL or call
246-6855. New members are
always welcome.
Friday, Oct. 5
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 is hosting "Steak
Night" dinners from 5-8 p.m.,
at the Branch Home at 390
Mayport Road. Carry out
orders are accepted. The public
is always invited to dinner.
Saturday, Oct. 6
The Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens will hold the next class
in its series of gardening class-

es, "Palms for the North Florida
Landscape" from 9:30-11 a.m.
at the Zoo's PepsiCo Education
Foundation Campus. The cost
is $15 per person for Zoo mem-
bers and $20 per person for
non-Zoo members. Pre-regis-
tration is required, and seating
is limited. For more informa-
tion or to pre-register, visit the
Zoo's Web site at www.j ackson-
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 banquet
will be held on Saturday eve-
ning and will be $32 per person.
See the department website for
a schedule and also for meal
Friday, Oct. 12
The Ladies Auxiliary Fleet
Reserve Association Unit 290
is hosting a "Cornish Hen" din-
ner from 5-8 p.m., at the Branch
Home at 390 Mayport Road.
Dinner price is $8. Carry out
orders are accepted. The pub-
lic is always invited to dinner.
After dinner, enjoy the music of
STEVE from 9 p.m.-I a.m.

Weekday hours for
the Oasis Galley are 6-
7:30 a.m. for breakfast,
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for
lunch, and 4:30-6 p.m.
for dinner. Weekend
and holiday hours are
8-9:30 a.m. for break-
fast, 11:30 a.m.-i p.m.
for brunch, and 4:30-
6 p.m. for dinner. The
Oasis Galley also offers
a speedline and hot
bars Monday through
Friday. The menu line
is 270-6857. For ser-
vice assistance, call the
Oasis Administration
Office at 270-5373.
Friday, Oct. 5
Cream Ground Turkey
French Toast
Potato Rounds
Corn Chowder

Chicken Wings
Grilled Burgers
Potato Chips
French Fries
Baked Beans
Green Beans
Squash and Carrots
Corn Chowder
Mustard Dill Fish
Beef and Broccoli
Boiled Pasta
Steamed Brown Rice
Seasoned Broccoli
Saturday, Oct. 6
Corned Beef Hash
French Toast
Hash Browns
Chicken Rice Soup
Corned Dogs
Onion Rings
Mixed Vegetables
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Chicken Rice Soup
Lemon Baked Fish
Roast Pork
Tossed Green Rice
Oven Browned
Simmered Cabbage
Steamed Carrots
Sunday, Oct. 7
Minced Beef
French Toast
Potato Rounds
Carrot Soup
Sloppy Joes
Onion Rings
Peas and Carrots
French Toast
Potato Rounds

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Beef Stew Tuesday, Oct. 9
BBQ Chicken Breakfast
Rice Pilaf Oatmeal
Boiled Pasta Bacon
Brussel Sprouts Corned Beef Hash
Cauliflower Pancakes
Monday, Oct. 8 French Toast
Breakfast Potato Rounds

Turkey Bacon
Sausage Patties
French Toast
Hash Browns
Minestrone Soup
Chicken Filets
French Fries
Sweet Peas
Sausage Patties
French Toast
Hash Browns
Minestrone Soup
Pepper Steak
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Rice
Wax Beans
Cream Corn

Navy Bean Soup
Chicken Fajitas
Spanish Rice
Steamed Rice
Refried Beans
Mexican Corn
Hot Dogs
Navy Bean Soup
Meat Loaf
Creole Fish
Mashed Potatoes
Steam Rice
Brussel Sprouts
Brown Gravy
Wednesday, Oct. 10

Turkey Sausage Links
French Toast
Hash Browns
Cream of Broccoli
Parmesan Fish
Spaghetti with Meat
Roasted Potatoes
Fried Cauliflower
Mixed Vegetables
French Fries
Baked Beans

Cream of Broccoli
Sweet and Sour
Beef Fritters
Steamed Rice
Oven Brown Potatoes
Peas with Mushrooms
Thursday, Oct. 11
Corned Beef Hash
French Toast

Potato Rounds
Clam Chowder
Grilled Steaks
Crab Legs
Mashed Potatoes
Rice Pilaf
Corn on the Cob
Clam Chowder
Cajun Roast Beef
Baked Fish
Steamed Rice
Paprika Potatoes
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From HSL-48
The Vipers of HSL-48 recent-
ly sent five officers, dubbed the
"Howler Monkeys" to Panama
to provide support as the air cell
for PANAMAX 2007.
The Vipers were embarked in
USS WASP (LHD-1) to provide
aviation planning and coordi-
nation of participating partner
nation air assets.
PANAMAX 07 was a mul-
tinational exercise in the
Caribbean and Pacific centering
on simulated maritime interdic-
tion operations and land threats
to the Panama Canal. The exer-
cise included ships and aircraft
from twenty-three participat-

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ing countries, as well as the
involvement of all branches of
the United States military, dem-
onstrating the capabilities of our
partner nations and their ability
to work together.
Upon arriving in Panama, the
Vipers quickly developed and
set into motion a battle rhythm
which was used to produce an
air schedule for all participants.
The air schedule included 17
helicopters and five fixed wing
aircraft from twenty-three
nations, utilizing twelve ships
and three shore bases. The
meticulous planning ensured the
safety of all aircrews throughout
the exercise. The mission task-

ing, which included maritime
interdiction operations, surface
contact investigation, coastal
patrol and defense, and board-
ing critical contacts of interest
utilizing Special Operations
Forces from two nations, was
ever changing and continually
Throughout the exercise, the
Vipers were able to maintain
flexibility and handle any situ-
ation that arose, from changing
air asset schedules to compen-
sating for unavailable aircraft
to arranging the delivery of
emergency repair items to sur-
face and air assets. The Vipers
planned and scheduled 156 sor-

ties totaling nearly 500 flight
The air tasking portion of
PANAMAX 2007 was cut
short due to Hurricane Felix.
USS WASP was redirected to
Honduras to provide humanitar-
ian assistance and disaster relief
aid. All multinational forces
on WASP disembarked in order
to enjoy two days of liberty in
Panama City before returning
The Howling Monkeys are
Lt. Cmdr. Wayne Smith, Lt.
Mark Bovee, Lt. Nick Ahlen,
Lt. Carlos Esquivel and Lt.j.g.
Micah Langley.

FFSC October Class Schedule Set

The following classes and
activities are offered by the
Fleet and Family Support Center
(FFSC) and are free of charge.
Pre-registration is required and
childcare is not available. For
more information about the
classes or to register call 270-
6600, ext. 110.
Oct. 4, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Oct. 4, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Play Group, USO
Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-noon,
Leadership Life Skills (E-4 &
Below), FFSC
Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,

Oct. 9, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class, FFSC
Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon,
Leadership Life Skills (E-7 &
Above), FFSC
Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-noon, New
Parent Suppport Playgroup,
Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Play Group, USO
Oct. 11, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Oct. 11, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Military Spouse 101 Workshop,
Oct. 15-18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.,
TAP Retiree Workshop, RBCC

Oct. 16, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Oct. 16, 9-11 a.m., Parenting
Class, FFSC
Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, New
Parent Suppport Playgroup,
Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Play Group, USO
Oct. 18, 8-11 a.m., Anger
Management Class, FFSC
Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., "Your
Career Connection" Federal
Employment Class, FFSC
Oct. 23, 9-11 a.m., Parenting

Slow Down On Wonderwood

By Bill Austin
Speeding and careless driving
anywhere can lead to a hefty
citation or an untimely demise
that can be prevented with com-
mon sense, said Naval Station
Security Director Dan Costanzo,
who reminds all base personnel
to ease up on the pedal particu-
larly on Wonderwood express-
"My office has received
calls from people who say JSO
(Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)
is targeting Sailors for speeding
and it simply is not the case,"
said Costanzo.
Costanzo cited a recent exam-

training combat readiness, build-
ing a fleet for the future and
developing 21st century leaders.
Mullen improved the Fleet
Response Plan through the
"employ ability/deploy ability"
program, which preserves the
fleet's ability to surge while
providing better predictability
for Sailors and their families.
He grew the size of the fleet
up to today's 278 ships and
helped stabilize the shipbuilding
program through a plan to even-
tually build a 313-ship Navy.
And he also advanced the
diversity of the Navy's work-
force through a comprehensive
Diversity Concept of Operations
and diversity accountability
reviews, while focusing early
and often on issues of family
readiness and quality of life.
Mullen called diversity a
"strategic imperative" for the
Navy and a critical component
of combat readiness.
"This is a democratic country
and the military must represent
the country," he told partici-
pants at the Naval Sea Systems
Command Diversity Summit
Sept. 18. "And then externally,
with just the expansion of mis-
sions, the places we're going,
the challenges that we have, the
demands that we have cultur-
ally, ethnically, mission-wise,
wherever we go or where we're
going to go in the future, diver-
sity is an absolute must for us."
Another "must" for Mullen

ple of someone who was pulled
over on Wonderwood after
reaching speeds of more than
137 in the 45 mile-per-hour
"That individual could have
easily killed himself or some-
one else if he hadn't been pulled
over," said Costanzo. "JSO is
out there saving lives."
JSO spokesperson Ken
Jefferson confirmed that the
increased traffic enforcement
on Wonderwood is not to tar-
get Navy personnel but to save
"I ran the numbers for the
last two years for Wonderwood
expressway and there has

was better supporting Navy
families, particularly during
times of need. He stood up Task
Force Navy Family in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina, which
had affected some 88,000 Navy
Families. He said the Navy
learned valuable lessons from
that experience that proved
helpful in dealing with larger
issues of family support.
"It had a tremendously posi-
tive impact," he said during a
recent podcast. "The Navy is so
big as an organization, some-
times it's difficult to really cre-
ate the kind of focus we need
to help those kinds of families.
There are a couple messages
that come from that. One is -
tremendously important that we
support our families. Family
readiness I equate to readiness
to do our mission. And we've
got to keep focus on that. The
second thing is that because we
are so big, you need to set up a
task force to go do something
like this."
An advocate of strong inter-
agency and international coop-
eration, Mullen also fostered
the development of global mari-
time partnerships, known as the
"1,000-ship navy."
The "1,000-ship navy" is a
concept that unites maritime
forces, port operators, commer-
cial shippers, and internation-
al, governmental and nongov-
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been only one fatality," said
"We do traffic enforcement in
that area on a regular basis and
that could be a contributing fac-
tor as to the low numbers. We
give citations to traffic offend-
ers, not a special group or class
of people," he added.
"We have traffic rules for a
reason, and they are in place to
prevent accidents that often end
lives unnecessarily," said Base
Commanding Officer, Capt.
Aaron Bowman. "Driving off or
on base is just the same in my
book. You have to follow the
rules of the road."

in this "navy," Mullen main-
tained, is purely voluntary and
would have no legal or encum-
bering ties.
"It is a fleet-in-being of
nations willing to participate
in global maritime partner-
ships," he told an audience in
May 2007. "To face the chal-
lenges we do today, nobody can
do it alone. Many countries are
looking for ways to help create
security through an international
navy. The barriers to entry here
are very low. You don't have to
join; you don't have to sign a
Such partnerships will likely
be one element of the new mari-
time strategy Mullen directed.
That strategy is expected to be

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Class, FFSC
Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-noon, New
Parent Suppport Playgroup,
Oct. 25, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,
Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon,
Tottletyme Play Group, USO
Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-4
p.m., TAP Separatee Workshop,
Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m. Ombudsman
Assembly, USO
Oct. 30, 9-11 a.m., Resume
Walk-in Review Assistance,

Comments submitted by audi-
ence members covered a wide
array of topics, with financial
incentives and increased edu-
cation opportunities mentioned
most. Attendees also mentioned
concerns about mandatory
Individual Augmentee assign-
ments, between-deployment
scheduling, the evaluation pro-
cess and the policies regarding
new parenthood.
"Everything you say is impor-
tant," said Misti Burmeister,
CEO of Inspirion Inc. and
speaker for the roadshow, "The
more you speak up, the more
power we have to make changes
for your benefit."
The Roadshow is geared

unveiled by Roughead later this
Roughead was himself
relieved Sept. 29 as Commander,
Fleet Forces Command by
newly promoted Adm. Jonathan
Greenert. Greenert previously
served as Deputy Chief of Naval
Operations for Integration of
Capabilities and Resources.
Mullen called Roughead
"exactly the right officer"
to lead the Navy and praised
Roughead's wife, Ellen, for her
support and service as well.
"Whenever you're in com-
mand you always worry about
who you leave it to," he said.
"I can assure you I don't have
a single doubt today. Nobody
could be better to lead the

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From HSL-48
HSL-48 celebrated its 18th
birthday on Sept. 7. The
Vipers of took some time to
celebrate this milestone with
an informal ceremony in
their hangar.
Cmdr. John Sniegowski,
the squadron's executive offi-
cer, gave a few words which
were followed by a cake
cutting. The oldest Viper,
CMDCM Dennis Harper,
and the youngest Viper,
Storekeeper 3rd Class Giselle
Serrano cut a birthday cake
which all the Vipers got to
The Squadron had a lot
to be proud of and much to
celebrate. Since 1989, the
Vipers have been flying,
fighting and winning at sea
in the SH-60B helicopter.
HSL-48 has deployed
detachments to almost
every corner of the globe.
Operating off of frigates,
destroyers, and cruisers, these
detachments have performed
a wide variety of operations
including anti-submarine
warfare, anti-surface war-
fare, counter narco-terrorism,
oil platform defense, search
and rescue, humanitarian
aid, vertical replenishment
and many other operations to
support the United States of

intentionally towards the young-
er generation of "Millennials,"
or anyone born after the year
1985 however, roadshow orga-
nizers stress the importance of
hearing from every age group.
"All of you can make a dif-
ference if you raise your voice
to be heard," said Burmeister.
All Sailors are encouraged to
not only give their feedback, but
to discuss it with their families
as well and come up with ideas
that would make Navy life more
conforming for the families of
this generation.
Two other options are avail-
able for providing feedback
to the Task Force. The first is
the TFLW Web site, www.npc.

Navy in the future than Gary
Roughead. And there's no better
team than Gary and Ellen."
But it was Sailors who were
most on Mullen's mind.
"It's a great Navy," he said.
"It's been a privilege to lead
it. We will cherish this experi-


Most recently, HSL-48
has sent detachments to the
Middle East and to South
America to support opera-
tions against the war on
terror and counter narco-
terrorism, respectively. In
their history the Vipers have
logged more than 100,000
flight hours, with two-thirds
of these hours flown at sea.
In addition, the aircrews
of HSL-48 have executed
approximately 75,000 land-
ings on single-spot ships at
sea in all types of weather.
All of this was made possi-
ble through the extraordinary
maintenance effort at home
and at sea.
Within each detachment,
between 15 and 20 aircraft
maintainers diligently work
in a cramped and challeng-
ing environment to keep the
helicopters airborne.
No matter which hemi-
sphere, whether in the waters
of the North Arabian Gulf,
or the tropical waters of the
Caribbean, the Vipers of
HSL-48 continue to perform
their arduous duties in the
harsh environment at sea and
will face the challenges of
the future with the same ded-
ication and courage that they
have exhibited since 1989.

From Page 1
forcelifework. This 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 discussion
threads include telecommuting,
education opportunities, work
environment and life coaches.
Members of the blog can either
comment on existing discussion
threads or begin a new blog.

From Page 1
ence for the rest of our lives.
We will miss it. Most of all,
though, we will miss the people.
It's the Sailors out there, and
they are out there today very
much in harm's way, and we
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Commodore John Nowell speaks to Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Roy Salas, Seaman Jermaine Blake,
Seaman Raymond Torres and Seaman (SW) Colie Geiser during DOYLE'S COMREL project.

Seaman (SW) Justin Butler (middle), Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class (SW) Roy Salas (left) and Seaman
Raymond Torres (back) work on the wall surrounding the high school.

Lt.j.g. Eric Metcalf sweeps up prior to painting.

Doyle Sailors 'Weigh In'

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By Ensign Jason Bilbro
As the sun blazed its way
across the morning sky over
the island of Sao Tome, 27
Sailors from USS Doyle (FFG
39), wearing painting clothes
and carrying painting supplies,
boarded the liberty launch for
the main land.
The group, headed by
embarked Navy Chaplain, Lt.
Cmdr. Edward Tanner, was
taken downtown by bus, where
they shortly arrived at Liceu
Nacional de Sao Tome, the
country's only High School.
The focus of the project was
the exterior wall surrounding
the High School compound
itself, a wall which stretched
more than one full kilometer in
The group set up shop and
quickly got to work, breaking
out 25 gallons of paint for the
effort. With Ipods turned up
and sleeves rolled up, the crew
got to work. Boatswain's Mate
1st Class (SW) John Beekman
and several other members of

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painting evolution as the Doyle
sailors swept the area, prepped
the wall, and turned-two for
over three and a half hours in
the African heat.
Beekman was motivated by
the task.
"I've gone to all the
COMREL projects so far, and
they've all been worthwhile,"
he said. "This one is no differ-
ent as it's the country's only
high school. Who knows, their
future president could walk
through these same gates we're
painting today."
During the event, Commodore
John Nowell, Commander
Destroyer Squadron Six Zero
(COMDESRON 60), paid a
visit to the site to lend his sup-
port and encouragement, and to
view the results of the crew's
hard work. The group put on

the finishing touches just after
noon when they broke for
Lt.j.g. Eric Metcalf said he
felt a sense of accomplishment
from the job.
"Man, that thing was like
the Great Wall of China," he
laughed. "I didn't think it was
ever going to end. It felt good
to help out the community
though. I was glad we got the
Tanner agreed.
"These projects are great
opportunities to help out other
countries, as well as get every-
one off the ship and see the area
and experience the culture first-
To date, USS Doyle has com-
pleted community relations
project in nearly every stop of
its current deployment to West
Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.

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Hull Technician 2nd Class (SW) Sherman Adkins (left), Hull Technician 1st Class (SW) Brian Hatch
(seated), and Machinery Repairman 1s Class (SW) Henry Krog (back, middle) pose for a photo with
the scale they built together, and the staff of the Essikado Hospital.

By Ensign Jason Bilbro
Three members of Doyle's R-
Division have a special place
in the hearts of local hospital
workers in Takoradi, Ghana, due
to their extraordinary efforts.
On Sept. 19 Hull Technician
1st Class (SW) Brian Hatch,
Machinery Repairman 1st
Class (SW) Henry Krog, and
Hull Technician 2"nd Class (SW)
Sherman Adkins, transported
the fruits of their labor, an infant
scale weigh-station frame, from
USS Doyle (FFG 39) over to
Essikado Hospital, located in
downtown Takoradi, Ghana.
When the group arrived at the
hospital, the nurse who greeted
them did not realize they were
from a Navy ship, and began
to turn them away, insisting the
hospital did not have the budget
to afford such a piece of equip-
The group was pleased to tell
her that they were from USS
Doyle, and that the scale was,
in fact, a donation from the ship
for the hospital. The nurse's
eyes filled with tears, and she



hugged each of the Doyle
Sailors withjoy.
Hatch was pleased with the
results of the project.
"I feel that the experience
was mutually beneficial as we
were able to put our naval train-
ing and skills to work in an
effort to enhance the lives of
those less fortunate. This also
enabled a small but significant
part of the world to see that we
as American Sailors are not part
of a historical stereotype, but
caring fellow members of an
ever changing world. These
people were genuinely grateful
to us," he explained, "and it was
very humbling to see how such
a simple gesture could change
the lives of others."
It took the trio approximately
two days to complete the scale,
with Hatch leading the project
and performing the welding,
Krog machining all of the parts,
and HT2 (SW) Adkins perform-
ing all of the material prepara-
tions, and jigging up the frame.
"It was cool to be able to help
the hospital," said Adkins of the
project, "and at the same time

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other parts of the world live. It
really makes you appreciate the
luxuries you have."
Krog was glad to be a part of
the project.
"I enjoy doing anything to
help or benefit the children in
the world," he commented,
"They're our future."
The staff at Essikado Hospital
were so pleased with the infant
scale that they requested a sec-
ond scale for their maternity
ward. Hatch and his division
were again more than happy to
help, and delivered the second
scale a few days later.
Doyle Commanding Officer,
Cmdr. Michael Elliott, was not
all surprised by the selfless
efforts of his crew.
"My crew embraces the phi-
losophy of family, team, and
warship," noted Elliott proudly.
"In every port we have visited
in Western Africa and the Gulf
of Guinea, this attitude has been
reflected in the numerous acts
such as the one these three fine
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On Sept. 22, the crew of USS
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comed representatives from the
Barbados Coast Guard. During
the visit the members of the
Barbados Coast Guard took
part in damage control train-
ing, received a tour of the ship
and enjoyed a luncheon on the
messdecks. Afterwards, officers
from Philippine Sea wardroom
visited the newly commissioned
Barbados Coast Guard base and
Officer's club for a tour.
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age control training, which
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impressed by the enthusiasm of
the members of the Barbados
Coast Guard; both groups
enjoyed the chance to interact
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officers from the Barbados
Coast Guard visited the ship

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fellow mariners. Afterwards,
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Navy News

New CNO Cites Future Needs, Chal

By Gerry J. Gilmore
American Forces Press Service
Maintaining the U.S. Navy's
sea and air deterrent and recruit-
ing and retaining enough quali-
fied sailors to man the fleet
are among the U.S. Navy's top
challenges in the years ahead,
the officer nominated to lead
that force told a Senate panel
here Sept. 27.
Adm. Gary Roughead,
selected by President Bush to
become the next chief of naval
operations, appeared on Capitol
Hill before the Senate Armed
Services Committee. The admi-
ral is the current commander of
U.S. Fleet Forces Command,
which organizes, mans, trains
and equips U.S. naval forces for
assignment to combatant com-
"Maintaining our current
readiness gives us the ability to
be an effective force anywhere
in the world," Roughead told
committee members at his con-
firmation hearing today.
Building tomorrow's Navy
requires responsibility, account-
ability and an obligation "to
clearly and thoughtfully define
how we will fight and what we
need not want to be able to
do that," he told committee
In his current position,
Roughead provides key advice
to current naval chief Adm.
Michael G. Mullen, who on Oct.
1 is slated to become the next
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, replacing Marine Gen.
Peter Pace.
Today's Navy plays an impor-
tant role in the U.S. military's
joint-force concept, Roughead
reported, noting that sailors
and naval aviators are deployed
worldwide with members of
their sister services in support
of the war against terrorism.
Naval forces also serve along-
side other U.S. military forces
posted in other regions vital to
national security interests, such
as South America and Africa,
Roughead reported.
It's paramount that America's
Navy maintains its forward-
leaning warfighting posture,
in line with the force's Fleet
Response Plan concept that
stresses force agility embodied
by rapid-deployment capabili-
ties, Roughead said. The Fleet
Response Plan calls for agile,
robust U.S. naval forces that
can quickly respond to any con-
Being ready and responsive to
carry out a range of diverse mis-
sions requires new approaches
to delivering operational capa-
bility at the best cost, the admi-
ral explained.
Technology is ever-changing,
therefore, the Navy must also
ensure that its equipment is the
most advanced in the world to
deter possible future enemies,
Roughead reported.
U.S. naval ships, submarines,
aircraft, weapons and networks
must outpace potential adver-
saries, the admiral said in writ-
ten responses to questions from
the committee. However, rising
costs of advanced technology
are challenging the Navy's abil-
ity to provide a balanced force,
he added.
In addition, the Navy's sailors
and pilots constitute the bed-
rock of that service, Roughead
emphasized in his written
response, noting that the Navy
is facing increasing competi-
tion from the civilian work-
place in meeting its recruiting
goals. Attracting and retaining
a diverse, high-quality force of
sailors and Navy civilians must
remain a high priority, the admi-
ral pointed out.
"Our policies must enable us
to recruit, to retain, and to fulfill
the young men and women of
America, and the Navy must
reflect the demographic of our
diverse nation," the admiral said
at today's hearing.
If he is confirmed as the
nation's top sailor, Roughead
said he'd labor to address what

he considers to be the Navy's
three most serious problems:
*Properly balancing current
resources needed to sustain,
train and equip the Navy;
*Obtaining resources neces-
sary to build and man the future
Navy; and
*Ensuring continuity among
the Navy's requirements,
resourcing and acquisition
realms in conjunction with the
service's planning, program-

ming, budgeting and execution
To address and solve these
vital issues, Roughead said,
he'd work closely with senior
Navy leaders, the Joint Chiefs
of Staff and the chairman, the
secretary of the Navy, the sec-
retary of defense, and the U.S.
The Navy's current 277-ship
fleet is adequate to meet today's
warfighting missions, Roughead

reported to the committee.
However, the Navy's fleet will
need to grow to 313 vessels to
meet envisioned needs in the
next decade or so, he added.
"I believe that the shipbuild-
ing plan that we have in place
right now is giving us the bal-
anced fleet that we need,"
Roughead told committee mem-
bers today at the hearing.
The Navy has stated that it
envisioned a 48-vessel attack-

submarine fleet for service over
the next decade or so, Roughead
reported. However, new projec-
tions based on the impact of
newer models, rehabilitation
work and lengthened deploy-
ments, he noted, have reduced
the number of subs needed,
which could fall to as low as 40
and remain below 48 subs over
the next 10 years.
Roughead said he sup-
ports U.S. participation in the


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By Ensign Jeramy Brux
USS Halyburton Public. ;-
Sailors from USS Halyburton
(FFG-40) returned to lend a
helping hand to the children of
the Provida Home, a home for
abused and neglected children,
Sept. 10-11.
After volunteering to help
repair the home on Aug. 23,
Halyburton Sailors felt that
there was much more they
could do to help the children
of the Provida Home. The First
Class Petty Officer Association
organized a fundraising drive
on board Halyburton on Sept. 2
to help raise funds for the dona-
tion funded Provida Home.
The response from all hands
was astounding. Halyburton
Sailors raised $3,250 to pro-
vide necessary supplies to the
Provida Home. The highlight
of the fundraising drive was
the "King or Queen of the scul-
lery" bidding, where individu-

als could bid on their "favorite"
individuals to work in the scul-
lery for the evening.
Ensign Robert Leclerc was
one of many individuals elected
to work in the scullery. It was
"the most meaningful dishwash-
ing experience that he's ever
done," stated Leclerc.
Twenty five Sailors volun-
teered for two days at Provida
Home, cleaning, painting, and
conducting minor repairs on
the home. Halyburton crew-
members, along with members
of embarked U.S. Coast Guard
Law Enforcement Detachment
402 and Helicopter Anti-
Submarine Squadron Light 44
Detachment 10, the "Swamp
Foxes," repaired toilets, show-
ers, and doors throughout the
home. The Sailors especially
enjoyed spending time with the
children and having the oppor-
tunity to purchase necessities
for them. The children's eyes lit

up when they were given their
own clothing, shoes and toys.
The participants were espe-
cially moved by their experi-
ence with the children. Fire
Control Technician 1st Class
(SW) Joseph Hazelwood said
he was elated.
"Halyburton Sailors came
together to make a difference,
Hazelwood said. "It was a cause
that we adopted as our own and
our lives as well as the chil-
dren's have been touched."
Sonar Technician Surface
1st Class (SW) Andrew Beuck
stated, "Seeing the smiles on
the faces of all the children, as
we make a better place for them
and playing the different games
with them, really makes me
happy, as well as all of the other
guys that went to help out."

-Photo by Lt. j.g. Gregg Sickels (USCG)
USS Halyburton Sailors gather for a photo during a community relations project at Provida Home.
Halyburton Sailors spent two days at this local home of abused and neglected children, making
repairs and donating clothing and toys. Halyburton, homeported in Mayport, Fla., is currently
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-Photo courtesy of USS Taylor
USS Taylor pinned six new chief petty officers during a ceremony on Sept. 20. Pictured from left are
Chief Boatswain's Mate (SW) Reyante Obis, Chief Cryptologic Technician Technical (SW) Martin
Healey, Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Electrical (SW) Tremane Mason, Chief Engineman
(SW) Jerry Fegan, Chief Master-at-Arms John Lingnau, and Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician
Mechanic (SW) Ian Thompson.

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By Ensign Kimberly Koss
USS Taylor PAO
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achievements of six new chief
petty officers in a pinning cer-
emony on Sept. 20. There was
no better place to hold the cer-
emony than on the ship which
propelled these Sailors into the
camaraderie of chief petty offi-
cers and new waves of respon-
sibility. After a month of a tax-
ing initiation these six joined
the ranks of fellow Chiefs on
the flight deck of USS Taylor
with their families and ship-

mates enjoying the honor with
them. A break from the tor-
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were merely perks to the senti-
ments of pride emanated by the
ambiance of the ship and her
crew. The newly pinned Chiefs
from Taylor include: Chief Gas
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Mechanic (SW) Ian Thompson,
Chief Master-at-Arms John
Lingnau, Chief Gas Turbine
System Technician Electrical
(SW) Tremane Mason, Chief
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Technical (SW) Martin Healey,
and Chief Boatswain's Mate
(SW) Reyante Obis.
The ceremony concluded
with a re-enlistment for newly
pinned Fegan. After nine years
of service, Fegan's decision to
re-enlist symbolizes not only
ENC's commitment and dedica-
tion to the US Navy, but also
that of all Chief Petty Officers.
Bravo Zulu to the Proud
Defenders for a memorable
'Taylor made' ceremony and
congratulations to all fiscal year
2008 CPO's!

Carney Pins New CPOs

-Photo by Ensign Rebecca Lawrence
USS Carney promoted four Sailors to the rank of chief petty officer during a pinning ceremony
held at the Base Chapel on Sept. 20. Promoted were Chief Fire Controlman Michael Lemmons,
Chief Electrician's Mate Willie Madden, Chief Culinary Specialist Carlos Sanchez, Chief Fire
Controlman Rodney Rodgers.

Mclnerney Holds Pinning Ceremony

-Photo courtesy of USS McInerney
From left, Chief Sonar Technician Surface(SW) Joseph Aliotta, Chief Electrician's Mate (SW)
Miguel Lee and Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Mechanical (SW) Jeffrey West of USS
Mclnerney were promoted to chief petty officer during a recent pinning ceremony.

New Chiefs Aboard RGB

-Photo courtesy of USS Robert G. Bradley
USS Robert G. Bradley's newest Chiefs cut into a celebratory cake after a pinning ceremony.
Pictured from left is Chief Fire Controlman (SW) David Williams, Chief Gas Turbine System
Technician Mechanical (SW) Lee Mears, Chief Electrician's Mate (SW) Dennis Altier, Chief
Yoeman (SW) Carl Green.

THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 4, 2007 13

H health Beat

Understanding The Darker Moods Of Depression

By Dr. Jack Smith
Acting DeputyAssistant Secretary of
Defense for Clinical and Program
Policy andActing ( .-Medical' ..
TRICARE ManagementActivity
As the season changes and the
days get shorter, some people
develop symptoms of depres-
sion. Sadness and lack of ener-
gy and motivation are not a nor-
mal part of the transition to fall
and winter; however, studies
show an increase in these symp-
toms during darker months.
This could be one of the
reasons October is National
Depression Education and
Awareness Month.

Days with less sunlight can
lower brain serotonin levels
affecting mood and behavior.
Depression can come in differ-
ent forms exhibiting many dif-
ferent symptoms.
Major depressive disorder is
the leading cause of disability
in the United States for those
ages 15-44 and affects approxi-
mately 14.8 million American
adults, according to the National
Institute of Mental Health. Yet,
major depression is a remark-
ably treatable disorder and the
great majority of people who
receive treatment overcome

the illness and return to normal
lives. Depression is a recurring
condition, so paying attention
to its symptoms and seeking
prompt medical care are a must.
Dysthymia is sometimes
referred to as low-grade or mild
depression and can easily go
unrecognized by the sufferer,
family and friends for long peri-
ods of time. They can usually
manage their lives and don't
exhibit symptoms to the degree
of people with major depression.
Those with dysthymia complain
of general lk1l.i_.- and lack of
energy. Their appetite may be

abnormal; they either have little
desire to eat, or they overeat.
They may complain of feeling
Some symptoms of depres-
sion include: sadness; sleep dis-
turbance; appetite change; lack
of energy; loss of motivation;
slowed pace; increased anxiety;
poor concentration; loss of self
confidence and thoughts of sui-

Getting Help
depressed is normal.
has days when they

feel low,

irritable or sad. These moods
usually last a few days and
disappear. When symptoms
come more often, last longer
and become harder to get rid of,
sufferers should consider being
screened for depression. The
Department of Defense sup-
ports the Mental Health Self-
Assessment Program, a confi-
dential screening test located
at https://www.militarymental-
Non-active duty TRICARE
beneficiaries may receive the
first eight behavioral health
care outpatient visits per fiscal

year (Oct. 1- Sept. 30) from a
TRICARE provider without a
referral or authorization. For
the TRICARE Behavioral
Health Brochure log on to http://
product. aspx?id=474&CID=84
Depression is an illness with
its own signs and symptoms.
The good news is, depression
is treatable and there are many
effective methods of control-
ling it. Those suffering from
depression can be optimistic
about recovering and leading
normal lives.

Healthy Choices Is Phone Call, Mouse Click Away

For service members, life's
challenges are often compound-
ed by the warrior "tough it out"
mentality making it difficult for
some to seek help. Getting help
is not a sign of weakness; in
fact, it is a first step on the road
to recovery.
The burdens and crises that
lead some to consider suicide
do not follow simple patterns.
Yet, whatever the reason, when
suicidal behaviors are detected
early, lives can be saved.
National Suicide Prevention
Week, September 9-15,
acknowledges the efforts of all
who are working to prevent sui-
cide and raises awareness about
suicide and suicidal behaviors.
What are the known risk fac-

Someone considering sui-
cide may exhibit reduced work
performance, neglect duties or
responsibilities, begin to have
poor work attendance or experi-
ence feelings of hopelessness.
He or she may lose interest in
personal appearance or increase
alcohol or drug use. If you
notice someone start to give
away his or her possessions or
make unusual purchases such
as guns, ropes or pills, be aware
that this person may be at risk.
Someone at risk may even share
intentions by saying things
like, "I wish I were dead;" "I'm
not the person I used to be;"
or "You won't be seeing me
around anymore."
What do you do if you sus-
pect someone is at risk?
Social support is important.

Those who enjoy close relation-
ships cope better with various
stresses. Reach out and talk to
people who seem distressed.
Offer to listen-don't be judg-
mental or minimize the pain
felt. There are places available
that will provide assistance.
The Defense of Department
offers free online and telephone
mental health self-assessments.
Voluntary and completely
anonymous, the Mental Health
Self-Assessment Program is a
mental health and alcohol self-
assessment for service members
and their families. It's offered
online at www.militarymental-
health.org and via telephone
24 hours per day, seven days
per week at 1-877-877-3647, as
well as through local in-person
events. Once completed, the

self-assessment gives informa-
tion on where users may go for
a full evaluation.
Another valuable resource is
Military OneSource, a 24-hour,
seven-days-per-week, toll-free
information and referral ser-
vice for active duty service
members, National Guard and
Reserve members, deployed
civilians and family members.
A Military OneSource consul-
tant may refer service members
or eligible family members to
licensed professional counselors
in the local community for six
sessions per problem at no cost
to the service member or their
family member in the continen-
tal U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and
Puerto Rico. Face-to-face coun-
seling confidentially addresses
short-term issues such as deal-

ing with relationships, grief and
loss, adjustment to deployment,
stress management and parent-
For more information, please
contact Military OneSource by
using the following informa-
Web site: www.militaryone-
Phone: Stateside (toll free):
Overseas (toll free): access
code + 800-3429-6477
Overseas (collect): access
code + 484-530-5908
TRICARE offers behav-
ioral health care coverage for
medically necessary services.
To save money, beneficiaries
should seek behavioral health
care from a military treatment
facility, when available, or from

a TRICARE network provider.
Beneficiaries should consult
with their primary care manag-
ers or a mental health special-
ist about treatment options and
associated requirements.
For additional information
about covered and non-covered
behavioral health care services,
beneficiaries should consult the
handbook for their TRICARE
program option, access the
TRICARE Behavioral Health
Benefits Pamphlet through
Br Lo Res.pdf or contact their
regional contractor at www.tri-

U SO News

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 eli-
gible 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 tickets follow-
ing 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.
Jacksonville Home & Patio
Show tickets at half price! By
visiting www.jacksonvilleho-
meshows.com members of the
military are able to purchase
tickets to the Jacksonville Home
& Patio show (October 4-7 at
the Prime Osborn Convention
Center) at half price by entering
code THANKU.
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

From FRA Branch 290
The Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 was recently recog-
nized for their community ser-
vice at the 62nd FRA Southeast
Regional convention held in
Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 9.
At the convention, the Atlantic
Beach Branch took first place in
Public Relations, second place
in Youth Activities, second place
in Hospital Welfare and third

game, including transporta-
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
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-
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

place in American Patriotism.
In addition, former FRA Branch
290 president John E. Sutton
was elected Vice President for
the coming year 2008.
The Fleet Reserve Association
is a world wide veteran's orga-
nization that represents nearly
165,000 active duty and retired
Navy, Marine Corps and Coast
Guard members. New members
are always welcome.

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


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14 THE MIRROR, NS MAYPORT, Thursday, October 4, 2007

M WR Happenings

Oct. 3: Monthly MWR
Command Meeting. 10 a.m. at
Pelican Roost RV Park. Send
your Command Rep for the lat-
est MWR Mayport information.
Oct. 5-8: Key West Dive Trip.
Trip is full. Watch for details
coming soon on our Deerfield
Beach dive trip scheduled for
Nov. 16-18. 270-5541/5221
Oct. 5-7: Motorcycle Safety
Course. Cost is $165 per person
and includes use of motorcycle,
helmet and gloves. Pre-registra-
tion is required. Sign up at the
Auto Skills Center. 270-5392
Oct. 5: Hip Hop Band. Armed
Forces Entertainment and MWR
Mayport present hip hop band,
Animate Objects, performing
live at Castaway's Lounge 9-11
p.m. Free show. www.animate-
objects.com 270-7205
Oct. 5: Spooktakular Fear
Factor Style 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-
Oct. 8: Columbus Day
Federal Holiday.
Oct. 11: Family Steak Night.
5-8 p.m. at Foc'sle CPO Club.
Steak dinners are $9 per per-
son and children's specials
are available. All hands wel-
come. Costume contest. 270-
Oct. 12-3: Live Band. The
Susie Kite Band performs live
at Castaway's Lounge from 9
p.m.-i a.m. both Friday and
Saturday. Genre is classic rock
and some country; band plays
to the crowd. No cover charge.
All hands welcome. www.sus-
iekiteband.com 270-7205
Oct. 13: Teen Movie Night.
8-10 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Open to ages 13-17
and age 18 if currently in High
School. Cost is $2 per teen.

Wings and soda will be served.
Oct. 15: Deadline to purchase
tickets for Navy Ball. Mayport's
Navy Ball will be held at Ocean
Breeze with social hour at 5:30
p.m. and 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, cham-
pagne toasts, commemorative
glass and door prizes. A pho-
tographer will be on hand for an
additional charge. Tickets can
be purchased at ITT Monday-
Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 270-5145
Oct. 17-18: Fall Sports
Challenge. Pick up registra-
tion packets for this bi-annual
Command competition at the
Gym or Windy Harbor Golf
Club. Sponsored by MWR,
Navy Federal Credit Union and
APS Promotional Solutions.

Oct. 19-21: Open Water
Scuba Certification Class. $290
complete ($320 for guests).
Don't be fooled by false adver-
tisement. Our cost is for the
complete PADI Open Water
Dive Certification. This cer-
tification course includes cer-
tification, dive book, dive log
book, dive tables, professional
instruction, two days admission
to the springs, two nights lodg-
ing, round trip transportation
and use of all necessary scuba
equipment. No upfront equip-
ment purchase required. We
leave on Friday afternoon and
come back certified, on Sunday.
Pre-registration is required.
Oct. 19: Youth Dance. 4:30-
6 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Cost is $1 per person.
Oct. 19: Navy Birthday Ball.
Deadline to purchase tickets is
Oct. 15. Sponsored by MWR
and Navy Federal Credit Union.

Oct. 19: Youth Dance. 4:30-
5:30 p.m. at the Youth Activities
Center. Cost is $1 per person.
Oct. 19: Deadline for Xtreme
Challenge Adventure Race. This
2nd annual race is Nov. 8-9 at
NSB Kings Bay, GA and is open
to co-ed teams of three. Team
members may include active
duty, reservists, retirees, depen-
dents & DoD employees (Note:
team must consist of at least
two Active Duty). Grand prize
is a paid trip to Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba for their Xtreme
Challenge, scheduled for March
2008. Register now! Only the
first three teams to sign up from
Mayport will participate. All
others will be put on a waiting
list. 270-6012 ext. 115
Oct. 20: Fall Fest. 2-5 p.m.
at the Youth Activities Center.
Carnival games, crafts, inflat-
ables, food for purchase and
costume contests. Sponsored

by MWR, Navy Federal Credit
Union, Bank of America
and Dave and Buster's of
Jacksonville. For vendor oppor-
tunities, e-mail lisa.wolfe@
navy.mil. 270-5680/5421
Oct. 21: Auto Skills Center
closed for training. 270-5392
Oct. 23: Basketball
Organizational Meeting. Fall
intramural and graybeard bas-
ketball leagues start Nov. 5.
Pick up information packets at
11 a.m. in the Gym Lobby. 270-
Oct. 26: Youth Halloween
Movie. 4-5:30 p.m. at the Youth
Activities Center. Cost is $1 per
person. Popcorn and juice will
be served. 270-5680/5421
Oct. 27: Youth Haunted
House. 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at the
Youth Activities Center. $2
admission. 270-5680/5421.

liberty Call

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.-l p.m.
Oct. 4: Birthday Bash. Happy
Birthday to all the October
Birthdays. Stop by Planet
Mayport for your birthday treat.
Oct. 8: Monday Night
Football Frenzy. Catch the NFL
Monday night action in Planet
Mayport's movie theater on the
big screen. Dallas Cowboys vs.
Buffalo Bills. Game starts at
8:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: Texas Hold 'Em
Tournament. You've got to
know when to hold them and
know when to fold them at
Planet Mayport. Join us for this
free tournament starting at 6
p.m. sharp.

The NEX is sponsoring a
Super Bowl XLII Sweepstakes
at participating stores from
October 14 November 4. The
grand prize includes two tickets
to the Super Bowl on February
3, 2008, lodging for a three-
night/four-day stay as well as
round trip airfare for two to
Glendale, Ariz., limit of $1,000
for each plane ticket. The grand
prize, valued at $6,000, is cour-
tesy of Reebok, official outfitter
of the NFL.
In addition to the Super Bowl
giveaway, customers may also
register to win a Sony 50-in.
Projection TV, valued at $1,399;
a Hewlett Packard computer

Oct. 13: Halloween Horror
Nights. Join the Liberty
Program on a trip to Orlando for
one of the best haunted house
excursions ever. Trip leaves at
3:30 p.m. from Planet Mayport.
Cost is $45.
Oct. 14: Jacksonville Jaguars
vs. Houston Texans Trip. Cost is
$5. Trip leaves Planet Mayport
at 11 a.m. Patrons can sign up
until the day of trip.
Oct. 15: Monday Night
Football Frenzy. Catch the NFL
Monday night action in Planet
Mayport's movie theater on the
big screen. New York Giants vs.
Atlanta Falcons. Game starts at
8:30 p.m.
Oct. 16: Texas Hold 'Em
Tournament. You've got to
know when to hold them and
know when to fold them at
Planet Mayport. Join us for this
free tournament starting at 6
p.m. sharp.
Oct. 17: Nine Ball
Tournament. Best two out of
three games will be played and

bundle, valued at $999; or a
Hewlett Packard notebook com-
puter, valued at $999.
To register, just fill out an
entry slip at the NEX or on-line
at www.navy-nex.com.
There is no purchase neces-
sary to enter the sweepstakes.
Only one entry per authorized
The winners will be ran-
domly selected at the Navy
Exchange Service Command
(NEXCOM) in Virginia Beach,
Va., on or about November 14
from among all eligible entries
received. NEXCOM will con-
tact each potential winner by
telephone or e-mail to verify

prizes will be awarded to first
and second places. Tournament
starts at 6 p.m. sharp.
Oct. 18: Comedy Zone Trip.
When's the last time you've had
a good laugh? Join the Liberty
Program for a night of comedy
and fun at the Comedy Zone in
Mandarin. This trip is free and
includes admission, transporta-
tion and appetizers. There is a
one drink minimum purchase.
Open to persons 18 years old
and older. Trip departs Planet
Mayport at 6 p.m.
Oct. 20: Mall and a Movie
Trip. Join the Liberty Program
on a trip to Tinseltown to catch
some of the newest box office
hits. First stop is the Avenues
Mall for a chance to go on a
full fledge shopping spree or
just window shop. Cost is only
$2 and includes admission and
Oct. 22: Jacksonville Jaguars
vs. Indianapolis Colts. Cost is
$5. Trip leaves Planet Mayport
at 4 p.m. Patrons can sign up

Run With

Jax Marines
From NASJacksonville
The fourth annual
Jacksonville Marine Corps
Half Marathon and Freedom
5K will be held Oct. 6 at 7
a.m. on Adams Street near
Veteran's Memorial Wall.
These events are open to all
runners and walkers.
Following the tradi-
tion established by the
internationally recognized
Marine Corps Marathon in
Washington, DC, this event
promises to continue the
mission of strengthening the
bond between the civilian
and military communities.
For more race
information, visit
www. 1stplacesports.com or
call 731-1900.

until the day of trip.
Oct. 23: Texas Hold 'Em
Tournament. You've got to
know when to hold them and
know when to fold them at
Planet Mayport. Join us for this
free tournament starting at 6
p.m. sharp.
Oct. 24: Barracks Bash. Back
by popular demand; join us for
the party of all parties on base
tonight. Enjoy a free barbecue,
entertainment, games, compe-

titions, inflatable games and
much more. Event will take
place in the courtyard of build-
ing 1391 and will start at 5 p.m.
Oct. 29: Monday Night
Football Frenzy. Catch the NFL
Monday night action in Planet
Mayport's movie theater on the
big screen. Green Bay Packers
vs. Denver Broncos. Game
starts at 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 30: Fall Out Boy
Concert. Rock out tonight at

the Veterans Memorial Arena
with Fall Out Boy, Gym Class
Heroes and Plain White T's.
Cost is only $25 and includes
admission and transporta-
tion. Trip departs from Planet
Mayport at 6 p.m. sharp.
Oct. 31: Happy Halloween.
Free Halloween treats will be
passed out all day long at Planet

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Mayport Navy League

Hosts Sen. Martinez, Ulrich

From Nayport Navy League
The Mayport Council of the
Navy League of the United
States held a luncheon on
Sept. 14 to honor Adm. Harry
Ulrich, Commander, U.S. Naval
Forces Europe and Commander,
Allied Joint Force Command
and Senator Mel Martinez.
They were introduced by the
Council's President Rick
Ulrich's message was on the

responsibilities of his command,
that "Nothing Bad Happens to
us from the Sea." He explained
that the mission had evolved
from "Naval Warfare" to
"Maritime Safety and Security."
Martinez discussed his
recent visit to Iraq praising
our troops the report submit-
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Petraeus and the latest develop-
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Auto Skills Center
Services at Auto Skills include
service repair work (weekdays
only), monthly specials and self
help. Hours of operation are 9
a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday,
and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. 270-5392

Community Center
The Community Center fea-
tures Computer Cove (free
Internet access), a video game
room and Castaways Lounge. At
Castaway's, enjoy karaoke
every Tuesday starting at 9
p.m. and movies and munch-
ies on Wednesdays at 5 p.m.
Castaway's welcome live bands
every month and DJ enter-
tainment is provided starting
at 8 p.m. Wednesday through
Monday. Bingo is offered
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 6:30-10 p.m., Wednesday
from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
and Sunday from 12:30-4:30
p.m. Pizza Hut and Bo Hogs
BBQ are located inside the
Community Center. The facility
is available for private functions
at competitive prices. 270-7198
(Community Center), 270-7205
(Castaway's Lounge), 270-7204
(Bingo), 249-9766 (Pizza Hut),
247-8720 (Bo Hogs BBQ)

Child Development
The Child Development
Centers offer full-time care and
drop-in care (if space is avail-
able) for children infant to five
years old. 247-7740 (Bldg.
1960, off base), 270-5339
(Bldg. 373, on base)
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
program hours are 8:30-11:30
a.m. Monday-Friday at the on
base and off base centers. Wrap-
around care is available from
6 a.m.-6 p.m. at bldg. 1960,
off-base. Parents pay for wrap-
around care, at a reduced rate
from the normal full-time care
fees, and the state of Florida
pays for the VPK hours. An
afternoon session is 12:30-3:30
p.m. at the on base center only.
Child Development Homes
(CDH) are independent business
enterprises operated by Navy
certified military family mem-

bers in their own homes. CDH
Providers are needed. 270-6961

Fast Lanes Bowling Center
& Fast Lanes Grille
Fast Lanes features 24 lanes,
weekly specials, pool tables, a
video arcade and Fast Action
Bingo. This is a terrific place
to host your child's birthday
party, Command Party, reen-
listment or any other gathering.
Catering services are available.
Fast Lanes Grille serves lunch
Monday-Saturday, and dinner
all week. Breakfast is served 9
a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday. 270-

Foc'sle CPO Club/Lounge
The CPO Club is open to all
hands for lunch 11 a.m.-1:30
p.m. Monday-Friday. The Club
is also open until 8 p.m. daily
for active duty, reservists and
retired chief petty officers and
their guests. The facility is
available for special functions
such as reenlistments, retire-
ment ceremonies and recep-
tions, command socials and
picnics, luncheons and hail and
farewells. 270-5431/5432

The gym is open 365 days
per year and includes full-size
basketball and volleyball courts,
indoor racquetball courts, lock-
er rooms with saunas, univer-
sal and free weights, a Nautilus
strength training circuit, and a
variety of cardio-vascular equip-
ment including treadmills, step
mills, stationary bicycles, and
cross-trainers. A staff of certi-
fied personnel trainers is avail-
able for individual, command,
and group appointments. Gym
hours are Monday-Thursday 5
a.m.-ll p.m., Friday 5 a.m.-10
p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
and Sunday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 270-

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and Travel (ITT)
ITT offers hotel reservations,
cruise bookings and discount
tickets for most major Florida
attractions, as well as a few
attractions in Georgia and North
Carolina. ITT also has Western
Union services. Discount sou-
venirs from Disney World are

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Surfside Fitness Schedule
Monday: 7 a.m. Victory PRT
with Sally; 9:30 a.m. Lo Impact
with Sally; 11:15 a.m. 3 B Bumrn
Bosu/Balls/Bar with Ruthie;
11:30 a.m. Fitness Equipment
Training (sign up) with Sally;
1 p.m. Moms in Motion with
Sally; 4 p.m. Advanced Pilates
with Apparatus with Emily
Tuesday: 7 a.m. Step &
Kick with Heather; 9:30 a.m.
Resistance with Heather; 11:15
a.m. Kickboxing with LaPlace;
11:30 a.m. Fitness Equipment
Training (sign up) with Heather;
2 p.m. Fitness Equipment
Training (sign up) with Sally;
6:45 p.m. Cardio, Combat and
CORE with Sally
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.
Fitness for Mature Audiences
Only with Sally; 9:30 a.m.
Intro to Resistance with Sally;
11:30 a.m. Intro to Pilates
with Sally; 11:30 a.m. Fitness
Equipment Training (sign up)
with Heather; 1 p.m., Moms
in Motion (Heather); 4 p.m.
Fitness Equipment Training
(sign up) with LaPlace; 5 p.m.
BOSU & Kick with LaPlace;
6 p.m. Mommy, Daddy & Me
with LaPlace
Thursday: 7 a.m. Step and
Kick with Heather: 9:30 a.m.

Pump & Grind with Emily;
11:30 a.m. Sculpt, Step and
Stretch with Heather; 4 p.m.
Fitness Equipment Training
(sign up) with Sally; 5 p.m.
Kid's Clinic (sign up) with
Sally; 6:30 p.m. Tai Chi with
Friday: 7:30 a.m. Fitness
Equipment Training (sign up)
with Sally; 9:30 a.m. Yoga with
Saturday: 8 a.m. Intro to
Yoga/Kids Yoga with Sally;
11:30 a.m. Extreme Circuit
Training for Kids with Sally

Gymnasium Fitness
Monday: 6:30 a.m.
Conditioning for Running with
LaPlace; 8:30 a.m. Strength
Solutions & Flexibility Fix-
Ups for Injuries with LaPlace;
11:30 a.m. Indoor Cycling
with Heather; 12 p.m. Fitness
Equipment Training (sign up)
with LaPlace; 3:30 p.m. Fitness
Equipment Training (sign up)
with Heather; 5 p.m. Yogalates
with Ruthie
Tuesday: 7 a.m. Command
Cardio Pump with LaPlace;
11:30 a.m. Lunch Crunch
CORE Training with Ruthie
(Raquetball Court 3); 3 p.m.

Fitness Equipment Training
with Ruthie (sign up); 4:30 p.m.
Indoor Cycling with Ruthie
Wednesday: 7 a.m. Beach
Bootcamp with Heather (meets
Field 6); 11:30 a.m. Fitness
Equipment Training (sign-up)
with LaPlace; 11:30 a.m. Indoor
Cycling with Ruthie; 2 p.m.
Strength Solutions & Flexibility
Fix-Ups for Injuries with
LaPlace; 3 p.m. FEP Training
with Ruthie
Thursday: 6 a.m. Weight
Training for Warfighters with
Heather (meets weightroom); 7
a.m. Command Jump and Jab
with Ruthie; 11:30 a.m. Indoor
Cycling Interval Training with
Friday: 7 a.m. Indoor
Cycling with Ruthie; 7 a.m.
Beach Bootcamp with LaPlace
(meets Field 6); 9 a.m. Strength
Training Basics for Women
(sign up) with Heather; 9
a.m. Strength Solutions and
Flexibility Fix-Ups for Injuries
with LaPlace (meets at pool)

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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
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-


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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 for YAC
or 270-7276 for RBCC

Youth Sports & Classes
Youth sports offered include
tee-ball, baseball, soccer, and
basketball. Instructional classes
are given in martial arts, gym-
nastics, cheerleading and dance.
270-5680/5018 (Youth Sports),
270-5680 (instructional classes)

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